If you’re looking to make a big ” Old Hollywood” style splash at your next special event, then consider the classic mermaid hem gown. An iconic silhouette, mermaid style gowns can make any woman feel movie star glam! A Jayne Mansfield signature look and favorite of many other actresses in the 1950s, these gowns have a figure flattering, curve hugging fit to the knee, with a full flared hem below. And often have a sweetheart bodice to show off the decolletage. With just the right mix of sexy and feminine , this style can flaunt the curves you have , or even create the illusion that you do, even if you don’t!
Though the mermaid gown was very popular with starlets in the 1950s, it was actually originally introduced to the fashion world in the 1930s by French designer Marcel Rochas , whose trademark hourglass styles were his tribute to the female form. He also invented the “waspie”, which was a waist cinching corset, perfect for accentuating a woman’s curves.
This timeless look is perfect for a vintage themed wedding or prom because it really captures that classic glamour vibe that will make you stand out from the crowd. And don’t forget the opera length gloves and red lipstick!
And here’s a selection of classic style mermaid dresses available at Blue Velvet Vintage!
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