Mermaid Wedding Dresses

When trying to decide on what to wear for the big wedding day, there are many things to consider.  The bride will have to decide on the color, length, type of material, and style of her dress. One of the popular styles of wedding dresses is the mermaid.

Mermaid wedding dresses are named so because of the fit of this style of dress.  The dress is fitted from the chest down to around the knee and then flares out from the knee down. This look is similar to a mermaid that has a tail and fin instead of legs therefore giving that same look.

Strapless Mermaid Wedding Dresses

Strapless Mermaid Wedding Dresses

Mermaid style wedding dresses have a few different options when it comes to the type of skirt that it has. The skirt can start anywhere from above the knee to below the knee. Where the skirt starts will influence how the dress looks and therefore the silhouette of the bride. If the bride is looking for a more Spanish-style look, she may choose the flamenco flare type of skirt that gathers the skirt more to the front of the dress.  For a more even look, she may decide to choose a round skirt where the skirt flows out evenly all around the bottom of the dress.  The other option is the trumpet flare that gathers the skirt at the bottom and towards the back of the dress.

Off The Shoulder Mermaid Wedding Dresses

Off The Shoulder Mermaid Wedding Dresses

The mermaid dress also has many neckline options to choose from.  For a more moderate style of dress, the bride could choose a high neckline and/or long sleeves. To create a more sexy style, the bride could choose an off-the-shoulder, strapless or halter neckline. Since this dress is already sexy due to the fitted style, a bride can choose to go more or less conservative by her choice of neckline.

When choosing this style of wedding dress, there are a few things the bride should consider.  For example, since this style of dress is so fitted, the style is more suited for slimmer brides.  The type of skirt that the mermaid dress has can be very helpful in hiding some areas that the bride might consider problem areas such as larger legs.  However, the rest of the dress that is fitted will not hide any problem areas that the bride might want to hide. If the bride is comfortable with how the dress fits her body, no matter her body shape and size, then that is the most important thing.

Choosing a wedding dress can be a big decision for the bride.  There are so many choices available that it can sometimes become overwhelming.  One of the first decisions to start with would be the style of dress. After that decision is made then the other decisions will more easily fall into place.

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