25 Chic Mermaid Gowns

This season, alluring mermaids made a splash on the bridal runways. Renowned for its curve appeal, a true mermaid is fitted throughout and flares at or below the knees. Modified variations, such as trumpet or fit-and-flare, evoke the same glam feel but are more forgiving for less-curvy types.

By: Naima DiFranco
  • 1.Val Stefani
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    1.Val Stefani

    If you have the curves, show them off in this show-stopping style by Val Stefani.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Val Stefani gown gallery!

  • 2. Oscar de la Renta
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    2. Oscar de la Renta

    You'll feel as if you're floating down the aisle in this dreamy lace, tulle and organza option.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Oscar de la Renta gown gallery!

  • 3. Ines Di Santo
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    3. Ines Di Santo

    Ines Di Santo is considered to be the “Queen of Mermaids” in the bridal world. Here, she lives up to her title—we love the perfect proportions of this gown.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Ines di Santo gown gallery!

  • 4. Jim Hjelm
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    4. Jim Hjelm

    Want a body-hugging dress that both your parents and future husband would approve of? Consider this Jim Hjelm lace and organza mermaid. The ultra-feminine lace sleeves are the perfect counterpoint to the fashion-forward black belt.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Jim Hjelm gown gallery!

  • 5. Eden Bridals
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    5. Eden Bridals

    This sleek, simplistic style is a surefire winner. The clean tailoring of this dress ensures that you're the star of the show.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Eden Bridals gown gallery!

  • 6. Blue by Enzoani
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    6. Blue by Enzoani

    Guests will be floored when they catch a first glimpse of you in this Blue by Enzoani dress. The clean lines of the bodice and the tulle and lace skirt are breathtaking.

  • 7. Allure Bridals
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    7. Allure Bridals

    For va-va-voom curve appeal, consider a ruffled mermaid, like this one by Allure Bridals. Asymmetrical pleats on the bodice coupled with a sparkling belt create a flattering shape.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Allure Bridals gown gallery!

  • 8.Theia
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    8.Theia

    Classic romance is all yours in this sweetheart fit-and-flare by Theia. (P.S. The cathedral-length veil pairs perfectly with this gown.)

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Theia gown gallery!

  • 9. Angel Sanchez
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    9. Angel Sanchez

    This clean, architectural masterpiece by Angel Sanchez is perfect for the modern-chic bride. We love the subtle hint of sparkle on the bodice and hem of the skirt. The dainty spaghetti straps are absolutely darling.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Angel Sanchez gown gallery!

  • 10. Jasmine Collection
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    10. Jasmine Collection

    For a sweet approach, consider this Swiss dot mermaid by Jasmine Collection. This darling gown is perfect for a country house wedding.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Jasmine Collection gown gallery!

  • 11. Amsale
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    11. Amsale

    For a more modest approach to the mermaid, consider the "Gramercie" style by Amsale. We love the wide flare of the skirt, which creates the illusion of a smaller waist.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Amsale gown gallery!

  • 12. Modeca
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    12. Modeca

    The asymmetrical lines on this Modeca mermaid make for a figure-flattering fit.

  • 13. Alfred Angelo
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    13. Alfred Angelo

    Pleated ruffles and crystal detailing at the bodice add major wow-factor to this Alfred Angelo gown.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Alfred Angelo gown gallery!

  • 14. Reem Acra
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    14. Reem Acra

    For the fashionista bride, this illusion mermaid by Reem Acra is divine. We love the subtle sparkle!

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Reem Acra gown gallery!

  • 15. Pronovias
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    15. Pronovias

    We love this sexy lace mermaid by Pronovias. The sleeves and watteau train add sheer drama.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Pronovias gown gallery!

  • 16. Claudine for Alyce Bridal
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    16. Claudine for Alyce Bridal

    You can never go wrong with classic lace and a sweetheart neckline. Add a floral sash and you're ready for your wedding debut! 

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Claudine for Alyce gown gallery.

  • 17. Ella Bridals
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    17. Ella Bridals

    With soft pickups and a fashion-forward black sash, this fit-and-flare by Ella Bridals has an easygoing vibe that is ideal for destination nuptials. 

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Ella Bridals gown gallery!

  • 18. Oleg Cassini at David
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    18. Oleg Cassini at David's Bridal

    We love the delicate flowers on this romantic mermaid by Oleg Cassini for David's Bridal.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Oleg Cassini at David's Bridal gown gallery!

  • 19. Liz Fields
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    19. Liz Fields

    This slinky mermaid by Liz Fields belongs on the silver screen. It's sure to make a starlet out of you!

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Liz Fields gown gallery!

  • 20. Kathy Ireland for Mon Cheri
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    20. Kathy Ireland for Mon Cheri

    Sparkle aplenty in this stylish Kathy Ireland for Mon Cheri wedding gown.

    Check out more gorgeous styles in our Kathy Ireland for Mon Cheri gown gallery!