Wedding Mermaid Dresses 2020

Mermaid dresses are back and they aren’t just for the little princesses anymore. These elegant and sophisticated dresses with a touch of fantasy come in every style, color, and fabric imaginable. For generations, they have become Christmas go-to’s whenever there are special events such as weddings, proms, or parties. The Little Mermaid is one of the most well-known Disney Princess Fairy Tales ever made. It has brought a lot of dreams to life for young girls worldwide who may have seen the fantastical world where people could be transformed into beautiful mermaids.

Wedding Mermaid Dresses 2020

In contrast to trumpet or fit-and-flare dresses, in which the skirt begins higher up, usually around the middle of the hip or the thigh, a mermaid-style wedding dress is closely fitted in the bodice all the way down to the knee, where it dramatically flares out. Even though the mermaid silhouette reveals your figure more than the others, you shouldn’t be put off by that fact; in fact, it can be a very flattering choice.

The dramatic skirt of a mermaid dress can help you achieve an hourglass figure, even if you have a full bust or broad shoulders. The mermaid silhouette is stunning with any neckline or sleeve length; however, many of our real brides opt for a simple, strapless neckline.

Wear your mermaid with long lace sleeves if you’re self-conscious about your arms; the form-hugging silhouette will still make you look seductive even if you don’t bare any skin.

If you want to avoid looking stumpy in your mermaid wedding dress, remember to elongate your body as much as possible and wear heels.

We recommend a high updo or a style with lots of volume at the crown, like a high bun, for your wedding hair. Heels are recommended for height, but (and this is a big but) you should try them on with your dress and walk around in them as much as possible before the big day. Wear high heels only if you know you can walk properly in them, as the form-fitting top half of a mermaid dress will limit your range of motion. When in doubt, repeat the process of intensive practice.

 Maggie Sottero Keeva Dress

Floor-length, lace dress; true-to-size fit; sizes 0-28.

This gown stands out thanks to the statement lace on the bodice, and it earns extra points for the lace detailing that continues down the tulle skirt. This style is incredibly romantic thanks to its drop cap sleeves, sweetheart neckline, and illusion V-back.

 BHLDN Daisy Gown

Sizes 0-16 | Tulle and sequin embroidery | Floor-length | True to Size

For the woman who wants it all, this dress has it all: lace, illusion, tulle, and embroidery. The dramatic high neckline and elegant train of this dress are the cherry on top.

 Randy Fenoli Charo Dress

Sizes 0-30 | Taffeta and tulle | Floor-Length | Fits True to Size

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

Vera Wang Bride Lucille Dress

Floor-sweeping gown; true-to-size fit; sizing from 0 to 28; Mikado fabric;

This exquisitely tailored dress by Vera Wang, with its signature pleating at the bodice, is a fashionista’s dream. Subtle volume is added by the fishtail skirt with sculpted detailing.

 Pronovias Premiere Collection Clara Dress

Style and fit are both spot on; sizes range from 0 to 28; the fabric is a luxurious crepe; and the hemline hits the floor.

This dress with spaghetti straps and puffy, elbow-length sleeves is right on trend with its removable sleeves. If you’re looking for a dress that can be worn in two distinct ways, this is it.

Lee Petra Grebenau Kelly Dress

Fits true to size; custom sizing available; Chiffon fabric; floor-sweeping length

This pretty off-the-shoulder dress is a perfect example of the Pearlcore style that’s been all over Pinterest lately. A stunning design, it is embellished all over with tiny pearl inlays.

Moonlight Couture Style H1478 Dress

Floor-sweeping gown; true-to-size fit; available in sizes 0-28W; lace and tulle fabric; standard dress length

It’s true that black wedding dresses are trending right now, but if you’re not quite ready to commit to the look, this dress is a lovely alternative. It’s a striking combination of white and black lace.


Does a mermaid wedding dress work for petite brides?

Absolutely! It’s all about that waist break. Always remember that in order to give the illusion of elongation, the skirt needs to hit in just the right spot.

Do I need to wear heels with a mermaid dress?

Heels aren’t necessary, but a little heel height will help flatter the long and lean silhouette of a mermaid gown. When shopping for your final accessories, you can always ask your bridal style pro to advise on the best shoe for your specific dress.

Are mermaid wedding dresses easy to move in?

Mermaid wedding dresses can be a bit cumbersome due to all the fabric and volume at the bottom of the gown. However, if you want a style that’s less bulky, find a dress made from chiffon and lace.

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