Mermaid gowns are defined by a slim, tapered, curve-hugging skirt that follows the line of the hips and thighs and flares out below the knee, creating a mermaid silhouette. Trumpet gowns fit closely to the body until mid-hip, then widens gradually to the hem, resembling the mouth of a trumpet.
The trumpet silhouette is a style of gown that features a gradually-flared skirt and a close-fitting bodice that skims the lines of the body, through the hips. Most trumpet wedding gowns begin to flare at about mid-thigh, and can be thought of as a sort of hybrid between the mermaid silhouette and the modified A-line silhouette.
Just as the name suggests, the gradual flare of a trumpet dress' skirt resembles the shape of the musical instrument trumpet's bell.
In a nutshell: Mermaids flare at or below the knee, and trumpet flare at about mid-hip.
A great example of the silhouette seen in mermaids wedding gowns is Sophia Tolli Y11405, and a great example of the silhouette seen in trumpet wedding gowns is Sophia Tolli Y11410.
Brides who truly want to show off their figures should consider a Mermaid gown. If you still want to show off your figure, but want a little more wiggle room, then trumpet is the perfect gown for you.
The mermaid and trumpet style will both show your perfect figure. Choose a mermaid or trumpet wedding dress in biydress and be a princess on your own day.