Which dress? mermaid vs. a-line

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love both! But I love the mermaid style more! 

Post # 4
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

The first one by far. It almost looks more fit and flare than A-Line even. The necklines are very similar. I don’t like the seam across the knees on the mermaid as it seems to cut it in half. With you being only 5′ (even with 3″ heels) it will make you look shorter. Whereas the first dress has no seam down the front and will elongate you.

You can have the first dresses neckline altered and dipped down a little more like the 2nd one it seems with no problem and have them bring it in a little around the knees and you will have the best of both dresses!

Post # 5
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I love the shape of the mermaid but I like the A-line dress better which is more fit and flare if you ask me.  You could have alterations make the first dress into a mermaid like I did with mine.  Mine was fit and flare and I had her turn it into a trumpet.

Post # 7
7141 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

They’re both great but I think you need pictures of yourself in them because each body looks so different in mermaids and fit and flares!

Post # 8
4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Love the mermaid!! I’m also 5′ and I have a mermaid! 

Post # 10
425 posts
Helper bee

I’m 5’0 and was absolutely swimming in all the material from the ballgowns I tried on. And I tried on several, just to confirm that they aren’t for me. 😛 I think your first two options are much better than a ballgown. I actually went with a mermaid, although it’s not as straight across on the bottom as the mermaid in your first pic, which I agree will cut you off. 

Post # 11
7141 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Ms.Klaus:  I’m petite and I have worn ball gowns and they looked fine but I think it depends on your body. They’re all so pretty! Not sure how you’re going to pick:-) 

Post # 13
10838 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ms.Klaus: I love the first one. The back detail on the skirt is beautiful!

Post # 15
2114 posts
Buzzing bee

Ms.Klaus:  I am all about mermain styles, but surprisingly i like the first one better!

That A-line is gorgeous!

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