Mermaid dresses first made their appearance during the Golden era of Hollywood and fit snugly to the body all the way down to the bottom of the legs, where it flares out in a dramatic fish tail. This dress is perfect for taller brides that want to bring a dramatic, 1950s movie star look to their day – particularly when coupled with glamorous accessories like hats, gloves and short veils. The mermaid gowns come in a variety of ruffles that can be soft and flowing or voluminous and edgy. The style is well-suited to lean and athletic brides that want to create a curvier look on their special day. Coupled with bold necklaces and elegant pearls, this dress is sure to be eye-catching.