Hot Trend Alert: Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress
A lace mermaid wedding dress is a picture-perfect choice for the classic bride with a sultry side. The magic is in the balance of red-carpet glamour (i.e., a formfitting silhouette to show off your curves, accentuate your waistline, and flatter your bust) and timeless bridal romance (a lovely lace pattern and soft layers of tulle). And hey, in case you’ve never tried one on before, it’s good to know that a mermaid silhouette is perhaps the most versatile and eye-catching of dress designs. Maybe you’ve always been a true-blue romantic, or maybe you dare to play up a new style angle for your special day—either way, a lace mermaid wedding gown is guaranteed to look and feel extraordinary!
We offer a gorgeous array of lace and mermaid wedding dress variations to suit your unique vision. Keep scrolling for three of our favorites from our Maggie Sottero, Sottero and Midgley, and Rebecca Ingram lines.
Affordable Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress Lucille by Rebecca Ingram
For brides of the effortlessly romantic persuasion, Lucille by Rebecca Ingram features pretty boho lace and shimmery accents in a relaxed fit-and-flare silhouette. Swarovski crystal adorn the spaghetti straps and illusion side panels in a unique geometric design, which adds a touch of Gatsby-inspired glitz without looking costume-y or over-the-top. The vintage-inspired lace complements a variety of easy-breezy wedding aesthetics, from woodsy-rustic fairytale to beachy glam. (No to mention this gown is lightweight and super easy to wear!)
Lucille is part of our Rebecca Ingram label, featuring gowns at budget-friendly price points for the bride with a classic wedding vision. Check out these collections for affordable wedding dress options, from lace mermaid styles like Lucille to fairytale ballgowns, lightweight sheaths, and timeless A-lines. Each gown is designed for a simple yet stylish wedding look, with most gowns falling within the $800-$1200 MSD price range.
Bottom line, a mermaid silhouette makes a big impact, while a lovely lace motif evokes timeless romance. This trend combo looks to the red carpet for a dose of drama and sophistication, while staying true to the romance of classic weddings with pretty patterns and soft textures. Choose this winning combo for a winning look!
Romantic Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress Alistaire by Maggie Sottero
Looking for a stylish, ladylike, and ultra-flattering design for your big day? Turn up the glam and romance in a gorgeous lace mermaid wedding dress like Alistaire from our Maggie Sottero line. This impeccably constructed gown features an illusion plunging sweetheart neckline (ooh la la!), crystal-embellished lace along the bodice (trés chic!), and delicate spaghetti straps (wowza!). Put this little number on to feel like a million bucks for your most important celebration.
Nude and illusion gowns have hit bridal runways in a major way these past few seasons. Alistaire flirts with this trend with a nude bodice and illusion details. If you love the boudoir-inspired aesthetic but can’t commit to “full buff” bridal, Alistaire is your kind of subtle.
There are plenty of style options to flatter your unique body type and features, but the mermaid wedding dress is perhaps the most versatile. It’s an ideal silhouette choice for curvy brides, as it accentuates an hourglass figure and offers support and coverage in all the right places. It also suits triangle-shaped or top-heavy brides, as the flared trumpet skirt balances out your shoulders and bust. A fitted sweetheart bodice on a mermaid style helps to define a waistline for apple- or straight-shaped torsos, and, overall, a fit-and-flare silhouette helps draw the eye along curves and angles—rather than, say relaxed layers or a pouffy ballgown skirt. Petite brides love how these gowns create a sexy, strut-worthy silhouette, while tall brides appreciate the visual of alluring, curvaceous lines. Bottom line, it’s hard to miss the mark with a mermaid-style wedding dress.
Sexy Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress Kane by Sottero and Midgley
From our couture Sottero and Midgley line, sexy mermaid wedding dress Kane features layers of textured lace and tulle in a red-carpet-ready silhouette. This style is ideal for showing off your figure, from its flattering sweetheart neckline to its formfitting bodice and trumpet skirt. (It also has a low V-back, a rare feature on strapless designs!) We’re especially enchanted with Kane’s layers of gorgeous lace motifs and shimmery netting—a unique fabric combo that distinguishes this glam style from more traditional fit-and-flare gowns.
While you may opt for a mermaid wedding dress for a formal and high-style wedding, don’t let “formfitting silhouette” fool you into thinking you’ll be swelteringly uncomfortable. Kane is designed for movement and breathability just as it is for glamour, featuring lightweight construction in the bodice and an easy-to-wear fabrication. (Summer brides, rejoice!) On the hunt for more lace mermaid wedding dress inspiration? Dive into our selection of fabrics, embellishments, and fit options on our mermaid wedding dress trends page. Other variations to consider include illusion cap and long sleeves, ruffled skirts, plunging low backs, off the shoulder styles, and fabrications in satin, chiffon, and Mikado. Happy shopping, and best wishes for your big day!