Trumpet skirt style has always been adorned by designers specially in designing bridal wear and evening gowns. In history the pouter pigeon front was convoyed by the trumpet skirt, which was tight over the hips and flared like a trumpet down to the hem.
During the period of 1897-1907 the flared skirts were in fashion. From 1897 onwards the yoke skirts were there in which the yoke was made by joining together two widths of fabric which reached the knee and then a hole was cut in the centre to fit the required waist measurement. In later years the 'eel skirt' and 'umbrella skirt', both cut on the cross grain and having an element of flare became fashionable. Eventually in 1900 gored skirts came and lately these gored skits also looked more tailored and became tight at waist and flared at hem.
Today these trumpet skirts are taken up to new dimension and the designers have been experimenting with various lengths, number of gores, and to next level many innovative methods of achieving flare at hem line.
A spring 2010 Vineyard collection by Priscilla of Boston is sweet, sophisticated and classic with a surprising little detail, like a girly bow at the natural waist. These gowns have very early style of trumpet skit with tails at back. The designer has not used the gored effect instead he added the flare with extra fabric at the seam lines.
A signature collection by Alfred Sung is great example of adaptation of trumpet skirts. They are slender through hips and flares into an exaggerated trumpet skirt at different levels like near hip, above knee or at upper thigh. They have beautiful draper style instead of tailored with pleats molding into flower then into flare or balloon shape with tail and bow above knee. The soft golden gown is great where the skirt is eventually formed through gathers from the bodice section with a tail at back.
Naeem khan in his fall 2007 collection focused on glamour. The rose red gown has the trumpet skit style without tail and the flare does not seem to have gores but seam lines has been used to achieve the flare.
Atelier Alyce’s Mesmerizing gathered and ruched tulle gown with beautiful beaded belt has gathering at knee instead of gores. The use of tulle is a twist trumpet skirt falls to the floor.
This style by Jordan has a trumpet skirt that flatters a midsection with a dimensional floral and rhinestone beading at its natural waist. The mid section at waist is innovative idea added to the old trumpet skirt.
This design by Lazaro with pleated sweetheart bodice has dissimilar style to past asymmetrical trumpet skirt.
These are some designs by famous designes who has adapted the trumpet skit style ready to wear section
Zac Psen Verrier
Ralph lauren in his fall 2008 collection has beautifully used this style in gown where it has bias cut umbrella shape below knee.