Fashions for Proms

Mermaid Prom Dresses

Championed as an antidote to the straight boyish line, Marcel Rochas introduced the mermaid silhouette in the late 1940s.

Figure hugging, glamorous and incredibly sexy, Jayne Mansfield adopted this style as her own in the 1950's. Whether you have or wish for a perfect hourglass figure, the mermaid dress flaunts your curves. Nicole Kidman, Kelly Clarkson, and Paula Adbul are just a few of the celebs who swished down red carpets lately in mermaid evening gowns. Perfect for vintage or grand Hollywood theme proms, the mermaid dress could be your statement piece!
Tiffany black mermaid evening dress at PromGirl
Tiffany's sweetheart mermaid gownfeatures a corset lace up back and empire waist sash with a corsage. On this black and white version, it's almost as if falling stars cascade down the tulle fishtail. Artfully placed sequins charm this seductive evening dress.

Take a peek at the version in white with colored sequinsand you'll find that the look completely changes, but the glamour remains.

Blue One Shoulder Mermaid Prom Dress by Night Moves at PromGirlNight moves interprets the mermaid silhouette in chiffon layers with this one shoulder beaded evening dress. Notice how the beads wrap around the bodice and reappear at the hip? I can imagine this mermaid emerging from the sea, covered in beaded sea grass, captivating those who see her. Long chiffon ruffles mimic waves that continue the sea theme. Available in royal blue and light purple, this dress may not be in stock much longer, so catch it quickly!

Platinum mermaid evening dress from LaFemme at PromGirl
Exquisite workmanship with bias piecing shapes this platinum strapless mermaid dress from La Femme. A beaded and embellished side swath anchors this movement on the dress' left side. Shining taffeta evokes luxury in a contemporary and powerful context.

Just looking at the photos makes me feel glamorous! Did you wear a mermaid dress to prom? If so, did you feel glamorous?

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