Fit and Flare, Trumpet, or Mermaid?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Taking this info into consideration, What would be your choice?
    Fit and Flare : (51 votes)
    55 %
    Trumpet : (37 votes)
    40 %
    Mermaid : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @SLfairytale:  Thank you! This always drove me crazy because they look so similar on the dress sites. 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I knew the defintion of mermaid was so confused about fit and flare and trumpet. This helps but it’s hard to tell lol. I would not wear a mermaid – too hard to dance in 

     

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Great info! I always wondered what the heck is the difference! I prefer trumpet.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @dressedinlovexo:  It’s not just about the dancing, how on earth do you go to the loo???

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    This is interesting! Mermaids looked great on me but I literally couldn’t walk in them even 2 steps to stand on a podium, so they were a no go. I think my dress is a trumpet then? The bodice comes down to my thighs at the sides but then it comes up at the front so it’s actually very easy to walk in 🙂

     

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    thanks… this helps

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @LaPetiote:  Didn’t even think of that…..what do you ladies wear? adult diapers that day/night geeze hahah.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Of these three styles, I like trumpet the best.  However, I wore a drop-waist, A-line ball gown.

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    THANK YOU FOR THIS, I was getting so confused.

    I vote fit and flare! I feel like it would be a bit less dramatic, and I’m all about showing off all of my curvy bits but I want to keep it simple and classic. Also, it makes me look way way taller and my waist uber tiny. 

    I’m on the lookout for a moderately detailed, non-shiny, conservative sweetheart, natural waist, fit & flare dress with a small/no train. Also, lace-up back (my weight fluctuates too much) under $350. Good thing I am starting early! 

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    A lot of mermaids look as if the only way to walk is with teeny tiny steps.  They’re pretty, but if the only way you can walk is by inching along I think it’s rather silly.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    From what I’ve heard from different wedding consultants, mermaids are falling out of style, while fit n flares and trumpets are still very popular and featured in a lot of the designers new 2014 lines.  I did try some mermaids on (definitely don’t have the right body for that shape) and I agree it is really uncomfortable and hard to move in, which is probably why the mermaid hype is calming down

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee

    Thanks for this! IMO, trumpets look the most flattering, but with my lack of curves and short stature, I think fit and flare will suit me best.

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