Who doesn’t want to look fit and fierce on their wedding day? One way to achieve this #goals look is to accentuate your curves in a gorgeous mermaid-style wedding dress!
A bridal trend that’s been around for some time, the tight-fitting mermaid silhouette is a favorite with brides everywhere! Commonly compared to the fit-and-flare or trumpet wedding dress, the mermaid bridal gown hugs the chest and waist whilst flaring out below the knee in a fishtail, hence its ‘mermaid’ name.
Brilliantly versatile, the mermaid style can be found in many different fabrics and designs. Whether you have a classic vision and crave lace or long sleeves, or you’re a modern bride wanting to amp up the glam with a backless style, one thing remains the same; the iconic fishtail look is sure to accentuate any figure type!
Keep reading to get some wedding day inspiration and maybe even find the dress of your dreams!
Silky Satin Off the Shoulder
This silky satin off-the-shoulder dress exudes elegance but has a subtle sultry vibe about it.
Be the epitome of simple and sexy in this unique Etsy find.
1990’s Canadian Made Mermaid Dress
If you are Canadian and want to support local makers, this is the perfect mermaid wedding gown for you!
Simple and with an elegant silhouette, this halter wedding dress from the 1990s is a rare find on Etsy. You are sure to be one of a kind!
Dramatic Mermaid Gown with Tulle
Capture the drama on your wedding day in this elaborate dress.
This gown hugs the body for a figure-flattering look while amping up the drama with a tulle overskirt!
Classic Sweetheart Mermaid Dress
A classic-looking sweetheart dress is perfect for any beautiful bride.
Why not elevate your sweetheart look with this mermaid-style dress that shows off your curves and has a lovely lace train?!
V-Neck Mermaid Style Gown
This handmade gown is marketed as being comfortable and chic.
We love it because it is a modest take on an otherwise sexy dress with its sleeves and covered back.
Minimalist Cap Sleeve Mermaid Dress
If you are a minimalist bride looking for simplicity without compromising style, this dress may be for you!
The precious cap sleeves make this dress unique and its form-flattering design is simply to die for.
High-Low Illusion Mermaid Style Dress
This dress is light enough for a summer wedding on the beach, but sexy enough for a black-tie affair.
It is versatile due to the short lining underneath but does not compromise on elegance.
We love the lacy material of this dress and the fact that it has built-in bra cups. Hello going braless!
Mermaid Style Dress with Sleeves
A unique combination of styles, this dress is sure to impress your wedding guests!
We are in love with the figure-hugging mermaid silhouette and the backless effect. However, we are even more in love with the puffy sleeves!
Cold Shoulder Mermaid Wedding Gown
Cold shoulder styles are perfect to evoke a sense of modesty with a bit of glamour.
This dress is made of soft crepe fabric and has a minimalist vibe, while the sleeves and backing add excitement with fierce lace.
Feathered Effect Mermaid Dress
This dress is all business on the top and full-on party on the bottom.
The intricate feathering on the bottom half gives it proportion and fullness that highlights an ultra-cinched waist. The hourglass silhouette at its finest!
Elongated Train Mermaid Style Wedding Dress
This beautiful but stylishly simple mermaid-style bridal gown is just gorgeous.
We love this uncomplicated, backless style with a deep plunging neckline. You are sure to stun in this gown!
Boho Mermaid Style Wedding Gown
The bohemian style as a whole is incredibly versatile, so boho wedding dresses can be dressed up or down depending on your accessories and wedding decor.
We love this gown because it embodies casualness and chicness all at once. The plunging neckline and long chiffon sleeves make it an absolute dream of a dress, perfect for both a traditional and laidback wedding.
Illusion Style ¾ Sleeve Dress
Made from soft tulle, this dress has a gorgeous traditional mermaid silhouette with beautiful flower detailing.
One of the reasons we love this dress is the nude lining at the top with white flower appliques trickling down the arm. It gives the illusion of having had the flowers intricately placed on the body; just gorgeous!
Satin Mermaid Gown with Drama in the Back
If you are looking to make a fashion statement on your wedding day, look no further. This elegant satin mermaid gown exudes effortless simplicity from the front and elegant fashion from the back.
We love the giant bow detailing featured on the back of the gown. It is so high-fashion it could be on a Paris Fashion Week runway!
Organza Ruffled Skirt Mermaid Gown
Organza is a popular fabric for wedding gowns due to its look and feel. You are sure to be comfortable in this organza and lace mermaid-style gown.
We love the two-toned fabric on this gem with the lace bodice and fluffy organza. It is a gorgeous, classic gown sure to flatter anybody!
Off the Shoulder Ruffled Mermaid Gown
This gown is a perfect party dress! The fluffy ruffles adorn the straight across, off-the-shoulder neckline in a flattering way.
Beyond the ruffles, we love the simple style of the rest of the gown. It lets you accessorize with jewelry and hair to complete the full look without being overpowering.
Colored Sequined Mermaid Gown
If you are an untraditional bride and want to rock a gold, navy, or even black wedding gown, this may be the dress for you!
We love the full-body sequins on this gorgeous gown. It is sure to create a stunning hourglass figure and bring the glam!
Full Lace Mermaid Dress
Looking for a full lace moment? This is the gown you need! There is an elegance that comes with a lace gown and this one is certainly no exception.
We love the full lace look on the fabric and think it will compliment all body types and decor styles!
Off the Shoulder Lace Accent Mermaid Wedding Dress
A unique part about this dress is the lace accents that drape the arms while showing off a sweetheart neckline.
We love this dress due to the sultry body this silhouette will give to any bride wearing it!
While wedding dress shopping can be overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be! Here are some helpful tips to help you find the dress of your dreams and answer all of your burning questions.
Can I trust Etsy or Amazon sellers?
For the most part, yes. These avenues are reliable and safe. However, as with any product on the internet, there is a slight risk of not getting what you thought you would get.
If you are unsure about the validity of the seller, check out their return policies and shipping policies. Check out past customer reviews of the seller and their products.
You can even message the sellers on Etsy and get a conversation going with them before you purchase your dress to try and sniff out any suspicious behaviors.
Should I buy a dress and have it altered later or buy it to fit my current measurements?
Since most Etsy items are handmade, it is more likely you will get a dress that perfectly fits you. Many Etsy sellers will give you a measuring guide and have you send over your measurements to make them custom to you.
On Amazon, customizable features are not as widely available. It is a good idea to read their measurement charts and maybe even size up when you buy.
Again, read the reviews as it pertains to size. This is a great way to get accurate information on what you can expect from the product.
Most dresses have to be altered in some way. It is a good rule of thumb to remember that you can always take off fabric, but you can’t put it back on!
What kind of price range should I go with?
Your price range is totally up to you. Most people put the dress high on their list of priorities in terms of where they will allocate the most funds, but it is your wedding! You do what is right for you!
There are plenty of dresses on the market for $1,000 that are just as beautiful as dresses that are $15,000.
In the case of the dresses we listed here, there are dresses in a variety of price ranges. Some are on the low end of the spectrum but essentially the quality is there according to customer reviews!
Rest assured anything you pick off of this list will be just what you need!