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The fishtail skirt is very similar to mermaid skirt (see below). However, instead of flicking out to the floor from around the knee, it tends stay quite slender around the legs.


An additional piece of material (referred to as the 'fishtail') is attached to the back of the skirt, and this piece of material often contrasts with that used on the rest of the dress. The material comes out from a single point (normally just above the knee) and is attached to the dress. The fishtail then flows outwards along to the heel of each foot, thus creating a small train of about a foot in length.


The fishtail is is built in to the dress, not just sewn on, and it helps to create a beautiful movement in the bottom of the dress for the Bride.




The Mermaid is a figure hugging skirt around the hips, that follows the curve of the leg and narrows at the knee.


 From the knee, the skirt follows the line of the leg until it reaches the middle of the calf, where it flairs out to the ground.


If you want to picture the skirt in your mind, think of Morticia from the Addams Family - although you don't have to follow suit and wear black of course!




A pencil skirt differs from the A-line by being cut straight down rather than at a slightly outwards angle.


This skirt will skim the hips and fall in a straight line to your chosen length. It works well with traditional v bodices and as an empire line dress. It can also be used with a varying range of hemlines from mini (for super sassy brides-to-be) to floor length (for those going for a sophisticated cocktail-hour affair).



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