Is your perfect wedding dress a fit-and-flare style? Consider one if you’re looking for a wedding dress that hugs your waist, skims over your hips and falls between a pencil shape and a full skirt. They’ll be perfect for your wedding day! One of the most popular styles for weddings, a classic look such as this can be worn by anyone and is not specific to any body type.
Bridal styles change, but the fit-and-flare remains a timeless look. There are a variety of different types of this figure-hugging dresses. Some have sleeves, some have embellishments, and others are elegantly plain. Some dresses are traditional and others more modern.
Here is your guide to the fit-and-flare and a few looks from our available collections.
What is a Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress?
A flattering shape for a wedding dress, fit-and-flare silhouettes provide a less constricting option than some other dress silhouettes. Fit-and-flare wedding gowns offer options for different styles and body shapes, but this wedding gown is typically universally flattering.
The fit-and-flare wedding dress hugs your curves through the waist and hips, then gradually grows wider towards the bottom of the gown. A fit-and-flare dress offers a timeless, elegant style to suit nearly every wedding theme.
If you are planning a beach or lakeside wedding, you don’t need to limit yourself to a casual sundress. Finding something that can work in the heat of the day and can be worn on sand or near water is easily accomplished with a fit-and-flare style.
A flirty and elegant wedding dress is an excellent option for brides who want an elevated look while showing off their figure. The flattering style of the fit-and-flare makes it ideal for the bride wishing to make a statement without sacrificing movement or having to carry yards of material.
This style is perfect for brides that identify as everything from contemporary or traditional romantics to the avant-garde fashionista due thanks to the variations and options within the fit-and-flare style.
What is the Difference Between Fit-and-Flare, Mermaid and Trumpet Gowns?
There is a lot of confusion between the mermaid, trumpet, and fit-and-flare designs. All three dresses share a similar silhouette. It’s hard to tell the difference between them, but here are the primary differentiators:
- The fit-and-flare begins to flare out at the hip
- The trumpet silhouette flares out at mid-thigh
- The mermaid starts to flare out below the knee
Mermaid wedding gowns show off your shape the most; it is difficult to walk or sit down because of the shape of the skirt. If you are looking for something less restrictive, a fit-and-flare or trumpet will be more suitable.
6 Fit-and-Flare Wedding Gowns We Love
Here is our carefully curated list of favorite fit-and-flare bridal gowns to show you just how stunning the style is and provide you with inspiration for your fantasy wedding:
1. Best Embellishments
With removable sleeves, exciting details, and all-over pearl beading, the Claire gown is romantic and edgy.
2. Best Lace
Ultra-sultry, the Carina boasts a lace bodysuit with a plunging neckline and open back paired with a satin skirt, overskirt, and detachable train and belt.
3. Best Sleeved Option
Lacy and sheer, yet modest, an unexpected scoop back makes the Laura gown an excellent choice for outdoor venues, art gallery weddings, and other modern nuptials.
4. Best Sheer Romantic Look
Even if it doesn’t provide coverage, the Clio is sheer and delicate while still retaining lace detailing to make it a captivating choice for the romantic bride.
5. Best Train
Off-shoulder with a sweetheart neckline, brides will stun in the Marika gown. The train on this gown will make a statement on your wedding day.
6. Biggest Showstopper
With a sweeping, sheer train, and plunging neckline, the Leni gown is perfect for the bride who wants to stop traffic.
Start Planning Your Dream Wedding Today!
Planning your wedding can be a daunting task, but choosing your wedding gown should be a fun and exciting part of the process.
At Viero Bridal, helping you find the perfect gown is one of the most important things to do. We are more than happy to help you find the perfect style for your wedding at our flagship locations in New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles.
If you are unable to find the exact fit-and-flare wedding dress of your dreams, we do have a custom dress option. Our designers will work with you to bring your vision to life.
Every bride deserves to feel her best on her wedding day and our bridal consultants work hard to make that a reality.
Contact us for an appointment.