When it’s your wedding, you want everything to be perfect. And most of all, you want to look perfect. And for many brides, they want to look feminine and glamourous, with the perfect silhouette. A fit and flare wedding dress is the perfect style for those of you who want a dress that hugs every gorgeous curve, and makes you look like a diva.
What is the Difference Between the Various Silhouette Dresses?
There are three types of silhouette wedding dresses – the mermaid, the trumpet and the fit and flare. The basic difference between the three is the point at which the dress flares out into a skirt.
The mermaid is the most body-hugging, with the flare starting at the knee or even further down, like a fishtail. Which is why it is also called a fishtail dress. It is the most dramatic of the three, but it is also difficult to move in.
The trumpet wedding dress’s flare begins higher up at mid-thigh, making it easier to move in.
The most comfortable of the three is the fit and flare wedding dress, allowing you to move easily and enjoy your special day. The cut of the dress of such that your bodice is form-fitting, and then it gradually flares just below the hips out into a wide skirt.
Is the Fit and Flare Dress for You?
While silhouette dresses look stunning, the object of choosing a wedding gown is to find one perfect for your body type. So, even if you have your heart set on a silhouette dress, you need to know whether it’s going to flatter you or not.
The good news is that unlike the trumpet or the mermaid wedding dresses, the fit and flare silhouette dress can be worn by women of all body types. Of course, you need to make a few adjustments for your specific body type, but overall, this is one dress that can be very versatile.
You can change the neckline to suit you, so that you can accentuate your best features, be they your neck, shoulders, the shape of your face, or even your bust. And you can adjust the point where the flare starts so that it suits your body type. Even petite women will look stunning in this dress, since the form-fitting bodice and appropriately placed flare can elongate and make the bride look taller.
The versatility of the fit and flare wedding dress extends beyond its design. You can choose to have this dress made in just about any material, and will look as stunning. The only thing you need to keep in mind is to choose a material that will suit your body type.
What is the Best Material for My Body Type?
If you have a fuller body type then structured materials such as taffeta, silk shantung or even guipure lace will help give you a slimmer look. And if you are more on the slender side, then you can experiment with the floatier materials, such as chiffon, soft silks and even georgettes.
The Perfect Wedding Dress
If you have your heart set on wearing a silhouette wedding dress, but may not be able to carry of a mermaid or trumpet, then you can always opt for the fit and flare. A nip here and a tuck there will make a fit and flare wedding dress perfect for your specific body type.
Then, you will carry that glamourous look that you want, show off your beautiful curves, and also be comfortable enough to enjoy that one day that is centred around you.