Mermaid Wedding Dresses
True Society by Belle Vogue Bridal offers the perfect blend of fun, flirty and sexy styles for bride. Find your best fit (and flare) with our fabulous selection of designer mermaid wedding dresses in Kansas City. From trumpet style gowns to striking fit-and-flare silhouettes, we also feature an incredible selection of plus-size mermaid dresses available for you to try on.
We can’t wait to see it on you. Thanks to our incredible array of mermaid styles in both standard and plus sizes, the possibilities are endless when you shop our designer gowns.
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And that’s only the beginning! If you choose your favorite mermaid style with us, we will take your measurements and a gown will be hand-made to best fit your individual body. This is why we recommend you make your appointment at least nine months to one year before your wedding date, to allow for the creation and shipping of your gown, as well as alterations closer to your big day. In a rush? No problem. Just give us a call and we’ll walk you through the details of our various rush-order options.
Bring (all of) it.
Got some shapewear or accessories you can’t imagine going without on your big day? We can work with that. To best prepare for your appointment, we recommending bringing along the following things:
- Your favorite nude-colored undergarments typically worn with cocktail attire or formalwear (strapless bra, shapewear, etc.)
- Shoes you plan to wear (when you say heels, we say “how high?”)
This will help you envision every silhouette and style at its very best, while helping us make the right measurements from head to hemline!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a mermaid wedding dress?
A mermaid wedding dress, also known as a fishtail, is a style of bridal gown that fits tight around the bodice, waist and hips then flaring out just below the knees.
How do I bustle a mermaid wedding dress?
Bustling a mermaid wedding dress requires the same process as other bridal gowns, varying slightly between different dress types and body types. Your train, commonly made of silk or tulle, is pinned up to bustle points on the back of the dress allowing the train to be lifted up to avoid being stepped on as well as adding some flare and personalization to your dress. Consult an experienced seamstress near you and check out our blog on how to bustle a wedding dress for tips on what type of bustle would work best for you and your wedding dress!
What shoes should I wear with a mermaid wedding dress?
A mermaid wedding dress flatters the natural, sexy curves of the body, so a matching pair of shoes should be similarly sexy and form-fitting. Try a pair of strappy high heels to accent your look if the feet will be visible. A more comfortable heel or flats can be worn if your feet won't be showing. Similar to the mermaid silhouette, these shoes will also pair well with trumpet wedding dresses, which similarly fits tight on the body and accentuates your natural curves, but flairs right above the knee.
What do I wear under my mermaid wedding dress?
There are many options to choose from when it comes to what to wear under your mermaid wedding dress. Ranging from bust cups, to a corset, to shapewear, we know you want to look your absolute best, while also being comfortable enough to be able to move around and hit the dance floor. We recommend scheduling an appointment at a True Society location near you and work closely with your bridal consultant for options to wear underneath your bridal gown. What you wear underneath your dress will depend on the style and silhouette of your dress, your body type, and what you're comfortable with!
Is it hard to walk in a mermaid wedding dress?
While it can be a little more difficult walking in a mermaid wedding dress due to how tight the dress is around the knees, if you work closely with a seamstress near you they will make sure you have enough space within the dress to walk and sit comfortably. During the alterations process, be sure the test walking and dancing in your bridal gown to ensure you can easily move in your dress with no issues.