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Drop Waist Wedding Dress Inspiration – 37 stunning styles

Drop waisted styles are back in a big way for 2016 bridal wear


Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles

Drop waisted wedding dresses are back in a big way for 2016; mermaid or fishtail, trumpet, and fit and flare drop waists – here’s 37 stunning styles to inspire you

Fit and flare

Sometimes referred to as ‘drop waisted’, fit and flare styles hug the body and flare off around, or just under, the hip area.

These styles are great for petite ladies as they creates the illusion of a taller appearance. If you are carrying a lot of weight on your tummy area and feel self-conscious about it, this silhouette is best avoided in favour of trumpet, A-line, empire line, or peplum shapes.

Ballgown drop waisted styles are the perfect option for brides who want a modern day princess look.

Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles
Rosa Clara
Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles
Justin Alexander, Maggie Sottero, Maggie Sottero
Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles
Jesus Peiro, Jesus Peiro, Naeem Khan
Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles
Austin Scarlett, Sophia Tolli, Dar Sara, Isabelle Armstrong

Trumpet

Trumpet wedding dresses hug the body before flaring off mid-thigh. It can be thought of as a cross between an A-line dress and a fishtail. These dresses are easier to walk and dance in than a fishtail because your legs have a little more room.

This silhouette adds feminine curves to a boyish figure, and is a fantastic option too for fuller figured brides as it hugs you in all the right places and balances out the figure.

Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles
Watters, Rivini, Reem Acra
Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles
Suzanna Neville, Liancarlo
Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles
Mark Lesley
Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles
Jim Hjelm, Cristiano Lucci, Jean Ralph Thurin
Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles
Badgley Mischka

Fishtail or mermaid

Mermaid or fishtail wedding dresses are the most body-hugging of the three types and are considered the sexiest. A mermaid dress fits closely on the body until about the knee where it flares off dramatically towards the hem.

The mermaid shows off your shape well and looks great on hourglass-shaped ladies. If you have a fuller bust or wide shoulders a fishtail shape can balance our your top half to create the appearance of an hourglass figure.

Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles
Badley Mischka, Ian Stuart, Ian Stuart
Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles
Mark Lesley, Mark Lesley, Caroline Herrera Bridal
Drop waisted wedding dress inspiration – 37 stunning styles
Berta Bridal

Featured image credit: Sophia Tolli