Wedding Dress Train Styles Guide
Wondering the difference between a sweep train and a chapel train? Just how long is a cathedral train, anyway? Read on for a quick explanation of the train lengths we offer.
1. Sweep Train
Usually extending six inches to one foot beyond the hem of the dress, this perfectly petite train gives a bridal vibe but still feels light and effortless.
2. Chapel Train
Not too short and not too long, chapel trains are the Goldilocks of wedding dress trains—at about two feet in length, they’re just right for most brides.
Our experts can add a bustle to any train for ease of movement after
that dramatic entrance—just ask at your alterations appointment!
3. Cathedral Train
Now we’re getting into seriously formal territory. A traditional church wedding followed by a black-tie reception is the perfect scenario for a cathedral train, which can stretch up to seven feet long.
4. Extra-Length Cathedral Train
It’s easy to see why this length is also known as the "royal" or "monarch" train. Worn for actual royal weddings, they’re the most statement making of the bunch, featuring yards and yards (and yards!) of fabric, sometimes up to 12 feet.
Floor-length wedding dresses are just as bridal as their counterparts, but offer the
ease of a maxi dress. Many of our styles are offered in versions without trains.