Post # 1
as i’m anticipating altering my dress to make it a trumpet/mermaid style (from an a-line), i’m forced to ask the question, how much (hip & booty) is too much? i’m a comfortable size 12 with a larger bust, smaller waist, and curvy hips. i’m a slightly thicker hourglass, but an hourglass nonetheless.
so, how did you guys decide for yourselves on the great mermaid debate? 🙂
Post # 3
I went with a Mermaid and it’s a size 12 dress – it fit like a glove and I didn’t think there was too much curve. Pulling off a mermaid is more about proportion and height than anything else. If you’re taller and curvy it will work but often the flare doesn’t sit at the right point on the legs if you’re under about 5’7″.
Post # 4
I don’t think there is a too big for a mermaid dress, I think it is more a function of your body shape. It isn’t a good look for someone who is kind of thick, but doesn’t have a lot of curves. If you’ve got the curves, there is no too big. It all depends on the curves.
And, girl, size 12 and you’re even worrying a little? You are goofy.
Post # 5
I agree! I’m a street size 22 and am wearing a mermaid. The ruching and corset back of mine give it a very flattering fit for my generously curvy figure. I do think a lot of the mermaid silhouette is more about body shape than it is about absolute size.
Post # 6
Are you asking if there’s a size where it becomes “unflattering?” Because if so, I don’t think that exists 😉
Post # 7
Honestly, I think that the more form fitting is the most flattering for curvy girls!
Post # 8
that particular silhouette tends to give the illusion of maximizing your curves instead of minimizing them. if you love your shape and want an emphasis on your waist and the curve of your bum then its a perfect style. I am a 12 and i’m pretty pear shaped most of the mermaid dresses i tried on were very tight and uncomfortable for me from knee to hip when they fit my bust and waist properly. I have thunder thighs and chose to minimize their size with an a-line.
Post # 9
this makes me feel 100x better! i went to the bridal salon yesterday to show off my dress to my parents and we played around with clipping it back to mimic how a trumpet/mermaid would look on me…and i LOVED it
My Altered Maggie “Grace”
and monitajb, thanks for the reality check, i don’t know what i was thinking 🙂
Post # 10
I got a mermaid dress. I’m usually really self conscious but when I tried it on I was surprised to see that I looked kinda good. I’m curvy too. And my Fiance likes my curves so I went with it. You gotta try them on and see what works but I don’t think there’s any size that shouldn’t wear a mermaid.