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Old 07-06-2011, 12:13 PM
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my fave is Duchess Catherine´s train. I don´t like too long trains, they look like toilet paper
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:32 PM
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I agree the long trains look like toilet paper, but I still don't understand the point of super long trains. People keep mentioning Diana's train was so long because it was St. Paul's but why does getting married in a huge church mean you need a long train?
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:35 PM
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Well I suppose the longer the train the more sumptuous the dress and the more important you are. Or maybe the longer the train the richer you are as you can afford the expensive material - this goes back hundreds of year just like in the olden days where window glass was taxed so poorer people had smaller and fewer windows while richer people had bigger windows and lots of them!
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:21 AM
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Ok anyone who has watched a few royal weddings? Have you noticed that with brides who have a train sometime a random woman will step out of the guest seating to make sure it's straight? Sometime it is the dress designer but other times it literally just appears to be a random guest. Has anyone else ever wondered about this?
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:31 AM
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I agree the long trains look like toilet paper, but I still don't understand the point of super long trains. People keep mentioning Diana's train was so long because it was St. Paul's but why does getting married in a huge church mean you need a long train?
I must agree. People have this idea that one can make a "statement" with a long train especially in a large church. However, I do hate a long train. Not at all fashionable any more and it just gets in the way. Very often it can spoil the look of the gown too.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:18 AM
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my fave is Duchess Catherine´s train. I don´t like too long trains, they look like toilet paper
yes & princess diana too
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:51 AM
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princess di's train and princess cate's train both fit the times-my fav's as well
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:49 AM
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I think a long train is incredibly regal. It is part of what distinguishes the gown as belonging to a noble bride. Plus the aisle is certainly long enough to accommodate it! That said, a train can be too long and/or poorly incorporated into the dress, making it look as though a length of fabric was tacked on either for the sake of it or because the wedding was a royal one.
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[QUOTE=Daisiesforever;1295841]I must agree. People have this idea that one can make a "statement" with a long train especially in a large church. However, I do hate a long train. Not at all fashionable any more and it just gets in the way. Very often it can spoil the look of the gown too.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=PrincessApple;1318895]I think a long train is incredibly regal. It is part of what distinguishes the gown as belonging to a noble bride. Plus the aisle is certainly long enough to accommodate it! That said, a train can be too long and/or poorly incorporated into the dress, making it look as though a length of fabric was tacked on either for the sake of it or because the wedding was a royal one.[/QUOTE]

ITA. Many times it looks like it belongs on completely different style of gown. Mathilde of Belgium's train was WAY too long and looked like it was in complete contrast to the rather sleek coat-style of the gown. And Mary of Denmark's, in addition to being too long, was attached with that ironing board on the back...not attractive. And the most ridiculous was Diana's. It was just too much. Mette-Marit's gown had an appropriate length, unfortunately the super-extra-long veil made it look like they ran out of fabric for the dress. Of the gowns with really long trains, Maxima's probably looked the best IMO. But I prefer the more modest gowns...when one is impressive and beautiful as a person she doesn't need the overly long train to look important. Sophie of Wessex and Victoria of Sweden both had elegant and regal appearances without being over the top. In fact, Sophie's probably had the best match of train and veil of all of them. And in trains that were a little longer, Marie-Chantal's was the right balance with an other wise frightful, overly done gown. In fact, the train length is probably the only thing that the designer got right on this one.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:17 PM
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my fave is Duchess Catherine´s train. I don´t like too long trains, they look like toilet paper
I loved Catherine's train too. Long trains look fussy and cumbersome. Short ones are just more manageable.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:54 PM
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I thought it was smart that Victoria and Mary had removable trains.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:03 PM
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With Crown Princess Victoria, her train was obviously designed to the proportions of her veil, and so had a certain amount of practicality to it - it protected the delicate veil fabric.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:11 PM
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I thought it was smart that Victoria and Mary had removable trains.
It would have been difficult for them otherwise as the dinner and Ball took place soon after the Wedding Ceremony and there was no time to change the gowns.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:18 PM
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Yes,I bet it was difficult for,Letizia,Maxima,Mathilde,and Mette Marit to dance and walk around since their trains were not removable.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:24 PM
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Queen Margrethe also had a removable train, as she wanted to be able to dance at her wedding: ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting
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Yes, particularly difficult for Letizia and Maxima. I've see a picture of Mathilde at the palace after the wedding, her train was folded over from the end, so it was only half as long and Mette Marit's lengthy veil was gathered together and placed over the gown's train. Catherine seems to have had a loop so she could hold her train. Luckily, Letizia had two very competent bridesmaids to deal with her train, although I would personally have been abit fed up followng her around all day!
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At the Weddings of Mathilde, Máxima and Letizia no Ball and dance took place only a dinner. So they had not to dance with the long train which would probably be very difficult. And Mette-Marit's train was much shorter then the one of Mary and Victoria.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:36 PM
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Princess Marina - 12ft
The Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) 15ft
The Duchess of Kent (then Katherine Worsley) 15ft
Princess Alexandra of Kent 21ft
Princess Anne 7.5ft (approx)
Countess of Wessex 10ft
Duchess of York 17.5ft
Queen Sofia 20 ft
CP Mette-Marit (2 metres plus a 20ft veil)
CP Mary of Denmark six metres/20ft
Princess Maxima 16.5ft
Queen Victoria - 18ft
Duchess of Cambridge 9ft
Princess Martha-Louise 9ft
Queen Margrethe 15ft approx
Queen Sonia roughly 12ft
Queen Silvia roughly 12ft
Mette-Marit's was 20ft? That was one of the best trains I have ever seen. Though I do think Victoria's train looked like toilet paper, I think it would have looked better if it had more noticeable designs on it or wasn't cut in square at the end. I think the best trains are between 16-21ft; anything above 21ft is just too long and obnoxious, and something under 10ft just tends not to fit well with the event.
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Princess Mary
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Princess Alexandra
BTW does anyone know how long Grace Kelly's train was. That would be an exception to my "short trains don't fit the event" rule.
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:51 AM
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I loved Sarah's train because in fitted proportionally with the dress as well as for it's stunning embrioderey all paying tribute to her husband's naval career.



Mette-Marit's train was so unique and romantic that the ruffled edges really did, as a previous poster said, look like swan feathers floating back behind her. Utterly breathtaking! The wonderful movement of the dress and train are illustrated several times in the attached video.



In both of the above cases, Sarah and Mette-Marit let their train's speak for themselves with transparent veils so as not to hide their beautly whereas many use the train as a canvas that the veil writes on, eg. Maxima and Victoria.
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In both of the above cases, Sarah and Mette-Marit let their train's speak for themselves with transparent veils so as not to hide their beautly whereas many use the train as a canvas that the veil writes on, eg. Maxima and Victoria.
I don't know about Maxima's veil, but the veil that Victoria wore is an old heirloom, worn by her mother and grandmother, and several other Swedish princesses. If you have such a special veil you can wear, it's a much better choice than a new transparant veil just to show off a train. As for using the train as a "canvas" for the veil, I think the train is more a protection for a unique veil, in Victoria's case a veil made 150 years ago and irreplacable.
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