Wedding dress with train

A wedding dress with train is an extra length of fabric that extends from the back of your wedding dress and trails behind you as you walk. It may be part of your skirt, could be a detachable piece or overlay that connects to your waist, or could be a Watteau style, which attaches at the shoulders like a cape.

For many brides a bridal gown with a train is the crowning glory of her princess look on the most beautiful day of her life. But that was different many years ago. From the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 19th century, the length of the train was literally a status symbol. The longer the train, the higher the level in society.
Today you can choose between the different lengths and variants of a train. Make sure, however, that the length fits the celebration, which means: A wedding dress with a cathedral train is rather inappropriate at a garden party. At a church wedding, however, this model is an absolute eye-catcher.
You want a wedding dress with train, but are still uncertain with the length? Here we have explained the different lengths in more detail.


The so-called brush train is the shortest of all trains. It hardly touches the ground. This train fits all dress styles.


The court train is slightly longer than the brush and touches the floor in full width. On average, it is around two feets long and is especially suitable for ceremonies on the beach or outdoors.


The Chapel Train is considered to be the golden middle of the trains with a length of one to just under 6 feet. It is suitable for almost any celebration.


With a cathedral train you are certainly the eye-catcher. But beware: At a length of up to 7 feet, you need little support. Ideally, wear this model at a church wedding.


A wedding dress with this train is used especially at royal weddings.