16 Aug 2016

Wedding Gown Styles

Wedding Gown Styles

Gown Lengths and Trains

Street Length styling features a hem just covering the knees.

Intermission Length features a hem falling between the knees and ankle.

Ballet Length features a gown softly flowing to the ankles.

Floor Length features a gown lightly touching the floor on all sides.

Hi-low Length features a gown of intermission length on the front and floor length or longer in the back.

Sweep Train features a gown with the shortest train, barely sweeping the floor.

Court Train features a gown with a train extending one foot beyond the sweep train.

Chapel Train features the most popular of all train lengths.  It flows from three to four feet behind the gown.

Semi-Cathedral Train features a train extending four to six feet behind the gown.

Cathedral Train features a cascading train for the most formal of weddings. It extends from six to eight feet behind the gown.  Also known as a Monarch Train.

Royal Cathedral Train unfolds to ten feet or more, reminiscent of Princess Diana’s voluminous train.  Also known as a Traditional Royal Train.

Watteau Train (pronounced: “wa toe”) features a train falling from the shoulder blades to the hemline of the gown.

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