(Closed) Thinking about chopping off the train

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should the train stay or go?
    Leave it, but permanently bustle it : (8 votes)
    15 %
    Leave it and bustle after ceremony : (22 votes)
    42 %
    Chop it off and feel free to boogie all night! : (22 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think removing the train would completely change the look and flow of the dress.  I don’t think the cut and design of the dress is really condusive to cutting the train off.  When I picture it, it just doesn’t look right.

    As you said, it a short train anyway, so I’d just leave it as is.

    Post # 4
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think it would be easy to chop it off or make it into a sweep train.  It would not ruin the look of the dress.

    Post # 5
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    379 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My friend had a sweep train that she never bustled.  My dress doesnt have a train and I am sort of glad because I feel so free to move around.  But on the other hand I do love trains, so beautiful.   I also like bustles, but I dont think there is anything wrong with cutting it off.

    Post # 6
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    39 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Ask your seamstress to pin the dress up in the back to see how it lays without the train. If the dress doesnt look too flat, feel free to cut it off.

    Post # 7
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    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think that you should totally leave it. You can either bustle it permanently or just after the ceremony. I think that bustles make it look for special!

    Post # 8
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    If you don’t want the weight or hassle of a train, get rid of it.

    Post # 9
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    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am not a train person, but my dress had one that was slightly longer than yours.  I did not like the feel of it and it was still heavy when bustled…If you don’t want it, cut it!

    Post # 10
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    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I say go for it… I dont think it will change the flow of the dress..

    You could go for a sweep train, or even look into a french bustle.

    Good Luck !!

    Post # 11
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    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - Oxon Hill Manor

    So my stepmama told me not to buy a dress just to cut fabric from it, BUT I’m not AT ALL into trains and totally plan on chopping mine 🙂 Do whatever you feel comfortable with!

    Post # 12
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    1667 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I agree with @ljhanner have your seamstress pin it up to see how the dress would hang with out the train, then, if like the way it looks, i say go for it.

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