Post # 1
I am wondering whether my dress is a fit and flare or whether it is still an a-line. I had a bit of a dress disaster, so it had to get a lot of alterations done. Now I’m concerned it’s not the right shape. I really don’t want it to look like an a-line. My wedding is in a few weeks! Gah!
Ugh. Feeling like a heifer too. Help!
Post # 3
My first thought was modified A-line. It’s not quite as fitted as what I consider fit & flare. However, keep in mind that the terms modified A-line, fit & flare, and trumpet can all mean very similar things.
Post # 4
I agree, I would call it a slim A-line
Post # 6
Slim a-line. It’s hard to tell how fitted it is because it looks like you are pushing it tighter with your hand on your thigh. If it’s really that close, then I would say it is closer to a fit & flare
Post # 7
I really feared it was an a-line. 🙁 I’m so upset now. What can I do to make it more fitted like a fit and flare? I wanted it to fit like this lady’s dress.
IIt’s two weeks to the wedding. Maybe I should just give up. 🙁
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
It looks like fit and flare to me because it’s fitted through your hips and upper thighs. A-line would fall straight from your waist.
Post # 9
@Christy42213: i agree with this comment, it is definetly a fit and flare because it is fitted at your hips. I think that its really similar to the shape of the girls dress in the other photos you posted.
Post # 10
@Dressgal: My dress was a fit n flare and I don’t think yours in comparison is as I don’t see a flare. I agree with @Jen041815: and would say a slim A- line.
Post # 11
The term “A-line” skirt refers to the fact that the skirt looks like the letter A. By definiton, an A line has a straight line from hip to hem. Your skirt definitely changes angles at the knee so the skirt does not make a straight line from hip to hem, therefore it is not an A line skirt. I would call this a fit and flare. But I don’t really know what “modified A-line” means.
But I don’t really think it matters what you call it. What matters is how you look and I think you look great! If you want to have it a little tighter, you could ask your seamstress about taking it in, but I would keep in mind that you will have to walk and sit and dance and breath in this, so don’t get it too tight! However, if what you want is not tighter but with more of a flare at the bottom, that’s a simple fix – you just need a crinoline that flares at the knee.
Post # 12
What is a crinoline? Also, with 2 weeks to go to the big day, what is the quickest way of fixing this problem? I want it to look like the second picture, and I think one of the bees was right that I must have been puttling it in as it looks fit and flare there.
Man, I feel so upset. I thought the dress would finally be right, but of course it’s not. 🙁 🙁 🙁
Post # 13
I don’t think it looks A-line at all. I’d say fit and flare.
Post # 14
@Dressgal: A crinoline is an underskirt that has stiff layers of tulle fabric that creat volume for a skirt. You wear it under your dress and it makes the skirt more poofy. For your dress you’d want one that is poofy starting around the knee. This is a very easy fix. Call around to local bridal stores and ask if they carry fit and flare crinolines (or whatever they call a crinoline where the tulle starts around the knee). Then take your dress (in a safe carrier bag) into the salon and try it on. See if that fixes the problem.
Post # 16
Here is a link to a David’s Bridal fit and flare crinoline: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Fit-and-Flare-Slip-550_Accessories-Lingerie-Slips
I think your dress looks more fit and flare, but this should emphasize the shape you want.