Tips and Tricks for Shopping for a Wedding Dress Train

A sweep is only six to eight inches longer than the skirt of your gown. While it trails behind a bit, it’s a much more manageable silhouette when navigating the actual wedding party.

A chapel is about a foot longer than a sweep, measuring out at 12 to 18 inches longer than the rest of the bride’s gown. Arguably the most common choice, these trains are statement-making without being over-the-top.

A cathedral-length train is often fit for a black-tie or evening affair. A more dramatic choice than the two options that came before, it definitely makes for an entrance.

A royal train, sometimes referred to as a monarch, extends at least three feet (and often more) behind the bride, and as the name suggests, it’s a common choice among royal brides.