Wedding dress designer shares a history of wedding gown trains and offers advice on choosing the perfect train

All Aboard! Custom and Detachable Trains by Lauren Elaine Bridal

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A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. And a once-in-a-lifetime event deserves a once-in-a-lifetime gown.  So it’s no wonder that trains are the most requested and customized wedding gown feature by our brides.

Customizable detachable wedding dress trains by Lauren Elaine Bridal of Los AngelesBridal Designer Lauren Elaine shares the history of wedding gown trains and customizable train options

Historically, trains were added to wedding gowns as a show of wealth and status. The longer and more extravagant the train, the more prominent the bride (and bride’s family.)  In Elizabethan times, wealthy brides and royalty even incorporated jewels and woven gold thread into their trains – sometimes making their gowns too heavy for a walk down the aisle.

Los Angeles wedding dress designer Lauren Elaine shares customizable and detachable train options for her wedding gowns.

This historic trend continues today…because in reality, it’s the one event in a girl’s life where a cathedral (or any length!) train just feels right. Whether it’s one foot or ten, a train offers the extra pomp and circumstance worthy of that ‘I do’ moment. And to ensure the perfect modern train length and fullness for any venue or taste, Lauren Elaine wedding dresses offer fully customizable trains.

Cathedral trains on Lauren Elaine wedding dresses and bridal gowns.Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine wears a bohemian wedding gown in Los Angeles, CA

Most popular, our tulle mermaids offer fully detachable trains, customizable in length up to 12ft.  These beauties can also incorporate lace petals and sparkling details (check out our “Epiphany” style with crystal lace and horsehair petals!)

Lauren Elaine Epiphany satin mermaid wedding dress with detachable cathedral train

More of a ball gown bride? Create your ultimate royal moment with a detachable train like our “Serendipity” style. Our mermaid trains attach at the thigh line, while our ball gowns attach at the waist – each option adding extra fullness and drama to preference.  And when your walk down the aisle is sealed with a kiss, each option easily removes for a twirl-worthy, reception-appropriate frock.

Lauren Elaine Serendipity ball gown with detachable cathedral train

Rocking a trumpet or A-line silhouette?  We’ve got you covered with customizable built-in train lengths.  Add 6ft to your “Prism”, or play it coy with a demure 2ft train on an “Ivy” (featured in this post!)

Los Angeles Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine wears the "Ivy" wedding dress with 3ft train in Los Angeles, CACustomizable wedding dress train options by Lauren Elaine Bridal of Los AngelesWedding dress designer shares a history of wedding gown trains and offers advice on choosing the perfect train

Whatever your destination (or gown choice!), we’ve got your ticket to ride.  Here’s a little sampling of some of our favorite custom trains (click on image for the full gallery!):

Bride Allyson wears a custom Lauren Elaine "Calais" bridal gown at Whispering Rose Ranch in Santa Ynez, CA.Bride Deidre ties the knot in Memphis, TN wearing a custom Lauren Elaine "Aurelia" wedding dress with 8ft cathedral train Bride Kimberly ties the knot in a custom "Arabelle" mermaid wedding dress with cathedral train by Lauren Elaine BridalBride Anita ties the knot at Ariana Grand in New Jersey wearing a custom mermaid wedding dress by Lauren Elaine with 8ft train Bride Lynnel wears a custom Lauren Elaine Bridal Jasmine mermaid lace wedding dress with crystal bolero and cathedral trainLauren Elaine Bridal - Aurelia Gown with train and Veil A bride wears a custom Lauren Elaine mermaid backless mermaid wedding gown with cathedral tulle train and veil in Los Angeles, CA at Angeles National Golf Club.

 

 

 

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