Mermaid and Trumpet Wedding Dresses
For over two decades, the mermaid and trumpet silhouettes have been trending in popularity for brides’ top picks. And this trend isn’t losing speed. New York Bridal Fashion Week’s Spring 2024 collections showcased these popular styles on the runways, reminding brides just why we love these looks–they are stunning. These fit and flare silhouettes flatter all body types and show off the beauty of a bride’s curves. If you want to look and feel sexy on your big day, these are the styles for you.
What Is The Difference Between The Mermaid and Trumpet?
While both of these styles are fitted to a bride’s figure, the difference is found in the skirt. A trumpet’s skirt will flare out at the thigh, and a mermaid skirt will flare out at or below the knee, creating a dramatic train that mirrors that of a “mermaid-tail.”
Five of Our Favorite MERMAID Bridal Gowns
Style D3371 by Essense of Australia brings the bridal glam. This wedding dress has a little bit of everything–from stunning sparkle to head-turning volume. The bodice is beautifully textured with layers of encrusted beading, shimmering sequins and embroidered floral laces. The sweetheart neckline with a timeless defined bustline provides sexy support for all-day comfort.
Style 1421 by Martina Liana is fabulous, feminine and fashion-forward. The off-the-shoulder, fit-and-flare silhouette features a plunging sweetheart neckline that adds a dose of high-fashion drama and a touch of bohemian glamor to the couture design. Exquisite 3D floral detailing, shimmering sequins and breathtaking beaded embroidery lead to a multilayered, trumpet-style skirt that is sure to turn heads with every step.
Style LE1178 by Martina Liana Luxe is a vintage-inspired beauty. This luxurious silhouette features exquisite 3D lace embroidery with floral and baroque accents, a bustier fit with exposed boning and feminine, flowing sleeves that gather at the wrist. The sophisticated sheer bodice, high neckline and head-to-toe sequins give this stunning mermaid gown a touch of high-fashion glamor. The elegant keyhole element in the back of the dress leads to the ruched booty cup, which adds subtle sexiness to the stunning bridal design.
Style D3340 by Essense of Australia exhibits the classic mermaid silhouette with a touch of Old Hollywood elegance. On the bodice, the fabric overlaps for a glamorous ruched effect. The pointed neckline adds a modern, ultra-chic twist to the classic sweetheart neckline. This gown effortlessly hugs the body’s natural curves with a comfort lining layer for all-day wearability and comfort. The skirt flares out to a voluminous skirt with a full train, complete with fabric-covered buttons trailing to the hem of the skirt. This gown is also available in plus sizes.
Style D3255+ by Essense of Australia is delicately daring. The gentle scoop of the off-the-shoulder neckline is demure yet unexpected, highlighting the décolletage beautifully as it falls into a classic floral feel with the layers of gorgeous laces over the bodice and sheer long sleeves. With soft, shimmering details throughout, the classic bridal beauty gets another level-up with the ultra-dramatic train statement--featuring layers of tulle, lace and Regency organza intermingling perfectly to create a frothy and elegant finish to the skirt.
Five of Our Favorite TRUMPET Bridal Gowns
Style LE1135 by Martina Liana Luxe is for the high-fashion bride looking for a bold, couture wedding dress. The ultra-modern silhouette features a defined bustline and expertly-placed boning for a sexy, feminine feel. Floral lace appliques with 3D texture cascade from the bodice, down the body, all the way to the full trumpet skirt. The optional long sleeves take this sleek look to the next level, with billowing sleeves covered in delicate, sparkling floral appliques.
ATLAS by All Who Wander flatters the figure from head to toe in beautiful boho style. The sheer detailing in the bodice and exposed boning give the gown sexy structure, while the graphic lace elements accentuate the curves and add dramatic, head-turning appeal. The simple yet stunning back leads to an elegant train that moves and sways with ease. The subtle shimmer provides a free-spirited finish to this romantic, one-of-a-kind dress.
Style 1362 by Liana Martina takes center stage with its opulence and ornate lace patterns. Swirling lace decorates the bodice while beautifully sculpting the bustline, with a plunging neckline and sheer elements for a demure touch. The sleek crepe fabric in the skirt contours effortlessly to the body’s natural curves, leading to a train adorned in lace appliques with a scalloped hem. The detachable train connects at the back for an ethereal flourish, bringing the dreamy drama to this couture bridal look.
Style D2477 by Essense of Australia showcases effortless glamor. A plunging sweetheart neckline, reminiscent of an old-Hollywood style, extends effortlessly into off-the-shoulder sleeves creating a look that highlights your face beautifully. Visible curved seaming highlights this Mikado gown, creating an enviable hourglass shape. A slight V adorns the back of this gown and is accented with buttons that run the length of the skirt and train. This gown is available in plus sizes.
Style 1301 by Martina Liana emphasizes your sparkly side. From the rich beading to the sparkle tulle, you will glisten from every angle. The open back and minimal strap detail perfects this modern design with a fresh and light feel, while the decadently detailed organic train features a myriad of botanical finishes for a head-turning statement.
The romantic nature of the fit and flare style is timeless. We love the mermaid and trumpet silhouettes because they are flattering and unforgettable. These fantastic wedding dress cuts celebrate the beauty of feminine curves. Because your shape is beautiful.
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