Post # 1
Hi everyone out there,
I found a mermaid dress that I absolutely LOVE and it looks great on but I don’t know if it’s going to be comfortable to wear on the day of or super restrictive. The lady at the store says it is sort of restictive but not so much where I have trouble walking. The one I’m trying on is clearly not my size, so it’s hard for me to tell. Has anyone wore a mermaid style dress for their wedding and have any opinions about it? I’m getting married on the beach in the Caribbean. Help??
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Post # 3
OMG! THAT DRESS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I am not a mermaid-bride (I wish I was!), so I don’t have any suggestions to offer, other than I LOVE THAT DRESS!!!! it’s stunning!!!
Post # 4
OOOOOO i think it looks great on you!!! Brings out your curves in a good way =] And that skirt is fun, great for a beach wedding! But really, anyhwere. But it totally fits =].
My friend’s sister had a mermaid and it WAS restrictive. Enough to the point she couldn’t really dance in it and had trouble sitting. It was like yours–snug past the hips. Obviously big strides are a no-no. She ended up changing into a reception style dress so she could breathe a little more. What will your reception be like?
Post # 5
It is a really pretty dress, and it looks lovely on you! But, I think it looks hard to walk in on solid ground, let alone a sandy beach. If it was me, my legs would be super sweaty all day too.
Post # 6
I think that you may want to call around to some shops to see if they have one in your size. I wouldn’t purchase a dress without making sure that I could walk, sit down, bend over, squat down….in my dress. It doesn’t have to be your exact dress…but in the mermaid style.
Post # 7
WELCOME TO THE HIVE FIRST OFF!! have you tried on a db dress? i know they have mermaid style dresses that you could at least move around in… i think you look phenomenal in that dress btw…. do you own an a-line skirt? i think that the skirt would be as restrictive as an a-line skirt around the thighs and then easier to walk in toward the bottom since it flares out there.
Post # 8
Thanks for the replies guys. It’s so encouraging having other people compliment you and reassure you that you’re picking the right dress cuz as we all know, our wedding day is one of the most important ones and we want to look absolutely stunning.
To crebre80: Thanks!! No I haven’t tried on a db dress. I live in edmonton, canada and we don’t have db stores here . Based on the suggestion to try on a different mermaid dress in my size, I am planning on going to one of those massive wedding stores this weekend to make sure I will be able to sit….I do have an a-line skirt, so I will also try that on tonight too. Thanks!
Post # 9
That dress is amazing and it looks gorgeous on you! I love the detail of the skirt! I agree with the other ladies that it might be a little toasty for a beach wedding, but it depends on the weather/how long you are outside/etc. Your #1 priority should be to be comfortable in your dress. 🙂
Post # 10
@jyening: definitely go to the big stores and try it on to get a better feel for it. i think a mermaid dress has more of an attitude versus a fit… you have to wear those dresses versus them wearing you.. and i think you are wearing that dress if that makes sense… it has become an accessory of your personality versus simply a dress…
Post # 11
SO GORGEOUS! That dress looks amazing on you.
I’m a mermaid bride too! My dress hasn’t been altered yet and it is quite a bit too big, but I dont think it will be a problem. That style will always be a little restrictive, but as long as you can move and walk it should be alright.
Post # 13
You look fabulous in a mermaid gown! I do not think it is restrictive. I think you need to try it on in your size before ordering because we all have different comfort levels. I love that gown! It’s beautiful on you.
Post # 14
I was a mermaid dress bride! I love love loved the mermaid style dresses, although I have to admit, it’s definitely one of the more restrictive dress styles.
I had my seamstress take the seams around the thighs out a bit so it wasn’t so tight. I didn’t want to have to worry about busting a seam while moving around!
Post # 15
I love the dress. It looks AWESOME on you! I think if you’re worried about it being too restrictive (and I would wonder about the heat in the Caribbean) that you could always get a shorter/more comfortable reception dress to change into for dancing.