A mermaid dress fits closely to the body through the torso,hips and thighs then flares out at the knees or below the knees.
It can however be really uncomfortable if its too tight at the knees,its therefore advised that the flare starts few inches above the knees or if it starts at the knees it should not be too tight so as to allow the bride a little comfort while walking.
Why the word Mermaid?
The Mermaid wedding gown silhoutte is currently one of the top most popular cuttings that brides are smitten with!
Its named after the mythical creature of our imaginations and fairy tales because of the flared hem and fitted bodice.(like the body and tail of a mermaid of course).
Mermaid wedding dresses are ideal for the bride who wants to feel sexy on their wedding day and still stay true to their personality.. It is definitely not suitable for those who are not comfortable showing their curves since it contours to the body.
Best body type
The mermaid cut is definately not for everyone. This daring design is best worn by hourglass figure who wants to show off their figure.
Also slender figures, both short and tall and it is not particularly well suited for those brides with fuller figures. However, if you are on the voluptuous side and want to accentuate your curves, this is the perfect dress for you.
Hourglass- (bust and hip measurements are similar,smaller waist measurement)
The mermaid silhoutte this is a very sexy look that highlights every curve so you must be confident and comfortable in your skin to pull off this look.
If you don’t have much of a natural waist,you may lose the effect of the cut.
The most important thing to keep in mind when considering a Mermaid style dress is whether or not you will feel comfortable wearing it on your big day. You may have a flawless figure perfect for this type of dress, but if you do not feel confident in it, it is not worth choosing.
Pros of a mermaid dress
Majority of the new brides that come in for appointments are usually interested in the mermaid silhouette. Its currently the most popular and trending style. It can be breathtaking and with the right fabrics, body type, styling and design, you will definitely leave people talking!
The mermaid shape makes you to look slimmer and taller. Patterned fabrics like lace also help to cover a multitude of sins 😃.
You can complete this look with a variety of accessories such as a veil,tiara etc.The dress always ‘chooses its accessory’ ; of course your preference matters too, but we always advise what would work best.
This popular silhouette also emphasizes all figure advantages if you have them to show!
Cons of mermaid dress
Generally, wedding gowns in mermaid cut hug the body quite tightly.Therefore, brides who are not prepared to feel constrained in a mermaid wedding gown should not consider this cut for her wedding day.
Because of how body hugging wedding gowns in mermaid cuts can be, it may magnify certain areas of your body, the shoulders and hips, love handles, tummy. .
A mermaid gown easily shows undergarments with any visible line.Seamless undergarments are a must!Don’t plan on wearing undergarments that may show any visible line when wearing the mermaid dress.
The mermaid dress will limit the range of motion of your feet and legs. Especially if the flare starts at the knees exactly.Thats why its advised that the flare starts a few inches above the knee and it shouldnt be too tight.Don’t stand with your feet together while trying on this dress and assume if it looks and feels great, it will be great on your wedding day. You must walk, sit and dance around in the dress and determine when it feels comfortable.
All bodies are beautiful, so work with your shape rather than against it,to find a wedding gown that will flatter your figure and have you radiating with total confidence.
Photos- Our Real Bride – Jemimah Kiarie. Here is her testimonial
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