Dress Silhouette Feature – The Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress

Dress Silhouette Feature - The Fit and Flare Wedding Dress

One of the most popular wedding dress silhouettes is the fit-and-flare wedding dress and for good reason. Fit-and-flare gowns can be fully embellished or chic and simple through a variety of fabrics.

What is a Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress?

While a fit-and-flare wedding dress is well-known, it can often be mistaken as a trumpet or mermaid gown. The key difference is where the flare begins on the silhouette.

A fit-and-flare gown hugs the body through the waist and hips and flares just below the hips. The best way to see the fit-and-flare silhouette is to show off some of our favorite designs below!

1. Angelica – Jenny Yoo

Jenny Yoo Angelica Wedding Dress
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The Angelica gown by Jenny Yoo is ultra-romantic, and a perfect fit-and-flare dress to start our list.

Our eyes were immediately drawn to the sheer illusion bodice adorned with 3D Poise floral embroidery. Plus, the off-the-shoulder sleeves are draped so elegantly.

The embellished bodice pairs well with the sleek, fully-lined crepe skirt that features a Princess seam to help elongate the bride’s figure. Not shown, but providing a classic touch, are the covered buttons down the back of the dramatic train

2. Frances – Watters

Watters Frances Wedding Dress
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For a more modest yet regal look, this Frances gown by Watters is stunning.

The gown is covered in Thicket lace paired with the designer’s custom Vala lace applique and hand-beaded accents. The high neckline is a classic touch for this romantic gown and comes in an ivory-blush color for contemporary flair.

For extra coverage, add a lined slip under the gown or keep it sheer for a touch of sexy.

3. Style 1254 – Martina Liana

Martina Liana 1254 Wedding Dress
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Minimalist brides will love this ivory wedding dress by Martina Liana.

Crafted with rich silk Zibeline fabric, this elegant gown boasts clean, structured lines and a v-neckline with shoestring straps.

You’ll love the way it hugs your curves.

The gown also features a daring wide open back and a matching detachable bow for something fun!

It’s a timeless look for a modern bride.

4. Style 20-P02 – Berta

Berta 20-P02 Wedding Dress
Credit: Berta

Flirty, feminine and sexy are perfect words to describe this next wedding dress.

From designer Berta, whom we absolutely love, this lacy fit-and-flare style has a natural waist and sweetheart neckline paired with dainty spaghetti straps. The 3D lace florals add a sweet touch to this semi-sheer gown.

This gown is made to be seen and adored and we can totally picture a dreamy destination wedding in Italy or Mexico.

5. Katarina – Rosa Clara

Rosa Clara Kaarina Wedding Dress
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Our final fit-and-flare is an Art Deco dream. The Katarina gown by designer Rosa Clara is embellished all over with lace, sequins and beading.

The boat/bateau semi-illusion neckline is a classic start to this stunning gown. We love the figure-hugging silhouette of the skirt leading down to the sweeping train. It’s definitely a wedding-day contender for a roaring 20’s affair.