15 Fabulous Mermaid-Style Wedding Dresses With a Sweetheart Neckline

Show off your curves in one of these gorgeous gowns.
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Andrea Fowler
andrea fowler the knot wedding planning expert
Andrea Fowler
Wedding Planning Expert
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Trying to figure out which wedding gown style is right for you? Well if you're looking for a curve-hugging wedding gown to show off your figure, we have the perfect recommendation for you: meet the mermaid dress. It's a slim silhouette that follows the line of your hips and tapers in at the knees, then flares out for a classic hourglass shape. An extra style tip? Accentuate your natural waistline with a crystal or beaded belt.


Mermaid Rivini wedding gown
TimeFrozen Photography

Gown by Rivini

From: A Modern, Elegant Backyard Wedding in Greenwich, Connecticut


Watters white taffeta sweetheart neckline wedding dress
Hetler Photography

Gown by Watters

Satin Ruching

Paloma Blanca sweetheart mermaid wedding gown
Abby Jiu

Gown by Paloma Blanca

From: A Chic Metallic Wedding at the Hay-Adams in Washington, DC

Floral Lace Bodice

Vera Wang lace sweetheart mermaid wedding gown
Laura Murray Photography

Gown by Vera Wang

Romantic Lace

Matthew Christopher lace mermaid wedding gown
Michelle Lindsay Photography

Gown by Matthew Christopher

Off the Shoulder

Sweetheart off-the-shoulder wedding gown by Kelly Faetanini
Iris Photography

Gown by Kelly Faetanini

From: A Sophisticated, at-Home Wedding With Garden-Inspired Flair at a Private Residence in New Canaan, Connecticut

With a Cathedral-Length Veil

Mermaid sweetheart wedding dress by Watters
Imagen Photography

Gown by Watters

With a Crystal Belt

Mermaid sweetheart Watters wedding gown
Karyn May Photography

Gown by Watters

Textured Bodice

Vera Wang mermaid sweetheart wedding dress
Megan Noll Photography

Dress by Vera Wang

From: An Elegant, Glamorous Wedding at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tulip Lace and Tulle

Fitted mermaid style lace Vera Wang bridal gown
Arielle Doneson Photography

Gown by Vera Wang

From: An Elegant, Formal Wedding at Inn Walden in Aurora, Ohio

Tiered Tulle

White lace Lazaro mermaid wedding gown
Vanessa Joy Photography

Gown by Lazaro

Simple and Chic

Monique Lhuillier mermaid wedding gown with sweetheart neckline
Jen and Jonah Photographers

Gown by Monique Lhuillier

Chic Silk

Matthew Christopher​ mermaid sweetheart neckline wedding gown
Jonny Edwin Photography

Gown by Matthew Christopher

Whimsical Train

Ines Di Santo​​ lace mermaid wedding gown
Kay English

Gown by Ines Di Santo

From: A Whimsical, Purple Wedding at the Ashford Estate in Allentown, New Jersey

Embellished Beading

Stefan Jolie mermaid wedding gown
Cassi Claire Photography

Gown by Stefan Jolie

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