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When you immerse yourself in the world of wedding dress styles, it’s unlikely that you really grasped the difference between mermaid silhouettes and trumpet. The difference is so subtle, that unless you’re a dress designer, you might not know. That’s completely understandable, and we’re here to educate you! Mermaid dresses are tight throughout the bodice, down the hips and the thighs. The dress begins to flare below the knees. If you think of a mermaid and her fins, you’ll get the basic shape. The trumpet dress is tight down to the middle of the thighs. The dress can flare around the hip, below the crease of the buttocks, or around mid-thigh. It really is such a subtle difference in silhouettes that we’ll forgive you for not knowing.
David’s Bridal Beaded Lace Wedding Gown
The plunging v-neck bodice with wide straps is covered in stunning lace details that bring an elegance and beauty to this dress. The entire dress is covered in ruffles of lace with a fringe of tulle on the end of each as it flares into the trumpet shape. The back is open, and while it looks like covered buttons keep the dress closed, it’s zippered for easy closing. The train is a few feet, so it won’t be unwieldy, but still dramatic as it flows behind the bride. The colors available are solid ivory, solid white, or ivory and nude. The sizes are 0 through 24 plus depending on color and supply.
Beauty Bridal Elegant Off-Shoulder Lace Bridal Wedding Dress
This off-shoulder sweetheart neckline trumpet dress has beautiful lace details that trail across the skin at the top. It’s a stunning detail in a dress that is full of great details. The dress has boning on the inside to keep the dress from slipping without the support of shoulder straps. Anyone who loves the shoulder detail could decide to use the straps instead of having them off the shoulder. The lace of the bodice sprinkles down the skirt of the dress and turns into an overlay that becomes a beautiful train with lace edging at the bottom of the skirt. The belt is a nice detail that can be left or removed at the bride’s discretion. The dress is available in sizes 2 through 26, or you can send in your measurements for a custom fit. It comes in traditional wedding bride colors, too.
MyTurn One Shoulder Tulle Trumpet Gown with Lace Appliques
This one shoulder trumpet dress has beautiful lace and bead detail on the sweetheart bodice. The illusion shoulder is a gathered tulle that looks as if it’s pinned with a lovely flower made of lace. The back is corseted with a bow detail. It leads down to a tulle skirt with a chapel train that will follow dramatically behind the bride as she walks down the aisle. When choosing this dress, it’s best to use the designer’s size chart to ensure a good fit. You can purchase a larger size and have the dress altered to fit perfectly. It’s available in small through extra large and in ivory only.
Elley Women’s Jewel Lace Chapel Train Wedding Gown
With a beautiful lace applique sweetheart bodice with illusion straps, this stunning dress will showcase all a bride’s best features without leaving her feeling exposed. It also has a built-in bra for support. This trumpet dress begins to flare close to the top of the thighs depending on the woman’s height. The dress has fabric covered buttons and a zipper for the bride to easily get in and out of her dress on her big day. The dress has a chapel train, which will follow dramatically as she walks down the aisle or dances with her new husband at their reception. It’s available in traditional wedding colors and in sizes 2 through 16.
George Bride Luxury Trumpet/Mermaid Chapel Train Wedding Gown
When some brides think about their wedding day, they want a traditional gown with layers of ruffles and a puffy train that will skim behind them on their big day. This dress fulfills that desire perfectly. It’s a lovely satin that billows from the middle of the thighs down to a lovely chapel train. It’s ruched below a sweetheart neckline and gathered at the thigh before the layers flow. The belt closure and built-in bra give this dress structure. You can purchase the dress in sizes 2 through 18 plus. Many brides have reported that it’s fairly true to size, but you might want to order a size larger and have it fitted to your shape perfectly. It’s available in white or ivory.
As a bride who wants a dream-filled day, there’s something traditional yet lovely about a trumpet gown. It’s a familiar shape that a little girl dreams of when she’s thinking about her wedding day. We’ve found distinct shapes and designs that are unlike the other for a variety that any bride will love for the trumpet silhouette. Now that you know the difference between a trumpet dress and a mermaid dress, you can be a more informed wedding gown shopper, too.
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