When choosing your wedding gown’s train and bustle, or deciding whether or not to have a train at all, consider the comfort, length, and formality of your wedding. Do you want it long and regal train for a formal wedding, or short sweep train for hassle-free walking and dancing?
The most practical choice that most Singapore brides go for is the sweep train because it’s trouble-free to move around with, but you should read the reviews on www.perfectweddings.sg/forums/ Singapore forum for reviews first to get a better understanding. However, wearing a wedding gown with cathedral-long train makes any bride feel and look like a queen.
Types of Trains for Wedding Gowns
• Brush Train – This is the shortest type of train, which trails about six inches on the floor. Sweep type trail works perfectly for tight-fitting gowns and most suitable for almost any wedding style, from casual outdoor nuptials to an elegant, nighttime affair.
• Chapel Train – This is a great option if you’re torn between a short and long train. This extends five inches from the bottom hem of the wedding gown, giving the dress additional drama while remaining less formal than cathedral and royal style train.
• Cathedral Train – This extends about 22 inches beyond the bottom line and gives the dress a fairytale look. However, bear in mind that wedding gowns with a cathedral train need extra attention, especially after the ceremony. Because of the grandeur of this train, it’s best for formal, indoor weddings.
• Royal Train – As they say, this train yard- (or more) long train will make you look and feel like a queen. But, you’ll need to keep in mind that the choice of fabric greatly matters. Anything too heavy can make it difficult for you to move, and the amount of cloth will need some serious corralling.
Types of Bustles
Wedding gowns with trails, especially the longer types of trail, need to be fixed in order for the bride to move comfortably after the ceremony. The term “bustle” is the name given to the gathering up of the train to shorten it. Like wedding gown trains, bustles also come in different types.
• Over Bustle – The gown’s train is secured to the waist using several hooks and lifted up off the floor. You can hide the hooks using rosettes, laces, or bows.
• Under Bustle – This type of bustle, also known as Victorian or French bustle, is great for almost any type of fabric and is secured with ribbons ties. It is best paired with empire style gowns, or gowns without a waistline, and is much more secure than the over bustle.
• Bow Bustle – The train is attached to points along the dress’ seam and covered with a coordinating ribbon.
• Tufted Bustle – Tailors in Singapore can create a series of hooks around the waistline, where the train will be looped into. This creates an elegant, layered look to the wedding gown.
Bridal trains and bustles add elegance to wedding gowns. Just like choosing your wedding dress, the train and bustle should also be chosen according to the style of your wedding. From the many choices mentioned above, you’re sure to find the most appropriate wedding train and bustle to have on your wedding gown.