Skip Nav
Politics
9 Iconic First Lady Gowns Worth Talking About
Fashion News
The Most Powerful Women's March Instagrams From the Fashion World
Fashion News
You're Invited to the Dior Haute Couture Show: Watch It Live Right Now

Underwater Ocean Trend For Spring 2012

The Life Aquatic: Go Under the Sea With Spring's Soft Mermaid Vibe


It looks like we'll be traveling under the sea for Spring 2012 — if the runways at Versace, Chanel, Jenny Packham, and Givenchy were any indication, the deep-sea fantasies from your childhood have been given a sexy, grown-up spin, and the results are pure magic. The trend isn't overdone with obvious fishtail hems or ripples of blue, but rather with clean, subtle nods to the ebbs and flows of the ocean — just see Jenny Packham's long, lithe silhouettes, Donatella Versace's seahorse-print separates, Givenchy's pretty pailettes, and the pearl-encrusted looks at Chanel (lest we forget Florence Welch performing in a giant clamshell on the runway). Not feeling all-over fish scales? You can still achieve the look in small doses with a pretty coral necklace, a delicate lace top, or layers of pearl chains. Click below to shop some of our absolute favorite mermaid-inspired pieces for Spring.

Image Sources: Catwalking and WireImage
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Marisa-Tom Marisa-Tom 4 years
Growing up, I always wanted to be a mermaid... HERE. IS. MY. CHANCE.
Best White T-Shirts
Spring 2017 Fashion Trends
Underboob Crop Top Trend
Real Girl Travel Outfit Ideas
How to Layer For a Flight
Emily Ratajkowski Bikini Instagrams
Lace-Up Pants Trend

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds