A staple in the bridal fashion world, wedding dresses with flared skirts top our lists – not to mention, they look amazing on every body type! From mermaid wedding dresses to fit-and-flare gowns to trumpet styles, there is a flared wedding dress for every bride and the style she is in search of.
Trumpet vs. Mermaid Wedding Dresses: What’s the difference?
The difference between a mermaid wedding dress and a trumpet wedding dress is all about where the flare of the skirt starts: Mermaid wedding dresses start to flare just below the knee while trumpet wedding dresses flare above the knee.
Slim throughout the body, the skirt of a trumpet wedding dress flares in a dramatic fashion at the lower thigh, right above the bride’s knee. Mermaid silhouettes start to flare just below the knee, making for an even more dramatic silhouette. A long and lean bodice is tight through the bride’s midsection and legs and ends with a flared skirt just below the knees.
What is a Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress?
Fit-and-flare wedding gowns have the least dramatic flare of any flared wedding dress styles. Flaring out just below the hip, the flare of the skirt is larger and wider. For a classic glam wedding-day look, we love Essense of Australia style D2027. This fit-and-flare wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline is the perfect combination of romantic and sophisticated. A plunging sweetheart neckline accentuates the form-fitting Mikado bodice of this gown, while the tiered tulle skirt creates a subtle flare that is completely figure-flattering.
For a more soft and romantic style, we can’t get enough of Stella York style 6314. Proving to be a head-turning design, this fit-and-flare wedding dress with an illusion back will make a statement as you walk down the aisle, and during every moment after! A curve-hugging lace bodice is accented beautifully with a sheer, illusion back and a dramatic tulle train that flares out just below the hips.
Traditional brides, don’t worry, there’s a breathtaking fit-and-flare gown for you, too! Take one look at Stella York style 6051 and you’ll know exactly what we mean. This classic silhouette has been given a glamorous update with bold beadwork throughout.
What is a Mermaid Wedding Dress?
Mermaid wedding dresses are another silhouette of gowns that feature a flared skirt. Flaring out just above the knees, this silhouette has a prominently-flared skirt. In search of a sexy style on your wedding day? Look no further than Essense of Australia style D2365. This sheer mermaid gown brings the sexy with its sheer, curve-hugging bodice. Rich beadwork and lattice detailing adorn the bodice of this gown, down onto the organza mermaid skirt, making this a standout style.
Are you in search of something more unique? Essense of Australia style D2372 was made for you! This mermaid wedding dress features a clean, crepe bodice that highlights your figure, before flaring out into a full, tulle skirt.
For all the elegant and romantic brides in search of a mermaid wedding gown, Stella York style 6496 will become your instant favorite! Featuring a sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves, the mermaid silhouette of this gown is accented perfectly with lace detailing, giving it a completely romantic look.
Say hello to Martina Liana style 582 – a mermaid wedding dress that brings all the old Hollywood glamour! Featuring an asymmetrical, ruched neckline, this mermaid gown is available in your choice of four sleek and sophisticated fabrics, adding to this vintage, glam look.
Completely modern, this mermaid wedding dress with heavy beading – Martina Liana style 852 – is perfect for the bride searching for something unexpected. In a soft, blush tone, this wedding gown features scrolling lacework throughout the fitted bodice, accented with heavy, linear beadwork. The tulle skirt of this gown flares out, adding the perfect amount of drama to this otherwise modern and sophisticated style.
What is a Trumpet Wedding Dress?
Trumpet wedding dresses are the third gown style that features a flared skirt. Flaring around the knees, the skirts of these styles reflect the name perfectly – they resemble a true trumpet shape. A classic and elegant style that still brings all kinds of sexy, Essense of Australia style D2202 is the trumpet wedding dress you’ll want for your wedding day. With a sweetheart neckline, the sheer bodice of this gown features graphic lace and is accented perfectly with a detachable Diamante-beaded belt. Sleek matte Mikado fabric hugs every curve before flaring out into a dramatic trumpet skirt.
If you’re searching for something a little more vintage inspired, Stella York style 6398 is the perfect trumpet wedding dress for you! Bold, graphic lace and tulle over Dolce satin creates a breathtaking silhouette made for hugging your curves! The horsehair trim on the tulle trumpet skirt adds dimension, while the graphic lace trails down the side, lengthening the body and adding stunning interest. The matching deep V-front and back makes for an asymmetrical style that is truly unique.
Mermaid, fit-and-flare and trumpet wedding dresses are ideal for the bride who wants to feel sexy on her wedding day, but stay true to her personal style. No matter your style, the focal point of these wedding dress styles is the dramatic skirt and train, making both your entrance and exit a showstopping moment.
To find a mermaid, fit-and-flare or trumpet wedding dress that matches your personal wedding-day style, use the Essense of Australia, Martina Liana, and Stella York store locators. Be sure to follow along on social media, too, for more wedding day inspiration!