27 April 2012

The Fash Bride: The world's longest dress!

 

I’m yet to have my first dress fitting, it’s a month before the big day so as you can imagine I’m itching to get the dress on again and ease my concerns.  As mentioned previously, this is my second dress, I went off the last one I’m ashamed to admit and I’m worried that it might happen again.  However, this isn’t an option, it’s has to be the one, like it or not.  With samples of the material arriving in the post sporadically, I almost feel like my dress is being held for ransom at the dress makers, and when I have a slight wobble I take a look at the beautiful material and try and remember how I felt when I tried the sample on in Browns -like a real bride!  I still look at bridal magazines and blogs, scared in case I fall in love with another dress but there was one dress though that did catch my eye and didn’t make me lust after a change- the world’s longest wedding dress, with a train longer than Princes Diana’s at nearly two miles long.  According to the Guinness Book of Records ‘It’s made of 4,700 meters of material using 1,857 needles, taking 100 days to made.’  Firstly, is that all it took to make?  Mine is taking eight months and secondly, imagine the dry cleaning bill!  Ok, so it might not be practical and has only been made to break a record but it did make me think how long should a train be, if you have one at all?  Traditionally the bridal train was a sign of wealth and the longer the train, the wealthier you were, hence the reason for ridiculously long Royal bridal trains.  It’s evolved to symbolise a long and healthy married life, much more fitting for the modern bride.  Are you all for the long train or is a bit ‘look at me’?  I’d love to know your thoughts.


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