(Closed) Friend said I wasn't hourglass enough for a mermaid is this true?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My Future Sister-In-Law is an apple shape, with broad shoulders and she rocked the sh*t out of a satin mermaid. 

You just have to find the right one.  Some will hit you in funny places, some will not be flattering, but some will be!

Post # 32
4846 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh bullshit. Try it on and see if you like it. I’m a butt heavy hourglass and I loved my mermaid. I’ve seen many different body types on here that look awesome in mermaids. 

Post # 33
3109 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

Just try them on and see, every dress is different and theres no way to say one style is only for certain body types. 

Post # 34
471 posts
Helper bee


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futuremrscookxo:  That is so rude!  🙁 I’m sorry.. I do think that mermaids look good on everyone!  You should try one on and prove her wrong!  I’m not good with measurements so I can’t tell but I’m sure you dont look like spongebob… I think whatever you feel is beautiful, will look beautiful 🙂  

Post # 35
424 posts
Helper bee

I have 0 curves and I felt hottest in a mermaid and that’s what I bought! Try on everything! 

Post # 36
1764 posts
Buzzing bee

Do not take that frienemy with you to try on dresses.

Post # 37
7182 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

The funny thing about gowns is that different styles can look SO different on than how a person imagines they might look. In other words, a lot of people go in looking for a specific style and find that a different style is what really looks great on them. You never know until you try, and I encourage everyone to try on different styles.

That said, small differences in the styling of one type of dress can make a huge difference. You may find that some mermaid gowns are terrible for you while others are fabulous. Likewise with A-line or ballgowns.

That’s some “friend” to talk to you like that, though. Way to encourage a friend. Regardless of what stye you choose, don’t even tell that person about it because they will likely only have something negative to say and will make you doubt yourself.

Post # 38
2789 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I most certainly didn’t have enough hourglass figure for a mermaid but it was my opinion. You just focus on getting the dress that you love & forget about what someone else says. Get the dress that makes you feel the prettiest. You can always get a corset or do those new waist trainer things that are the new hype to cinch your waist in. 

Post # 39
11398 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

People say a lot of ignorant things about dresses, sometimes they think they’re helping, but in the end, broad generalizations are crap. There are so many factors that go into what works on our bodies, like short or long waisted, broad shouldered or short legs, etc. 

so girl, go try on dresses. Try on many different styles of mermaids. you won’t know until you try them on! 


Post # 40
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Try them on and if you like it, go for it.  My sister thinks you have to be rail thin to pull off a mermaid silhouette, while I think you need curves. The first dress I tried on brought every consultant and client in the shop to me. They said I killed it. Everyone has their own opinion, but the most important one is yours.

Post # 41
96 posts
Worker bee

I am not the hourglass shape and I bought a fit and flare gown.  buy the gown that YOU love- not what your family or friends think you should buy. You will be the most beautiful in what you feel beautiful in.  💕

Post # 42
918 posts
Busy bee

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futuremrscookxo:  According to the stats, an hour glass figure is when your bust and hip/but are the same (you’re only one off) but your waist is at least 7 inches smaller then your bust/hips. You are NOT rectangle, though! 

I say go for it, those sound like great measurments for a mermaid gown! 

Post # 43
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

What your “friend” said was mean. Anywno, you will only know what suits you by trying it on. And even the best shaped woman wear some type of shapewear when on the red carpet.

Post # 45
2698 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I’m inclined to agree that the mermaid will not make you appear hourglass shaped in the same way as a ball gown with corset waist. as to whether or not to bring your friend it depends on if she’s a supportive person with a blunt streak or a frenemy only you know for sure.

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