Mermaid dresses create silhouettes that mold the body from the neckline to the knees, where it flares out to the floor length hemline to resemple a mermaid's fin, generally creating a train on the back of the gown. This will enhance a sexy silhouette, showcasing every curve. Mermaid gowns should be worn by confident women, assured of their feminine form and proud to show it off. Excellent for both short and tall women, it flatters slender forms the best due to the clinging nature of the design. Of course curvier women can wear mermaid dresses, just remember it accentuates every curve on your body. Unlike other designs, mermaid gowns conform well with almost every bodice and neckline style. Paired with long sleeves and a high Bateau neckline mermaid dresses create sensual, alluring silhouettes that are demure and not too revealing, while retaining their sexual flavor with fit alone. Like the gorgeous gowns found in the collections of La Belle evening gowns. Showcasing a beautiful back with a strapless, low cut will expose your skin above the mermaid skirt fabulously, like the Jovani Prom gown's in beautiful printed Taffeta. Terani also features fabulous mermaid dresses for Prom that highlight the youthful toned figures of women looking to impress their peers and friends. Chic and trendy, the mermaid dresses offered by Studio 17 answer the call for something more, and something different. With unique Urban touches of the fantastic with fabrics in Skull and Crossbones print on Chiffon that overlay in gathered tiers atop fabulous shimmering Tulle underskirts, their mermaid dresses are designed to enchant and beguile an audience. In the same Collection by Studio 17 Prom, you will find gowns that are more traditional mermaid dresses with gorgeous floral prints with crystal accents that create the perfect image of an innocent appearance in flattering colors. Of course the overall look of mermaid dresses is influenced by the cut of the skirt and its beginning point. Creating different silhouettes the skirt can flare anywhere from just above the knee at mid thigh, around the knees or below the knees. Different shapes on the skirt provide more dramatic appearances as well. A round skirt will increase the amount of volume on the full circle hemlines, Trumpet shapes like a few of the gowns offered by Precious Divas, push the volume to the back of the dress, and the Flamenco skirt draws the skirt up in the front, while creating dramatic ruffled trains on the back of the mermaid dresses, as seen in the Tiffany Prints Collection and the Jovani Evening Collection. Mermaid dresses chosen for wedding gowns are wonderfully sensual and elegant designs. Perfect for either formal or informal venues when careful thought is placed on the fabric used in the construction of the gown. Creating a soft appearance with lightweight silks and satins in a slip style gown will provide the light and airy feel best used for beach weddings. Using heavier Satins and Taffeta mermaid dresses will provide structured looks that highlight formal venues perfectly. Dere Kiang offers mermaid dresses for brides with both construction elements, highlighted by beautifully romantic accents like 3-D Chiffon embroidered patterns over the skirt and crystal embellishments. One of the most wonderful things about mermaid dresses is their ability to be constructed of almost any fabric, and accented with any design element and maintain their fabulous allure. Like the Jovani evening gown with feathered Organza that drapes in tiers down to the floor creating a dramatic train of luscious lightness. Or the Dave and Johnny monochromatic creation of stretch Knit Jersey that clings like a second skin down to the mermaid skirts flare at the knees. Mermaid dresses allow you to wear your favorite fabrics, colors and prints and patterns and look amazing in any of them. Riva Designs Prom Dresses offer a wide selection of beautiful floral prints, and monochromatic shimmering Satin and Taffeta mermaid prom gowns that will allow you to maintain a youthful and vibrant appearance. Lux Gal mermaid Prom dresses can take you out for an evening dressed in fabulous double sided Satin, wrapped in stripes of shimmering fabric that create vivid silhouettes that are elegant and sophisticated. Or allow a hint of Latin spice to enliven an evening with touches of Black and Red with Rose patterned mermaid dresses that create regal silhouettes. Walking a Red Carpet in Faviana Couture mermaid dresses will give any woman a refined and sophisticated look that will have the flashbulbs popping. With design elements like pleated panels that fall from asymmetrical jeweled accents on Iridescent Organza, the look is soft and delicate while retaining a sensual flare that is feminine and daring. Mermaid dresses are not for everyone, but for those with the personal confidence to step out in a gown that clings and defines the feminine form, they are certainly a fabulous way to highlight a sense of style that cannot be beat.