Monday, February 20, 2012

SANS THE TRAIN . . .

Though dresses with full and spread out trains are gorgeous in their own right, they aren't for everyone.  The good news is, you can go formal without pulling that train around all day?  So what are your options if you like a real formal look?  If the dress you have your heart set on has a train wear it bustled.  In fact, some brides love the bustling effect  (train tacked up and under) and prefer to keep that French 'Gigi' look going the whole day rather than letting it flow.  Another option is any formal to-the-floor dress, a full bell skirt without a train like the allover Chantilly lace above, a particularly beautiful choice. 
Above: Formal length silk dupioni and Chantilly lace A-line has plenty of back interest and drama without bustling or train . . .
Above: This full skirt could go formal or semi-formal depending on how accessories are used . . .here it's perfect for a garden wedding.  Versatile, take away the belt and full slip and it could go beachy or in a rustic/formal venue like a vineyard.
Above is a side view of a bustled gown a la 1960s with a bell skirt. Go ahead and show off the beautiful effect of bustling all day long if you want . . .
 Photo by Stuart Lirette
Above: No train on this tea gown sporting a tulle overskirt in Chantilly lace

Here's the perfect example of a bride who opted for a long and flowing cathedral-style veil to act as a train .  . . .                             

32 comments:

Sabrina said...

beautiful pics!!!!
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Darling Bonnie said...

Gasp. these are such beautiful images. your blog has already within less then 24 hours become a favorite of mine!!!!!
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francesca romana capizzi said...

Once again I must say that these dresses are gorgeous!!! Have a nice week!

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love that 1st and 3rd photo, they are gorgeous!! Wonderful...I hoep you have a wonderful new week!! xx

Sofia Gatchalian said...

Great post!
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Paula said...

these dresses are so so beautiful :X the 3rd one is my fav :X

Plami said...

These dresses are so exquisite and beautiful!

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Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous gowns!
Especially loving the third one!

xoxox,
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MosaMuse said...

very pretty pix
i prefer trains but i always thought dresses like this were cute
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Cafe Fashionista said...

LOVE the first dress! :)

Johanna said...

Yeah, I am not a train girl so of course, I love all your pics!

Angels Wear Prada said...

Love the dresses, and the pictures are beautiful!

Rhian Morris said...

excellent photography, beautifully understated wedding gowns! you will not see the look known as merangue (sp?) in any of your wedding gowns, Amy.

Halle said...

beautiful gowns!!

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Love the idea of having the veil act as a train. These are all gorgeous! :) xoxo

Ivana said...

Love the third dress so much! It has this Dior-esque vibe to it I´m obsessed with!

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Bonnie said...

I love dresses that have personality, and these definitely have personality.

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Clara Turbay said...

fun and versatile!
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Daniela Schorwer said...

beautiful pics! I follow you! kisses!

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Gina said...

Love these examples - especially the second one from the bottom!

stringsandbuttons said...

Um.Mazing dresses! Lovely blog! xo

Clara Turbay said...

I´m happy here watching your job in this post.
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creativefashionglee said...

I´m one of those whom dresses with long train aren´t meant for. I think it will overwhelm me. I actually adore wedding dresses without trains. In fact, I went for a short dress for my wedding dress.

FashionJazz said...

love all of these, cant decide! :) Happy Monday hun xx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Perfect timing - my newly engaged friend is looking for a gown that is just floor length. Lovely picks!

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Oh my Dior! said...

the first dress is so beautiful!!

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Bravoe Runway said...

These are all gorgeous dresses! I think I would want a very small train...nothing too long :)

Head to Toe Chic said...

Gorgeous! Love the first dress.

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Zoe @ The Chic Classmate said...

stunning! you should check out my latest post about Vicky Tiel, she almost designed Kate Middleton's dress!

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El blog mery of the style said...

Hello happy day..
Beautiful dress is fantastic picture.
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"Create Beauty" said...

Love the vintage inspired gowns!

~ Violet

shary said...

really beautiful images ,thanks for your sharing .