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Elegant mermaid wedding dresses are a timeless choice for modern brides. Chosen for their ability to naturally accentuate a bride’s best features, this popular dress silhouette is statuesque and sophisticated.

Cut to enhance and balance a bride’s natural curves

Of the many variations of mermaid wedding dress, Melbourne has some of the best. For a similar option of wedding dresses fit and flare has a slightly softer structure, giving the bride a little more freedom in her movement as the mermaid element of the skirt starts higher on the leg and wider when it pools at the floor.

During the summer months, when searching for mermaid wedding dresses strapless options are recommended. The clean, continuous lines of a strapless wedding gown create a canvas for embellishment with intricate beading,

Known to accentuate natural curves, there are many types of mermaid wedding dresses, long sleeve being one that effortlessly balances the figure. Delivering a dreamy hint of coverage, the sleeves can be a gently draped length of silk, satin sewn for a close fit or a voluminous blouson that evokes an edgy look.

Mermaid wedding dresses with lace are a romantic choice that really work well with the silhouette, lending a delicate decadence to the overall look. The intricate detail elevates the overall look of the gown, whether it’s a botanical themed lace or pretty 3D embellishments lending textural interest.

Getting the foundations right for a mermaid gown

Wedding gown designers will advise brides who opt for a mermaid gown to ensure they get the foundations right in order to be completely comfortable on the big day, and of course, to look their very best in the gown of their choice.

While the wedding dress itself is the most important element of an overall wedding look, the undergarments lay the foundations for a confident and comfortable bride. Getting this part right is crucial, particularly if the bride has opted for a strapless bridal dress, a halter neck wedding gown or a backless wedding dress. A satin wedding dress with a corseted bodice can eliminate this problem, as the boning structure provides enough support for the bride.

Mermaid wedding dresses are ideal for taller brides, but that certainly doesn’t rule the option out for shorter women. Riva Bridal Melbourne recommends investing in a fabulous pair of heels that will elongate the figure for the wedding photos and walking down the aisle. The heels can be switched out for a pair of ballerina flats later, for a more comfortable step during the reception when greeting guests and dancing.

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

Both fit and flare wedding dresses and mermaid wedding dresses are elegant choices for brides looking to add some structure to your wedding dress on your big day. Whilst they may seem similar to the untrained eye, they do differ in silhouette and style. 

Fit and flare wedding dresses hug your curves throughout the bodice and hips and then gently flares around the mid thigh for a more subtle – but just as flattering – silhouette. Fit and flare dresses typically allow for more movement than mermaid wedding dresses. 

Mermaid dresses, on the other hand, tend to be more dramatic. This style of wedding gown closely follows the body’s figure, hugging your contours and flaring out at or below the knee. Mermaid wedding gowns are perfect for brides wanting to show off their hourglass figure with a glamorous and bold wedding gown.


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