(Closed) Mom said I don't have the body for Mermaid dresses. :(

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 47
4097 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MrsPirt_2013:  you look beautiful, but I can kind of see what she’s saying. You’re petite, and would have to get the dressed shortened a lot. By the time it became a comfortable length for you the trumpet effect might not be as prevalent as it should be. If you love the dress though by all means get it.

Post # 48
34 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

That dress looks amazing on you!!  I think you have the perfect shape to wear a mermaid dress!  And the specific dress you chose really seems to help add height and elongate you because of all the diagonal ruching, and it has awesome flow.  The only thing to consider is how much of it you would have to get cut off, depending on the heels you are wearing etc., but as long as you are fine with that – I don’t see any reason not to go mermaid!  I think your mom’s opinion is more reflective of the fact that she probably pictured you in something else for your wedding dress, because you definitely have the body for this dress.  Great choice 🙂

Post # 50
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You have the PERFECT body for a mermaid dress! Especially that one, It’s drop dead gorgeous! It’s your  wedding day, don’t let your mom sway your decision.

Post # 51
44 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

Girl you look fabulous. That dress is completely stunning on you. Tell mom to worry about her MOB dress 

Post # 52
1345 posts
Bumble bee

It looks great on you!  Sometimes moms and daughters have really different tastes for various reasons.  I wouldn’t take what your mom said too personally (I know easier said than done).   If you really think about it, in the end your mother is a woman with her own likes/dislikes, and just like the many differing opinions among the women here on the bee, your mom just shared her honest opinion.  If you feel awesome in the mermaid dress than that’s for you!   

Post # 53
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Maybe we should trade moms, mine wanted me to get almost the exact dress your wearing, but instead we went full a line with a smooth skirt(because that’s more me). This dress looks great on you, if you love it I would get it and mom will come round. 

Post # 54
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014


 I am short waisted as well and I think mermaids look great on us because they enlongate our bodies.  That dress looks amazing!  Who makes it??

Post # 55
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsPirt_2013:  i think the shape fits you beautiful!  i dont see what shes talking about maybe she said that Caz she wants you in a traditional ball gown? looks Fab to me ; )

Post # 56
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I read your post, then saw the pictures, and I was like, “Are you kidding?!” You look amazing in that dress! Stunning!

Post # 57
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsPirt_2013:  You’ve got to be kidding! That dress looks frickin’ gorgeous on you! I’m totes jelly right now 😉 And your mom is being a silly-head hahaha. You are rockin’ this dress and should not doubt yourself or let her put doubt in you!

Post # 58
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsPirt_2013:  I think you look fabulous! and I love your shoulder tatoo!!

Post # 59
5486 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Girl, your body looks slammin’ in that dress!!

Post # 60
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

@MrsPirt_2013:  i think the style fits your body perfectly, and you look absolutely gorgeous! However… Maybe your mom is holding back because she thinks that the dress itself isn’t that gorgeous… I only say that because personally I don’t like the bottom of that dress. Like I said I think the style looks phenomenal on you, I’m just not a fan of what they did with the mermaid bottom

Post # 61
9894 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it looks gorgeous!  Really, your mom is crazy!

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