A before-prom picture. Dress is from David’s Bridal. I had to buy the belt separately (also from David’s Bridal). I’ve always been skeptical about mermaid dresses, but this is truly the best thing I’ve ever worn. It’s not the best for sitting down in, but the fit was really nice and it didn’t need to be taken in at all (though some of the length had to be taken off because it was apparently made for somebody twice my height).