Ordering a MERMAID despite never having tried one on?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m not a mermaid bride but I tried a couple on.  I hated how restrictive they were. I also have a similar shape to you and the slim A-Line looked so much better on me.

Post # 4
29 posts
  • Wedding: December 2014

The good news is, with your curves I think you’d look fabulous! Mermaids look great on your body type. With that being said, my dress has a built in corset which looks awesome, but is restrictive. Though I can sit in it ok, I fear I’m going to have to take the whole thing off to pee. I definitely cannot pull the dress bottom up for that. If you’re going for looks (like me), go with mermaid. If your going for comfort or convinience, mermaid may not be the best choice. (BTW, I almost went with a hi-lo. They’re beautiful!)

Post # 5
42 posts
  • Wedding: January 2015

I LOVE LOVE LOVE mermaids (have a tiny bit of dress regret about not buying one) but every bridal salon consultant and all my friends told me not to do it since I would be so uncomfortable all day. I went with a trumpet, which everyone said does the same thing for my shape as a mermaid would, but is much easier to walk in, etc. Your shape would also look great with a dropped waist or fit and flare – styles I can’t do since I am a pear and they just hit at the wrong spot. But with your tiny lower half, you would look amazing in somethign that flared from the hips.

Post # 6
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I couldn’t even walk in mermaid gowns.  I’m much more bottom heavy though, so perhaps it was just my shape (they were very unflattering on me), but they were also very uncomfortable.  I didn’t want a lot of poof, so I ended up in a slim aline.  They show off my curves without highlighting the size of my waist so much.  Slim alines can be easily altered into a trumpet, which in my opinion is way more wearable and stylish than mermaids anyways.  

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