Selecting a wedding dress must be one of the most exciting parts of your wedding journey! But, where to start? There are so many dresses to choose from and so many different cuts. Well, if you’re thinking of going for mermaid wedding dresses, good for you! We love this look and all the benefits which come with it. If you’re on the fence, here’s why you should consider getting a mermaid wedding dress.
A mermaid dress has a distinctive silhouette, the dress hugs the bride’s bust, waist, and hips, and then flares out to a wider skirt. The mermaid wedding dress comes in all sorts of variations with different fabrics, sleeves, necklines, and even with different styles of the skirt’s flare. What’s great about a mermaid cut? They allow brides to show off their curves! In addition to this, a mermaid wedding dress has many benefits for a bride. Because the dresses are fit and structured over the torso, they will give any bride a stunning hourglass figure with great definition. Often, the top half of the dress is ruched, which evens out a woman’s figure and hides any imperfections.
The flare of the dress
Apparently, there is quite a bit of science behind the cut of a mermaid dress: Brides who want to accentuate or create the illusion of an hourglass body shape will want to choose a dress that begins to flare just at the hips. Brides that want to show off more of their body, including their backside, should choose a dress that is tight further down and begins to flare mid-thigh or lower. The width of the flare can also vary greatly between styles of this dress. A slim flare will only widen a little more than an A-line skirt, and it will have a very subtle effect on the bride’s shape. Wide flares give the bride a dramatic silhouette, but they can also appear unbalanced on a bride who does not also have a striking veil, hair, or makeup.
What is the difference between a Mermaid Wedding Gown and a Trumpet Wedding Gown?
The key difference between a Mermaid Gown and a Trumpet Gown is where the dress’ flare begins. Both silhouettes show off the brides curves by hugging them in all the right places. The mermaid gown, however, starts flaring below the knee creating a mermaid-tail-like silhouette, where the trumpet wedding gown starts flaring mid-thigh, creating a trumpet-like silhouette. The trumpet wedding dress is also known for being a little less restricting than the mermaid wedding dress because of where the flair falls.