Mermaid style dresses have a flared skirt that starts at mid calf and continues to the floor. Above mid calf the bodice is fitted all the way up to the neckline. Mermaid style dresses are known for their accentuation of the wearers hour glass figure. Mermaid dresses have had a strong presence on the red carpet this year. Be red carpet ready by shopping for a mermaid dress on Prom Dress Shop.com!