Post # 1
I feel like I should know this, but… I just don’t. I was told it was a mermaid before I tried it on and have been calling it a mermaid, but I’m pretty sure that’s not correct – it flares out about mid-thigh. I was so in love with mermaid gowns that I didn’t bother to learn the names of other types, lol. What is the proper term for it? Fit and flare?
This is pre-tailoring, it’s being let out a bit in the top, the straps aren’t attached yet, and the bottom obviously needs hemming.
(Also, special bonus question… do you like it? :D)
Post # 3
@Sevyn: It looks like a trumpet to me.
Post # 4
I would refer to your dress as a fit and flare style.
Post # 5
I would say trumpet or fit and flare also (i’m not really sure what the difference between the two is…)
Post # 7
I realized the bustle is a bit confusing… here’s a shot without it in at a better angle that is hopefully more helpful.
Is trumpet/fit and flare the same thing?
Post # 8
I have trouble telling between trumpet and fit and flare myself, but I would say it is a fit and flare…
I would definitely say it is not a mermaid, though!
Post # 9
I’d say trumpet/fit and flare- I usually use the term fit&flare for more flare, and trumpet is fitted half way down thigh then more gently flares out. I tried googling- got many different answers!
Post # 10
I don’t think it’s mermaid, I’d put it in fit and flare or modified a-line.
Post # 11
I call that trumpet, or even a (very) modified a-line.
Post # 13
Hello! I posted my dress on here asking people about the shape of my dress too and I always felt people on here were annoyed of like “who cares the shape of the dress” but whatever. You have a beautiful dress, I would say it is a trumpet and to me trumpet and fit and flare are interchangeable terms! 🙂
Post # 14
I think a fit-n-flare or modified A-line flares out just below the hips, a trumpet flares mid-thigh, and a mermaid flares at or below the knee.