Mermaid

The mermaid silhouette has an iconic hourglass silhouette. It is is a fitted, body-hugging gown that shapes over the line of your hips and thighs then subtly flares out below your knee. The stylish glamour-style cut comes in many forms strapless (with lace corset), backless, lace, long sleeve, cap sleeve, in satin, with straps, in silk, long train, off-the-shoulder, and with a leg slit.

The origin of the mermaid cut dress is said to be introduced in the 1930s by French designer Marcel Rochas.

Frequently Asked Questions

A mermaid wedding dress is characterised by a fitted style that will typically hug the body of the bride. The style of cut flares out at or below the knee which creates a mermaid-like tail (hence why it is also referred to as a fish-tail silhouette).

The tail will often feature beads, ruffles, and/or lace.

A mermaid wedding dress can have any length of train and can be strapless.

Each year tends to have a trending silhouette (mostly influenced by the previous years celebrity weddings).

Mermaid wedding dresses have always been popular and are unlikely to go out of fashion. A modern twist on the classic favourite is to have a high-low gown.

Our recommendation is to ignore what is in fashion and instead, go to a bridal store and try on as many different styles as you can and choose one that feels and looks great on you.

Mermaid wedding dresses do tend to be restrictive for extension walking around due to the body-hugging nature of the cut. They can also make dancing a bit difficult so if you are the type of girl to get down on the dance floor, be forewarned.

In all honesty, there is no way of knowing until you try a dress on and look in the mirror. There are all sorts of online advice on what wedding dress style suits what type of body shape. Ignore these! The best wedding dress is the one that makes you feel confident and comfortable.

It is no uncommon for a bride will come into for a fitting wanting a mermaid wedding dress but by the end of the fitting appointment, she may have fallen in love with a trumpet wedding dress or a-line wedding dress with a deep v-back, or something completely different!

We can order most designs in sizes 4-20.

We have mermaid wedding dresses in sizes 8-12 for you to try on in our Sydney boutique (29 Devlin St, Ryde NSW 211).

In all honesty, there is no way of knowing until you try a dress on and look in the mirror. There are all sorts of online advice on what wedding dress style suits what type of body shape. Ignore these! The best wedding dress is the one that makes you feel confident and comfortable.

It is no uncommon for a bride will come into for a fitting wanting a mermaid wedding dress but by the end of the fitting appointment, she may have fallen in love with a trumpet wedding dress or a-line wedding dress with a deep v-back, or something completely different!

Yes, an appointment is required for a fitting at our Sydney bridal showroom.

During these uncertain times, we are continuing to take in-person appointments for bridal fittings at our Ryde showroom. As the Australian Government continues to respond to the COVID-19, please be patient as we update our business practices to ensure your safety and those of the community.

All bridal fittings will be by appointment only. That is, no walk-in customers will be accepted.

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