20 Beautiful Mermaid Wedding Dresses

BONITA Mermaid Wedding Dress by Ange Etoiles

If you’re looking to cut a sexy silhouette on your wedding day (or if you’ve always dreamed of looking like a Hollywood starlet), then look no further than the mermaid wedding dress. This slinky style hugs you in ALL the right places, beautifully enhancing curves, and making a very sophisticated statement! It’s super flattering for hourglass shaped brides and column shaped ladies (where it creates the illusion of sleek curves) – the only body type where it’s not really recommended is pears, where the style can emphasize rather than balance out full hips. But what actually IS a mermaid wedding dress style? A classic mermaid hugs the bust, waist and hips, before flaring out into a wider shape, just like a mermaid’s tail (and haven’t we all wanted to be an actual mermaid?). The flare itself can be slim or dramatic, providing lots of variation within the style. A similar silhouette is the trumpet wedding dress, which is often used interchangeably with the mermaid dress, but in fact a trumpet flares higher up (mid-thigh), while the mermaid usually starts to flare around the knee. The con to this is that a mermaid bridal gown can be a little constricting to sit in. The pro is that not only does it look amazing, but it’s great for shimmying around like a goddess on the dance floor! We’ve rounded up 20 mermaid dresses from Etsy – which is your fave?
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Inspiration Board: Song of the Sea

There’s just something about the sea that’s mesmerising, isn’t there? It’s good for the soul. So what better place to join two lives, than with the saltwater air swirling around you, and the sound of the tides at your back? Today’s board was inspired by the truly romantic side of beach weddings, by shipwrecks and mermaids and sirens, by tempests and treasure. And with silvery blues making waves right now (pun intended), it’s also the perfect palette for a contemporary, memorable celebration.

Colours: Cerulean, seafoam, silver & grey

Top row (l-r): Seaglass escort cards (Keith Morrison); vintage tray with calligraphy (Kyle John Photography/Linn P. Wheeler/Jenna Blazevich); sparkly wedding dress
Row 2: Oyster ring box (Samantha Melanson Photography/BHLDN); blue table decor (Melanie Gabrielle/Ever After Floral Design); hydrangea shell bouquet (mdsfloraldesigns.com)
Row 3: De Havilland Wedding Gown by Gibson Bespoke (Image: Tamara Lichtenstein); watercolour invitation suite (Elisa Bricker/Mallory Joyce/Julie Song Ink); silver wedding dress (Elie Saab)

Row 1: De Havilland Wedding Gown by Gibson Bespoke (Image: Tamara Lichtenstein) | Row 2: Euro Ceramica Fez Wine/Water Goblet Glasses (left); Sea Glass Place Cards by Letters from Eden (right) | Row 3: Sea Glass Inspired Table Numbers by Forever Whitney Young (left); Vintage Clam Shell Jewellery Dish from Lacuna Shop (right) | Row 4: Mermaid of Honor Bachelorette Tattoo by Tats4now (left); Grey Pillar Candles (right) | Row 5: Custom Dyed Silk Table Runner by Pompom Blossom | Row 6: Rainbow Angel Aura Raw Crystal Hair Comb by The Fawn & the Sparrow (left); Custom Hand-Painted Wedding Invitation Suite: Ocean by Brush and Nib Studio (right)