What is a trumpet skirt? The Trumpet-style hemline is a feminine-sensual skirt or dress style. It is a style that skims your hips and thighs and flares out slightly at the hemline which reminds you of the musical instrument after which it is named.
Trumpet hemlines are created from one of three styles. The first is when skirts have single or double bias-cut hemline flounces as in the red skirt on the left from http://www.forever21.com.
The second is created by 4-8 gored skirts that are slightly shaped outward at the bottom like my Kwik Sew 3108 pattern on the left.
The third is seen in this Vogue 1208 red elegant-sensual dress which is cut on a slight bias to creates the trumpet shape. Your choice of material colour, pattern and texture determines whether the style is feminine or sensual.
Feminine personalities love the frills and sensual personalities love the ‘swishy’ feeling of these styles.
With a trumpet hemline, wear delicate or strappy feminine or sensual shoes that show a lot of your feet. Boots and shoes with thick ankle straps defeat the purpose of wearing this feminine or sensual hemline.
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