21 Mermaid Fashion And Beauty Items For Spring — Because Everyone Wants To Be A Millennial Mermaid

Hands up, who had a mermaid doll when they were small? Or better yet, who was obsessed with mermaids in general? Yeah, me too. My favorites were not the Barbies with the extra long, stroke-able hair, or the official Disney Ariel's, though. Nope. My mermaids of choice were the $2 variety that hung in cheap, badly designed packaging at the very top shelf of the corner shop. When my mom and I went on an errand, I would stare up at them longingly. I would make up any old tale just to get one. 

What I loved the most about them was the satisfyingly crisp metallic, cheap fabric their tails were made from. The soft crackle it made when handled was akin to the sound of candy being unwrapped. It glinted, shimmering iridescently — greenish, bluish, lilac.

That is why, when I started spotting this nostalgic acrylic material popping up all over the high street, I was flooded with a melancholic glow. Stumbling upon The Ragged Priest's metallic raincoats in Topshop gave me butterflies. I yearned for them the same way I did for those Barbie knockoffs. Safe to say, I am seriously enjoying the holographic trend.

So in honor of my four-year-old's plastic muses (and just because, you know, I love mermaids), I have compiled for you, my lovelies, a selection of sentimental mermaid-inspired finds. Everyone loves a mermaid (especially me) — so get your salt spray out and your shell bra on, and head to the beach, because spring is here and it's time to get nymphy.

The Shell Bag

Sea Shell Purse, $19, halloweencostumes.com

The Holographic Clutch Bag

Junk Clutch Bag, $23, theraggedpriest.com

The Metallic Raincoat

Flipper Raincoat, $89, theraggedpriest.com

The Scalloped Edge Shorts

Alice McCall Shorts, $287, asos.com

The Sequined Shorts

Sequinned Shorts, $290, instylenewyork.com

The Disco Pants

Disco Pants In Menthe, $85, americanapparel.net

The Sequin Leggings

Harper Gold Sequin Leggings, $66, goldielondon.com

The Metallic Leggings

Metallic High Waist Leggings, $4, dearlover.com

The Frothy Seafoam Skirt

Hell Bunny 50s Swing Petticoat, $55, inspiredinsanity.com.au

The Sequin Maxi Skirt

Handmade Floor Length Sequin Skirt, $452, etsy.com

The Shimmering Skater Skirt

Metallic Effect Flippy Skater Skirt, $8, krisp.co.uk

The Glittered Boots

Good Genes Rose Gold Shoes, $352, ilflor.com

The Humorous Tee

Quinn Mermaids Embroidery Top, $24, brandymelvilleusa.com

The Quirky Shirt

Anula Shirt by Sretsis, $135, littleblackbook.bigcartel.com

The Seashell Bralet

Part Of Your World Bralet, $7, dollskill.com

The Playful Panties

Anita Flapper Knickers, $9, etsy.com

The Fun Swimsuit

Venus Swimsuit, $85, etsy.com

The Cute Bikini

Nereid Bra Twin Star Bikini Top, $48, etsy.com

The Mermaid Crown

Glitter Spiked Crown, $57, notonthehighstreet.com

The Mermaid Hair Care

Mermaid Shampoo & Conditioner, $60, mermaidperfume.com

The Perfume

Montale Sandflowers, $116, fragrancenet.com