Mermaid Prom Dresses

Mermaid Prom Dresses

Mermaid dresses are one of the most striking new additions to spring prom lineup of prom styles. Inspired by vintage designs, mermaid dresses showcase your natural hourglass figure, complimenting curves and adding the illusion of curves on thin or athletic figures. Mermaid prom dresses are an eye-catching break from traditional ball gowns and sheath dresses, a great way to make a big entrance on your big night!

Drop Waisted Dresses

Mermaid dresses have a dramatically low drop waist, but some mermaid prom dresses are a modified cross between a mermaid silhouette and a drop waisted ball gown. These gowns offer a lovely halfway look between full-skirted ball gowns and hip-hugging mermaid gowns, with plenty of space for tulle ruffles and ruched taffeta!

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Ruffle-Bottomed Mermaid Dresses

Prom dress designers have been extremely inventive with mermaid prom dresses, playing with a wide range of ruffle skirt styles. Ruched fabric roses are a popular and elegant ruffle style, adding texture and flair to the skirt below the knees, while the fabric above showcases your figure. Other mermaid skirt styles feature sheer, flowing organza ruffles, balloon-style taffeta gathers and layered tulle, providing a wide selection of dramatic, ultra-feminine styles for you to choose from.

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Which Body Types Should Wear Mermaid Dresses?

Mermaid style prom dresses hug the body throughout the bodice, hips and upper thighs, creating a striking hourglass shape on the slimmest of figures. A gorgeous dress style for adding curves to a slim or athletic figure, mermaid dresses can also enhance an hourglass figure or balance out broad shoulders. If you’re looking to minimize a curvy figure, however, you might consider prom dress styles which smooth out curves, such as a loose sheath dress, empire waisted cocktail dress or classic ball gown.

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