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Thursday, 18 September 2014 - Guest Post: How to stay comfortable in a mermaid wedding gown

Mermaid gowns have always been one of the most popular wedding gown silhouettes for brides. The tight style is stunning and flatters the womanly figure in the most fabulous way, but it does come with a price. A mermaid gown can often be uncomfortable, especially if worn for an entire day and evening!  No bride should have to endure any kind of discomfort on her wedding day so here are a few tips to make sure your mermaid wedding dress is completely hassle-free and fits like a glove!

Start With A Good Foundation 

With any wedding dress, it is absolutely necessary to start with a smooth and supportive foundation, and this usually means investing in proper shape wear. While it isn’t the most fun shopping experience, we recommended you visit a department store or specialty lingerie boutique to work with a specialist and find out what kind of shape you need. If you have a larger chest it is important to invest in a piece that supports and lifts your chest to avoid any accidents. Is your stomach more rotund than you would like? Find a piece that flattens out your stomach without cutting off oxygen.

Pick Your Straps

Mermaid gowns are often very sexy. For a bride looking to balance the bombshell look, pick a mermaid gown with thick straps or sheer sleeves. By being more covered, you will be more comfortable with the curve hugging design of your wedding dress. By choosing straps, you can also opt to have a low back mermaid gown - talk about a showstopper!

Don’t Forget Your Feet

One of the most desired features a mermaid gown provides is the flared bottom at the knees of the dress. This element gives beautiful curves and a true classic silhouette. However, this can also make it more difficult to walk and dance. Be sure to pick comfortable shoes that are easy to walk in and won’t get caught in the train or tail of the dress. Wedges, stacked heels and ankle straps are all reliable features for mermaid-footwear.

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