model bride wearing fit and flare wedding dress

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

This is by far one of the most popular wedding dress styles of all time – the fit-and-flare. There are thousands, maybe millions of fit-and-flare wedding dress styles to choose from worldwide. Different embellishments give each one their own personality and flair. If you are on the hunt for the perfect wedding dress and love to show your curves, here are some incredible fit-and-flare wedding gowns.

But First, What is a Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress Silhouette?

Are you struggling to understand the difference between a mermaid, a trumpet, and a fit-and-flare wedding gown? What exactly is a fit-and-flare wedding gown? A fit-and-flare wedding gown hugs the body through the waist and hips and then flares out just below the hips. The difference between the three silhouettes lies in where the flare begins.

As mentioned, the fit-and-flare style flares out just under the hips, the trumpet silhouette flares out around mid-thigh, and the mermaid style flares out at or just below the knee. Whether you’re still figuring out your bridal look and which silhouette is best for you or have a clear idea, fit-and-flare wedding gowns are made out of various fabrics and embellishments and look incredible on any figure.

Milla Nova – Opra

First on our list is an unbelievable fit-and-flare wedding dress by Milla Nova. The Opra gown is a sexy and sophisticated bridal gown with a stunning lace pattern, sheer side cutouts, a dramatic keyhole neckline, plunging back, and a peek-a-boo lace chapel-length train.

If you really want to knock their socks off, the Milla Nova Opra gown is for you! Click here to buy her today or to see more photos.

bride wearing stunning lace fit and flare gown by Milla Nova

Image Source: Preownedweddingdresses.com – Milla Nova Opra

Lazaro – 3650

If you have a flair for the dramatic and love fashion-forward designs, you have to see the Lazaro 3650 gown. Famous wedding dress designer Lazaro is the master at creating gorgeous and dramatic skirts. And in 3650, he has done it again.

Lazaro 3650 is an ivory textured tulle fit to flare gown, with an elongated shear torso featuring Venise lace appliqués over a cashmere chiffon fabric, creating a stunning effect. She has a demure v-neckline a dramatic keyhole back, but the major Glam comes from the tufted circular tulle skirt, with dramatic ruffled skirt and chapel train.

Bride on wedding day wearing Lazaro 3650  Dramatic ruffled fit-and-flare bridal gown - Lazaro 3650

Image Source: Preownedweddingdresses.com – Lazaro 3650

Martina Liana – 1104

Martina Liana 1104 is a romantic fit-and-flare bridal gown with an off-the-shoulder neckline and low back. Martina Liana 1104 has a fitted bodice with a super plunging neckline and floating laces framing the open back. Designer Martina Liana added sheer side cutouts that create an absolutely enviable figure.

The lace has a floral pattern and over 12,000 hand-placed beads for a reflective shimmer. A double horsehair layer in the flared skirt adds volume, structure, and lightness. A gorgeous gown, but the showstopper is the unbelievable sheer train with floral lace and scalloped design. Absolutely a dream!

beautiful lace off-the-shoulder fit-and-flare bridal gown.

Image Source: Preownedweddingdresses.com – Martina Liana 1104

Watters Love Marley 54708

Willowby by Watters (formerly known as Love Marley by Watters)  Wren is a romantic fit-and-flare bridal gown with an all-over chevron lace pattern and a sweetheart neckline framed by tiny spaghetti straps.

A softly flared skirt with lace appliques moves gently as you walk down the aisle and ends perfectly in a sweep train for a dreamy finish!

bride in Willowby by Watters Wren

Image Source: Preownedweddingdresses.com Watters Love Marley 54708

Pronovias Atelier Nelsia

Oh, goodness, do we LOVE Pronovias wedding gowns. This famous wedding gown designer sources the most exquisite lace fabrics from around the world. Unique laces that will ensure you have a breathtaking dress, unlike everyone else. And the Pronovias Atelier Collection “Nelsia” is no different!

Nelsia is a fit-and-flare gown with a V-neckline and full skirt, layered lace appliques, and delicate embroidery. She has detachable pieces of chiffon that attach to the shoulder to create a dreamy and dramatic look. These chiffon attachments can be worn instead of a veil. Pronovias Nelsia is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING in person!!! If you are on the hunt for a unique, whimsical wedding dress with incredible details, Nelsia is the dress for you.

Gorgeous lace fit and flare wedding dress by Pronovias

Image Source: Preownedweddingdresses.com Pronovias Atelier Nelsia

Martina Liana 1012

WOW! This gown by Martina Liana is a showstopper for sure. And what better way to describe her than by the designer’s own description, so here you go!

Martina Liana 1012 “A one-of-a-kind style, this wedding dress with handcrafted lace from Martina Liana is a head-turning design. The sheer bodice of this gown is adorned with bold lace that is hand-placed to elongate the body. 

From the sweetheart neckline, drapey lace falls into dreamy off-the-shoulder straps. The lace from the bodice extends slightly onto the hips, creating a negative space at the front of the gown, allowing the lace to stand out truly. 

Just below the hips, the lace and tulle skirt extends to the ground, finished with an organic hem and subtle sparkle throughout. The backside of the bodice is also sheer and highlights the gown’s boning. Ruching accentuates the back of the bodice, and a dramatic, soft train completes the look. 

The back of this handcrafted lace wedding dress zips up beneath crystal buttons.”

Truly an incredibly gorgeous wedding dress, and you can wear it on your wedding day for only $2,500. And this bride added a custom change to extend the train an extra 14”. Talk about a stunner! Your very own one-of-a-kind wedding dress. See more photos here.

Bride wearing custom made Martina Liana 1012.

Image Source: Preownedweddingdresses.com – Martina Liana 1012 

Allure Bridals 9551

A romantic off-the-shoulder fit-and-flare wedding dress by Allure Bridals. Style 9551 has a vintage flair, three-quarter sleeves, a low back, glamorous lace, and a sweep train. A beautiful choice for any type of wedding setting or theme.

Stunning off the shoulder wedding dress by Allure Bridals with 3/4 sleeves

Image Source: Preownedweddingdresses.com – Allure Bridals 9551

Casablanca 2242 – Lotus

“Lotus’ by Casablanca has a deep “v” illusion neckline, covered with elaborate lace creating a peek-a-boo effect. The back is equally beautiful and features a similar sheer lace panel and a flowing chapel-length train. Beaded lace appliqués are sprinkled throughout the entire gown, making this an elegant fit-n-flare dress. The Casablanca Lotus gown looks fantastic on all body shapes and sizes.

Plus size bride wearing fit-and-flare wedding dress - the Casablanca Lotus gown

Image Source: Preownedweddingdresses.com – Casablanca 2242 – Lotus