What is a Trumpet Silhouette?The trumpet silhouette is a style of gown that features a gradually-flared skirt and a close-fitting bodice that skims the lines of the body, through the hips. Most trumpet wedding gowns begin to flare at about mid-thigh, and can be thought of as a sort of hybrid between the mermaid silhouette and the modified A-line silhouette.
Just as the name suggests, the gradual flare of a trumpet dress' skirt resembles the shape of the musical instrument trumpet's bell.
A trumpet dress, while similar to mermaid gowns, is a more understated silhouette, as the flare of the skirt of trumpet wedding gowns is much more gradual than that of the dramatically-flared mermaid's skirt. (See "Bringing the Drama in Trumpet Wedding Gowns")
(See "The Difference Between Trumpet and Fit and Flare and Mermaid Gowns," to discover the differences between the trumpet, mermaid, and the fit and flare silhouettes.)
Benefits of the Trumpet Silhouette:
The silhouette of a trumpet wedding dress:
Things to Consider:
There are a few body shape fashion tips to keep in mind when choosing your gown (as always, these guidelines aren't 100% applicable, because every body is different.) A trumpet wedding dress:
fit and flare silhouette and the mermaid silhouette, and the three are often thought of as interchangeable terms, used to describe the same style. However, there are a few characteristics that can be used to differentiate the three silhouettes.
So, what is the difference between trumpet and mermaid? And what is the difference between the trumpet and the fit and flare?
Keep in mind however, that, in fashion, there is always room for style interpretation, so if your heart is set on the style of a trumpet wedding dress, you may also want to shop our selection of fit and flare bridal gowns and mermaid bridal gowns, as you may find some fabulous styles among them, that perfectly fit your fancy. Bridal Belts and Sashes can really help highlight your natural waist, accentuating (or creating!) an hourglass figure, and adding a personal touch to your gown.
(Read more about the waistline, to help determine which style is the most flattering for your figure.)
A gorgeous example of trumpet wedding gowns with a sash highlighting the natural waistline is Mori Lee Bridal Gown 1664:
Another beautiful example of a trumpet wedding dress with a sash adorning the waistline is Mori Lee 2322 Bridal Gown:
Mori Lee Bridal Gown 3105 is a gorgeous example of plus size wedding dresses with a trumpet silhouette:
Variations of the Trumpet SilhouetteJust like any other form of art, fashion is open to interpretation, so designers vary the silhouette of the trumpet wedding dress in any way their inspirations leads them.
Maggie Sottero Chantelle is a stunning example of a trumpet wedding dress that boasts a dramatic display of full-blown wedding day glamour: