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When Should You NOT Wear A Wedding Gown With A Long Train

When Should You NOT Wear A Wedding Gown With A Long Train

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If you find yourself swooning over beautiful wedding gowns with a long train, you are not alone! Many brides actually find such long trains more gorgeous and grand than those with a relatively shorter train. We think it is because it gives a more princess-y feel and look to its overall appeal. And it is all, if not most girls’ dream to live in such a fairy tale dream, don’t you agree?

But fantasy aside, living that fairy tale dream might be a tad difficult! Sometimes, you may not look as good as you thought to be if you wear a wedding gown with long train at inappropriate venues? Or perhaps it does not suit your body size? The truth is, long trains are beautiful but it wouldn’t be great if it overshadows you.

You definitely want to look best on your wedding day. Thus, if you are thinking of wearing a wedding gown with a long train on your wedding day, you may want to think twice after reading our tips below. Or you may opt for a shorter wedding gown train which may look even better on you!

When Should You NOT Wear A Wedding Gown With A Long Train Scenario #1 : Small Wedding Venues

This should first pop into your mind when you are considering a wedding gown with a long train. Wedding gowns with a huge train tend to take up a lot of space. That would mean that you need ample space to flaunts the gorgeous details. Therefore, you need to know the size of your wedding venue!

During your wedding preparation, when selecting your wedding venue, you should strongly consider paying a visit to the venue. Knowing its measurements in figures would most probably leave you clueless as to its actual size. Furthermore, if you recce the venue in person, you would be able to see for yourself if the venue has other structures which may decrease its space.

For example, if a venue has a size of 1000sqft, it may not necessary mean that you have all the 1000sqft empty for your usage. You will need to factor in the arrangement of tables and chairs, stage (if any), structural pillars and so forth. Most importantly, you will be able to see how big and wide the wedding aisle is.

Wedding Gowns Trains

Wedding Gowns Trains

If your wedding venue is small, with limited space, including your wedding aisle, wearing a wedding gown with a long train would make you appear stout. If the ceiling of your wedding venue is low, you may appear as short or shorter than you are.

Plus, you will be squeezing through hordes of people. Not fun at all huh?

When Should You NOT Wear A Wedding Gown With A Long Train Scenario #2 : Outdoor Wedding

Some wedding couples may opt for outdoor wedding, especially nearing evening time. The beautiful sunset helps to create that suitable romantic ambience. However, because outdoor weddings are usually hot and stuffy, especially on our sunny island, wedding gowns with a long train may most probably be suitable.

With the sweltering heat and not forgetting the weight of the long train, it may be difficult to maneuver around in your wedding gown. You want to look your best, but best should not compromise your level of comfort. Moreover, if you are feeling uncomfortable, you would most probably be seen as an unhappy bride on your wedding day. This frustration can actually be avoided by opting for a shorter wedding gown train. Alternatively, you may also consider short wedding gown dresses which are much easier to sashay in!

Short Wedding Gowns

Short Wedding Gowns

When Should You NOT Wear A Wedding Gown With A Long Train Scenario #3 : Petite Brides

You may most probably think that petite brides would look in anything and everything. However, that is not true. Petite brides do have to consider certain factors when choosing their wedding gowns. For example, petite brides should avoid ball gowns as it is easy to get ‘lost in that voluminous skirt.

However, wedding gown designs is not the only factor that brides should consider when choosing their wedding gowns. The length of the wedding gown train plays an important role too in the overall look. For petite brides, a wedding gown with a long train is may not be suitable because they would look overwhelmed in it.  

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We’d say, avoid considering only wedding gown designs and cuttings when choosing your wedding gowns. The length of the wedding gown train can be equally significant too. If you fall into any of the scenarios above, it is best to avoid wearing a wedding gown with a long train.

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