(Closed) What is the difference between trumpet, fit & flare & mermaid?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

i personally dont see a difference much either. i think the “classic” mermaid is flared out very low down (hard to walk in) like christina aguileras wedding dress. fit and flare starts to go out a lot higher as with the trumpet. but generally i think they are all the same but just different names…..

could be wrong thou! 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

 

classic mermaids

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

  • The Fit and Flare flares right below the hip
  • The Mermaid flares at or below the knee
  • The Trumpet flares gradually, at approximately mid-thigh

Stolen from some website when I was searching for the same thing, lol. Good luck with your dress shopping!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@BookishBelle:  That was an amazingly helpful graphic! Thank you! Apparently I like the trumpet shape. Who knew!

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

This website might help you: http://www.weddingshoppeinc.com/BridalTerm.aspx?ID=398

Just click on the letter that starts what your looking for (like M for mermaid) and it will direct you to different wedding dress words and explain what it means.  Kind of handy.

 

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

So what would you call this dress??  A fit and flare?

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