Photos: World’s longest wedding dress train is 8km long and can cover Mount Everest

Updated on Dec 19, 2017 04:10 PM IST

Guinness Book of World Records declared a 8,095.4 metre or 26,559.7 feet wedding dress train as the longest in the world. It is almost long enough to cover Mount Everest (8,848 metre).

This 8,095.4 metre-long wedding dress train is now regarded as the world’s longest(Guinness Book of World Records)
This 8,095.4 metre-long wedding dress train is now regarded as the world’s longest(Guinness Book of World Records)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Trains on wedding dresses are often long and normally require a couple of bridesmaids to keep them in place. But a dramatic ivory wedding gown took things to a whole new level.

Pictured below is the 8,095.4 metre (26,559.7 feet) long wedding dress train, now regarded as the world’s longest.

The gown’s train took two months to create and required the meticulous work of 15 seamstresses. (Guinness Book of World Records)
The gown’s train took two months to create and required the meticulous work of 15 seamstresses. (Guinness Book of World Records)

On 9 December, 2017, construction company Dynamic Projects unveiled an elaborate wedding gown with a 8km-long train at Caudry, a French town famous for its production of lace.


The gown’s train took two months to create and required the meticulous work of 15 seamstresses, Guinness Book of World Records website reported. The train, all made of donated lace, was then attached to a wedding dress using a decorative belt.

The Guinness World Records title was attempted as part of Telethon 2017. (Guinness Book of World Records)
The Guinness World Records title was attempted as part of Telethon 2017. (Guinness Book of World Records)

Having previously achieved the Guinness title for longest dress train in 2006, Dynamic Projects and the town of Caudry wanted the record back in their name. Their new dress also incorporated part of the original record-breaking garment, which measured an impressive, but comparatively-short, 1,203.9 metre. A bride in China held the world record for the longest wedding-dress train at 4,680 metre (15,354 feet 4 inch), before this latest record-setter.

The stunning wedding dress train was later cut into segments and sold, with all the money being donated to charities. (Guinness Book of World Records)
The stunning wedding dress train was later cut into segments and sold, with all the money being donated to charities. (Guinness Book of World Records)

The Guinness World Records title was attempted as part of Telethon 2017, an annual French fund-raising event. The stunning wedding dress train was later cut into segments and sold, with all the money being donated to Telethon charities.

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