Am I Too Large For A Mermaid Style Dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Am I Too Large For A Mermaid Style Dress?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    10 %
    No : (57 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 3
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    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think different silhouettes either work or don’t work based more on someone’s shape rather than their size.  I can’t tell since you’re seated in your photo 🙁  I would just go try on several different kinds to see which ones are more comfortable.  I tried on a trumpet gown and if I had tried to sit in that thing it would have split for sure!  I ended up with an A-line.

    Post # 4
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    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    definitely don’t think you’re too large at all! my only concern would be that sitting down for an extended period in a mermaid gown is generally not comfortable. mine is okay (it’s only boned to the ribcage) but i tried some that were boned to the hip  or knee that i really couldn’t sit down in.

    ETA: my bad for replying to you DaneLady. I got a little click-happy 🙂

    Post # 6
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    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @MrsGarrityToBe:  that dress is SUPER pretty. i might be a little concerned that the poof will make it hard to roll your wheelchair, but if you can make it work that dress is really beautiful. 🙂

    Post # 10
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    1256 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I agree with PP, you have a lovely figure for a mermaid dress but they’re a bitch to sit around in, I know I would appreciate the flow and freedom as something more a-line.

    Post # 11
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    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MrsGarrityToBe:  I don’t think you are too large for a mermaid style but it might not be comfortable with your chair.  I think you just need to go try some on and see how it goes.  I would think a fit to flare may give your body that fitted look without being a royal pain. 

    ETA:  Just read your second post.  If you are going the custom route, go for it!

    Post # 12
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    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MrsGarrityToBe

    No I’d say try them on though, like other mentioned they are a bit more restrictive. I drink lots of fluids so pee a bit and one thing I noticed and asked how’d I pee on my day, and they were like you don’t lol. just something to think about. 😛

    Post # 13
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    398 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    It’s not about your size, it’s about shape. I think you would look lovely in a mermaid because your lap won’t be full of fabric from a ballgown, but you’ll still have the drama.

    Post # 14
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    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    no, not at all!  As all the girls said, the comfort thing is something to thing about…but its your wedding day!  You should wear whatever dress you want and feel beautiful in!

    Post # 15
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    694 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @MrsGarrityToBe:  Too Large??? are you kidding me??? haha you are DEFINITELY not too large. BUT try it on and see how it feels of course 🙂 That dress is gorgeous btw

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