Post # 1
Maybe I’m just not seeing the difference but I can’t tell what is different about these three styles.
Still pretty new to being engaged – trying on dresses for the first time this week & my head is spinning with the different types of dresses!
Post # 4
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 # 6
- 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
@BookishBelle: That was an amazingly helpful graphic! Thank you! Apparently I like the trumpet shape. Who knew!
Post # 8
- 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
So what would you call this dress?? A fit and flare?
Post # 10
You bees are awesomesauce!
I went today to Nordstrom to try on dresses since I’m going to see my mom & sisters in a few wks and wanted to get a sense of what shapes I should be shooting for before being “???” when I am trying on gowns with them. Turns out my two best shapes are what the sales girl called dropped waist and fit & flare. But looking at the graphic above with all 3 together it looks like what she called a dropped waist is what the pic calls a fit & flare and what she called a fit & flare is a trumpet(?)
Still a little lost I suppose but at least I know what I’m looking for!
I made this little collage & sent it to my mom. Don’t mind the blue straps, not planning for my bra to be my something blue, haha