Post # 1
I was not looking for a fancy wedding dress. I was originally going to buy a bridesmaid dress that has a similar feel to this one…but once I tried on the dress with the corset, it was so much more flattering on me. I just don’t love the weight of a train or bustle behind me.
I am for sure getting straps put on my dress. They will kind of follow a similar feel to the slightly gathered fabric below the bust…I am thinking angled to the shoulder, as I have tried to draw on to give you an idea.
Anyway, I am also thinking about chopping the train off. It’s not big to begin with, but I for sure don’t want a train, and my other option is permanently bustle it…but even that makes me feel like I have a big tail! Don’t get me wrong, I love the look of trains on most people, just not on me.
The back of the dress has a line of beads down the middle, but the bottom of the train is plain, so I don’t think it will be that big of a deal. Anyone with seamstress knowledge that cares to let me know otherwise?
What do you think?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
If you don’t want the weight or hassle of a train, get rid of it.
Post # 9
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
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
- 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
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.
Post # 13
Thanks for the feedback everyone!
I have my fitting today…so I will see if they can pin it to see what it will look like before I decide.
I’ll let you know what I decide!