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Trumpet vs. Mermaid Wedding Dresses: What’s the difference?


02 FEBRUARY 2021

Dresses with a fitted top and flared skirts have been trending for over two decades, and we’re not surprised – they look amazing on a wide range of body types! They’re a high-fashion staple in the bridal industry and requested by many brides-to-be. From mermaid wedding dresses to fit-and-flare gowns to trumpet styles, there’s a flared wedding dress in every cut, fabric, and style you can imagine.

Trumpet vs. Mermaid: What’s the Difference?

It’s all in the flared skirt! Trumpet wedding dresses flare at the thigh to elongate the legs. Mermaid wedding dresses flare at or below the knee, making for an even more dramatic silhouette and highlighting the torso with a long body.

What is a Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress?

The term “fit-and-flare” encompasses a wide variety of gowns with a fitted bodice and flared skirt. Fit-and-flare wedding gowns have the least dramatic flare of any flared dress style. Following your natural curves, the flare begins just below the hip and gradually widens into a full, flowy skirt.

For a bold luxurious look, we love Essense of Australia Style D3284. This fit-and-flare wedding dress brings all the drama and sophistication with its floating floral lace and sexy sheer bodice. The shimmering fit-and-flare skirt features a long scalloped train, perfect for your walk down the aisle!

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long sleeve essense of australia wedding dress

Essense of Australia Style D3284

For a softer, classic dress, we can’t get enough of Stella York Style 7312. Organic-inspired lace gives this fit-and-flare wedding gown a bohemian vibe with a modern twist. The low-V back and delicate shoe-string straps will leave such a romantic impression as you walk down the aisle and during every moment after! The sheer skirt overlay adds the perfect touch of fullness to this dreamy fit-and-flare silhouette.

Stella york fit and flare dress

fit and flare stella york dress

Stella York Style 7312

What is a Mermaid Wedding Dress?

Mermaid is just another silhouette that features a flared skirt. Flaring out at or below the knees, this style has a prominent, full skirt. In search of an ultra-modern gown for your wedding day? We recommend Essense of Australia Style D3223, a perfect dress that embodies today’s hottest trend: simple, chic, and minimal. The traditional silhouette gives us that high-fashion moment with a super-plunge neckline and thin straps. The Pearl Mikado fabric elevates this style for a truly minimalist aesthetic.

stella york mermaid wedding dress

stella york mermaid wedding dress

Essense of Australia Style D3223

Is your style a little more daring? Essense of Australia Style D3255 might be for you! This mermaid wedding dress features a demure off-the-shoulder neckline with classic floral lace and elegant sleeves. Frothy, Regency organza decorates the ornate train for an extra-stunning, dramatic finish.

Essense of australia maermaid dress

Essense mermaid wedding dress

Essense of Australia Style D3255

What is a Trumpet Wedding Dress?

Trumpet wedding dresses are the third gown style that features a flared skirt. Flaring at the mid-thigh, the trumpet silhouette reflects the name perfectly by resembling a true trumpet shape.

A gorgeous modern trumpet wedding dress that gives us all the feels is Martina liana style 1266. This sleek gown gives simple chic a super sexy twist with its smooth silk fabric and signature seamwork. We’re obsessed with the sheer back and elegant boning, perfect for a bride that wants to make a statement. And talk about luxe with the detachable puffed sleeves. This wedding gown is totally timeless.

martina liana fit and flare wedding dress

martina liana fit and flare wedding dress

Martina liana style 1266

The trumpet silhouette isn’t just an average fit-and-flare style! If you’re searching for that high-fashion experience, you have to meet Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1130. Yes, this extravagant wedding dress is a trumpet with its dropped waist and grandiose train. This regal-inspired masterpiece offsets that traditional bridal look with rich botanical motifs. And check out that exquisite cathedral train – so unique and unexpected!

off the shoulder martina liana dress

off the shoulder wedding dress from martina liana

Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1130

Mermaid, fit-and-flare, and trumpet silhouettes are a great option if you want to feel sexy on your wedding day, yet stay true to your own personal style. With a variety of laces, fabrics, and details, it’s a piece of cake! The main focal point of these gowns is the dramatic skirt and train, which make both your entrance and exit a show-stopping moment.

Are you ready to shop fit-and-flare wedding dresses? We’d love to help! Find on Essense of Australia, Martina Liana, Martina Liana Luxe other Stella York retailer near you. For more amazing wedding dress inspo, follow us on Instagram where we post about the hottest new trends and our latest collections.



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