(Closed) Mom said I don't have the body for Mermaid dresses. :(

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8696 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

It looks fine to me!

Post # 4
1781 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You have the perfect body for a mermaid dress!! Your mom may just not like the style, but this is YOUR day! You look great.

Post # 5
964 posts
Busy bee

No offence to your Mother but she must be crazy. You have a gorgeous figure, perfect for a mermaid dress.

Post # 6
2822 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It looks gorgeous on you! 


Sometimes mermaids can be problematic on shorter brides because they cut the body in two. This one flows nicely and flares out gradually, so it looks more like a continuous line, which is what you want. It’s the poofier mermaids you want to avoid.


Also any vertical or digonal details will make you look taller – and you’ve got those in the skirt, the ruching and the neckline. Straps would also probably help, if they go straight up and aren’t too bulky.


As for whether it suits  you – hell yes! Really shows off your hourglass figure, which would be hidden in an a-line gown. 


I just think your mother has built up certain expectations of what she wants you to look like. That’s tough for her, but it’s not her choice. I think she’ll change her mind when she sees you all fitted and perfect on your big day.




Post # 7
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

That looks awesome on you! I keep reading on wedding advice websites that girls with hips shouldn’t wear mermaids, but I think they look great with some curves.

Post # 8
380 posts
Helper bee

Bow chicka wow wowwwww!! You look awesome!! 🙂 Totally jealous of your hourglass figure!!! Don’t listen to her, she’s cray cray!!

ETA: Look at your face!! You look so happy!! That look says it all 🙂

Post # 9
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I expect that, to your mother, the mermaid shape doesn’t fit her idea of a wedding dress. It looks lovely on you.

Post # 10
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy

It looks amazing on you. It doesn’t look disproportionate at all. I have seen some dresses that made the girls wearing them look like they might be kneeling. This does NOT have that effect.

Post # 11
11290 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsPirt_2013:  OMG I freakin love it too, if that dress doesn’t look perfect on you, I don’t know what will. You look amazing! Love the rouching and the detail, who’s the designer? 

Post # 12
737 posts
Busy bee

@MrsPirt_2013:  You look amazing in the dress and you have an amazing body, so if that is what you want, you need to go for it.  It is your wedding, your mum needs to understand that.

The only thing I would suggest is to try it on again, fold the hem up to where it will be on you, because in the current photo, the hem is over-hanging the dias you are standing on which will give you a longer line for the bottom half of the skirt.  If you like it then, get it and rock the dress.

Post # 13
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You have an amazing body that’s perfect for mermaid dresses! Hell, lady, I think you’ve got the perfect body for any style dress! Jealouuusss!


In all seriousness, you look fantastic! 

Post # 14
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

It looks amazing in you!! Don’t let her get you down 

Post # 15
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

IGNORE your mom. You have a trim and perfectly killer body. Seriously.

Post # 16
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Your body is awesome, and that dress sits perfectly on your figure! Go for it and ignore your mother! 

maybe she has a style that she always pictured you getting married in and can’t see past it?

The topic ‘Mom said I don't have the body for Mermaid dresses. :(’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors