Trumpet wedding dresses get their name from the trumpet-like flare at the knees. They are almost like an a-line skirt but lack the contouring of the fit and flare. As you will see, some of our bridal wear are a modern blend of the a-line and trumpet silhouette.
The trumpet cut is often compared with mermaid – definitely try both styles on to see what you like.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a trumpet wedding dress?
The trumpet silhouette is in some ways similar to the mermaid silhouette. This is why it is often compared with the mermaid cut.
The name comes from its trumpet-like flare and because this typically starts mid-thigh level, it offers more mobility compared to the knee level of the mermaid.
Trumpet wedding dresses can also take the upper torso appearance of the fit and flare (a-line) silhouette. However, in the case of the trumpet, the flare is more gradual.
Can trumpet gowns be altered?
Yes. Our ready to wear bridal range are designed to undergo some form of alteration to provide you with the perfect fit.
What is the difference between trumpet wedding dress and mermaid wedding dress?
On the left is mermaid (fish-tail) and on the right is a typical trumpet silhouette.
What do you wear under a trumpet wedding dress?
To avoid embarrassment, the right type of undergarment will depend on the material of your wedding dress. Speak to our fitting stylist to see what type of undergarment is best for your chosen dress.
When should I start shopping for a wedding dress?
To ensure that your dress fits you perfectly, we recommend leaving a 6-month buffer. Whilst we can rush in certain orders, this will restrict the number of designs you may choose from.
What sizes are your sample gowns?
Bridal sizing is very different to normal clothing sizes. That is, wedding dresses tend to run smaller than your regular size.
We use the US standard sizing system and most wedding gowns can be ordered in size 0 through 16. Our in-store sample ranges from size 8 12.
We do not usually have plus size sample gowns in-store.
Will I need an appointment?
Yes, an appointment is required for a fitting at our Sydney bridal showroom.