A train in clothing is the long back portion of a skirt or dress that writes a trail on the ground behind the wearer in ruler, or a separate trailing overskirt. It is a common part of a court dress or a wedding dress.
In the Roman Catholic Church the cappa magna (literally, "great cape"), a form of mantle, is a voluminous ecclesiastical vestment with a long train. Cardinals, bishops, and certain other honorary prelates are entitled to wear the cappa magna.
Isabeau of Bavaria with long ermine-lined train; c. late 14th century or early 15th century
Ada Lovelace wears a red court train, 1836
- Black, J. Anderson and Madge Garland: A History of Fashion, Morrow, 1975. ISBN 0-688-02893-4
- Payne, Blanche: History of Costume from the Ancient Egyptians to the Twentieth Century, Harper & Row, 1965. No ISBN for this edition; ASIN B0006BMNFS
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