If you’re one of the lucky ones with a tall, slender figure, then you will look stunning in virtually any wedding dress. But there are certain styles particularly suited to a statuesque frame. Among these are the glamorous “mermaid” or “trumpet” silhouettes (think celebrities on the red carpet!). These are figure-hugging from the bodice to above the knee, then flare out towards the hemline in flouncy ruffles, billowy layers of fabric, or sometimes a brief train. In the mermaid style, this is called the “fishtail.”
To help you envision the variations that you can have with these types of gowns, feast your eyes on these elegant examples from renowned wedding dress designers and popular bridal lines. (*this post contains some affiliate links)
10 Elegant Gowns for the Tall, Slender Bride
1 – Carnegie Gown – This creation by Ines di Santo is a fully embroidered strapless gown with a unique cap sleeve bolero, and the “trumpet” feature in an opulent cathedral over skirt.
2 – Carmine Gown – Another creation by Ines di Santo, this gown features flattering “tip of the shoulder” straps and a slim beaded bodice ending in a frothy circular skirt.
3 – Emanuela Gown – This stunner from the Monique Lhuillier Spring 2018 collection has a lace strapless bodice over a nude lining, that ends in flowing layers of chiffon accented with folds of “handkerchief” fabric in front.
4 – Divina Gown – Reminiscent of Art Deco glamour, this striking Monique Lhuillier gown has the classic trumpet silhouette accented with strands of pearls and crystals draped over the bodice and bare shoulders.
5 – Cara Gown – This lovely piece from BHLDN features a scalloped motif in a classic column silhouette with an illusion bodice and sheer cap sleeves. The hem skims the floor in a slight train.
6 – Nicolette Gown – A feminine vision in blush rose, this gown by Eddy K via BHLDN has a floral-patterned mermaid silhouette with an illusion neckline and a softly sweeping train.
7 – Bridal Notte Style #2 – From the Marchesa collection, this glamorous gown features an illusion neckline with luxurious floral lace gracing the bodice and short sleeves, and gathered fabric at the hemline ending in a circular train.
8 – Bridal Notte Style #5 – An off-shoulder bodice and sleeves of gorgeous beaded lace grace the fitted silhouette of this gown from Marchesa. A softly flowing circular train complements the feminine style.
9 – Chantilly Gown – This mermaid-style creation by Claire Pettibone is like a confection in beaded ivory cotton lace with a sweetheart neckline, dainty guipure cap-sleeves, and an illusion open back.
10 – Sequin Mesh Gown – This shimmery piece from the LM Collection via Bloomingdale’s offers a modern take on the mermaid style with allover sequin embellishment and mesh inserts securing a cutout bodice.
For brides with other body types, we feature different wedding dress styles in these posts, too!