A mermaid-cut wedding dress is perfect for the modern, individualistic bride who still wants to look and feel beautiful on her wedding day. In any case, the dramatic skirt and train of a mermaid wedding dress will steal the show as you walk down the aisle and out of sight. This silhouette is ideal for showing off your figure, whether you’re going for a simple and sleek look or something more seductive and glamorous.

The bodice, waist, and hips of a mermaid wedding dress are nipped in, and the skirt flares out slightly below the knees. Be sure to tell your seamstress to leave you enough room to sit and walk in your mermaid wedding dress if you have it altered. Put one foot in front of the other and use footwear that supports your arches.

These days, brides want to feel like they’re walking down the red carpet, and a mermaid wedding dress is a perfect way to achieve that feeling.

Even celebrities like Eva Longoria, who wore a chic Victoria Beckham creation, and Kim Kardashian, who wore a romantic Ricardo Tisci Givenchy lace gown, have opted for mermaid silhouettes for their wedding dresses.

Here are some of our favorite mermaid wedding dresses that will flatter any figure and complement any aesthetic, from understated to extravagant.

Randy Fenoli Charo Dress

Runs: True to Size | Size: 0-30 | Materials: Taffeta and tulle | Length: Floor-length

This mermaid wedding dress has a beautifully fitted bodice that elongates the body. The jewel accents at the waistline are a show-stopping finishing touch that elevates this dress to the next level.

Pronovias Premiere Collection Clara Dress

Runs: True to Size | Size: 0-28 | Materials: Crepe | Length: Floor-length

This dress with spaghetti straps also features elbow-length puffed sleeves, which are currently trending and can be removed entirely. If you want a dress that can be worn in two different ways, this is the one for you.

Moonlight Couture Style H1478 Dress

Runs: True to Size | Size: 0-28W | Materials: Lace and tulle | Length: Floor-length

While black wedding dresses are trending right now, this is a lovely option if you’re not quite ready to commit to the color. It’s a striking combination of white and black lace.

 Lee Petra Grebenau Kelly Dress

Runs: True to Size | Size: Made to order | Materials: Chiffon | Length: Floor-length

This feminine off-the-shoulder dress is a perfect example of the Pearlcore trend that has been all over Pinterest. All-over pearl inlay embellishments make for a stunning finish.

Anne Barge Noelle Dress

Runs: True to Size | Size: 0-22 | Materials: Chantilly lace | Length: Floor-length

This dress is perfect if you’re looking for a modern take on a classic bridal fabric thanks to the oversized floral Chantilly lace. One more chic contemporary feature of this dress is its notched deep V-neckline.

FAQ

How do shorter brides feel about the mermaid silhouette?

Absolutely! Getting that break in the waistline is crucial. Keep in mind that the ideal length of a skirt is the one that hits at your natural waist.

Should I pair my mermaid dress with heels?

Although they aren’t required, heels greatly enhance the long and lean lines of a mermaid dress. If you need help finding the perfect pair of shoes to complement your wedding dress, don’t hesitate to consult a bridal fashion expert.

Can you freely walk around in a mermaid gown?

The extra fabric and volume at the skirt of a mermaid-style wedding dress can make the dress difficult to move around in. However, if you’re looking for something with a bit less heft, a chiffon and lace dress would be perfect.

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