Bridal Gown Style: Thrilling Trumpets

by Lotoya Vongrechin on April 4, 2012

Want to turn heads? Then try the curve-enhancing silhouette that creates a dramatic hourglass for any bride. The “trumpet” shape hugs the contours of the body from the neckline to where it flares out to the hem, and especially compliments tall and slim figures. However, any size bride who is comfortable and confident with her curves can pull off this silhouette.

Most often you’ll hear it referred to as a “trumpet” dress, but there are different names with variations in the style. The “trumpet” shape stays fitted to the knee, then it flares out. The “fit and flare” is fitted through the hips with a fuller flare that begins at the thighs. The daring “mermaid” is fitted to the calves with a flare that hits closer to the ground. Take a look at some gorgeous examples here. 

The only way to find out if this style is for you is to try on several versions of each shape. You might love it on the rack, but you won’t know for sure if it’s goose bump–inducing until you see yourself in it. Remember, it’s not about having people say “That dress is fantastic!” but to hear “You look fantastic in that dress!”

Our series is all about helping you find your perfect wedding dress. Over the last few weeks we’ve featured beautiful ball gowns, Stunning Sheaths and Amazing A-Lines. Up next, we’ll look at Short and Sassy wedding dresses.   

Photos, left to right: Trumpets: Helen Bridal, Udreamy BridalAdele WechslerJustin Alexander.  Fit and Flares: Sassi Holford, I love wedding dresses, Val Stefani, Judd Waddell. Mermaids: Oscar de la Renta, Satin beauty, I Lover, Helene Bridal 

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Tanza Cooper April 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I love trumpet dresses!

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