Fitted Gowns 101

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Hello crazy, beautiful readers! Last week, we covered the amazing-ness that is ballgowns, so, it only feels fitting to tackle their curve enhancing sisters! We get so many requests from ladies of all shapes and sizes for a fitted gown, but the question is usually something like this:

“I am looking for a fit and flare/mermaid type gown but no trumpets” The difference between the 3 styles is not very much.. if you are 6 feet tall (if you are YAS GIRL), but a lot of us are vertically challenged.

The ideal fitted gown needs to do 3 main things – firstly, it needs to enhance all the good. Secondly, it needs to hit you in the right places and lastly, it should elongate you through the body, not make you look short! Thankfully, I have created a guide to help you know which will be the best for your body type!

Hello Booty!

First up, is the most popular style, the Fit and Flare. This gown s ah-mazing for ladies who are fuller around the hips (or Pear-Shaped)! A fit and flare style is tight through the bodice and flare our just past the hip (upper thigh area). This is a great style for accentuating and balancing your body!

Can I Have This Dance?

Martin Thornburg for Mon Cheri style – 119272 Claire

Second on the list is the Trumpet gown! Pictured in a bit more of a dramatic fashion above, this style is typically very streamlined and features a fuller bell skirt on the bottom. This gown flares out from about mid-thigh, and is perfect for brides with a bigger bust who are wanting balance!

Walk This Way!

Martin Thornburg for Mon Cheri style – 218226 Siena

Last but not least, we bring you the mermaid gown. This gown is amazing for petite brides, thanks to the long bodice and low flared skirt. This silhouette is known to be tricky to walk in, as it flares from the knee instead of the thigh area!

Overall, even with ballgowns and fitted gowns, you should always try on many different styles! Each body is different and each is beautiful, so make sure you find a gown that will highlight all your amazing qualities on your big day!

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