Every woman has a dream of having a perfect wedding day. One thing that every woman is excited about is to wear the best wedding dress that will fit her perfectly. While daydreaming about that perfect wedding gown is really exciting, sometimes there are certain circumstances which the expected perfect wedding dress can ruin a woman’s wedding day.
Mermaid wedding gown is said to be one of the most popular wedding gown cut as it accentuates one’s curves. It is a kind of wedding gown that hugs a bride’s body down to the hips (or below) and flares out to the hem. With the right fit, wedding dresses in the mermaid cut can make you feel absolutely gorgeous, as if no other girl can look better than you. However, there are certain factors to look out for when it comes to getting one. Here are the top four ultimate don’ts when it comes to choosing a mermaid wedding gown.
- Don’t Wear It If You Have A Short Torso or Long Torso
The beauty of a wedding dress in a mermaid cut is how it showcases your figure in the most alluring way. However, the one factor to note is the proportion of your figure. If you have a shorter torso, wedding gowns in the mermaid cut will not be suitable! Due to the tightness of the wedding gown, it will further magnify the shortness of your torso, creating an illusion of a wider waistline. Similarly, brides with a longer torso should not opt for a wedding gown in a mermaid cut. Typically, alterations are usually done to the size of the wedding gown, not the length of it! So if you have a long torso, you might look elongated in a wedding gown in a mermaid design. At the same time, the hem of the wedding gown might not fit very nicely, especially if you are petite.
- Don’t Wear It If You Have Broader Shoulders Or Wider Hips
Because of how body hugging wedding gowns in mermaid cuts can be, it may magnify certain areas of your body, especially the shoulders and hips.
Typically, brides with broad shoulders look more muscular in wedding gowns in the mermaid cut. Wedding gowns in a mermaid cut will not be suitable for brides with a rectangle or inverted triangle body shape as it makes the shoulders appear much broader.
However, if you have broad shoulders and you always had the dream of adorning a wedding gown in a mermaid cut, then here are some ways to help balance out your shoulders. Firstly, select wedding gowns with thinner straps or go strapless so that the emphasis would not be on your shoulders. At the same time, go for a wedding gown with a trumpet bottom, which refers to a flare out design. This will help reduce the attention on the shoulders and give the illusion of pronounced curves.
Likewise, if you have wider hips (like a pear-shaped lady) as compared to your shoulders, a wedding dress in a mermaid cut will bring more attention to the hips as it makes them look bigger. In order to balance that out, opt for a wedding dress with off shoulder details! Also, select a wedding gown with a wider flare design at the bottom so that your hips would not appear too prominent!
- Don’t Wear It If You Are Petite.
Usually in Singapore, Alterations are usually not done to the hem of the wedding gown. Thus, if you are petite (below 1.55m), then chances are that the skirt of the wedding gown might be too long. Unless you choose to wear 5 inch heels, then wedding gowns in a mermaid cut will look like it is dragging her body!
If you really wish to wear a wedding gown in a mermaid cut, then it is best to go for Made-to-Measure services, whereby you will work closely with the designer to create a wedding gown that is totally yours (and you’ll be the first to wear it too!).
- Don’t Wear It If You Are Uncomfortable With A Tight Fitting Wedding Gown
While this reason sounds a little obvious, but it is true on many levels! Generally, wedding gowns in mermaid cut are uncomfortable as it hugs the body very tightly. Therefore, brides who are not prepared to feel uncomfortable in a mermaid wedding gown should not consider this cut for her wedding day.
Let us give you one scenario! At most Singaporean weddings, the bride and groom would usually go to every wedding table to take pictures with the wedding guests. If you are uncomfortable with being uncomfortable in a wedding gown in a mermaid gown, chances are you would not be very happy, which would show when you are posing for your wedding photos.
Another scenario to consider is if you are intending to hold your wedding outdoors. With Singapore’s unforgiving weather, it is only natural to perspire profusely under the relentless heat. Combine with the tightness of a mermaid wedding gown, and you might find yourself raging much more easily.
Despite the above reasons, it doesn’t mean that wedding gowns in a mermaid cut are any less beautiful! Just that there are quite a few things to consider before finalizing your choice with a mermaid wedding gown! Whatever the outcome, it is important to feel confident in your wedding gown! When that is achieved, all else wouldn’t matter as much!
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