Mermaid wedding dresses are ideal for the bride who wants to feel sexy on her wedding day, but stay true to her personal style. No matter your style, the focal point of a mermaid wedding dress is the dramatic skirt and train, making both your entrance and exit a show-stopping moment. From sleek and simple to sexy and glamorous, this is the perfect silhouette to show off your shape!

lace long sleeve fit-and-flare wedding dress - 7420 by Stella York

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Dramatic, sexy and totally red carpet-worthy, mermaid wedding dresses may be one of the most distinct wedding dress silhouettes!

sexy lace mermaid wedding dress with off the shoulder straps - D3639 by Essense of Australia

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lace fit-and-flare wedding dress with sweetheart neckline - D3308 by Essense of Australia

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Whether brides are seeking a subtle sexy touch, or an eye-catching style, this curated collection is filled with sexy bridal gowns sure to turn heads on their big day!

lace mermaid wedding dress with plunging v-neckline - 1532 by Martina Liana

Bride’s Guide to Fit-and-Flare Wedding Gowns

These form-fitting wedding dresses hug the body’s natural curves, making it a style that truly works for every body type.

plus size mermaid wedding dress with plunging neckline - 7479+ by Stella York

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Common Questions

What is a mermaid wedding dress?

A mermaid wedding dress is fitted throughout the bodice, waist and hips and typically flares out just below the knees.

What is the difference between fit-and-flare wedding dress and mermaid wedding dresses?

Fit-and-flare wedding gowns have the least dramatic flare of any flared wedding dress styles. Flaring out just below the hip, the flare of the skirt is larger and wider.

What is the difference between a trumpet and mermaid wedding dress?

Mermaid wedding dresses start to flare just below the knee while trumpet wedding dresses flare above the knee. See our Trumpet vs. Mermaid post for more details on the differences between trumpet and mermaid bridal gowns.

How do you walk in a mermaid wedding dress?

When having your mermaid wedding dress altered, make sure your seamstress leaves enough room for you to comfortably sit and walk. Walk one foot in front of the other and wear shoes you’re comfortable walking in.

Can you alter a mermaid wedding dress?

Yes! An experienced seamstress will be able to alter your mermaid wedding dress to perfectly fit your body while keeping the dress’ proportions.

Can I wear a garter under my mermaid wedding dress?

Yes! Make sure you choose a garter that won’t show through your gown and wear the garter lower on your thigh near where the gown flares out.

Are fit-and-flare wedding dresses flattering?

Yes! Fit-and-flare wedding dresses are super flattering on many different body types! We recommend working with your bridal consultant to determine the most flattering silhouette for your body type. See our Wedding Dress Styles and Silhouettes blog post for more information.

What do you wear under a mermaid wedding dress?

We recommend working with your bridal salon and seamstress on what undergarments would work best under your unique wedding dress. See our Shapewear for Wedding Dresses blog for more information.