(Closed) A question for mermaid dress brides, past and present

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

Mine was a trumpet style in silk satin No problems with sitting, dancing, or being comfortable!


Post # 18
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I wore my mermaid on Saturday and yes, I had a bit of a hard time sitting. Not that I couldn’t, but it wasn’t very comfortable to do so. I certainly couldn’t have sat for very long (not that you do on your wedding day, anyway). We took pics before the ceremony, and I’m glad we did, because I changed back out of it for about an hour before the ceremony started – I needed to eat and sit! I didn’t try to go to the bathroom while in it, but I have no idea how I would have, to be honest. I just didn’t need to, thankfully. I didn’t have any problems dancing at all.


Post # 19
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Layla and Erin, can I just say how GORGEOUS both of you were on your wedding days?? I want more!!

Post # 20
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events

Oooh, such pretty dresses here~  I’m really curious to hear more mermaid-wearing experiences!

Mine is a mermaid, too, but I’ve only tried on the sample so far.  It was a few sizes up, so they clipped the back, including behind my knees.  And everytime I bent down, the clips would pop off!!  Heehee, that might have been a warning sign that I won’t be able to bend in it…but I’ll see how it fits when it comes in!

Post # 21
25 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

So I kind of want to bring this thread back, specifically asking if any Catholic brides wore a trumpet or mermaid gown and how that worked out with the “Catholic Calisthenics” (you know, sit, stand, kneel, etc.). I haven’t really started dress shopping yet, but I like the way a lot of trumpet gowns look so I was just curious what other people thought about them.

Post # 22
1536 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m getting married in a mermaid style gown. It’s not too difficult to walk around in, but for dancing I’ve opted for a reception dress. It’s much more comfortable and will be easy to have fun in 🙂

Post # 23
5104 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@suckapunch: I haven’t had my wedding yet (I am a Cotholic bride), and the mermaid/trumpet style was the way to go for me and my figure. So flattering! I tried on the exact size sample trupmet/mermaid dress in store that I have ordered. I stayed in the dress for about and hour before I decided to buy it. I literally walked, went up and down steps, sat, stood, kneeled, etc, etc. It is a corset back so I really think that makes a HUGE difference versus a zipper.

Also, all these dresses are made so different. Depending where the drop and the flare line is located on each dress determines a lot. Some were so tight around my thigh area I felt like I had to “baby-step” everywhere! lol

This is the link to my dress: http://www.sotteroandmidgley.com/dress.aspx?style=JSM1307

It is SUPER comfortable and so freakin’ flattering! I love Maggie dresses, she really knows how to design with a woman in mind. :o)

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