What is Chapel Length?
A chapel train
extends approximately 4 feet
behind the gown (measured from the back of the natural waist to the very end of the train).
The chapel train is presently the most popular train length, as it gives off the same elegant feel as a full train, but is much less cumbersome. This makes the chapel train very versatile, and is seen mostly in semi-formal weddings, but can easily be worn in a formal wedding, as well as a more informal wedding. It all depends on the gown's overall style! (Keep reading to see examples of how wedding gowns with chapel trains can be worn in all different settings!)
Semi-Formal Chapel Train
The Semi-Formal wedding is probably what most of us picture for ourselves: fancy enough to get all glammed up, but casual enough to let loose and have a great time!
Maggie Sottero Bridal Gown Florencia
features a chapel length train, and would make a gorgeous wedding gown for any wedding style, but is especially suitable for a semi-formal ceremony:
Formal Chapel Train
A formal wedding is dramatic, grand, and calls for all-out glamour. If you are planning a more formal wedding (or you just want to have an all-out glamorous dress!), you don't necessarily have to get a dress with a semi-cathedral
or cathedral train
, a gown with a chapel train can look just as dramatic, and they're much easier to maneuver in!
Informal Chapel Train
By definition, informal wedding dresses either have no train, or have a slight brush train
(also called a "sweep train
"). But it's your
wedding, so you get to wear whatever you want! (Brides should always get their way, after all)
If you're planning an informal wedding ceremony, but you'd still like to throw in a little glamour, a chapel train may be the perfect fit. A chapel train can easily be styled to fit right in with your wedding style!
The chapel train of MaggieSottero Bridal Gown RD1044
adds just enough drama, while its light, airy design will keep you from looking too over-the-top for an informal wedding: