Sexy Mermaid Wedding Dress with Lace and Tank Straps
July 4, 2024

The Mermaid Wedding Dress: What makes it a perfect choice for you?

Both a statement, sexy, and totally showstopping, a mermaid wedding dress is a classic silhouette that’s all about hugging your curves in all the right places. Whether you’re looking for a soft and romantic look or want to serve a red carpet-worthy bridal look, mermaid wedding dresses are incredibly versatile.

This iconic wedding dress silhouette has captivated brides for decades and was worn by such celebrities as Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and Hailey Bieber. From glam to chic to boho, mermaid wedding dresses easily pair with a variety of wedding aesthetics and venues. Whether you’re just admiring wedding gowns from afar or starting on your own wedding dress journey, we’ve got all the info you need!

What is a Wedding Dress with a Mermaid Silhouette?

Fitted through the bodice and hips, mermaid wedding dress flares out dramatically at or just below the knees, resembling a mermaid’s tail. This silhouette creates a stunning hourglass shape, highlighting the waist and hips for a glamorous and sensual look. The bodice of a mermaid wedding dress often features boning to ensure it hugs the body comfortably while maintaining the shape. The tail (train) can vary in volume, length, and appliques, adding extra movement to the wedding dress.

Vintage Lace Wedding Dress with Straps and Fitted Mermaid SilhouetteMidge 124243 from Calla Blanche

What Makes a Mermaid Wedding Dress a Perfect Choice

Finding the perfect wedding dress is one of the most thrilling and fun parts of planning your wedding day. Among the myriad of different options, from silhouettes and trains to sleeves and necklines, it can be hard to know why a certain choice would work best for you. Here are some of the reasons why mermaid wedding dresses are a go-to choice for brides:

Flattering Silhouette

For the brides looking to emphasize and highlight their natural curves in order to create a sculpted and show-stopping look, a wedding dress with a mermaid silhouette is ideal. Whether you’re a petite or curvy bride, mermaid wedding dresses are perfect for a wide range of body types and can enhance your best features.

Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress with Sleeves and Train

Meghan 123123 from Calla Blanche

Versatility in Design

From intricate lace and sparkling details to modern minimalism and sleek satin, the options are endless. Brides can choose a style that aligns with their personal taste and wedding theme, ensuring their wedding dress perfectly complements their day.

Timeless Appeal

Mermaid wedding dresses have a timeless elegance that never goes out of style. Their curve-hugging and classic design has been a favorite among brides for decades, and their popularity is not going away any time soon.

Satin Mermaid Wedding Dress with Buttons Down the Back

Karissa LA24231 from L'Amour by Calla Blanche

Types of Mermaid Wedding Dresses

A mermaid wedding dress is a perfect choice for many brides due to its flattering silhouette, versatile design, and timeless elegance. Within this iconic silhouette, there is a diverse range of styles, each offering its unique charm and appeal.

Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress

Perfect for garden, vineyard, or rustic weddings, a lace mermaid wedding dress is for brides who want a romantic and timeless look. Intricate lace details add a touch of vintage elegance, while the mermaid silhouette ensures a modern and sophisticated look. Lace mermaid wedding dresses can range from delicate and subtle to bold and statement, allowing you to choose how dramatic you want to look on your wedding day. To give you an example, look at our vintage lace wedding dress with straps and mermaid silhouette, Midge.

Beaded and Sequined Mermaid Wedding Dresses

For brides who want to sparkle and shine on their wedding day, beaded and sequined mermaid wedding dresses are an excellent choice. Adorned with shimmering beads, sequins, or crystals, they create a dazzling effect that catches the light with every movement, making an unforgettable statement. To give you an example, Meghan, a sparkly mermaid wedding dress with sleeves, will help you feel like the star you are on your wedding day!

Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress with Lace and Mermaid Silhouette

Sybil 124246 from Calla Blanche

Simple Mermaid Wedding Dresses

Perfect for brides who prefer understated elegance, minimalist wedding dresses usually have clean lines and simple look. These gowns often feature smooth fabrics, such as satin or silk, with little to no embellishments. The focus is on the silhouette and the bride’s natural beauty, making them a perfect choice for contemporary, urban, or minimalist-themed weddings. To give you an example, look at our satin mermaid wedding dress, Karissa.

Off the Shoulder Mermaid Wedding Dresses

For those brides who want to highlight their neckline and shoulders while maintaining a sophisticated and elegant look, a sexy mermaid silhouette and delicate off the shoulder sleeves are the perfect combination. From exquisite lace and statement satin, off the shoulder mermaid wedding dresses are versatile and can fit a variety of wedding themes. To give you an example, look at our off the shoulder wedding dress with lace and mermaid silhouette, Sybil.

Long Sleeve Mermaid Wedding Dresses

Mermaid wedding dresses with long sleeves offer a beautiful blend of modesty and sensuality and are perfect for cooler weather or more formal settings. Designed with lace, tulle, or satin, long sleeves provide coverage while the mermaid silhouette enhances all of your natural curves. To give you an example, look at our boho wedding dress with bell sleeves and mermaid silhouette, Burke.

Boho Wedding Dress with Bell Sleeves and Mermaid Silhouette

Burke LP2443 from La Perle by Calla Blanche

Illusion Mermaid Wedding Dresses

A mix of classic elements and contemporary details, an illusion mermaid wedding dress is perfect for the brides who want a modern twist on a classic silhouette. They often incorporate illusion necklines, backs, or sleeves, adding an element of intrigue and sophistication.

The illusion details can be adorned with lace, beads, or embroidery. This way they canenhance the overall design without overwhelming the mermaid silhouette. To give you an example, look at our sexy lace wedding dress with long sleeves and train, Glenda.

Strapless Mermaid Wedding Dresses

For brides looking for a mix of sensuality, glamor, and elegance, a strapless mermaid wedding dress is the way to go. The strapless neckline draws attention to the upper body, while the mermaid silhouette emphasizes the natural curves. This results in a look that is both sophisticated and breathtaking. To give you an example, look at our strapless mermaid wedding dress with lace, Teresa.

Sexy Lace Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves and TrainGlenda 123124S from Calla Blanche

How to Choose the Perfect Mermaid Dress

So, how do you choose the perfect mermaid wedding dress?

Comfort is Key

While mermaid wedding dresses are undeniably glamorous and statement, comfort is important. When trying on the dress, ensure that it fits well and allows you to move, sit, and dance comfortably.

Try on Different Styles

Don’t be afraid to try on a variety of mermaid dresses. Visit bridal stores near you and try on different styles to decide which one makes you feel the most beautiful and confident.

Strapless or Off the Shoulder Mermaid Wedding Dress with LaceTeresa 121237 from Calla Blanche

Weather and Season

Consider the season and weather when choosing your mermaid wedding dress. Opt for long sleeves or off the shoulder mermaid wedding dresses to keep you warmer. For hotter seasons choose a strapless or illusion design to keep you cool and comfortable.


Whether you opt for a classic lace dress, a sparkling beaded gown, or a minimalist satin dress, a mermaid wedding dress will ensure you feel like a true vision of beauty as you walk down the aisle.

Are you ready to dive on this magical journey to find your dream dress? Explore our website to discover our selection of mermaid wedding dresses. And don’t forget to join us on social media for behind-the-scenes glimpses, real bride features, and more!