Does a Wedding Dress With a Train Have to Be a Ball Gown?

Etiquette, Wedding Dresses
san patrick lace wedding dress with cathedral train

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When you're planning your wedding, you're sure to have a lot of questions about finding the right wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the bride attire, and more. That's why our etiquette experts are here to answer all of your fashion-related questions.

I want to wear a wedding dress with a train. Do I have to choose a ball gown or is there another option?

Ball gown wedding dresses with trains are a classic, but you certainly have other choices. Opt for a slim column with either a Watteau (which attaches to the shoulders) or a detachable train or look for a modified A-line wedding dress with a chapel-length style trailing behind.

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