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The mermaid silhouette is in again for Prom 2011. We can understand why you'd be eager to find the perfect mermaid prom dress, as the number of occasions for which such a dress is appropriate is slim (if you're not a movie star, anyway). While most mermaid prom dresses will be more expensive than shorter party dresses, there are quite a few affordable options available at major department stores near you. We've picked out a few of them for you!Helene's Bridal
This pink prom dress in a mermaid silhouette, covered in beads, retails for $219.Jump Ruched Strapless Dress
This ruched blue prom dress retails for only $83.40 at Dillards.Betsy & Adam Dress
This purple ruched gown has two very trendy features: a single embellished strap and a gorgeous mermaid silhouette.