Post # 1
I originally picked the first a-line dress which is more simple because I thought I was going to be doing a destination wedding in a more rustic setting. Anyhow, fast forward and I am rethinking the dress, and considering the mermaid.
My friends think that mermaid dress doesn’t ook wedding-y enough. I do like the first one as it looks nicer in person than in the picture. However, I really really like the floral pattern and portrait neckline on the mermaid dress but I’m not a huge fan of the taffeta body. Anyhow, it’s more about the silouette and weddingness of it, and whether the mermaid would be flattering on me if I’m short.
Also i’m about 5 feet tall and will wear bout 3-4 inch heels. I’m skinny and slightly curvy.
I need help deciding! 🙂
Post # 2
Fellow short bride here (5’1″) what I’ve been noticing when seeing the mermaid dress on others who are curvy/short is that it makes them look shorter. BUT I’ve also read that a good tailor can make any dress look good on any height so if your heart is set on it go for it. My pick would be the first dress as I love how it looks from the back!
Post # 3
I like the first dress much, much, much better. It’s so much more timeless and elegant. I am sort of tired of mermaids.
Post # 4
Agree with Mrs. Sawyertobe. The first dress is definitely a lot prettier than the second. It’s unique and the detailing is beautiful! I too think mermaids are a bit overdone nowadays.
In any event, wear what makes YOU feel the best.
Post # 6
I agree with all PPs, I love the first dress.
I think mermaid dresses are very wedding-y as you put it. But they aren’t my favourite and there is just something about that one that doesn’t work for me.
Post # 7
I think if you’ve got lots of pros and cons for both dresses, you haven’t ‘found the one’ yet.
Mermaid sounds like it will suit your body shape though.
Post # 8
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
here’s my two cents: mermaids look best on tall girls. On us petite ladies, they make our legs look like they start where are knees are, shortening the entire body. It’s the opposite of the effect of the empire waist.The a line is stunning and would look incredible on your frame. I’d love to see a photo!
Whatever you decide, be 110% in love with your dress. If you don’t love it, keep looking, but know that dress regret is normal. Know the difference between disliking it and dress regret.
Post # 9
I usually love mermaid on curvy girls and disagree that they make short girls look shorter. It depends where the bodice ends and the mermaid/tule etc begins. In saying that though, out of those two, I prefer the first one. The back is gorgeous! But dresses have to be judged on, not by the model.