Mermaid is a dress which closely fits to the body and flares out from the knees. It highlights the figure especially hips. It is also known as a fishtail dress. The dress is made from the silk, satin and taffeta. The tall and thin figures suits most to the mermaid dress. It adds the curves to the body. It is suitable for those having hourglass body figure.
It is similar to the mermaid dress but they flare out from the mid-thigh which makes easier to walk. It also highlights the body figure. It is suitable for those having a slim waistline and small hip.
|A mythical sea creature with the head and trunk of a woman and the tail of a fish, conventionally depicted as beautiful and with long flowing golden hair.||A brass musical instrument with a flared bell and a bright, penetrating tone. The modern instrument has the tubing looped to form a straight-sided coil, with three valves.|
|Synonyms||Fairy, deity, banshee, water nymph, spirit||Cornet, bellow, alarm, proclaim, herald|
|History||The mermaid dress style is especially associated with mid to late 1950s movie star glamor. Some female stars wore elegant mermaid gowns with feminine picture hats. A picture hat has a very large round brim.||During the period of 1897-1907 the flared skirts were in fashion. From 1897 onwards the yoke skirts were there in which the yoke was made by joining together two widths of fabric which reached the knee and then a hole was cut in the centre to fit the required waist measurement.|
|Word origin||The word mermaid was originated from Middle English: from mere (in the obsolete sense ‘sea’) + maid.||The word trumpet was originated from Middle English: from Old French trompette, diminutive of trompe (see trump2). The verb dates from the mid-16th century.|
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