If you have been dreaming of walking down the aisle for your wedding, rocking out in a mermaid wedding dress, it doesn’t mean you are out of luck. You can dress like the mythical creature, and while you probably want to make sure it doesn’t include a flipper at the base of the dress, you can still look beautiful and elegant in this design.
While looking for a mermaid wedding dress, you have two basic options. the first is you can attempt to find a dress that fits your desirable description or you can do a bit of custom work. Chances are, you’ll need to do a bit of custom work, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be outlandishly expensive. The mermaid dress isn’t going to be extremely thick or bulky, which means less material which means less expensive.
How to find the best mermaid wedding dress?
The first thing you need to look at is the color. First, you want something that looks underwater like but doesn’t just look like a fish. You can obtain this color with a light, subtle blue. Think Tiffany’s blue or around this shade. It is lighter and more elegant than a sky blue with just the smallest hint of green possible. It also looks fantastic with any skin tone and hair color.
The dress should fit closely around the body, and then flair out a bit towards the bottom. You can have it tighter towards your chest and down your abdomen and then start to flair out towards the bottom. It can be a bit more like a wedding dress here, so while you don’t have a tail, the additional material towards the bottom can still give you the train and also a tail-like appearance without sewing on a physical tail.
Now, it is up to you, but a mermaid has scales. You can go with an elegant, clean look of just the material, but if you want to add a bit of contrast and an appearance of almost scale-like material, your semesters can add decorative stitching throughout the body of the dress. It doesn’t have to be anything drastic and it can still have the same color to it. This helps add a bit of contrast and shape to it, which should perfectly give you the scale-like appearance without actually looking like a fish. It might be fun to use a thread here that has a bit of sparkle to it. It can be the same color tone but the sparkles are going to reflect in the light. This gives an almost underwater appearance without going over the top. Rhinestones probably aren’t the way to go as it can cheapen the appearance of the dress, but this subtle sparkle in the stitching is sure to take it over the top.
As for the top of the dress, it is up to you. If you are comfortable with it, a strapless dress is the way to go. After all, mermaids don’t generally have straps running around their chest. If this is not possible, you can still have an elegant strap of either the Tiffany blue or even a cream or nude tone to it.