Mermaid Dresses – movement

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

bluesun100 : I fell for a mermaid dress (lace), I tried one on in store, not the one I was lusting after and found it very restrictive to move around my thigh area, and thought if it’s a hot day, that will bug the hell out of me. It depends on your build though etc. It’ll be worth trying one on at least otherwise you maybe always wondering. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

bluesun100 :  I think you’re going to get a wide variety of response to this question as a lot of people mix up  fit and flares and trumpets with mermaids (both of which are much easier to function in than a mermaid). A true mermaid is fitted until right above /below the knee and then a dramatic flare out. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

bluesun100 :  oh I wasn’t implying that you didn’t know what a mermaid was! Just that you should take any responses with a grain of salt, because people might say “my mermaid was easy to move in!” And it turns out there’s is really a fit and flare 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Hi Bluesun!

 

I was in love with mermaid dresses forever! I’m having mine custom made ahead of my September wedding.

 

I’d say your comfort is dependant on a few things, for example if the mermaid dress has boning through it it can be significantly more uncomfortable.

 

As catskillsinjune said you’ll probably get a few different responses but just be mindful, they aren’t the most comfortable dress, you’ll probably need to take it off completely for the bathroom and they are restrictive in terms of movement like walking.

 

If you can try the dress on you’ll get an idea straight away on whether you can bear it.

 

i know this makes me sound anti mermaids but I’m not, I adore them, I think they’re incredibly beautiful but admittedly they just aren’t half as comfortable as some other dresses out there.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I wore a mermaid and found it a little hard to get up steps – luckily there was only one at my venue. And I also couldn’t bend down enough to pick up something off the ground, but apart from that it was fine 🙂 I could sit!

It had a zipper fastening at the back so I could easily put it on by myself and I just unzipped it to use the bathroom. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

I tried on several Romona Keveza mermaids and fit and flares, and found both to be a bit restrictive (though the mermaid much more so – I couldn’t even sit down properly, and I had to kick my feet to the side to step up onto the pedastal in the dressing room).

I chose a modified a-line in the end.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I tried on a lot of mermaids and trumpets and found them incredibly hard to move around in, and did wind up with an A Line. However, the movement had nothing to do with it, I just fell in love with another dress. If I fell in love with a fitted one, I would get it anyways. Heels aren’t comfortable and restrict my movement, but I’m wearing those too! I am willing to sacrifice comfort to look great on my wedding day.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I wore a trumpet from davids bridal,  swg681, and it was interesting going up stairs and sitting. Otherwise it was fine. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Combermere Abbey

I’m wearing a mermaid dress for my wedding day honestly I looked so fine in it I didn’t even attempt to try sit in it 😂 Moving around wasn’t the easiest thing but hey ho I would rather look stunning than be comfortable.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

bluesun100 :  My dress was a true mermaid and it wasn’t the easiest to sit in (definitely needed help getting back up from low chairs) and it probably wouldn’t have been the easiest to dance in for an extended period of time, but I didn’t have a traditional wedding and reception so I only danced to two songs (no elaborate moves or anything, but my husband did dip me) and then had a brunch reception which was all sitting. I was able to walk comfortably and sitting was not uncomfortable, and that’s all I really needed. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

bluesun100 :  It really depends on the type of mermaid you get.

I ended up getting a mermaid and it had a LOT of tulle on the bottom with a really long train. I’m going to be honest, if I hadn’t had so much tulle I would have been able to get around and sit more comfortably. Dancing was fine until it got to the fast music, but it wasn’t unbearable. I danced all night long with a fail of a bustle lol. However, my dress looked HOT so it didn’t bother me at all lol.

Picture for reference:

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I tried on a true mermaid and liked the general shape/style but I felt too restricted even just walking around.  Instead I went with a sleek fit and flare which gives me the shape I wanted but no issues with movement.  First pic is the mermaid. Second is my dress.

 

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