(Closed) Possible / recommend cutting train off, to have made into a detachable train?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

can it be bustled? I love your dress. Please post pictures of it when you get it! 

Post # 4
2486 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Whats wrong with a bustle?

Post # 6
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I say cut it off! I don’t like bustles in general, but I think that dress would have a particularly bad bustle. I love detachable trains, but I don’t know if it would work for that particular dress. And since your wedding is in Oahu, I’m guessing it will be outside, so trainless would be more appropriate anyway.

Post # 7
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a similar all tulle skirt on my dress and the train was going to need approx 15 bustles because of how soft and delicate the tulle is. I also wasnt liking the look of a big tulle lump on the back that interrupted the flow of the dress. I decided to get mine cut off- it should cost less than the bustle and be prettier imo.

As for a detachable train, I dont feel that it would give you the same perfectly smooth gliding, glittery look that the train currently has. But talk to whomever is taking care of your alterations, maybe they will have another suggestion for you. 

Think it over, look for pictures, make sure you wont miss the train if it is chopped as once its cut there is no going back.

Post # 8
10452 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I would assume there would be a pretty obvious seam if you did that?

Post # 10
10 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

When you buy the dress, have the store ask the manufacturer to make it floor length from the start. Some do this at low or little cost, and it might save you money on alterations.

Then, buy extra material directly from the manufacturer, according to how much your seamstress needs – then have him/her make a detachable train for you out of the same material as the dress!


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