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Fit & Flare Wedding Dresses


A-line, ballgown, fishtail, hi-low, sheath… There are so many wedding dress silhouettes to choose from, but one of our favourites - and a popular style that never goes out of fashion - is the figure-framing fit and flare. 

Fit and flare wedding dresses are a style of dress that sit between the classic A-line and striking fishtail cut. Similar to the knee-flaring fishtail, its fitted body hugs the figure before gradually flaring out from the thigh, creating an amazing silhouette for hourglass and pear-shaped figures with smaller waists and fuller hips. Thanks to its ability to accentuate curves, it’s becoming increasingly popular among brides who are seeking a flattering shape that draws attention to their best assets.

With so many styles to choose from, we decided to share some of our favourite fit and flare wedding dresses with you in this blog category. You can also read about our real brides who opted for this flattering and figure-hugging silhouette on their big day. 

Fit and flare wedding dresses - our recommendations 

If you’re looking for a full sleeve fit and flare, styles 18607 and 18617 from our Victoria Jane collection and styles 69706, 69716, and 69725 from our Ronald Joyce collection all offer a long sleeve and thigh-skimming silhouette. 

For a fit and flare wedding dress with straps, look no further than styles 18610 and 1862 from our Victoria Jane collection and styles 69702, 69704, 69712, 69718 and 69719 from our Ronald Joyce collection.

Off-the-shoulder fans can choose from Ronald Joyce styles 69707, 69713 and 69722, while halter-loving brides can opt for Victoria Jane styles 18603 and 18614.

Searching for fit and flare wedding dresses with a sweetheart neckline? You’ll be spoilt for choice with Ronald Joyce styles 69707, 69712, 69715, 69718, 69722. Victoria Jane also offers a sweet selection to choose from with 18604, 18613, 18615, 18616 and 18620.

Fit and flare real brides 

When it comes to searching for wedding dress inspiration, there’s no better place to look than our very own real brides. Here are some of our fit and flare favourites.

We think Micaela looked truly exquisite wearing the beautifully-beaded halter neck Druina (style 69534) when she married Brad, while Abbey exuded elegance in her Diva wedding dress (style 69555) thanks to its delicate strap detail. Emily and Sinead both looked beautiful in our Amanda (style 69153) gown with its classic bateau neckline, distinctive beaded waistband and breath-taking back profile with bridal button detailing cascading down to the hemline. 

We hope this fit and flare wedding dress blog category inspires you to raid the rails at your local bridal stores and celebrate your curves!

If you’d like us to cover a different fit and flare topic or would like to share details of your real bride story featuring your very own fit and flare wedding dress, email your details and photos to enquiries@ronaldjoyce.com.


Bernadette and Danny: Real Bride Story

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How to Find the Plus Size Dress of Your Dreams

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Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect dress when your more of a curvy bride. But don’t let your curves stop you from finding the dress of your dreams. Because big and beautiful is the new way forward, and these gorgeous dresses are ready for your big day.

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Wedding Dress Trends for 2023

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Samantha & George: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover(3)Getting her dress from the same place as her sisters made her day even more magical. Read Samantha’s and Georges story.

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Our Favourite Fit and Flare Wedding Dresses for 2022

Photo of model stood by the sea wearing Ronald Joyce style 18615, a strapless fit and flare wedding dress with a structured tulle skirt and illusion lingerie-inspired bodiceWith so many styles to choose from, we decided to share some of our favourite fit and flare wedding dresses to help you with your wedding dress shopping.

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Claudia & Dean: Real Bride Story

RJ Blog Cover (15)If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen the amazing photographs and videos from our designer’s daughter’s wedding back in September. Being the daughter of a bridalwear designer, Claudia has always dreamt of her wedding and the all-important dress since she was a little girl.

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Rhona & Kevin: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (57)Rhona and Kevins wedding was described by one guest as feeling like the part in “The Wizard of Oz” when the movie goes from black and white to full technicolour. Rhona explains all.

