Mermaid Suit is Weirdest Beach Fad of the Summer


Forget the monokini. This season girls are going crazy over fins. Yes. Fins. Mermaid fins to be exact.

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After noticing her daughter's obsession with the mythical creatures, Vancouver mom Monika Naumann started designing mermaid tail suits she named 3-Fins. In blue, orange, red, green, and pink, they are quite beautiful. But the fantasy doesn't come cheap. It will cost you a whopping $245 plus shipping.

I get the little girl fantasy about seeing a mermaid. I watched Disney's The Little Mermaid. It was cute. And I was fascinated by Animal Planet's Mermaids: The Body Found. But are we taking this whole obsession a little too far? Some people are so desperate for merwoman to be real, the National Ocean Service felt compelled to issue an official report for the benefit of boys, girl, and infantile grownups stating that mermaids are absolutely not real.

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I will admit, the 3-Fin suits are incredibly cool. Naumann says an experienced swimmer will have no problem wriggling her way through the waves in it, but honestly that seems a little too creepy, not to mention dangerous. I think they are much better suited for a costume party or play, not the actual beach. Bottom line is some fantasies should stay just that.

What do you think of the mermaid swimsuit?

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Written by Ericka Souter for CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

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