Wedding dress trend: Mermaid dresses

September 6, 2014

There are an abundance of shapes and designs when it comes to wedding gowns. A totally elegant and glamorous silhouette is the mermaid dress.

What is a mermaid dress?

A mermaid dress is tight fitting from the chest to the knee and when it reaches this point, flares out and often has a small train. It's a great shape as it highlights a woman's natural curves while still being comfortable so you can dance the night away with your loved ones.

There are many options on offer. The silhouette looks classy and flattering no matter how much skin you want to show. You could have a strapless bodice, have delicate lacy cap sleeves or even full length sleeves for an added design feature. This shape looks wonderfully womanly with short sleeves and a low neckline.

When looking for mermaid wedding dresses, you'll also find there are many variations for the lower half of the gown. It can flare out above the knee or below, have a round, slinky or voluminous skirt. For something with a Spanish twist, try a flamenco flare, where the lower part of the dress is gathered at the front.

What are some mermaid wedding dresses available?

The Demetrios 1443 Damani gown is completely stunning, fitting for a bride who wants a classical, sophisticated yet elegant look. With light lace fabric, a subtle mermaid detailing and heart shaped bodice, the gown will make you feel beautiful. It is finished with an embellished waist tie that further accentuates your curves.

Another wonderful option is the Mori Lee 2604. This gown is notable for its intricately detailed neckline, with beading that tapers off down the chest. Lovely and feminine, the dress comes in at the knee and flares out, making it a great choice if you want to show off your figure and have a full skirt.