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The Modern Mermaid: Contemporary Mermaid Wedding Styles

Mermaid cut wedding gowns are a fashion forward style for even the most contemporary brides seeking a modern wedding day look.

These modern mermaid styles are sleek, slimming, sophisticated and polished. The perfect way to add a fashion forward touch to you wedding day look. Keep your wedding day style classy and glam with one of these beautiful mermaid styles

01. Sleek Satin

Caroline Hayden
Caroline Hayden

A modern cut mermaid with sleek simple lines. This form fitting style will flatter your curves in all the right ways. Just the right touch of detail at the skirt and a slight train add a bit of drama to this clean, classic style.

02. Graphic Details

Carol Hannah
Carol Hannah

Our next modern mermaid style is all about graphic line detailing. A seemingly simple silk mermaid has gorgeous detailing in the graphic stitching. The lines are both a slimming and eye catching detail.

03. Modern Drama

Carol Hannah
Carol Hannah

A gorgeous seamed mermaid that is all about the voluminous skirt. This draped and gathered satin skirt creates gorgeous movement as you walk down the isle.

04. Button Sleeves

Pronovias
Pronovias

A simple form fitting crepe mermaid gown that is all about elegant details. Long sleeves and delicate buttons create a luxe, glamorous style perfect for an black tie winter wedding.

05. Feminine Contemporary

Pronovias
Pronovias

A contemporary feminine style that leaves us slightly breathless. This modern mermaid style is sleek, sexy and dramatic. This curve hugging silhouette is finished with a long train for dramatic and glamorous finish.

06. Ruffled Off the Shoulder

Lihi Hod
Lihi Hod

A hip-hugging modern mermaid style that is all about the ruffled off the shoulder neckline. An elegant mix of sleek contemporary and feminine bohemian.

07. A Touch of Tulle

Justin Alexander
Justin Alexander

Luxe glamour. Our next modern mermaid wedding gown is by Justin Alexander. This gorgeous form fitting, sweetheart mermaid has an unexpected apron skirt of tulle and organza for a bit of drama at the base of the style.

08. Banded Shoulder

One Day Bridal
One Day Bridal

Our next modern mermaid bridal style is a simple show stopper. A sleek dress that is absolutely elegant in it's simplicity. A banded off the shoulder neckline is feminine and sexy. The style hugs through this hips and flares just slightly at the base, leading into a dramatic train. Pure contemporary sophistication.

09. Tiered Flares

David Basso via Kleinfeld's
David Basso via Kleinfeld's

A completely unique modern mermaid style. This off the shoulder, v-neck, drop waist mermaid features bell sleeves and a tiered flared skirt. A one of a kind style for a contemporary off beat bride looking to make a big statement on her wedding day.

10. Asymmetric Draped

Vera Wang
Vera Wang

A gorgeous asymmetric draped modern mermaid from Vera Wang. This mermaid features a completely unique full skirt that is layered and draped to create voluminous drama.

11. High Fashion Mermaid

Vera Wang
Vera Wang

A high fashion modern mermaid style that is not for the faint of heart. This truly unique wedding look by Vera Wang features a pleated tulle skirt, high neck illusion detailing, and and oversized waisted bow. An over the top modern mermaid for a contemporary bride looking to showcase her big personality.

12. High Low Mermaid

Houghton via Brit&Co
Houghton via Brit&Co

A unique high low cut modern mermaid for the contemporary fashion forward maven. This style mixes a form fitting high neck bodice with a light ruffled mermaid skirt. Sleek contemporary mixed with girly feminine.

13. Contemporary Detailing

Sebastien Luke
Sebastien Luke

Sebastien Luke brings us our next modern mermaid style that is something to take a second look at. Sleek bodice and gathered skirt create a seemingly simple style that has stunning contemporary details.

14. Collared Satin

Sebastien Luke
Sebastien Luke

It is rare that we see a collared neckline in bridal fashion, but this modern mermaid gives us an unexpected collared style that is classy and elegant. This satin mermaid cut gown is finished with a tulle underlay at the base to add some dramatic volume.

15. Lace Accented Classic

Badgley Mischka
Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka brings us a sleek, classic modern mermaid gown. Illusion lace side panels add a sexy touch that expand into an illusion lace low back cut. A sexy and sophisticated contemporary mermaid wedding gown.

16. Satin Sweetheart

Badgley Mischka
Badgley Mischka

Our next modern mermaid style is a classic sweetheart cut all over satin gown. This simple gown is sleek and contemporary. Add additional modern flair to the look with a optional illusion caplet with gorgeous beaded detailing.

17. Sculptural Peplum

Galia Lahav
Galia Lahav

A sculptural designed silk and crepe gown by Galia Lahav. This gown is truly a modern mermaid at its best. A sleek corset peplum top and mermaid skirt are accented by matching cape and gloves. If you are craving a unique, contemporary style with classic inspiration, this is the look for you.

18. Floral Tulle

Aida Kapociute
Aida Kapociute

A gorgeous modern mermaid that mixes fabrics to create a dynamic contemporary bridal piece. A contemporary mermaid that is feminine and romantic.

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