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Fit & Flare Wedding Dresses

Endlessly elegant and a timeless classic. Get your dream fit-and-flare dress with d’Italia. 


The fit-and-flare bridal style remains a timeless classic, and is a popular choice for weddings due to its versatility. This style can be worn by anyone, regardless of their body type, making it a great option for brides who want a classic look. Despite changing bridal trends, the fit-and-flare remains a popular choice due to the variety of designs available. From embellished to plain, traditional to modern, and even featuring sleeves, there are countless options for brides to choose from, ensuring that they can find the perfect fit-and-flare dress to suit their personal style.

Custom designer Fit & Flare wedding dress Melbourne

Our custom made fit and flare wedding dresses offer unparalleled bridal drama with their feathered tulle and lace skirts, stunning backless silhouettes, and the option to customize train lengths to suit your preferences. Each design is carefully crafted to accentuate the curves of the bride-to-be, ensuring that she looks and feels her best on her special day. The intricate details and luxurious fabrics used in these gowns guarantee that all eyes will be on the bride as she walks down the aisle, leaving a lasting impression on everyone in attendance.


Your d’Italia designer will be with you every step of the way.


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d’Italia will make the exact style wedding dress or mother of the bride/groom dress you want, with custom corsetry to fit you perfectly, using the best quality silks and genuine French laces.

Intricately designed and thoughtfully crafted from the finest fabrics. Our Ready to Wear collection offers a selection of beautiful gowns for the romantic bride at heart.

fit and flare wedding dresses prices


d’Italia does not charge for design or for the “label”—this is where you save hundreds or thousands of dollars.

The average cost for Dresses and Garments – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:

Cocktail/formal/evening dresses


Women’s Suits


Mother of the Bride garment dress


The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:

  • Without lace, beading or embellishments $2,500 – $3,000
  • With lace, beading and/or embellishments $3,500 (average)

How does it Work

There are no designer fees with d’Italia. Meet with a designer to sketch out your dream gown and select your very own luxurious fabrics to bring your ideas to life. You’ll get a genuine custom couture dress, made from scratch, to fit your perfectly- for a fraction of the costs.

Want to try on your dream gown in store? d’Italia Collective offers a beautiful range of pre-made bridal gowns made from some of the Worlds’ finest fabrics and laces and designed right here in Melbourne. Click to discover our latest in-store collection.



Obligation free consultation with our expert designers to help design your perfect dress


We work with your budget to select the perfect fabrics and laces for your dream dress


Our dedicated seamstresses will complete the design, delivering you a unique custom-made dress
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Choosing the Right Fit & Flare Wedding Dress

Fit & Flare bridal gowns features a flattering silhouette that beautifully accentuates your curves, hugging your body before flaring out below the hips. It is a cut that elevates the body and shows off every curve and contour. This modern and super-flattering design exudes sophistication and glamour.

This dress falls in between an A-line wedding dress (which has a full skirt from the waist) and a mermaid cut (which is fitted below the knee before flaring out). It is an especially flattering option for those who want to emphasize their curves. Interestingly, the fit and flare style is often mistaken for the mermaid style, and many brides who ask for a mermaid cut actually prefer something more elegant and comfortable to move around.

The fit and flare dress style embraces your curves around the waist and hips, then elegantly flows out towards the hem of the gown, creating a substantial feel. This effect is achieved through the use of luxurious bridal fabrics that envelop you in a softness and gradient effect, rather than the severe cut associated with traditional mermaid style gowns. This design ensures that the dress is both stylish and comfortable to wear, making it the perfect choice for brides who want to look and feel their best on their special day.

What is the Difference Between Fit-and-Flare, Mermaid and Trumpet Gowns?

The mermaid, trumpet, and fit-and-flare dress styles are often confused due to their similar silhouettes. However, there are distinct differences between them that set them apart. The fit-and-flare dress flares out at the hip, while the trumpet silhouette flares out at mid-thigh, and the mermaid dress flares out below the knee. 

While mermaid gowns showcase your figure the most, their fitted design can make it challenging to walk or sit comfortably. If you prefer a more comfortable and less restrictive option, a fit-and-flare or trumpet dress would be more suitable, while still accentuating your curves in a stylish way.

Fitted/Fit and Flare Wedding Dresses