Columnists,Lorraine Cattell,Fashion & Beauty,Main Slider,Top Story l by Lorraine Cattell l 26 Jul 2023     - 201

Making a Splash From Head to Tail With Mermaidcore


If you haven't already done so, you must check out this latest e loped hems, patterns and edges, while various eye-catching and hand-embellished seashell, fish scales, waves, bubbles, coral reefs, seaweed, and starfish motifs highlight the deep sea-inspired designs.

From swimwear to daywear to red coral and pearl accessories and wet-look hair, this aquamarine craze is a lot of fun to rock on the beach, by the pool or at chic parties!

What inspired Mermaidcore?

Mermaidcore draws inspiration from the mystical and enchanted world of mermaids and sea nymphs and is characterised by its incorporation of sea elements. In recent years, the trend has been steadily gaining popularity, particularly with the environmentally conscious who are concerned about the well-being of aquatic ecosystems and the creatures that live in them.

In fact, Trendalytics, a website that tracks the rise and fall of cultural movements, reports that Mermaidcore is currently trending on every social media platform and has had over 14.5 billion views on TikTok alone.

The classic mermaid silhouette, however, is said to have been created by French fashion designer Marcel Rochas and debuted on haute couture catwalks in the early 20th century. The look quickly gained popularity among people with a sense of style including Jean Patou, whose aquatic-inspired gown was featured in a 1933 issue of Vogue.

Decades later, Mermaidcore is still hitting the runway with designers like Victoria Beckham and Blumarine combining sea- and ocean-inspired details such as scale-like paillettes and fabrics in shades of ‘sea glass’ and ‘ocean’ in their Spring 2022 and 2023 collections.

Mermaidcore Aesthetic

Clothes:

·     shimmery bralettes, delicate lace-up or front-tie tops and ruffled corsets

·     turquoise/violet fishnet hosiery, tulle ballerina skirts and long evening gloves

·     iridescent slip halters, scalloped or sequined dresses, elegant mermaid silhouette gowns in fabrics such as chiffon, silk, tulle, lace, and organza, sequins, and ruffles that will imitate the movement of the ocean's waves and ripples

·     scalloped-edge or lurex gold bikinis

·     iridescent sequined crop tops, fishtail skirts and high-waisted trousers that show off your midriff

·     tight-knit netting/mesh wraps, tops, shorts and dresses

·     vibrant blouses with seashell and starfish prints

Shoes, Bags & Accessories:

·     earrings shaped like starfish, necklaces and bracelets strung with sea shells

·     coral and kelp-shaped or beaded statement earrings

·     strings of mother-of-pearl necklaces, drop earrings, shell-shaped rings and pearl buttons

·     holographic body chains

·     structured bags that incorporate the folds, curves, and silhouettes of shells

·     fun beach sunglasses, seashell hats, beachy sandals, and straw beach bag

·     dainty hair combs and shell hair slides

·     strappy sandals, and sparkly clutch bags

Makeup & Nails: 

·     cool sea-inspired shades for eye shadows, highlighters and lipsticks of blue, lavender, and seafoam green (liquid metallics/shimmering seaweed)

·     rhinestones, silver sequins, crystals, sparkles and gems to enhance the glam for a glittery finish

·     glitter and iridescence polishes in various shades and ombre-effect nails

Hair: 

·     tousled braids with pink, purple, and yellow ribbons

·     smooth, sculpted slick wetlook

Don't feel like a fish out of water! To rock your Mermaidcore, just add a touch of whimsy to your outfit and look as enchanting as a dazzling mermaid or a sea nymph!

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#aquaticdesigns #seanymphs #ocean-inspired #summerstyle #vogue #mermaidcoreaesthetic 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lorraine Cattell

Lorraine Cattell (Eyre) is a renowned international British Fashion Journalist. Her articles & interviews appear regularly in magazines & online across the globe.

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