As the first full month of summer, July is a hot month for vacations. People are heading to the tropics to take a break from work and make a splash with their family and friends. With all of the gorgeous imagery of seaside getaways popping up on the radar, we were inspired. We took one look at this mermaid spread in the May 2012 issue of Vogue India, and we were hooked! How breathtaking are these images incorporating gorgeous turquoise oceans with whimsical fabrics in seaside-inspired palettes? Wow!
Photographer Luis Monteiro took these stunning underwater dreamscapes. The model-mermaid, Jessiann Gravel-Beland, looks ethereal in an electric yellow dress with intricate light blue details, resembling underwater plants from the Coral Reef.
From Flare Canada to Vogue India and Spain, several fashion magazines across the globe embraced the magic of these mythical creatures in recent fashion shoots. The blue-green sequined and incredible scalloped dress would both be gorgeous on a red carpet, but their unique, mermaid-like elements can be translated in more casual ways too. We also love the starfish and sequin embellishments on the white dress featured in Vogue Spain. **images: Flare Canada May 2012, Spain Vogue June 2012, Vogue India May 2012
Get the mermaid look with pieces that capture “Under The Sea” elements. Clothing and accessories in coral, ocean and sand hues with ocean-inspired textures like scallops and sequins are the perfect way to channel your inner mermaid. Whether with a cool blue bandeau bikini, resembling the traditional mermaid shell top, a sheer pleated maxi in sea foam green, or blue-green sequin shorts, there are so many ways to add mermaid features to your look this summer. Top it off with accessories like our Tana Ring in Light Blue, Gavyn Earrings in Coral, or this shell clutch and gold leaf headband, and you’ll look like a fresh sea nymph.
**Get The Look: Reiss Kaylin Hard Case Shell Clutch, Hedonia Collete Cropped Bustier Top, A Wear Katie Scallop Hem Skirt, Topshop Mermaid Sequin Shorts, Noelle Twist-Front Bandeau Bikini, Kendra Scott Gavyn Earrings in Salmon, Calypso St. Barth Pailletes Ivory Silk Tank, Privileged NYC Gold Plated Leaf Headband, Nine West Nancita Sandals, Kendra Scott Tana Ring in Light Blue, Alexon Mint Pleat Maxi Dress