The Trumpet/Fit and Flare silhouette features and gradually flared skirt and a close fitting bodice that skims the lines of the body through the hips. Most begin to flare at about mid-thigh or above the knee, and can be thought of as a sort of hybrid between the mermaid silhouette and the modified aline. This style is less severe than a mermaid. You will have a more mobility and more room to take bigger steps throughout the day. While this dress is fitted and semi mimics the shape of a mermaid, it is not as tight and restricting.