What is a Cathedral Length Train?
The cathedral train
is a very formal style, extending about 7.5 feet
behind the gown (measured from the back of the waist), cascading behind the bride almost endlessly, creating a breathtakingly dramatic look.
A cathedral train is often detachable, allowing the bride to remove it after the ceremony. This gives the bride more freedom of movement, without the weight that would be caused by bustling a train of such great mass.
A cathedral train coordinates beautifully with a cathedral veil
. The cathedral veil also presents a great option for brides who love the dramatic look of a cathedral train, but would prefer a slightly more low-maintenance alternative.
Bustling the Cathedral Train
Not all cathedral trains are removable, in which case, you may want to bustle
your gown's train after the ceremony.