Mermaid-Inspired Aesthetic Will Dominate This Summer 2023

The trending aesthetic is set to take over in 2023, specifically in Summer 2023.

Versace Spring Summer 2021

Mermaidcore fashion trend is definitely our fave trend for summer 2023 – think of seashells, swimsuits, and pearls. Thanks to “The Little Mermaid”, this outstanding fashion trend is going to dominate the season. You will want to try it! And it seems that not only has this trend had a great impact on the runway shows, but it is also the fashion statement chosen for most of our celebrities when attending red carpet events.

More recently, specifically on Monday, the stars gathered in Los Angeles for “The Little Mermaid” film premiere, bringing out this fashion trend to life. For instance, Halle Bailey, who stars in “The Little Mermaid” as Ariel, attended the premiere of the movie in Los Angeles. 

Halle Bailey at the premiere of “The Little Mermaid”.

She looked completely gorgeous posing for pictures in a sculptural gown by Valdrin Sahiti realised in an iridescent metallic fabric. Her dress featured a bodycon silhouette and strapless with a flared skirt that swept the floor as Halle traversed the carpet. She accessorized the look with shiny jewellery, including floral earrings, and silver-diamond-encrusted rings. Her beauty look featured a red hair colour, like Ariel’s tresses, and worn in lengthy twists.

Halle Bailey at the premiere of “The Little Mermaid”.

For this Summer 2023, news of Disney’s upcoming live-action version of The little Mermaid has hit designers hard, such as Bottega Venetta, Blumarine, J.W. Anderson, 16 Arlington, Valentino, Elie Saab, and more. Most of these luxury designers have included striking scale-inspired embellishment alongside watercolour prints, fishtail silhouettes, and shimmery fabrics to embrace the mermaidcore fashion trend in their collections. The runway shows left us speechless during Spring-Summer 2023 shows, as most designers showcased from aquatic-inspired designs in texture and textiles to sexy silhouettes, for instance, fishnet dresses which gilded gown the runways paired with ballet flats.

Bottega Veneta SS’23

We could perfectly see the mermaid core trend in Bottega Veneta’s Spring-Summer 2023 collection while embracing understated elegance. This look is so stunning that we all want to try it right now. It fits perfectly for a sunny day at the beach, or at an informal meeting with friends. The wet look hairstyle, the accessories, footwear, and styling complete the look in a way we are all in love with.

Balmain SS’23

Another clear example of the mermaid core in the Spring-Summer 2023 runway shows is this moment at Balmain, which proved that the trend also fits perfectly with neutral, minimalist, or monochromatic aesthetic. Alaia and Blumarine also gave us mermaid core vibes with their latest Spring-Summer 2023 collections, featuring beautiful looks recreated with the mermaidcore-esque aesthetic.

Alaia SS’23
Blumarine SS’23