27 Flattering Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dresses

We love this timeless and flattering silhouette.

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Photo by Jenn Emerling Weddings

If your idea of the perfect wedding dress is one that highlights your waist, skims over your hips, and flares out into a wider shape, then a fit-and-flare wedding dress is undoubtedly for you. This classic look is one that’s incredibly popular among brides and not just for those with a specific body type. A fit-and-flare wedding dress is stunning on anyone! The most significant deciding factor in choosing one is whether or not you want to accentuate your waist and then have more room on the bottom for movement in your skirt. 

Whether you’re still figuring out your bridal aesthetic or have a clear idea, fit-and-flare wedding dresses come in just about every style and iteration you can imagine. With sleeves or without. Embellished or minimalist. With an exaggerated flare or a softer one. Traditional or modern. Budget-friendly or designer. See? Endless options! 

So, without further ado, scroll below for gorgeous fit-and-flare wedding dresses we love. 

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Lela Rose Bridal The Opera House Dress

Lela Rose Bridal The Opera House Dress, price upon request

With a gorgeous off-shoulder neckline, this minimalist fit-and-flare gown is gorgeous. It’s perfect for brides who want to draw attention to their neckline and arms. 

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David’s Bridal Collection Tulle Floral Off-Shoulder Plus Size Wedding Dress

David’s Bridal Collection Tulle Floral Off-Shoulder Plus Size Wedding Dress $374.50, was $749

We love the romantic feel of this fit-and-flare wedding dress. The pretty tulle and floral embroidery are classic features that feel modern in this combination. 

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Cushnie Candice Off The Shoulder Twisted Bodice Gown With Train

Cushnie Candice Off The Shoulder Twisted Bodice Gown With Train $4,995

This bright white dress is a striking wedding gown for minimalist takes. The twisted neckline feels super unique and with a small train for just enough drama. 

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Rivini Sleeveless V-Neckline Floral Lace Fit and Flare Wedding Dress

Rivini Sleeveless V-Neckline Floral Lace Fit and Flare Wedding Dress $4,730

This floral and lace wedding gown features timeless details like lace and embroidery but feels so modern with an illusion design. It’s an elegant choice for spring or summer bride in a city or garden venue. 

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Alex Perry Laura Strapless Crepe Gown

Alex Perry Laura Strapless Crepe Gown $2,900

Sleek and minimal, this strapless wedding gown is impeccably cut. With boning in the bodice for shaping and support, it beautifully frames the upper body while flowing smoothly over your lower half.

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Anne Barge Eternal Wedding Gown

Anne Barge Eternal Wedding Gown $6,150

We love this fresh take on lace in a simplified silhouette to appeal to aesthetics from traditional to modern. Sequined appliques add a bit of sparkle without feeling like an over-the-top amount of shine.  

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Carolina Herrera Mercer Bridal Gown

Carolina Herrera Mercer Bridal Gown, price upon request

Long sleeves often feel traditional, but this off-the-shoulder design with an open back feels super modern. It’s so gorgeous for the unfussy bride craving a unique and sophisticated silhouette. 

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ASOS EDITION Lace Cami Wedding Dress

ASOS EDITION Lace Cami Wedding Dress $190

Simple but with a traditional feel to it, this spaghetti strap, lace slip dress is fit for a beach or bohemian bride. We can just picture a flower crown topping this gown off. 

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Nouvelle Amsale Millie Wedding Dress

Nouvelle Amsale Millie Wedding Dress $2,295

This sleek git-and-flare gown is impeccably cut, and from the front, is the epitome of minimalist. The back, however, features a romantic design element: sheer organza panels with floral applique.

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White by Vera Wang Illusion Waist Halter Dress

White by Vera Wang Illusion Waist Halter Dress $299, was $598

For the bride unabashed by a chic reveal of skin, this illusion waistline gown is stunning. It’s cute from a stretch crepe that comfortably skims over the figure for a flattering look that’s not at all restricting. 

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Jenny Packham Venus Off-The-Shoulder Tulle and Cady Gown

Jenny Packham Venus Off-The-Shoulder Tulle and Cady Gown $3,775

We love this fit-and-flare gown for the traditional bride craving a sleek and romantic look. The wispy tulle sleeves set this dress apart. 

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Sottero and Midgley Spaghetti Strap V-Neckline Lace Fit and Flare Wedding Dress

Sottero and Midgley Spaghetti Strap V-Neckline Lace Fit and Flare Wedding Dress, price upon request

This dress is simple in silhouette but has a major design factor thanks to the bold floral lace motif. Elegant beading makes it perfect for an evening wedding in balmy weather. 

