(Closed) Mermaid Dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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368 posts
Helper bee

OMG! THAT DRESS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I am not a mermaid-bride (I wish I was!), so I don’t have any suggestions to offer, other than I LOVE THAT DRESS!!!! it’s stunning!!!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

OOOOOO i think it looks great on you!!! Brings out your curves in a good way =] And that skirt is fun, great for a beach wedding! But really, anyhwere. But it totally fits =].

My friend’s sister had a mermaid and it WAS restrictive. Enough to the point she couldn’t really dance in it and had trouble sitting. It was like yours–snug past the hips. Obviously big strides are a no-no. She ended up changing into a reception style dress so she could breathe a little more. What will your reception be like?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It is a really pretty dress, and it looks lovely on you! But, I think it looks hard to walk in on solid ground, let alone a sandy beach. If it was me, my legs would be super sweaty all day too.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think that you may want to call around to some shops to see if they have one in your size. I wouldn’t purchase a dress without making sure that I could walk, sit down, bend over, squat down….in my dress. It doesn’t have to be your exact dress…but in the mermaid style.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

WELCOME TO THE HIVE FIRST OFF!! have you tried on a db dress?  i know they have mermaid style dresses that you could at least move around in… i think you look phenomenal in that dress btw…. do you own an a-line skirt?  i think that the skirt would be as restrictive as an a-line skirt around the thighs and then easier to walk in toward the bottom since it flares out there.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

That dress is amazing and it looks gorgeous on you!  I love the detail of the skirt!  I agree with the other ladies that it might be a little toasty for a beach wedding, but it depends on the weather/how long you are outside/etc.  Your #1 priority should be to be comfortable in your dress. 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@jyening: definitely go to the big stores and try it on to get a better feel for it. i think a mermaid dress has more of an attitude versus a fit… you have to wear those dresses versus them wearing you.. and i think you are wearing that dress if that makes sense… it has become an accessory of your personality versus simply a dress…

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

SO GORGEOUS! That dress looks amazing on you.

I’m a mermaid bride too! My dress hasn’t been altered yet and it is quite a bit too big, but I dont think it will be a problem. That style will always be a little restrictive, but as long as you can move and walk it should be alright.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Love how it looks!

Post # 13
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455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You look fabulous in a mermaid gown!  I do not think it is restrictive.  I think you need to try it on in your size before ordering because we all have different comfort levels.  I love that gown!  It’s beautiful on you. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was a mermaid dress bride! I love love loved the mermaid style dresses, although I have to admit, it’s definitely one of the more restrictive dress styles.

I had my seamstress take the seams around the thighs out a bit so it wasn’t so tight. I didn’t want to have to worry about busting a seam while moving around!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I love the dress. It looks AWESOME on you! I think if you’re worried about it being too restrictive (and I would wonder about the heat in the Caribbean) that you could always get a shorter/more comfortable reception dress to change into for dancing.

 

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