(Closed) Question about measuring train length?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Correct way to measure train length?
    Option A : (1 votes)
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    Option B : (1 votes)
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    Neither - Let me tell you how! : (2 votes)
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  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee

    Hahaha, I’m digging the stick figure illustrations.

     

    Trains are ~technically~ measured from the waist, and it’s the fabric itself that is measured (so illustration A). This is likely the most standard for RTW gowns since a chapel train on a 5′ bride looks very different than on a 5’9″ bride! Although, they’d both be refered to as “chapel trains,” since the train measurement is based off the standard 5’9″-5’10” model.

     

    Appropriated from ebay: “The last type of train is a royal length train.  It is usally longer than 8 feet.  These types of trains are often detachable because of their weight.   Measure the length from the top of the back to the end of the train.  You can always use the word “approximate” if you don’t get a precise measurement. “

     

    BUT when making a custom train, you do have to take into account the bride’s height, so illustration B isn’t necessarily incorrect in determining how long to make a train. 

     

    BUT there are also designers that reference trains depending based on how much the fabric extends past the floor-length hem (neither illustration, but it’d be B to C on the second illustration).

     

    You just have to see the language used to describe the train (this probably doesn’t help clear things up). 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee

    @GamersBride:  You’re welcome. 🙂 Train measurements/categorizing can be just as confusing as silhouette descriptions! I used to think a cathedral train would extend 7-8ft behind me. Whoops.

     

    And do you have any photos of your train? I am a sucker for huge, lovely trains. Semi-cathedral sounds about right.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee

    @GamersBride:  Aw that’s fine. And I love that you’re telling him something completely different than what you’re wearing. Wink He’s going to love it even more!

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