Can I Pull Off A Mermaid Wedding Dress?

silvia1If you’ve been perusing the vastness of the Internet for wedding dress ideas, you may have come across the modern, dramatic mermaid wedding dress silhouette. This style can sometimes be associated with glamorous celebrities who want to show off their hot bods, but don’t rule it out if you’re not a Kardashian! The mermaid wedding dress style can work for anyone who wants it. That’s the magic of a great seamstress! Just make sure you know what you’re getting into. Mermaid wedding dresses are a different kind of beast than other styles, so it’s helpful to know what makes them unique.

Form Fitting

One of the defining points of the mermaid wedding dress is its form-fitting nature. This wedding dress style screams, “I’m a woman and I’m proud of it!” The way every bride should feel! It offers beautiful definition for women who want to show off their curves, and it creates the perfect hourglass figure. You can have a variety of styles in the top of the dress, from sleeveless to strapless to ornate. While the bust, waist, and hips of the dress are commonly snug, you want to make sure they’re not too snug. You don’t want to feel uncomfortable during your 10+ hours of wedding day activities. A good seamstress will help you find the balance between too tight and too loose, giving you a dress that fits you like a big, luxurious glove.


Just like any type of wedding dress style, the mermaid wedding dress can have a wide variety of potential. It can be tailored to any woman’s body and offers much in the way of embellishments, fabric use, sleeves, and neckline possibilities. You can wear more jewelry than with most other styles of wedding dress because it won’t look unbalanced or uneven with the silhouette. Let your imagination soar! The mermaid wedding dress can be anything you want it to be.


Along with the fittedness of the gown, the mermaid wedding dress is known for its flare. This isn’t referring to its various flourishes – the other kind of flair – though the dress could offer plenty of that as well. The literal flare of the dress is what creates the dramatic silhouette that characterizes the mermaid wedding dress. The flare can start in a variety of different places on the gown. The dress may be referred to as another type of style depending on where the flare beings. Sometimes the general mermaid wedding dress silhouette is called a trumpet or fit and flare style. If you want the classic mermaid look, the flare will begin at the knee. Think The Little Mermaid (before she got legs through magic) and her flippers. If you want a less constricted feel, the flare could begin at the thigh or the hips. The flare can also be various widths. Obviously the wider the flare, the more dramatic the overall shape the dress – and the bride – will look. Flares can also come with a traditional train.

Whatever the dress you choose, your gown will be a beautiful, modern, and unique style that will hug you in all the right places and leave you radiant on your wedding day.