(Closed) I need help!!! Do mermaids/ skirt drama look good on curvy girls?

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you definitely have to try on this style because this can look great on some plus size women!  For me, personally, it made me look and feel larger so skirt drama was a no-go for me.  Plain old ballgown style worked great, but I wanted to stay away from that and be a little less tranditional.  I ended up with a modified a-line with a dropped waist that had a lot of drama in the back.  Here’s a pic for reference.  I am a size 18.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The only way to tell is to try them on! I am very pear shaped and I am rocking a mermaid dress with a dramatic bottom at our wedding. I never thought it would look good on me, but I tried it on and fell in love.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Try it on! And then try some more on!

Often the styles we are wary about are the ones that surprise us most!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with the others, you really need to try it on.  I have seen some that totally rock the mermaid, while others it has not been their best look.  You can only tell once you have it on.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Yes, they look great on curvy girls!! I got mine at Curvy Girl Bridal in Fairfax, VA (right outside of DC).

Post # 8
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Worker bee

Here is the back of the dress

 

I figure since people would be staring at the back of my dress for a long time I might as well give them something to talk about!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I actually tried on the AA dress with the ruffles and it didn’t do me any favors. I didn’t find it to be particularly flattering at all… But I’m in love with the AA Ariel dress and it also has ruffles and “skirt drama”, but in a slightly different way…

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@loves day:  Beautiful!  Love your dress!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It totally depends on your body and your own personal curves. That AA dress is actually the first dress I tried on and I really, really liked it! I found that for me, a slightly dropped waist did wonders but an actual mermaid…not so much.

@loves day:  That dress is to.die.for!!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

It depends on what you mean by curvy. Do you mean the euphamism for overweight or do you mean hourglass? Mermaid dresses are best for girls who are not hourglass and helps give the illusion of an hourglass. If you are actually hourglass, the effect can be too dramatic and make you look exaggerated. If you don’t mean that–say you have narrower hips than bust, a mermaid might look great on you. As a PP said, it depends a lot on your body’s proportions, less on your body’s size.  Try some on. Try a bunch on. Mermaids, trumpets, fit-and-flares, and A-lines.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think the dresses that you posted, that flare out at or below the hip, will accentuate a small waist and give you a nice silloette.

But, I think you’re using the wrong terminology.  I think these are more modified A-lines.  I think a mermaid gown is fitted through the knees, then flares out.

Have fun shopping!

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

ok- you tempted me to post another pick of my gown 🙂

Street size 18

Post # 16
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Busy bee

I think you would look quite lovely in a dress with that shape!

And don’t forget, nothing makes you prettier than a little bit of confidence. 🙂

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