How to Style Black Mermaid Dress: 15 Stunning Outfits

Have you ever seen someone wear a black long flowy dress in a prom or a cocktail party that she absolutely catches all the people’s attention with the dress flowing elegantly on the floor? The black flowy dress even has a gorgeous name, the black mermaid dress. If you are going to a prom soon and you don’t have an idea on what to wear yet, or it is going to be your first time going to a prom, I am asking you to take three minutes to take a look at the following beautiful black mermaid dress outfit ideas that I have collected for sharing with you. Let’s check them out now.

Black Strapless Mermaid Dress with Chiffon Overlay


The cutting of a mermaid dress can often make you look talk and lean, especially if you are wearing high heels. To start off the list, I am going to show you this beautiful black strapless mermaid dress. It has a very beautiful detail in the chiffon overlay fishtail. When you wear a mermaid dress, the shoes seem to become unimportant as they would rarely show. However, that’s not really the case as you dress would move while you walk. I would highly recommend you to either wear black ankle strap open toe shoes or silver heels to make sure all parts of your outfit is beautiful.

Black Deep V Neck Lace Mermaid Dress with Semi-Sheer Overlay

black deep v neck lace mermaid dress semi sheer overlay

For an extremely classy look, you can wear the black deep v lace mermaid dress. It has an elegant semi-sheer overlay design at the collar area. Since the shoes are usually invisible, the obvious way you add some extra elegance to the outfit is to wear a classy purse. In this case, it is a small nifty black purse that adds an elegant touch to the outfit.

Off The Shoulder Satin Black Mermaid Dress

off the shoulder satin black mermaid dress

A mermaid dress, by definition, is a skinny fit dress. If you have put a lot of effort into keeping in shape, you should chooses a black dress that is made of some smooth fabric like a satin dress in order to have a even more skinny fit cutting that can feature your curves. To pair with the dress, wear a pink clutch purse with faux diamond to complete the outfit with elegance.

Black High Split Flowy Mermaid Dress

black high split flowy mermaid dress

Here is an extremely gorgeous black dress that has a typical yet timeless design. It is a off the shoulder high slit mermaid dress. Wear it with a black small purse and black ankle strap open toe heels to complete the outfit elegantly.

Black Deep V Neck Sequin Mermaid Dress

black deep v neck sequin mermaid dress

If you are the type of person that always wants to have more details in your outfit, this black sequin mermaid dress may be for you. This black dress, with its deep v neck cutting and shiny texture, is going to make you really stand out from the crowd in a prom.

Two-Piece Black Floral Mermaid Dress

two piece black floral mermaid dress

If you have the perfect waistline and you don’t mind showing some skin, this dress can definitely let you show off your advantage. It is a two-piece black floral mermaid dress. The top part is a black lace top with semi-sheer sleeves, white the bottom part is black floral dress with a fishtail. This skinny fit cutting and colorful patterns make this a remarkable outfit.

Long Sleeve Black Floral Flowy Dress

long sleeve black floral flowy dress

Here is another black floral two-piece dress. This time, it is a relatively low profile long sleeve black dress with floral pattern only appearing near the fishtail.

Black Bodycon Maxi Dress with Fishtail

black bodycon maxi dress fishtail

This is a black bodycon maxi dress with a minimal design. It still has some beautiful details though. They are the crytal collar and the semi-sheer design just below the collar. Sometimes, it is details like these that take the outfit to the next level.

Black Backless Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress with Silver Straps

black backless off the shoulder maxi dress silver straps

This is a amazingly sexy black backless dress. It has some very beautiful silver straps that sparsely span across the back. With a pair of heeled sandals that comes with faux crystal, this outfit can easily be the most elegant one among this stacked list.

Two-Layer Mermaid Dress with Fishnet Overlay

two layer mermaid dress fishnet overlay

Some people may think that fishnet is a little too much, but there are always fans of fishnet stockings and this dress has definitely taken a page out of the fishnet fashion. The dress is composes of two layers. The inner layer is a typical black shift dress white the outer layer is a fishnet dress that allows people to see thru it to see your legs.

Black Strapless Long Flowy Dress

black strapless long flowy dress

This dress is a classy black velvet strapless dress. As you can see in the picture a black velvet mermaid dress like this seems to be designed specifically for the red carpet. They just look very nice together.

Backless Black Dress with Chiffon Fishtail

backless black dress chiffon fishtail

If you have a beautiful back but you don’t want to show your entire back, how about wearing this dress with a relatively smaller area of open back. This elegant dress also have some other nifty details, such as the multiple layers of chiffon at the fishtail and the sleeves made of lace.

Double Slit Black Backless Mermaid Dress

double slit black backless mermaid dress

You can challenge this dress if you are really in shape. It is a backless mermaid dress that also happens to be a double slit one that shows your legs. Wear black ankle strap open toe heels to complete this stunning outfit.

Black Maxi Dress with Multiple Layers of Chiffon Fishtail

black maxi dress multiple layers chiffon fishtails

This remarkable black maxi dress has a fishtail that is made of multiple layers of chiffon. Wear this for an ultimate feminine look.

Black Lace Bodycon Mermaid Dress

black lace bodycon mermaid dress

For a poise, feminine and slightly mature look, wear this black lace bodycon mermaid dress with a small silver clutch purse. The dress is so beautiful in its own right. Simply wear it without any necklace or bracelet.

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