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Sunday, 02 March 2014 00:00

Types of Wedding Trains

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We've put together a list of the different types of wedding trains, using examples of some of the most glamorous and recognisable celebrity bridal gowns.
Sweep: A short wedding train, also sometimes called a 'brush' train. This usually only extends 50cm longer than the skirt of the gown and is a perfect choice for outdoor weddings. Some famous examples:   Carolyn Bessette married John F. Kennedy Jr in a simply beautiful and sleek design. The dress was created by her close friend Narciso Rodriguez, whose original sketches are also pictured below   When Renée Zellweger wed singer Kenny Chesney, this Carolina Herrera strapless gown was perfect for the low-key beach wedding. The dress features a slit up the skirt which is echoed in the small v cut-out detail in the neckline. Court: A slightly longer train, which can still be worn at an outdoor wedding but isn't recommended as it could get easily caught in grass. Examples include:   Model Kate Moss wore a stunning Galliano custom-made gown when she married Jamie Hince in 2011. The soft and sparkly gown suited the boho-chic style of the wedding.   Former first daughter Jenna Bush married in a soft Oscar de la Renta gown at her family's ranch in 2008. The dress had a v-neckline and v-cut back design.   Chapel: A great length for a bride that wants an elegant wedding train that is formal, but not extremely long. Some celebrity examples:   Ivanka Trump wore an incredible Vera Wang design with a skirt that featured three layers of lace.   Lily Allen also wore a lace dress with a chapel length skirt, designed by Delphine Manivet, when she married Sam Cooper. The singer was pregnant at the time of the country wedding, in 2011.   Cathedral: Not as long as the monarch, the cathedral is still an extravagant and glamorous train. Here are some examples:   In 2012 Anne Hathaway married in this custom Valentino pink-tinted gown. Hathaway's dramatic dress had an off-the-shoulders design and the actress also wore a 1920s inspired headpiece.   Victoria Adams became Victoria Beckham in 1999, wearing this Vera Wang gown with a unique strapless neckline and tiara.   Monarch: The most formal "royal" train is majestic and so long that it usually requires assistance to carry along. A couple of famous royal examples:   Kate Middleton's gown was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and featured a 9ft long train. With hand-cut English and Chantilly lace, it has been compared to the wedding dress worn by Grace Kelly of Monaco.   Lady Diana Spencer became 'The People's Princess' in 1981 wearing what is now an iconic gown, featuring an incredible 25ft train.   Usually the length of the train is determined by how formal the ceremony is, however a detachable train can always be worn and removed before the reception.   To book a free consultation with us phone (03) 9509 4633 d'Italia is open 7 days 10am-5pm and is located at 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Melbourne  
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