Experts say that a mermaid wedding gown is probably not the best choice for petite brides.
For the most part I agree with the experts... but if you are a petite, short bride who wants to wear a mermaid style wedding dress, there is a way for you to carry this style off.
Now... a mermaid wedding dress is a fit and flare style that generally looks best on average height or tall women. But... with careful planning ahead of time, a petite bride can wear this style.
First...pay attention to where it flares out.
Here is another thing to think about.
This can change the whole look of the bridal gown. In some cases this can work out to be better or the gown could loose some of it's style appeal.
So to find out what the finished appearance will look like, while you are trying on the gown ...
If you like the mermaid bridal gown style, don't give up hope! You can wear this dress style if you are willing to...
The trumpet style wedding dress is a variation of the mermaid bridal gown. The flare starts on the style above the knee or around mid thigh.
The trumpet style will give you better proportion since the flare starts higher.
Another modification of this style you may have heard is the fish tail wedding dress.
So if you are a petite bride, the fish tail mermaid wedding dress may be your best choice if you really want to wear this style.
But if in doubt . . . try on different mermaid wedding gowns to find out what looks best on you.
"The above wedding dress is from the Mori Lee collection style Fabrizia. What is great about this dress is that Mori Lee makes the hollow to hem in 3 different lengths starting with 55 inches to accommodate shorter women. This is especially helpful so that you are not cutting off so much at the bottom hem of the gown. This dress is a fit and flare style,or modified mermaid style gown, which is great for the short bride because the flare is not too full and starts at mid thigh level. This style is great if you have an hourglass body shape or rectangle body shape, because it accentuates your body curves!"
For more information on which designers carry petite wedding dresses read this article.
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