Skip Nav
Celebrity Style
If You're Looking For Celebrities, They're All at London Fashion Week
Winter Fashion
Just Splurge! These 13 Indulgent New Items From Net-a-Porter Are Calling Your Name
F*cking Awesome Females
Why It's Time to Celebrate Average-Size Women

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
Best Bikinis 2018
Mulberry Runway Spring 2018
What to Shop | Feb. 12-18, 2018
Best Work Tops From Nordstrom
Fashion Trends For 2018
Cheap Black Sneakers 2018
Cute Skirts on Amazon
H&M Conscious Collection 2018
New at Net-a-Porter February 2018
Best Designer Handbags 2018
From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds