Inspirational Mermaid Wedding Dresses For Beautiful Silhouettes

In discussing wedding dress silhouettes, let’s take a closer look at one of the most coveted (and for good reason) bridal gown styles -the glamorous, fashion-forward and inspirational mermaid wedding dresses.

When it comes to wedding dress silhouettes, there truly are a multitude of options! A bridal stylist will be able to offer guidance as to what will be best suited to your figure, personal taste, and the overall style of your wedding celebrations.

What is a mermaid wedding dress?

The classic mermaid wedding dress is a sultry, figure-hugging style that year-after-year, just keeps giving elegance, glamour and just the right amount of sexy! This wedding dress embraces all things sensual with a beautifully constructed and fitted silhouette, that flares out, either above or below the knee into a dramatic full skirt.

This style is perfect for women seeking extra support, as the fitted bodice and shapely silhouette ensures an overall aesthetically pleasing look, without sacrificing comfort or structure. This wedding dress accentuates an hourglass figure, as the design emphasises the waist and accentuates the body’s natural curves, whilst the fabric gently hugs your figure for added comfort.  

When it comes to the design of a mermaid wedding dress, bolder is always better! Which is why you will mostly find intricate bold lace details on your wedding dress, that are intentionally placed to highlight your feminine curves and to further elongate your torso.

A mermaid wedding dress begs for impeccable structure; thus, designers gravitate more towards the use of materials such as tulle, satin, stretch crepe, or silk zibeline, but if you are looking for a softer, simpler look that will provide more freedom of movement, modern developments in materials have made the fabrics available to be used when creating these impeccable bridal gowns, limitless!

What is the difference between a fit-and-flare wedding dress and a mermaid wedding dress?

A fit-and-flare wedding dress and a mermaid wedding dress are usually categorised as being the same, but there are small differences that explain why they should be categorised as being fundamentally different. They are both fitted at the torso, but the main difference can be seen where the skirt flares out into the train. A fit-and-flare wedding dress flares out gradually from the body just below the hips, whereas a mermaid wedding dress flares out from the body into a dramatic and full skirt either below or just above the knee. This small detail impacts not only the design of the wedding dress but also the fit. A mermaid wedding dress accentuates your figure the most by fashioning a more hourglass shape, with emphasis on the full curve of your hips, whilst the fit-and-flare wedding dress minimizes the emphasis on your hips and maximizes the emphasis on your bust and waist, while also elongating your legs, which is why it’s a better style for brides who are sensitive about showing their hip/leg area. If you prefer comfort over style, then the fit-and-flare wedding dress is more suited for you than a mermaid wedding dress. The reason being due to the nature of where the dress flares out from the body, a mermaid dress might be more restrictive than a fit-and-flare wedding dress when walking, sitting, or dancing.

What are the differences between mermaid wedding dresses and trumpet mermaid wedding dresses?

A trumpet wedding dress and a mermaid wedding dress can both be identified by their exquisitely constructed fitted bodice and their signature flared skirt. The deciding difference comes from identifying where the flare of the skirt occurs on the body. A mermaid wedding dress flares out into a dramatic full skirt either below or just above the knee, whereas a trumpet wedding dress flares out from the body at the mid-thigh. It is important to take notice that this design difference impacts the fit and comfort of the wedding dress, as the mermaid wedding dress will have a tighter feel around your legs than the trumpet wedding dress, which might be restrictive when walking, dancing, or sitting. A mermaid wedding dress is a very sexy style that tends to be more suited for curvier silhouettes, such as hourglass and pear, as the design will emphasise your small waist and accentuate your natural curves, while the fabric gently hugs your body for added comfort. The trumpet wedding dress gets its name from the voluminous skirt that creates drama, whilst also balancing out your curves to draw attention away from your hips.

What are some of the considerations when saying “YES” to your dream mermaid wedding dress?

When choosing your dream mermaid wedding dress, be inspired to add personal touches, like a deep, plunging V-neckline for that added sexy detail, that will also elongate your torso, or a romantic sweetheart neckline to soften your overall design.

Last, but not the least, your train can truly be the statement piece you are longing for! This is your opportunity to let your bold, creative spirit shine, by adding embellishments or intricate lace designs, that enthral and captivate as you glide down the aisle.

Timeless Bridal Couture has a wide variety of mermaid wedding dresses, trumpet wedding dresses and fit-and-flare wedding dresses. Our team of expert bridal stylists will be able to guide your through our designer wedding dress selection and answer any questions you may have to ensure that you find the perfect wedding dress for your very special wedding day!

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