What is a cathedral train?
A cathedral wedding gown train typically extends six to seven-and-half feet from the waistline and is the longest and most dramatic of all wedding trains. A semi-cathedral train measures somewhere halfway between a chapel (a shorter style) and cathedral train, which makes it a great compromise for the bride who may not want to commit to a full cathedral gown.
Is a cathedral train right for you?
Cathedral trains are known to be formal and great for a black-tie wedding, but the truth is, no matter the formality of your wedding, if you want to rock a cathedral train, then go for it! These statement trains are available in every bridal style and in a variety of wedding gown silhouettes. So, if you are a bride looking to make jaws drop, you’ve come to the right place!
This alternating lace gown with cathedral tulle train is paired with triple beaded straps to create the perfect combination for those dramatic back photos that we all love.
Galia Lahav, Shell
A present-day princess ball gown with a shoulder wrapping crisscross draped corset top and flowing cathedral tulle for a look that wows.
Galia Lahav G408
Sheer, whimsical long fitted sleeves and deep plunging V neckline compliment the long glittering train for an unforgettable entrance and exit!
Martina Liana ML1421
Detachable puff sleeves add a dose of drama and a touch of bohemian glamour to this couture design. Exquisite 3D floral detailing, shimmering sequins and breathtaking beaded embroidery lead to a multilayered train skirt sure to turn heads.
Essense of Australia D3340
A modern twist on a classic, this gown effortlessly hugs the body’s natural curve, finished with the most beautiful cathedral train, complete with fabric-covered buttons trailing all the way to the hem.
Martina Liana ML1394
Timeless beauty meets a sleek statement gown. A simple and chic straight neckline with subtle V cut-out highlights the curves of the upper body, while the statement train with oversized bow will leave them breathless.
Modern Traditional Bride
Badgley Mischka, Frankie
From the front, a modern scoop neckline and clean natural waist seam make way for the spectacular train for the most elegant and regal effect.
Stunning appliquéd leafy vines trail across the illusion sleeves and keyhole back of this sheath gown with amazing cathedral train.
Paloma Blanca 4978
A modest high neck in natural Italian tulle set the tone for a dramatic full organdy skirt with pockets and 4 horsehair on hem.
Tradition meets full on romance with this shimmering lace ball gown! Delicate illusion cap sleeves balance the sweetheart bodice that work in unison with the cathedral train.