Fit & Flare Wedding Dress : The Dress For You


The name says it all; fit and flare! This style is one of the most flattering silhouettes for all body types and contrary to belief, this style is ideal for many brides. Ideal for the pear and hourglass shape, body confident brides who like to show off their beautiful shape, also for petite brides, this is a fabulous style which can help accentuate your shape and elongate the body.  This glamorous style is perfect for highlighting your best features, but what is the definition of fit and flare? It’s a silhouette which hugs the body and flares out just below the hips and accentuating the waist. Sounds perfect doesn’t it!

At Belle et Blanc our fit and flare wedding dresses come in a variety of styles and shapes, different necklines and in a large choice of finishes, such as luxe lace, classic satin and delicate beading. Also note, we can customise any of our gowns to suit you, so don’t forget to ask your bridal consultant how we can make the perfect fit and flare gown for you! However, whichever gown you choose, and there are so many, it’s a great style that’s guaranteed to wow your guests and it’s a style that you will love forever.


Strapless fit and flare gowns

Strapless wedding dresses are considered a classic. Bare shoulders can look beautifully paired with a dramatic flair of the skirt. A sweetheart neckline accentuates décolletage, and is perfect for the bride who wants to either enhance or create the illusion of curves. It also lengthens the neck and adds balance to the overall silhouette. Our Rosalyn gown below is the perfect classic fit and flare made in sumptuous satin with a gorgeous twist on the sweetheart neckline, and flared train.

Fit & Flare gownRosalyn Gown 


Lace fit and flare wedding dresses

Wedding dresses in lace are super feminine and utterly romantic. They are as timeless and elegant as they are versatile. Lace fits perfectly in the elegant and romantic wedding theme, as much as in the beach ceremony. A fully hand beaded gown is super glamorous along with delicate lace is a fabulous way to celebrate your wedding. Our Calia gown below has become an instant favourite, with intricate lace appliqué and beaded workmanship, an exquisite train, it’s a flattering silhouette for any bride.

Calia Gown

Mermaid gowns

The mermaid silhouette, also known sometimes know as a fishtail, is the most glamorous and dramatic of all these styles, as the gown is closely-fitted down to the knee or below, and then the skirt flares out dramatically. It’s all in the dramatic cut, the mermaid fit and flare can highlight a curvy figure or even add curves where there are none, making it one of the best dress styles for hourglass figures. For a high-fashion, sexy silhouette, like our Liana gown below, this is an ideal choice and can make more impact for a bride who wants a wow-factor dress.

Liana Gown

V-neck gowns

A V-neck fit and flare gown is a great option to lengthen the body and also provide fantastic support for the pear and hourglass shape who want more support. The V-neck style is great to show off a plunging neckline and highlights your figure by hugging your bottom and widens out below with a beautiful wide train. Our romantic Aylin gown below, is a perfect silhouette for any shape with a plunging neckline and shapely silhouette softened by the delicate lace appliqué with beading and sequins.

Aylin Gown


Sheath bridal gowns

What differentiates a sheath dress from other fit and flare styles is that it’s fitted through the bodice with a skirt that falls straight. These dresses are usually body-hugging wedding gowns and work best for slim brides with balanced figures. It is also suitable for petite brides on the slim side since it tends to elongate the silhouette and enhance curves. Some sheath numbers have skirts that flare just below the knee like our Camilla gown, other sheaths have a straight skirt that really distinguishes them from a mermaid or fit-and-flare gown.

Sheath GownCamilla Gown


Fit and Flare Wedding Dresses: Is this silhouette right for you?

If you are a bride that loves her curves, is on the petite side, or if you have an hourglass or pear shape, a fit and flare gown is an ideal choice. This style will hug your curves and highlight your small waist. Something to remember, make sure you can sit down in your dress! Movement is necessary for your big day. This classic style is a gown you will look back and love forever. There’s no denying it; fit and flare is the perfect silhouette to celebrate your body and invoke a dramatic moment and is the epitome of bridal glamour.


Photography credit : La Moment Photography