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Train or No Train?

Emma, on September 26, 2021 at 9:49 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 9
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Hey guys, I found a wonderful dress that I love AND it's secondhand which is even better. The only thing I'm missing is a full train (the previous bride had cut it off) and I'm kind of missing it - has anyone had any experience with adding a train? Or did you really miss one if you didn't? I was thinking maybe I could just add a long veil and that would make up the difference? I have added pictures for reference.


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Latest activity by Michelle, on September 27, 2021 at 7:38 PM
  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
    Rosie ·
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    I think it looks beautiful!

    I think in reality, most of us are not used to having trains, or walking around in them and they're kind of inconvenient and a bit painful to deal with, even though they're beautiful, so I would try to think of those positives, and find another way to get that drama.

    I don't think it NEEDS a train to look complete, but if you miss it, you could just get a very long, dramatic veil instead, or even the shoulder-type 'wings' as opposed to a veil, to give the drama you want at the back?

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  • Stephanie
    Dedicated October 2021
    Stephanie ·
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    Your dress is beautiful!! I don’t really think it needs a train, and I’d be hesitant that a dramatic veil would cover the lace details on the back of the dress(although the back would be on full display at the reception, so maybe that doesn’t matter?).


    But I agree with the previous poster that if you want to take advantage of your chance to have a dramatic train, a long lacy edged veil would do the trick.
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  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
    Cece Online ·
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    Wow, congrats on the great find! While the dress looks beautiful the way it is, I totally understand missing the drama of the train. If I were you, I would add a dramatic, Cathedral length veil with a beautiful lace trim for the ceremony and photos. It will add the drama you are seeking in a train, and by keeping the lace to the trim, it will not cover the beautiful details of your dress. Plus then you can take it off for your reception and not have to worry about dragging around a long train the rest of the evening. Best of both worlds!
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  • Laura
    Rockstar September 2020
    Laura ·
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    I would consult a seamstress. Where there's a week there's a way!! As another pro - not having to pay for a crazy bustle. Lol!! Some can be really expensive!!
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  • Laura
    Rockstar September 2020
    Laura ·
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    I love the wide lace edge veils!!!
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Looks great to me! Maybe I’m biased because I chopped off about 3 feet from my train and it’s about a foot longer than yours now. I feel like shorter length trains are more elegant.
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    That's a pretty dress! I feel like you can add a cathedral veil and it would look really good together!
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  • Stefanie
    Devoted May 2022
    Stefanie ·
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    I think it looks beautiful as is!
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    I’m a bit confused because the dress in the original post has a train and looks stunning as is. Some brides love them while others don’t. It’s personal preference. I know a few brides who had them cut off and they didn’t miss them.


    You can talk to the seamstress but you can’t add fabric while you can cut it off.
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