A mermaid wedding gown is one of the most worn and wearable wedding dresses. It is fantastic on curvy women who want to celebrate their shape, as well as on women with smaller curves that seek to create or enhance them. A mermaid gown typically has a long, dropped torso that hugs the body past the waist, hips and to the mid-thigh or slightly lower. The skirt below flares out dramatically. This high contrast creates the exaggerated shape of the mermaid gown and gives its wearer a sexy, fun look.
The mermaid trend has been gaining speed in the last few years and designers have let their imaginations run free. We've seen wild frothy draped mermaids with shredded tulle skirts and side draped satin mermaids with single beaded shoulder straps and jeweled lacy underskirts. Mermaids are really having a moment.
The sister dress to the Mermaid is the trumpet gown. The trumpet is extremely flattering, easy to wear and less of a statement than the mermaid. The trumpet has a more classic, traditional appeal and can be appropriate for any type of wedding. Its gently fluted skirt flares out and creates a sophisticated line. In essence, it's a softer, more wearable version of the mermaid.