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Flare for the Dramatic: 10 Beautiful Mermaid Wedding Gowns

Amore Bridal Wear

While we love the drama of ball gown wedding dresses and the cute look of a tea-length dress, there is something special about a mermaid dress. There’s something ultra-sexy about the silhouette, hugging the contours of the body from the bodice to knee and finishing with a flare to the hem.

Also known as the fit-and-flare and the fishtail, the mermaid dress comes with all sorts of necklines and is available in a range of fabrics.

The mermaid dress gives a bride a sexy hourglass figure, and gathered fabric can hide any lumps and bumps. The flare helps to balance out top heavy brides as well as hide thighs while still being friendly to curves.

Where your dress flares is an important factor to consider, as is the flare size. If you want a traditional mermaid look, the flare should start at the knee so it looks like a mermaid’s tail. To highlight or create the illusion of an hourglass body the flare should start near the hip. If you want to accentuate your bootylicious behind, get a dress with a flare which stats at least below the knee. Slim flares have a subtle effect on the silhouette, whole a wide flare adds drama, but can make a woman look unbalances. The volume of the skirt can be adjusted by removing layers, so you can work your dress to suit your body.

We have 10 beautiful mermaid gowns that feature everything from the traditional mermaid style and more modern versions of the classic. Make sure you to check out our Pinterest boards, where we have more dresses to inspire brides-to-be.

Enzoani at Anne Gregory Bridal

Stella York

Victoria Jane at Amore Bridal Wear

Eleanor by Jen Doherty

Eileen by Maggie Sottero

St. Patrick at The Courtyard

La Sposa at Ophelia Bridal

Zelda by David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Reem Acra Bridal

Marchesa

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