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Ines di Santo Wedding Dress

Ines di Santo Wedding Dress, price upon request

This strapless fit-and-flare wedding dress is the definition of impeccable. With just a hint of whimsy, the bodice features delicate embroidery.  

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Halfpenny London Dion Stretch-Duchesse Satin Gown

Halfpenny London Dion Stretch-Duchesse Satin Gown $2,000

With a nostalgic ‘90s feel to it, this duchess satin wedding gown is simple yet striking. We love the lustrous effect of the material as much as we do the square neckline and pin-thin straps (which are elasticated for a slip-free look!). 

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Jenny by Jenny Yoo Blythe Plunging Crepe Gown

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Blythe Plunging Crepe Gown $720, was $1,200

Though the silhouette and sleeves are timeless, we love the modern effect of this dress’s plunging neckline. The open back makes it even better! 

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Whistles Maria Halter Wedding Dress

Whistles Maria Halter Wedding Dress $1,199

A hybrid of Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s wedding gowns, this halter-neck lace design is sleek and sophisticated. We can picture it on a coastal bride with bare feet and some Baby's breath. 

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Savannah Miller Luella Dress

Savannah Miller Luella Dress, price upon request

Detachable Chantilly lace bishop sleeves set this otherwise simple slip dress apart. Complete with a twisted front bandeau bodice and micro spaghetti straps, it’s perfect for the bride with a penchant for ‘90s fashion. 

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Alyne by Rita Vinieris Strapless V-Neckline Fit and Flare Wedding Dress

Alyne by Rita Vinieris Strapless V-Neckline Fit and Flare Wedding Dress $2,415

Architectural and sleek, this fit-and-flare wedding dress is fit for a contemporary bride. Covered buttons line the back, which gives this modern design a timeless feel. 

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Stella McCartney F18 Magnolia Halter Wedding Dress

Stella McCartney F18 Magnolia Halter Wedding Dress $2,080, was $5,200

If Meghan Markle’s second-look wedding dress is the gown you’re after, look no further than this near-replica of the Duchess’s Stella McCartney design. A blue tag on the inside completes this dress, featuring a personal message from the designer to serve as a 'something blue.'

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Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress

Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress, price upon request

For a springtime bride, this off-the-shoulder wedding dress with floral appliques is apropos. The creamy shade is equally stunning if you’re looking for an alternative to bright white. 

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Amsale Adriana Wedding Dress

Amsale Adriana Wedding Dress $3,895

When the goal is simple, you can’t go wrong with heavy crepe fabric for a stunning effect. Even better is a unique design detail, like the asymmetrically draped bodice and skirt on the fit-and-flare gown. 

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Pronovias Winters Flared Wedding Dress

Pronovias Winters Flared Wedding Dress, price upon request

For a sexy fit-and-flare wedding dress, this fitted style will showcase your curves. Chantilly lace and glittering diamante accents give it a glamorous look that’s ideal for the bride who loves the spotlight. 

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David's Bridal Collection Off-Shoulder Button Back Plus Size Wedding Dress

David's Bridal Collection Off-Shoulder Button Back Plus Size Wedding Dress $399.20, was $499

Riffing off Meghan Markle’s Givenchy wedding dress, this affordable style features a similar neckline and minimal design. We love it with a delicate pair of earrings so as not to distract from the stunning open neck. 

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Viktor&Rolf Mariage One-Shoulder Bow Fit-and-Flare Wedding Gown

Viktor&Rolf Mariage One-Shoulder Bow Fit-and-Flare Wedding Gown, price upon request

This fit-and-flare wedding dress is perfect for a fashion-forward bride, featuring a one-shoulder silhouette with a bold satin bow that trails down the gown. Keep accessories simple and let this gown do all the talking.  

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Jenny Yoo Gretchen Wedding Gown

Jenny Yoo Gretchen Wedding Gown $1,200

This simple wedding gown is proof that a plunging neckline and back can look utterly sophisticated. The clean lines and delicately seams are dreamy as ever for pared-back tastes. 

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Floravere K. Hudson Wedding Gown

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With a trendy square neckline and crisscross back design, this fit-and-flare dress is fit for a modern bride. We love how the higher neck strikes a perfect balance with the lower-cut back. 

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Safiyaa Crepe Gown

Safiyaa Crepe Gown $1,815

If you need a more conservative wedding dress but don’t want to sacrifice on style, look no further than this fit-and-flare design. Short sleeves and a V-shaped neckline make up the sophisticated upper half while covered buttons and a not-too-slim body-skimming fit make up the lower portion. 

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