I have a dilemma. I need help. This third vintage wedding dress (would you say late forties or early fifties?) is completely lovely - and IT FITS ME. Pefectly. (believe me, it's rare to find a dress that really truly fits short-waisted me!) It's not too tight - very comfortable in fact. So - all this makes me reluctanct to put it up for sell on Etsy - but....on the other hand WHY should I keep it? I *want* it, but there isn't actually any good *reason* to hang on to the dress. IF I get married someday - this wouldn't be the dress I would wear. Yes its pretty, yes it's vintage. But it's not what I would choose.
So - your opinion. To keep or not to keep?
I adore this appliqued lace on the satin skirt!
The netting and shaped lace on the neckline are just so classy. And I love the little satin 'necklace' too.
I believe this length is called a 'chapel train', right?
At least - this is what I found when I googled it:
Sweep Train - the shortest train, just sweeps the floor
Chapel Train - the most popular train, extends 3 to 4-feet behind gown
Court Train - extends 1 foot
Semi-Cathedral Train - stretches 4 to 6 feet
Cathedral Train - extends past 6 to 8 feet
Royal Cathedral Train - extends 10 feet or more
Watteau Train - this train starts at the shoulder blades and reaches the hemline of the gown (similar to a cape).
So - what do you think? Keep? Or not?