Mermaid style dresses are close fitting throughout the bodice down over the hips to about mid calf; at mid calf the skirt flares out. Mermaid dresses are known for adding curves to a figure. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Beyonce are known for wearing mermaid dresses for numerous occasions. These fabulously figure flattering gowns are available at Peaches Boutique for Prom 2014!
Quick Tip: 2 Weeks before prom confirm your plans with your friends and date. You will also want to order any boutonnieres, bouquets or corsages for prom.
Let’s face it; no one is the perfect model size. That means that prom dress alterations may be a necessary part of purchasing any mermaid prom dress. While alterations may be time consuming they are worth it if you want your mermaid dress to look perfect on you. When getting alterations you will want to ask to see a sample of the seamstresses work. You will also want to ask for an alteration quote before you leave your mermaid prom dress with the seamstress, this way no one is surprised.
Adding Length: Our mermaid dresses usually fit the average height of 5’8”. All of the models shown in our photos are between the heights of 5’8” and 5’10”. Taller girls may want to consider doing the following: Making their dress a high low hem. High low hems are just as popular as floor length dresses. High low hems are shorter in the front (9” or more off the floor) and low in the back (how the dress normally fits). Another option would be to wear flats instead of heels; which would be more comfortable as well. You could also purchase a shawl or buy additional fabric to add to the bottom of the dress.