(Closed) mermaid v. ball gown

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1047 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Heres me trying on a mermaid




And heres my dress – sorry about the crappy pic, not sure if its aline or ballgown but its a different silhouette certainly!

Post # 4
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

I have some, ugh, I look so bad in a memaid but here we go anyway: 

Post # 5
1863 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Neither is my dress. I ended up going with a lace fit and flare. But here ya go.

Post # 6
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Manda613:  I hated the mermaid sillouhette on me.  It accentuated my broad shoulders to an alarming degree.

This was the biggest ballgown I tried on:

I ended up with an a-line:

Hope that helps!

Post # 7
3139 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Post # 8
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

No photos unfortunately but I’m a Bee who tried on a mermaid dress (thought that was what I wanted) and ended up with a ballgown!  

Post # 9
896 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I tried on a bunch… here are my two favs.
I started off thinking I wanted a ballgown/a-line; ended up going for mermaid/trumpet! I like both, why can’t we just wear these dresses in daily life?! haha

Post # 10
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Manda613:  The ballgowns were fun and pretty but I fell in love with my mermaid. First dress is the one I went with. 

Post # 11
23589 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ballgown types:

Mermaid types:

I didn’t end up with any of these dresses. My dress was a fit and flare in the end!  For reference, I’m a bit under 5’1″, about 120 pounds in these photos.

Post # 12
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

These were my top two. Went with the ballgown. Altered the neckline & made some other changes.


Post # 13
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I really loved my mermaid but ended up with a ballgown.

Post # 14
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I always envisioned myself in either a mermaid or a ballgown. I soon realized that ballgowns are too much dress for my little self. Nevertheless, here is my favourite ballgown (I’m standing on a box), followed by a runner up mermaid. The last mermaid is the one I ended up picking 🙂 

Post # 15
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Here’s me in an Allure ballgown. It was so beautiful, but being only 5’2 and petite it swallowed me up!

Here’s a slight downgrade to an A-line Pronovias (some also consider it a ballgown of sorts).

And then here’s my mermaid!

And here’s altered on our big day.  🙂

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