(Closed) Should I cut my train off?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that dress would look fine with the train cut off. Your bridal salon should be able to recommend a seamstress since they don’t have in house alterations. I am having the train cut off my dress and my seamstress said they do it all of the time.

Post # 4
5886 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Don’t worry about your age!! I tried on this dress (and I’m 40) and I LOVED it, but not the right feel for my wedding. If if looks good on you, go for it!!

I don’t know how this dress would look with out the train, it’s one of it’s best features. I guess it would look like a kick pleat, but it might make the key feature look kinda flat. Maybe you can just shorten the train if you don’t like it.

As for a seamstres, find someone who specialize in wedding dresses. Look at WeddingWire.com for some good reviews in your area. If you are in metro DC, use Estee (do a search on her name) or PM me.

Post # 6
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am sorry to be the buzz kill…. but I think that if you cut the train off of that dress it would look bizzare…

Itried that dress on it and LOVED it… then I saw how they thought it would be bustled, and it is a big reason I didn’t get it. without the natural fall of the train that dress didn’t work for me

of cours this is all my own OPINION though… so don’t take my word for it.

(also as far as the age thing.. if you love it get it… I am 22 and nearly bought it though.)

Post # 7
3004 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Maybe you could try having them pin it under when you try it on next so you could see what it would look like with the train gone? 

Post # 8
849 posts
Busy bee

Beautiful dress! I’m worried the back of the dress might look odd without a train because it has that little gather spot, but maybe you could just make the train shorter, so it’s just barely trailing

Post # 9
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

I think it would look equally amazing without the train, but don’t do it because you’re “old” (which for the record, you aren’t)!  

I’m in love with a David’s Bridal gown too (even though I’m not engaged yet, nor have I tried it on, whoopsies!) and plan to have the train taken off because I just don’t want a train.  I think they would be annoying to have and I’d rather not have to deal with fabric trailing on the ground behind me and bustling… it just seems like too much work and worry for me to really desire one.

Post # 10
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t think this dress would look too young at all. Definitely try it on with the train pinned under first, but I think this particular style would look fine without a train.

Post # 11
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Keep the train.  If you look good in the dress, go w/ it.  I think removing the train will change the dress significantly. 

If you still need a seamstress, checking out weddingwire, and yelp.com.   I found my seamstress here and yelped and googled her.  My dress is silk so I needed to find a seamstress who works on similar fabric.  Its going to be pricey but I saved serious $$$ on Her.

I say “Rock the Train”. 

Good Luck:)

Post # 12
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yelp.com is a good source to find a seamstress, too.

The photo of the back of the dress won’t show up for me, but I say do what makes you feel best. And that dress is totally ageless! I bought my dress from DB and I was lucky they could special order it w/out a train — but it doesn’t look like an option for this dress.


Post # 13
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i love that dress. i almost bought it myself.  it was my second choice!  

I love the train on that dress and I don’t think you should cut it off.  It isn’t a long train and it looks great as is.

Post # 14
6 posts


@dogs4cat:  I also tried that dress on and it was one of my favoirtes.  Love it.  I am 45!  I say you do what you want.  I actually went with Maggie Sottero dress (Fiorella) and I’m taking the train and the crinolin (inside) off of my dress!  But only do it if YOU want to do it….  and if you find a good seamstress… they can do anything and make it look great!  After seeing this dress again…. it makes me second guess my choice.  It’s a beautiful gown and I think it’s one that is more appealing and made for a more mature bride.



Post # 15
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i think it would look just as beautiful if you cut the train off!

Post # 16
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think you either need to leave the train or cut the train OUT not OFF. Look at the seams if you just cut OFF the dress will fall funny. If you cut it OUT and then close the seam it will fall straight down.

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