Nov. 22, 2010, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

2011 Wedding Dress Trend: Mermaid Silhouettes


For the month of November, we've been featuring some of the top 2011 wedding dress trends we witnessed at WCCS in New York. For the next few weeks, we're going to dive into each of those trends, highlighting how you can rock the trend for less.

Our first week, it was all about texture. Then we got our bling on with jeweled belts. This week we're taking on the mermaid wedding dress.

WCCS Mermaid Wedding Dresses
Rosa Clara Wedding Dress at the Wedding Channel Couture Show, Oct 16 - 18, 2010, Lea Ann Belter Mathia Wedding Dress available on SmartBride Boutique

One of our favorite silhouettes, mermaid wedding dresses accentuate your curves, creating a coveted hourglass shape. At the show, the mermaid styles were simple but stunning, keeping the lines clean and using small details to create a beautiful bridal look.

If you think a mermaid silhouette is for you, read on to see some of our top picks from Anjolique, Maggie Sottero, Priscilla of Boston and more.

Sexy Mermaid: Mikaella 1262 Wedding Dress - $650
Attention to detail makes this size 10 Mikaella 1262 wedding dress so beautiful. The asymmetrical ruching across the waist and hips mimic the Rosa Clara dress above, but it gets its own flavor with a pretty lace sweetheart neckline, and a sparkling brooch. All in all a stunning sample wedding dress for 50% less!

Mikaella 1262 Wedding Dress

Elegant Mermaid: Moonlight J5971 Wedding Dress - $750
Understated embroidery throughout the bodice draws attention to your curves in this size 8 Moonlight J5971 wedding dress. Worn for only a few hours, you can save $500 off retail on a 2010 collection dress.

Moonlight J5971 Wedding Dress

Glamorous Mermaid: Anjolique 930 Wedding Dress - $800
This size 6 Anjolique 930 wedding dress needs a swanky evening cocktail reception to really show off its glamour. The ruching throughout the bodice minimizes tummies, while the pretty embroidery across the bust and at the hip draws the eye. Although the original price was over $1600, you can get it for $800.

Anjolique 930 Wedding Dress

Sophisticated Mermaid: Maggie Sottero Demi Wedding Dress - $1000
We love the head to toe draping in this sophisticated size 10 Maggie Sottero Demi wedding dress. Subtle touches of crystal beading add more texture and will catch the light for extra sparkle. Save $400 on this $1400 dress.

Maggie Sottero Demi Wedding Dress

Stylish Mermaid: Priscilla of Boston 4106 Wedding Dress - $1825
One of ours favs, this size 8 Priscilla of Boston 4106 wedding dress effortlessly combines the mermaid silhouette with a chic wedding look. The bow and crystals at the bust add extra oomph and the full train brings more drama and flair to really emphasize the mermaid shape. This is a $3600 dress now available for $1825.

Priscilla of Boston 4106 Wedding Dress

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