Trumpet Skirt

The trumpet skirt, also known as fit and flare, is a flattering shape for a formal gown. A body-hugging bodice flares somewhere around the mid-thigh to create a full skirt. You see this style often on the red carpet, and it is just as glamorous when you wear it to prom. The bodycon style is flattering, as it accentuates your curves yet still has volumes of skirt to flow as you walk.

Variety of Trumpet Skirt Dresses

Some trumpet skirts are more abrupt while others transition gently from fit to flare. You will see skirts that have a tight skirt through the thigh, and then fabric flares out as if from a seam from the "skirt." The softer version of this dress style has a more fluid transition where the designer plays with the drape to add more volume as the skirt travels past your knees. You will also find styles with a slit or high low skirt.

While the trumpet shape defines the skirt, the bodice varies widely, and you can find the style you like for the top as well. Find dresses with a halter top, sweetheart or plunging neckline. There are many attractive two-piece dresses and other variations. This means there are so many options so you can find the style, fit and color you like.

Prom Designer Trumpet Dresses

Designers love the glamour the trumpet skirt brings, and play up the style with volumes of sumptuous fabric, daring tops and sometimes lengthy trains. Find some red carpet-worthy styles from designers such as Studio 17 and Tiffany Designs, among our catalog of designers who cater to the trumpet skirt craze. Many of these styles have graced the red carpet worn by A-list celebrities, and you can capture the same glamour as you walk into prom. When deciding on a dress, it’s important to consider designer dresses vs. value styles and why it’s so important to look good at prom, a truly special night.