m. klara

To Train or Not to Train?
May 14, 2009, 4:39 am
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While I was busy crying over the wedding dress that got away, I noticed something. Designers charge so much more if the dress has a train. Logically, it makes sense. Trains require more material and therefore, increases the value of the dress.

In my fashion course, we’d been studying the dresses from the Victorian era and one of our assignments was to explore what certain styles of dress said about the people wearing them. For example, huge dresses that used massive crinolines, panniers and bustles were worn by upper class women. The extensive use of luxurious fabric reflected their income status.

And it made me think about trains on wedding dresses. The bigger your train is, the more money you’re telling your audience you have. It’s such a status thing, especially when you have a big wedding. Guests are totally gonna look at your decor and outfits and determine just how much money you’ve spent and therefore how much money you have.

It’s like the equivalent of guys and cars. The bigger your car, the bigger your…well, you know.