Who Should Wear The
Mermaid Wedding Dress Style?

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Do you have your eye on a mermaid wedding dress?

Do you imagine yourself in this wedding dress style when you look at pictures in bridal magazines or online?

Even though you may be attracted to this style you may wonder “Is the mermaid style wedding dress for me?”

The mermaid style wedding gown is a silhouette that is fitted through the bust, waist and hips and then flares out around the knee. This dress emphasizes the body shape.

This style usually looks best on average to tall brides.

But the petite bride can wear this style if she makes some adjustments for it ahead of time, in order to make this style work for her.

The best body shape for this dress is the balanced body shape.

MS-M2826Z Mia Solano Mermaid Wedding Gown

This is the shape with “no exaggerated curves.” The bust, waist and hips are in proportion, with about a 10 inch spread between measurements.

The mermaid style wedding gown also looks good on hourglass body shapes.

This body type has a noticeably small waistline when compared to the bust and hips. If you have this shape . . . this is the style that will show off your curves.

But . . . if you are self conscious about having an hour glass shape then you won’t want to consider mermaid wedding dresses as a style choice. It can make your hips and thighs look bigger, since the this style focuses on that area.

What if you have a pear shaped body shape? This style emphasizes the hips and thigh area. Which if you are like most brides who have this shape, you probably don’t want to do. Since the hips and thighs are your problem areas, steer clear of this style.

An apple shape body type would want to avoid this style also. It would emphasize your waist and stomach areas, which a probably areas you want to call attention to.

If you have a rectangular shaped body which means you have very little or no waistline, this style will highlight the fact that you have a thick waist. But if you are willing to wear a shaper to cinch your waist, you can pull this style off beautifully.

MS-M8940 Mia Solano Wedding Gown

Wedding dress tips: I have seen some brides use a waist cincher to camouflage a thick waist problem which really brings the waist in. Of course wearing a waist cincher may not be the most comfortable shape wear garment. But when it comes to choosing comfort or looks . . . my experience has been that most brides choose looks over comfort.


Now what if you have an inverted triangle or large bust body shape, means you have a very prominent bust or wide shoulders and slim hips.

Although this is not your best style choice, I have seen the mermaid wedding gown style work for this figure type. How?

The mermaid wedding dress style can give the illusion of having hips to an inverted triangle shaped figure.

This happens when the dress silhouette follows the body closely over the waist, hips and thighs narrowing at the knees and then flares out.

If you have a “slender figure” you also may find that this styling can give you the illusion of curves.

Mermaid Wedding Gown Shop

You may be planning to purchase your wedding gown from a local bridal shop. That is the most popular place that most brides select and purchase a gown and a good choice when you want the services that they offer.

But of course at the local bridal shop you pay a premium in the markup of he cost of your gown and accessories, for the convenient services and to compensate for their overhead costs. And this is to be expected, plus you may feel it is worth it to pay more for the convenience and good customer service you receive.

But if you are a busy bride on a budget... I think the shop below could be helpful to get you started with your wedding dress shopping. Below are a few more dresses I selected from our affiliate merchant partners online bridal stores.

How can the shop help you when shopping for your mermaid wedding dress?

  • These gowns are authentic designer wedding dresses and not replica copies of designer gowns.
  • The affiliate merchants are authorized dealers approved to sell the same designer dresses online that are sold in the local bridal shops
  • The affiliate merchant online stores have less overhead cost, therefore they can give substantial discounts on their wedding gowns.
  • Easy to comparison shop prices. Compare what you will pay for the bridal gown online to what you will pay in the bridal shop.

Hopefully, you will find that the shop below will get you started on the road to finding the perfect mermaid wedding dress for you!

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