What is A Mermaid Style Wedding Dress?January 7, 2019
A mermaid style wedding dress like the Sottero & Midgley Viera is a fitted style dress which hugs the body. Unlike a ball gown wedding dress or an A-line dress, the mermaid silhouette doesn’t flare out at the waist, it flares out at or below the knees to create a mermaid like *tail* that is extremely elegant. This *tail* often features pretty details, which could be lace, ruffles or beading, it can also feature any length of train.
Sydney wedding dress stores sell a stunning range of mermaid style dresses – some examples include:
- Provonias Drail – this wedding gown is simple and feminine with its fitted and then flowing silhouette. This gown has a low sweetheart neckline, with illusion flowering up to the neck and cut off sleeves. Made from Tulle and overlaid with floral motifs, the gown has a full skirt and train and can be combined perfectly with a matching cape.
- Maggie Sottero Serenica – romantic and feminine this beautiful wedding gown has a body hugging cut to the waist which is adorned with Swarovski crystals, and a sweetheart neckline, the opal organza and tulle skirt ruffles out in layers to create a dramatic look. This dress is also available in a blush shade, great for the bride who doesn’t want to wear white.
- Pronovias Tasiel – when you wear this stunning bridal gown, you will really feel like you are gliding down the aisle, this mermaid style dress has grace with its scalloped sweetheart neckline, guipure appliques and blush tulle underlay. This gown flows with lace and a plain tulle court train, it is a truly elegant and stunning bridal gown
To see if a mermaid style dress is right for you – here are some things to consider –
- Mermaid dresses can be difficult to move in thanks to the flare below the knee, if you plan on doing a lot of dancing you may want to consider wearing a separate dress for the reception.
- Due to being quite form-fitting and curve enhancing mermaid dresses have become very popular, but they don’t work with everyone. Brides who have an hourglass shape look stunning in this style of wedding gown, but women with a more *boxy* silhouette may feel more comfortable in a gown that isn’t as constricting. Remember every dress, like every woman is different, you should try on a few different styles and see what works best for you.
Whether you have your heart set on a mermaid style gown, or you have never heard of one before Bridal Secrets recommends that you try on a mermaid dress, along with some other styles to find the one that looks best on you.