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Abbey & Jacob: Real Bride Story

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Emma & Brian: Real Bride Story

Real bride Emma stood with husband Brian by a cream floral decorated dark grey front door in Ronald Joyce 18202 Tai wedding dress. Emma has black hair tied up and red lips.After rescheduling four times, Emma finally married her best friend Brian in an intimate Irish ceremony.

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Helen & Abey: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (14)Determined not to let the pandemic ruin their big day, Helen & Abey downsized their wedding and still had the most incredible day.

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Charlotte & Scott: Real Bride Story

Copy of Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (10)When newlywed Charlotte got in touch via Instagram to share her wedding photos we couldn’t wait to hear all about her special day.

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Fit & Flare Wedding Gowns

Model in Ronald Joyce style 18501, a classic plain fit and flare wedding gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline, sparkle beaded belt and sweeping integrated cathedral train.Fit and flare wedding dresses, sometimes called fit to flare, are huge in bridal right now. Let us talk you through some of our favourite pieces from both our Ronald Joyce collection and Victoria Jane collection.

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Emily & Chris: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (44)(1)When Emily & Chris married at Samlesbury Hall in Preston, Lancashire we couldn’t wait to see the photos! We are so excited to now be able to share them with you along with the story from Emily herself…

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Jada & Joey: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (40)(1)We saw Jada & Joey’s amazing Canadian wedding photos on Instagram and simply had to get in touch to find out more. We tracked Jada down and she told us all about it:

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Sinead and John: Real Bride Story

We love hearing from our real Ronald Joyce brides to find out all about the dream dress shopping experience and which dress they picked and why. We caught up with the gorgeous Sinead over in Ireland to hear all about her wedding and amazing Amanda dress…

Real bride Sinead stood in a family living room with two adult bridesmaids and a flower girl. Sinead wears the Ronald Joyce 69153 Amanda wedding dress and a sweeping tulle veil.

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Louise & Ryan: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (18)(1)We caught up with Ronald Joyce real bride Louise to hear all about her special day and amazing Ronald Joyce Dress.

 

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Órla & Marty: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (17)We love to hear all the details from our real brides dream weddings. We recently caught up with Órla to hear all about her amazing wedding and dream Ronald Joyce Wedding Dress.

 

 

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Linda & Martyn: Real Bride Story

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Sara & João: Real Bride Story

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Eilidh & Tom: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover(4)The Santorini sunshine provided the perfect backdrop for Eilidhs and Toms wedding. We caught up with Eilidh to hear all the details.

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Rebecca: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (10)We spoke to the lovely Rebecca who told us all about her dream wedding and her perfect dress…

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Rebecca & Samuel: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (4)(2)Join us as we catch up with Rebecca and Samuel and hear all about their fantastic New Year’s Eve wedding

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Steph & Louis: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (46)(2)We absolutely love hearing from our Ronald Joyce Real Brides and listening to your unique stories and seeing you incredible wedding photos and we recently caught up with the lovely Steph and her husband Louis to hear all about their day and of course the dress, here is what they had to say.

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Bianca & Lee: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (30)Here reads the heartwarming story of a bride whose one wish came true for her on her wedding day. Read on to find out what her wish was and what it was like for her stepping into the wedding gown of her dreams…

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Laura & Jeff: Real Bride Story

Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (44) "Make time for yourself and your partner to do nice things in the run up to the wedding" - a wonderful tip from our bride Laura. Read on to find out about her stunning wedding.

 

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Natalie & Barrie: Real Bride Story

Natalie&BarryCover.pngThis bride-to-be thought she knew exactly what kind of bridal gown she wanted, but then ended up walking out of the shop with something totally different once she had tried some dresses on! Here is a great story about just that from our lovely real bride Natalie…

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Jennifer & Sam: Real Bride Story

JenSam Ronald Joyce Blog Cover (7).pngIn tradition of talking to real Ronald Joyce brides, we asked this very special bride all about her day. She was kind enough to give us detailed answers to questions about what her magical day was like and how she came to choose her fabulous dress.

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