Top Ten: Fit + Flare Silhouettes from the 2013 Wedding Runway

Fit and Flare, Mermaid, Trumpet—whatever you call them, there is no denying that these dresses are fantastically flattering and daringly dramatic, too! Sleek on the top, and embellished to various degrees on the bottom, they hug your curves in all the perfect places.

We just love the variations of this silhouette that appeared on the runway this year—some with a subtle, almost indiscernible flare, some with dramatic draping and fancy feathers flouncing to the floor, and still others that fell somewhere in between. So however subtle or bold your appetite for a fancy flare might be, we’re certain there’s at least one for you out there.

Here are a few of our favorites:

1. A Clever Classic:

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2. Romantic Ruffles:

3. Layers of Lovely:

4. Simple/Drama:

5. Delightful Lace Details:

6. Fancy & Flattering:

7. Draped Delight:

8. Bedazzled Beauty:

9. Romantic Ruching:

10. Simply Pretty:

So what do you think? Do you fancy a little extra flare on your wedding day?

See the entire series of 2013 wedding gown trends


Mrs. Penguin

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Wedding Date:
June 2008
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    BabyBlueEyes 235 posts, Helper bee @ 8:03 am

    My dress is a mermaid! The silouette is similar to the last one, but it is all over lace that tapers out into subtle tulle, ending with a beautiful lace detailing at the bottom. It’s Maggie Sottero Tracey! I love my dress, and when I began my dress search I knew without a doubt I was going to be wearing a mermaid style dress!

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    Susanne, Guest @ 8:29 am

    It’s “flare”.

  3. castle Bee
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:43 am

    I’m in love with the Watters dress. So pretty

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    penguin 3500 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:30 pm

    @Susanne: Ack! Great catch 🙂

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