The fit-and-flare trumpet skirt gradually flares at mid-thigh. A trumpet dress, while similar to mermaid gowns, is a more understated silhouette, as the flare of the skirt of trumpet wedding gowns is much more gradual than that of the dramatically-flared mermaid's skirt. It also features a close-fitting bodice that skims the lines of the body, through the hips.
A trumpet silhouette is a great option for full-figured brides who like the look of the mermaid silhouette. It offers a nice balance of curve accentuation and minimization.