Silhouette Series: The Marvelous Mermaid

For a beautiful dress that makes you stand out on your wedding day, one style you can consider is the mermaid cut. The mermaid silhouette hugs the body to enhance your curves, making it ideal for your big day, even if you feel you don’t have many curves to show off. Here’s what you should know about this dress style.

The Mermaid Style

Similar to the trumpet style is the mermaid style. This silhouette contours the body from the knees (or lower) to the chest. At or below the knees, the bottom of the dress flares out to the hem to create a sexy silhouette. This is a more fitted form of the trumpet gown, but that does mean that it’s not for every body type.

A mermaid gown has three primary features. They include the elongated bodice, flared skirt from the mid-thigh or lower, and a contoured cut designed to emphasize an hourglass figure.

What Body Type is Best Suited to a Mermaid Gown?

The mermaid style suits slender figures. It’s good for both short and tall brides, but it’s not well-suited to full-figure brides due to shape, although it can work well for those looking to enhance an hourglass shape.

A mermaid gown has three primary features. They include the elongated bodice, flared skirt from the mid-thigh or lower, and a contoured cut designed to emphasize an hourglass figure.

Why Choose a Mermaid Gown?

Mermaid gowns have a sophisticated appearance. The silhouette comes in many styles including tulle, beaded or lace bodices. The flared skirt can appear sleek, ruffled, wide or narrow to suit your height and preferred width. Since a mermaid gown contours the body, it enhances a straight-figured woman’s curves, maximizing her shape.

What Else Should You Keep in Mind?

Unlike some other silhouettes, the mermaid gown does restrict movement in some ways, depending on the cut. You can expect to take smaller steps and to have a tighter bodice from the chest down. Keep this in mind if you’re eager to move freely during your wedding and reception. The fit of a mermaid gown relies on a tight fit, so those who are uncomfortable with a snug feel should avoid this style.

A mermaid silhouette suits slim women of any height. To enhance your curves and show off your figure, this is a silhouette that gets the job done. At TK Bridal & Alterations, we can help you find the perfect silhouette for your body type, so you feel beautiful on your big day. With precise alterations, your dress will fit like a glove and give you a stunning appearance. Visit us online to learn more about different dress styles and the silhouettes that will make you look your best on your wedding day or make your appointment online.

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