(Closed) Train on the Dress? Yay or Nay?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Does or will your dress have a train?
    Yes : (94 votes)
    77 %
    No : (24 votes)
    20 %
    Other (please explain below) : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Didn’t think a train was going to be for me, but it’s so pretty- and makes you really feel like you’re in a wedding dress, and the bustling is really easy and can actually look nice (seriously when you’re in the shop ask the lady to show you how it looks bustled – both styles).

    And probably my favorite moment from this whole process? Was my Dad asking the woman in the third shop to also show us the “french bustle”. Those are things you don’t forget.

    Post # 4
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

    If you mom is going to remind you of this forever and ever, I say get a dress you love that happens to have a train, and just have it bustled for most of the time.  And on the ivory note, just have the sales people bring out ivory dresses and not white ones. Mine was ivory and my mom swore it was white.  The sample was ivory, and she had no idea.  Good luck.

    Post # 5
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Try the dresses on with veils. I doubt anything can look prom-like with a veil!

    Post # 6
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’ve been to weddings where the dress has a train, but it’s bustled the entire time, so it’s not cumbersome. That way it does not have that “prom dress” look, and gives it more of a formal feel.

    Post # 7
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I am wearing a dress that has a bit of a train and is ivory =) but i’d say go with your gut! I wasn’t a huge fan of a train as first because I felt like a lot of dresses I saw with a train looked ‘old’ . I wanted a modern dress, clean lines, nothing frilly puffy and all that stuff. But i tried on dresses with an open mind and when i tried on ‘the one’ it was simple, clean and modern, exactly what I wanted and it just happen to have a train. 

    Don’t let your mom pressure you to pick something she thinks is what you should wear. be open minded but ultimately go with your gut.

    As far as the ivory is concerned my mom did not like that I tried on ivory dress. She too felt my dress should be white white but thankfully she didn’t pressure me or anything to go with white. Since I am pretty tan (i’m Peruvian) bright white just contrasts too much with my skin color. I explained to my mom the soft ivory color of my dress looks much better on my skin tone and she was fine. 

    I’m tell you go with your gut =)

    Post # 9
    507 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    That’s a beautiful dress! Why doesn’t your mom like it?

    There are so many shades of “ivory” these days, and much softer whites than a stark bridal white. I’m sure you’ll be able to find a color that flatters your skintone and is also mom-approved. 🙂 Just ask the sales consultant to show you different swatches.

    Post # 11
    16195 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I have a train on my dress, and I think it’s lovely. But that’s not to say all dresses must have trains. Usually, dresses without trains are so, so glamorous!

    Post # 13
    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I saw a similar situation on Say Yes to the Dress. I think what they ended up doing is getting a dress with a short train, but getting a very long cathedral length veil.

    Post # 14
    1816 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    My dress has a train, and if it weren’t so expensive, I would have just chopped it off.  I am not a fan of dragging something around behind me.  Also, my dress is ivory because white white does not look good with my skin tone.  To each there own, but if you want ivory you should get it.  🙂

    Post # 15
    1602 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’ve got a semi-cathedral train on mine, but honestly, it just looks gorgeous!

    Post # 16
    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Awww, it looks like your mom has “princess” as her vision for you! You know she means well 🙂

    I agree with PPs that bustled trains are very easy to do and would be a compromise. But you need to go with what makes you comfortable. Definately put on a veil and ask her if you still look like prom!

    In regards to “ivory”…has your mom seen how many shades of “white” wedding dresses come in? She might have a perception that ivory is much darker than white-white. I’m sure once she sees some different shades, she might be able to make a compromise with you.

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