Question ID# - 137
Hi Janet, I am wearing a vintage gown with a train to an annual awards banquet for my company. The train is a seperate piece of fabric permenantly attached at the lowest part of the back. The material matches the black fabric of the dress on top, and the underside is salmon pink. Someone told me that I should wear the train over my arm? Could you tell me what to do with the train 1. When walking 2. When sitting 3. When receiving awards 4. If dancing. Thanks!
I love gowns with trains! The trains look so graceful when trailing behind you while you're walking. I asked style-expert Ellen Christine of Ellen Christine Eclectic for a few tips for a first-time wearer, here are some of her suggestions: While sitting, gently swirl the train over to the
side,and not under your bum, to avoid wrinkling the fabric (to insure that while receiving the award, and the train is trailing gracefully behind you, it's not a mass of crushed fabric!) Trained
gowns should have a finger loop hidden in the drape of the fabric. If
you can't find a loop of fabric anywhere, have your dressmaker make
one, so that while you're dancing you can hook it over your finger, rather that
tossing it over your forearm. Most importantly, practice your moves... while walking in
heels, stop, turn slightly, and gracefully put one foot around, to
move the train to the rear. Practice while watching Hollywood's finest maneuver their elegant gowns on the red-carpet during the annual Oscars and Golden Globes Awards shows.
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