What is horsehair?
There’s a popular hem found on many wedding gowns; which has been sewn with a horse hair braid. The braid is not actually made from horse hair, but is a just synthetic nylon or plastic braiding. The horse hair braiding can be purchased in a variety of widths and is typically between 1″ or 2″.
Horsehair is used to create a slightly stiff hemline, adding shape and movement to the skirt. Many wedding gowns use a horse hair braid hem to keep the long train of the gown in the proper shape and allows you to move more easily in the dress.
This hemline adds a fun, feminine, and whimsical illusion to any bridal gown. Here are some of our favorites!
Morilee Madeline Gardener
We love this blush ball gown fixed with horsehair hemlines. The elegant bodice with added sparkle is definitely a show-stopper!
Essence of Australia
How whimsical is this gown?! The bottom of this gown is so airy and looks so soft and breathable. The top of the gown is also a gorgeous, yet unique lace which makes this gown one of a kind.
Wtoo by Watters
You can’t go wrong with a champagne ball gown topped with a lace bodice! The traditional top goes perfectly with the party of a skirt!
Which dress is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!