What Are Common Train Styles, and Why Should You Choose Them?


Around six inches longer than the rest of the skirt, a sweep train is a subtle way to add an accent to a wedding gown’s skirt. This style is a great choice for brides getting married outdoors and looks fabulous on trumpet or mermaid-style gowns.


A chapel train is between 12 and 18 inches long and is the most common choice for brides. It adds just enough drama to an A-line gown without being too fussy. A chapel train looks beautiful in a ballroom.


At 22 or more inches long, cathedral trains are totally formal and great for a Black-tie at a dramatic venue. They look beautiful on Ball gowns and A-line dresses, or as a Watteau train extending from a column gown.

Royal or Monarch

The longest of the trains, this option extends a yard or more on the floor (and often requires the assistance of flower girls to get around). You’ll recognize a monarch train from the likes of Kate middleton (whose train clocked in at nine feet) and  Princess Diana (who had a train that was a whopping 25 feet in length).

How Do You Get Down the Aisle?

*****Brides Tip: When starting your walk toward the altar. Once you’re there, your maid of honor should step out of line to arrange your train before the officiant begins.

* All of our custom made dresses can have trains added to your desired length. As well as any customization.