(Closed) how big is too big for mermaid?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Are you asking if there’s a size where it becomes “unflattering?” Because if so, I don’t think that exists 😉

Post # 7
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Honestly, I think that the more form fitting is the most flattering for curvy girls!

Post # 8
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 # 10
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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.

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