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Mermaid Style Dresses: Beyonce's Go-to Dress

Updated on June 17, 2013

The Mermaid Style Trend

Mermaid style dresses are back with a vengeance. Beyonce first made them popular by wearing the silhouette to almost every black tie event in Hollywood!

I began thinking how much I'd love to invest in a Mermaid Style dress. Then I wondered if my shape would look just as 'luscious' as Beyonces'. Lets take a look:

The mermaid style shape really contours to the body hugging the chest all the way down to just at the knees. From here, there can be a slight or very dramatic flair down to the hem which could also stretch out to varying lengths. One must be comfortable with flaunting one's assets to pull this number off!

From what I've observed, the mermaid cut is not for everyone. This interesting and form-fitting design would be best on slender figures that have CURVES. The curves are a must, without them, you'd look like a straight column! The dress will hug your body and every curve you have. In addition, surprisingly, the mermaid dress can also be worn by petite women! This was the most surprising for me! As a petite girl (5'2"), I always thought that the mermaid-style dress was for statuesque women only. After mustering up the courage and going out to department stores and trying on myself, I have fallen in love with the mermaid style trend!

This is THE DRESS for every confident, curvy and beautiful woman out there!

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Emmy Rossum: I love the short sleeves and the shiny silver. This cut looks so cute on her!
Emmy Rossum: I love the short sleeves and the shiny silver. This cut looks so cute on her!
Eva Longoria: This red is gorgeous. Because its sleeveless with a bit of a dip, this evokes a sexy vibe; quick the opposite of Emmy Rossum's above!
Eva Longoria: This red is gorgeous. Because its sleeveless with a bit of a dip, this evokes a sexy vibe; quick the opposite of Emmy Rossum's above!

Class It Up

The mermaid-style is very glamorous! However, the style can be pulled off with effortless elegance. When trying to pull off the classy look, stick to neutral colors with not too much pattern or frill. A gorgeous navy blue looks seductive but elegant and white always looks classy and clean!

When the dress itself isn't over the top, you get to wear beautiful accessories! Try a pair of exquisite chandelier earrings.

Funny girl Tina Fey is looking seriously sexy in her navy blue mermaid style frock.
Funny girl Tina Fey is looking seriously sexy in her navy blue mermaid style frock.
Kate Beckinsale: She looks so classy in her long white gown, without looking bride-like. Gorgeous!
Kate Beckinsale: She looks so classy in her long white gown, without looking bride-like. Gorgeous!

Queen of the Mermaid Style

Ms. Beyonce is known for making the mermaid-style dress popular. She wears the silhouette so often, it is difficult to even think of a Hollywood red-carpet event where she hasn't worn a mermaid gown. Beyonce rarely wears muted or *plain* patterns and styles either. She always adds sparkling diamonds, bright colors, big patterns, and luxurious fabrics!

Beyonce's Mermaid Dresses

Fantastic mermaid dress with beautiful gold patterning.
Fantastic mermaid dress with beautiful gold patterning.
Beyonce at the American Music Awards in a gorgeous gold gown with lots of sheen!
Beyonce at the American Music Awards in a gorgeous gold gown with lots of sheen!
The black lace detailing at the top with the flower is beautiful. For me though, the hair is a bit much.
The black lace detailing at the top with the flower is beautiful. For me though, the hair is a bit much.
I love this emerald green color. It just makes the dress. Her large silver diamond earrings go perfectly.
I love this emerald green color. It just makes the dress. Her large silver diamond earrings go perfectly.
Yes, this can seem over the top. But this is Beyonce, a multi-millionaire rockstar!
Yes, this can seem over the top. But this is Beyonce, a multi-millionaire rockstar!
I love the 'futuristic' look of this dress. The top has great detailing while the rest just hugs her perfect curves!
I love the 'futuristic' look of this dress. The top has great detailing while the rest just hugs her perfect curves!

Black Mermaid Dress

A black mermaid dress is recommended when wanting to look slimmer. Black is such a classic color which can make for a beautiful dress. However, black can look severe, so try to show some skin, wear colored jewelry and accessories and do not go so dark on the make up!


Love the chiffon detailing of the skirt, fantastic lines.
Love the chiffon detailing of the skirt, fantastic lines.
Jennifer Garner looks like old-Hollywood with so much class, even with the feathers!
Jennifer Garner looks like old-Hollywood with so much class, even with the feathers!
Vanessa Hudgens with a long train and floral detailing.
Vanessa Hudgens with a long train and floral detailing.

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      Girls Halloween Costumes 7 years ago

      I came across this page while looking for girls mermaid costumes, but I must say while I'm here - I love mermaid style dresses! They can be flattering and sexy, classic and contemporary.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      My mother used to say that all styles seem to recycle every so many years. Colors and fabrics and embellishments may change them a bit...but the styles definitely repeat. I must say that these mermaid dresses can be very glamourous.

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      lovelybeauty 6 years ago from US

      Its a beautiful hub....I like mermaid gowns...

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      GirlHalloween: I love Mermaid as well! Thanks!

      Peggy: Styles always do repeat. Right now: clogs are back much to my demise.

      lovelybeauty: Thank you! Mermaid gowns are gorgeous!

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      Well, I'm no fashion guru, that's for certain, but I reckon Beyonce in anything (or nothing!?) would look beyond gorgeous!

      Thanks for the fashion update for a fashion ignoramus.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      Hi tonymac:

      Beyonce does make everything look exceptional! You'll be a fashion expert in no time! Just do some reading!

      Thanks for reading,

      Yena

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      fabgirl21 6 years ago

      Great Hub! Thanks for sharing! Wow Beyonce, Eva Longoria, and Kate Beckinsale look stunning in those mermaid dresses! I hope I can pull off my blue ruched mermaid gown that I got from Jovani in about a month for an event that I have to go to.

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      fabgirl21: I'm glad it was useful! They are super gorgeous. Good luck with your mermaid prom dress!

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      chloe 3 years ago

      all beyonces dresses are super gorgeous

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