The Mermaidcore Aesthetic Is About to Be Everywhere
Would you believe me if I told you that the cool girls are currently trying to dress like mermaids? Well, it's true. I have had multiple friends laugh out loud when I tried to inform them of this trend, but it's a real thing. With the stamp of approval from Alaïa and Bottega Veneta, mermaidcore is set to take over in 2023, especially with spring and summer on the horizon.
The trending aesthetic comes to us in mysterious ways. During New York Fashion Week, I set out to find a way to style mermaidcore without it appearing to look like that was my intention. This decision led me to a billowing cutout maxi skirt that gathered a long list of compliments. Now that this trend is editor tested and approved allow me to display the runway that backs it up.
Photo:Courtesy of Bottega Veneta
My favorite example of mermaidcore just so happens to be this Bottega Veneta look. It really cemented my belief that this aesthetic is much more than a social media trend but will be a part of the social elite as well.
This moment at Balmain proved that mermaidcore is for neutral enthusiasts too. I think the first thought about what a mermaid might wear goes instantly to the idea that it would be something bright and colorful but here's a sign that minimalists can wear it too.
Photo:Courtesy of ALAÏA
Alaïa is quite particular about which trends it dives into, so seeing a look that was so mermaidcore-esque was quite enjoyable for me. You're going to see skirts of this nature re-created by all of your favorite brands.
The skirt I mentioned wearing in the intro is too good not to click on.
The layering opportunities here are endless.
The way I'm dreaming for this look to fall into my lap…
Something about this crochet sweater reminds me of coral reefs.
Remember when I said you might find a slew of look-a-likes to that Alaïa skirt? They're already here.
If you're looking to match with the seaweed, this one is for you.
If this isn't giving mermaidcore, I don't know what is.
Seeing this dress over and over again on my Instagram feed is dangerous for me.
The glitter on this dress makes it look like you just went for a swim.
I would do anything to dance all night in this dress.
Did somebody say seashells?
Adding a beach party to the agenda.