Post # 1
I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what silhouette this dress is, and what is the difference between mermaid, trumpet and fit’n flare (I think its one of those).
Post # 3
I would call that a trumpet because the dress is tight through your hips, gently flaring out to a dramatic trumpet shape from your butt/mid thighs. To me, a mermaid dress is when the dress is tighter till closer to your knees, then flaring out, and a fit-and-flare is when it’s tight through the waist and flares out around the butt, like a modified a-line, basically.
But everyone calls it slightly different. ^_^
Post # 5
Mermaid – starts flaring below the knee.
Trumpet and Fit n Flare tend to be in the same category – flares out mid-thigh.
I’ve been led to believe that Trumpets are more dramatically flared out than Fit n Flares, which tend to be fitted at the hips and upper thigh and a more gradual flare.
So I’d say that yours is a Trumpet. But…like SpinningJenny said, everyone calls it different
Post # 6
And because I’m bored I found comparison pics for my personal interpretation of the terms. ^_^
I would call this Vera Wang a mermaid and the other a fit and flare (from http://mybigfatbeautifulwedding.blogspot.com/2009/08/fit-and-flare-wedding-dress-who-should.html)
Though again I’ll say that the terms are basically interchangeable. ^_^
And your dress is gorgeous, btw!
Post # 7
Some places also call it a drop waist.
Post # 8
Love the lace on your dress….so pretty!