The Mermaid silhouette contours the body from the chest to the knee, then flares out to the hem. The mermaid silhouette is more fitted than a trumpet style, with it’s very sexy, curve hugging attributes. This is a style that requires confidence to pull off as it is often unforgiving (Thank God for Spanx!) This design is typically worn by slender figures. For shorter figures, one must make sure that the silhouette does not makes them look shorter than they are and can often require heals for a full mermaid effect (you don’t was to hem off your mermaid fin), but for tall brides, it id perfect in showing height and curves. Though this style is most common for slimmer figures, if you are on the voluptuous side and want to accentuate your curves, this is the perfect dress for you.
The most important thing to keep in mind when trying on a Mermaid style dress is whether or not you will feel comfortable wearing it on your wedding day. The silhouette will be fitted tight so taking big steps will be out of the question. Make sure that the dress fits with your venue, that you can walk up and down stairs if need, practice dancing and normal things you may have to do on the day of to make sure this fit will work well with your day!