(Closed) Trumpet vs Fit and Flare Wedding Dress Dilemma

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Do you have photos of you in the dresses you could post?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Trumpet and fit and flare are the same thing.  Different designers just perfer to use one description over the other.  I think both gowns are beautiful.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I also thought trumpet and fit and flare were the same thing…? I don’t see a big difference in the fit of these three dresses, and they’re all pretty. #2 seems to be pretty low cut for a large bust so I’d make sure to try on the dress beforehand and make sure it’s what you want if you’re going to go for that. Between the other two, it’s usually more elongating for petite girls when the skirt is not separated by a defined line like #3 so that may be the only difference on fit. Having said that, I’m 5’3″ and I wore a Lazaro trumpet with that kind of defined line 🙂

Also a sash at the waist wouldn’t make the dress empire waist and probably wouldn’t work very well with any of these dresses. It would divide the body in too many places. Sashes go best on a-line dresses and ballgowns, at the natural waist. Empire waist is when the seam is right below the chest and doesn’t define the waist at all.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I personally like the one on the right, its hard though because they are both beautiful.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

The 2nd one (from the 2nd post) actually looks almost more like an a-line with a dropped waist. In any case, I like it better. Who cares what the shape is, as long as it looks good and makes you feel fabulous.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I like the one on the right (fit & flare) better.  I think trumpet gowns can look dramatic and goreous, but imagine they would be more uncomfortable/hard to move and dance in.  It sounds like that’s a concern of yours, too, so I’d go with the one on the right.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Of the last post pics, I really like the one on the right.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I like the right one!! =] Looks more forgiving! and roomy in the leg area! 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Empire waists start from right under the breasts.  if you already have a ‘large’ chest then this can often have the effect of drawing attention to that area and making your chest appear even bigger.  If you have small hips and want to define them by pulling in your waist then i would suggest you try something more like Maggie’s Annabelle

Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress Annabelle 

or Sottero and Midgley’s Brenda

  belts round the waist really give the illusion of your waist being much smaller or hips being bigger than they actually are.  Just a thought!  oh and the first dress you show has more of a belted waist so that would work quite well.  Good luck

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love dress #1!!!!!!!  The way the waist is, that dress is going to be so figure-flattering!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

From the 2nd pics I like the one on the right!

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