Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A summer spin on the mermaid hem

Just because prom season's just about over doesn't mean that some of our favorite formal styles must be put away for another year. Mermaid hems were quite the commodity among this year's prom-goers - which only means that where there's a will, there's a way to adapt this silhouette to the wares of summertime.

We entreat you to take a good look at Camila Alves, who was the epitome of sultry summer goddess-ism at the Brazilian Film Festival in Hollywood. Camila's black floor-length number featured a demure mermaid hem, but we almost want to say that she found a way to channel an Ariel-turned-flamenco goddess (with a pair of clamshell castanets, of course). Thanks to the sultry black lace material and sleek wrap design, Camila looked appropriately summertime for being so dressed to the nines.

To make your favorite prom looks work for the summer season, do away with shiny taffeta and look for some sheer paneling, peek-a-boo lace and soft, breathable fabrics instead. Pair with a bright red pout for an extra shot of glamour.
  
  

Alyce Designs 2011 Prom Dress 6604

 


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