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Trends from The Showroom: the fit and flare silhouette

Here’s our guide to the top fit and flare silhouettes that have emerged from The Showroom…

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Fit and flare wedding dresses are the perfect silhouette for those brides wishing to feel sleek and sexy yet elegant and beautiful. Trumpet and mermaid gowns are immensely popular with brides, but with so many different styles coming out of designers’ studios it can be hard to know what dresses will really hit the mark with your clients. Here is our guide to some of the best fit and flare silhouettes from The Showroom.


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Trumpet silhouette dresses are comprised of a fitted bodice which flares out to the floor from the mid-thigh. Thus, brides can enjoy the figure-hugging structure of the top half of the dress whilst revelling in the princess-like skirt beneath them. As such, this silhouette is extremely versatile. With so many styles of trumpeted dress available, brides will find their perfect fit whether looking for a dress with the show-stopping grandeur that a large wedding demands, or searching for a romantic, whimsical gown suited for a boho wedding.

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The Paloma Blanca 4901 dress is certain to take guests’ breath away. This Satin Faille gown is clean and understated but if your bride is looking for that wow factor, they have the option of wearing the large detachable bow and train. The sweetheart neckline and hand-beaded belt add romantic touches whilst the trumpeted skirt beautifully accentuates the female figure.

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Another simple yet classically feminine gown is the Lovesome dress from Nicola Anne’s Whimsical Beauty collection. The delicate spaghetti straps are complemented by the figure-hugging quality of the crepe. This dress is ideal for the bride looking for something classically styled yet modern in its construction.

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As for those brides looking for the ultimate romantic fit and flare gown, Premium Bridal’s OJ1750 dress is perfect. The sweetheart neckline and vintage-inspired lace complement each other perfectly whilst the trumpeted skirt adds a sense of grandeur. This gown is sure to make any bride feel as though they were queen for the day.

Similar to the trumpet silhouette, mermaid gowns consist of a fitted bodice with a sudden flare in the skirt at the knees. This silhouette is striking in the contrast between the two halves of the dress.

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Danielle Couture’s DC053 gown is exquisite in its detailed bodice. The strapless sweetheart neckline alongside the hip-hugging structure beneath it screams femininity whilst the layers of fabric flow around the bride’s feet. This dress is both elegant and sexy and is sure to be a hit with any bride looking to bowl over her guests.

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For those looking for something a little more romantic and free-spirited, the Joss gown by Sottero & Midgley is a great example. The cap sleeves and figure-flattering bodice are reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour, whilst the layered lace and free-flowing skirt add a touch of bohemian style. This dress feels more relaxed in the way the skirt falls around the bride’s legs. Both this and the DC053 gown from Danielle Couture use mermaid silhouettes yet they feel incredibly different in the mood and tone that each radiates.

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Finally, Fit and flare gowns are also a great choice because they flatter all body types. The 1742W gown from Femme by Kenneth Winston is a stunning example of the versatility of a mermaid silhouette. The detachable sleeves are perfect for the bride who can’t decide what she wants, whilst the lace-up back flows beautifully into the train that follows behind.

Fit and flare gowns accentuate the feminine body and as such give brides that confidence that they may need on their special day. They are popular with brides due to their versatility and focus on the female body, making them a must-have within your bridal boutique.

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