Hi, loves! To kick off this beautiful morning, we’re answering a question from our Ask Emmaline inbox. Kristie wants to know about a specific wedding gown style known as a fit and flare wedding dress. She asks,
“I’m looking for a silk strapless gown that I can wear for my traditional (but slightly modern) wedding. I saw one in a magazine awhile ago and I can’t remember where it was from. It had a sweetheart neckline and a flared out skirt but it was also somewhat fitted. Do you have any ideas? Thanks!”
Great question, Kristie! It drives me crazy when I find something I love in a magazine or on a blog and I can’t find out where it is from. Hopefully we can help you narrow it down with the details you provided. Here’s our best attempt (and we’ve even selected it as our #HANDMADEADAY pick)!
Silk Strapless Gown with Fit-and-Flare Skirt
This duchess silk wedding gown comes to mind as one possibility (from Jillian Fellers). It is honestly one of my favorites this year and it is ultra romantic. It is handmade in silk duchess satin and silk faille. This dress has a sweetheart neckline and a silk duchess satin bodice, complete with a bustier-inspired look. The bodice meets a voluminous silk faille skirt for a fit and flare wedding dress we absolutely adore (and what I think you probably saw on a similar dress, as mentioned). This dress reminds me of a ball gown, but with a more modern feel. I love the single layer tulle overlay that gives it an ultra soft look. Take a peek at the beautiful photos below to get an idea of this style.
And while it looks lovely on its own, I absolutely love the ribbon belt accessory added to it (also from here).
Beautiful photos by Alexandria Hinders.
We hope this gives you some inspiration, Kristie! You can find out more at Jillian Fellers.
What do you think of this fit-and-flare wedding dress?
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