Fit and flare wedding dresses – also known as trumpet dresses – are a gorgeous style that is fitted from the bodice down to mid-thigh, where it flares out to the floor.
Fit and flare dresses are ideal for hourglass and pear figures as they hug curves in all the right places before balancing out your shape with that kick out from the thigh. They create a sexy, beautiful silhouette, which will make you feel confident on your wedding day.
As you’ll see, you can find fit and flare styles to suit every kind of brides, from relaxed, boho looks to sequin showstoppers and modern, architectural designs.
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1. Muse – One Day Bridal
For those after showstopping drama, the theatre of a fully embellished gown will achieve it instantly. The supportive structure of the Muse gown is perfect for brides: a corseted bodice nips in the waist, and then a trumpet skirt emphasises your curves. If you can’t wear a sequin-covered dress on your wedding day, when can you?
2. Leo – Alexandra Grecco
This gorgeous fitted dress has menswear-inspired buttons running down to a statement split. With a sweetheart neckline and bubble sleeves, it’s playful and flirty while being effortlessly pretty.
3. Style 1114 – Martina Liana
This floral lace gown is the perfect mix of flirty and feminine. Shimmering beadwork adorns the bodice and rises to a high neckline with an eye-catching keyhole plunge. The open back and dramatic train make it look just as good from the back as the front.
4. Gio – All Who Wander
We adore this modern, boho gown. It has a relaxed silhouette, but with lots of cool details that make it more than wedding-worthy: the feathered skirt, nude cut-outs on the back, semi-sheer bodice. This is whimsical, fun and a contemporary take on a classic cut.
5. Amanda – Daughters of Simone
Blush undertones enhance the graphic lace on this romantic gown. You’ll find blush chiffon straps at the shoulders too that look gorgeous tied in bows and left to blow gently in the breeze (great photos guaranteed). A scalloped trim adorns the low back and the train is trimmed with horsehair lace – you’ll keep discovering more details you love.
6. Marlene – Valentine Avoh
Belgian designer Valentine Avoh used to work for Alexander McQueen before branching out with her own bridal range. We adore this silk crepe dress with an on-trend geometric lace neckline. It’s cut on the bias so falls in the most flattering, gorgeous way from the thigh and pools in a little train.
7. Style 3287 – Julietta Bridal by Mori Lee
Frosted Venice lace appliqués adorn soft stretch satin all down the bodice, and there’s even more of the lovely lace on the scalloped train. The lace-up back is a seriously pretty touch. This gown is a timeless classic.
8. Aubrey – One Day Bridal
A timeless, off-the-shoulder dress with the most incredible bow finish. The tulle unites the strapless neckline, giving you loads of movement while creating a statement back that you’ll want captured in all your photos.
9. Style 7159 – Stella York
This gown is full Hollywood glam. The beautiful floral lace bodice leads down into that layered tulle skirt that you’ll just want to dance around the dance floor in. The photos of you walking down the aisle in this will look incredible. The cut elongates your body and creates an hourglass shape so whether you have curves to emphasise or want to create the illusion, this dress will do the job.
10. Ines – Alexandra Grecco
There isn’t an angle to this Alexandra Grecco dress that isn’t stunning. Crisp, clean lines are complemented by a unique wide, notched neckline and keyhole back for something truly different.
11. Lenox – All Who Wander
A gypsy-inspired dress that’s crying out for a boho, festival-style wedding. The flared bell sleeves are larger-than-life and will look so good when you’re dancing. The graphic lace is bold and beautiful. Pair this with a flower crown and dried flower bouquet.
12. Sammie – Amsale
Short sleeve dresses are ideal for spring and summer weddings, although they look amazing with a cover-up for cooler weather. A simple shape is elevated here by an illusion back with hand-appliqued silk organza petals.
13. Eve – Galia Lahav
How gorgeous is this gown from Galia Lahav’s new Pret a Porter range! This beautiful stretch crepe dress is hand-embroidered at the bust with silk organza-covered glass stones, pearls, sequins, and crystals. The sleek slim-fitted bustier flares down to a beautiful kick at the skirt.
14. Celia – Rosa Clara
The short sleeves and fit and flare skirt balance out the figure for the ultimate feminine hourglass shape. Combined with intricate, delicate lace, you’ll instantly fall in love with this romantic gown.
15. Style 1254 – Martina Liana
Clean and cool, this minimalist silk fit and flare dress is ideal for a modern bride. The structured and chic silhouette is accented with a statement bow at the bottom of the low back. It’s an opulent, luxury-feeling dress, but with fun touches.
16. Camilla – Gahlia Lahav
Striking balloon sleeves make this off-the-shoulder trumpet dress bang on trend. Add in 3D embroidered silk tulle, sheer cut-outs, and an embellished illusion back, and you’ve got a showstopper right off the runway.
17. Style 7099 – Stella York
Strapless dresses look great with a fit and flare skirt as they create such a sleek silhouette. This one has a classic, straight-across neckline that is mixed with signature seaming for an elegant, regal feel. It’s fit for a princess without the typical giant ballgown shape that puts off lots of brides. Instead it’s a chic and flattering, with a dreamy matte Mikado silk finish.
18. Aviva – Morilee Signature
Frosted, embroidered lace pours down the bodice to the train, and the straps and neckline are framed with gorgeous floral appliqué. If you’re after classic romance, this Morilee gown ticks all the boxes.
19. Amelie – Bo & Luca
This gown is actually made of bridal separates: a hand-beaded cropped bodice and a high-waisted fit and flare skirt that come together for the ultimate boho chic look. The chiffon tiers on the skirt and frills on the sleeves and waistline are so whimsical and sweet.
20. Jean – Daughters of Simone
You probably didn’t know you needed a sixties-inspired crochet lace long sleeved dress until you saw this. Now you have, you can’t get it out your head. We feel you. The Jean dress shows off just the right amount of skin and accentuates all the best bits of your body, so you’ll feel amazing walking down the aisle.
21. Fairen – Odylyne the Ceremony
This gown is seriously comfortable, which is the cherry on top of how beautiful it is. Two wide straps lead down to supportive built in cups and the entire thing is lined with 100% silk charmeuse.
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