Post # 1
I am in love with mermaid style dresses. But everywhere i read says they dont flatter plus size women 🙁
Im not going dress shopping till November, so im going to try and lose weight before that. But as of right now im a street size 20.
So ladies, will you please show me a picture of yourself in your mermaid style wedding gown?
thank you :)))
Post # 3
My sister-in-law is plus size and she looked good in her dress.
Post # 4
What I have read about mermaid style dresses is that it is more about having good bust-waist-hip proportions than it is about actual size. If you are plus size, but your overall shape is hourglass, then they should still look great. Mermaids tend to be most unflattering for pear shaped (bigger hips and small bust) or apple shaped (carrying weight around the middle/waist) women.
Post # 5
Yea i carry my weight around my middle 🙁
Post # 6
I am 5’7 and am a street size 16/18 (even 20, depending on what brand I’m wearing). My gown is going to be ordered as a 22 ( I think, I haven’t decided yet-I have until Sept. to decide and put it in production!)
I LOVE my mermaid style Mori Lee Julietta gown. I have tonnnns of curves and usually try to hide them but not in this dress! I absolutely love the way mermaids hug the curves. If you have ’em , flaunt ’em!
I am a little weary about my tummy area, but I’ve tried on a Spanx and it makes it disappear.
I also don’t have really proportional boobs-they’re quite small for my size. I’m just going to ask to get more padding put in the bust.
The bottom line is, it’s your wedding day. YOUR day. You can wear ANY type of gown, as long as it’s what you want and love and feel good in. And remember, dresses can be altered to fit you how ever way you want. 🙂
Post # 7
@KendraLeigh: You look amazing!
Post # 8
@KendraLeigh: Thank you so much for sharing! You look amazing in that dress! & im also looking at Julietta gowns 🙂
Post # 9
Thanks, gals! The Julietta’s are phenom!
Post # 10
LOVE this post!
I used to not like the mermaid gowns. . .I didn’t get the appeal. But while planning my wedding I saw so many were just *perfect* for the bride that wore them. I LOVE THEM! So gorgeous! I ordered mine online, it fits me perfectly, and almost the same with the original picture,
me in it:
Post # 11
I carry my weight around the middle but a dress with a good corset in it will fix all of that. For example, here is me in Maggie Sottero’s Charisse
You can’t tell because of the corset in the dress, but I am actually a good 30-40 lbs overweight and most of that is in my tummy. If you carry your weight in your tummy go for a corset back and some rouching. It does WONDERS!
Post # 12
I think mine is more of a trumpet style but I think lots of mermaid dresses look better on curvy women. I am a street size 24 and this is me in my dress. This is before alterations so it’s a little loose.
Post # 13
this is the sample and the bottom is a bit flat – it will poof out more. I never wear form-fitting styles, but my consultant asked me to try it and it really did make me feel less self-conscious about my arms
Post # 14
Street size 16. Dress was 18.. altered in chest and hips.
Post # 15
@AdriannaJean: Stunning! You and I have very similar body shapes. I wasn’t confident enough to go for a fitted style but you look amazing!
Post # 16
@AdriannaJean: Dress looks awesome on you. I have seen the mermaids style on some brides and they are drawing attention to the wrong areas. I think mermaids are for brides who have a hourglass figures that includes us plus size women