(Closed) Mermaid dress – where should the flare start (petite bride)

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

Gorgeous gown! I want something similar. I think it would help to try something on that’s closer to your size to get a better idea of where the flare should start and what works with your shape. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Commenting to follow 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Gorgeous dress! Wowzers😍 Serious dress jealousy 😉 wish I’d shopped around some more but never mind. Interested to see the response as thinking of having my one adjusted to be a bit more mermaid and I’m petite also xx

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I would definitely try more on closer to your size. I’m 5’0 but weigh more than you. My first dress is a fit and flare and it starts like mid thigh. I wanted more of a mermaid, so my second dress has a very stark contrast of where the skirt starts. In the sample, it started around mid thigh. But since I’m short, they raised the kick line 3-4 inches so now it starts almost right under my butt. It looks more proportionate now, but it really depends on the style of dress!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I think it depends on your shape and if you’re looking for a true mermaid or more of a fit and flare type dress. I think when it hits low thigh/ right about knee length its a mermaid, with a fit n’ flare, it’s mid to upper thigh. It really depends on your shape to what looks best.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

This was my dress I wore on 10/18/15.  The flare started at my upper thigh.  I don’t think there is any ideal location where the flare starts, but it is a true mermaid if it flares lower. Otherwise I heard it is more of a fit and flare style dress.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m 5’5

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