All About the Train

A wedding dress train is an extra length of material usually flowing on from the skirt of your dress, however it can be attached as an overskirt or cape from the waist or the shoulders or be added length to your veil. Many years ago only wealthy people would have been able to afford the extra fabric needed for the train and therefore the length of the train would be a sign of your social rank.

At Morilee our trains are mostly puddle trains, sometimes called sweep trains which gather at the bottom of the dress with some drag behind you as you walk. We also have gowns with chapel length trains which traditionally fall 12-18 inches long or cathedral length which trail 22 or more inches behind the bride.

Tradition has it that once you’ve walked down the aisle your bridesmaid should ensure the train is sitting correctly. You may want to consider the length of train for your wedding in relation to weather and terrain at your venue. It can also feature heavily in the photography so discuss this with your photographer.

Anna, style 2184

Trains we love this season feature on Anna, style 2184, a wide scalloped hemline and cut-away petal lace train which has a layered feel to it. The train matches the back of the bodice, whilst contrasting with the crepe skirt.

Addison, style 2175

A dress with a simple non-fussy train is Addison, style 2175, which features a skirt overlay and two-tiered sheer train with frosted, embroidered appliques for a soft and flowing look.

Allegra, style 2178

Lovely Allegra, style 2178, has a multi-dimensional look with layers of tulle and detachable back streamers which you can remove after the ceremony for dancing at your reception.

Sinead, style 2121

Shimmering Sinead, style 2121, has a stunning satin skirt with intricate cut-out lace train detailing and wide hemline – a true showstopper!

Artemis, style 5871

Last but not least our boho-inspired Artemis gown, style 5871, from our Blu collection is a net gown with embroidered floral appliques which fall down the back of the dress and collect along the hemline – we think this is a perfect dress for autumn.

For more exquisite trains you might like to check some of the dresses from our couture collection: Athena, Amabelle and Alexandria.

We hope you love the new collection. If you choose one of our dresses for your big day don’t forget to send us the photos and you could be included on our Morilee Brides page.