Under the Sea: The Obvious Summer Trend I Still Didn't See Coming

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Courtesy of Versace

When Dua Lipa wore a Versace mermaid dress to the 2020 American Music Awards, I instantly had flashbacks to watching H2O and Aquamarine as a kid and wanting to be a mermaid at least for one day. (Come on, you know you did too.) Versace's S/S 21 runway collection heavily featured everything of the under-the-sea variety (down to the models' wet-hair looks), and the trending theme has only gotten bigger since then. I know what you're thinking—it's obvious. Summer is the time for beaches and seaside vacations, so why not carry the theme into your ensembles? I just didn't see it coming in such a big wave, that's all. (No pun intended.) 

From prints that mix in mermaids and dolphins to summer colorways featuring blue-toned ocean hues, there's a lot to love about this beach-ready trend. 

I dream about this dress on a daily basis.

You can't tell me this isn't the cutest pair of earrings you've ever seen.

The perfect way to clip back your beachy waves.

How beautiful are these ocean tones?

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@monikh

Rixo is known for its florals, but I may have found a new favorite print.

I love this collab between Lisa Says Gah and Subliming.

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@dualipa

This will surely make a statement at the beach.

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@devapollon

You can't tell me you wouldn't want to show up to a pool party in this.

The mermaid obsession is real.

Pair this with jeans or denim shorts this summer.

A little more Versace for your viewing pleasure.

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