(Closed) what silhouette is this?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Trumpet

Post # 5
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Busy bee

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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!

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Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Some places also call it a drop waist.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Love the lace on your dress….so pretty!

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