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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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