When Dua Lipa wore a Versace mermaid dress to the 2020 American Music Awards, I instantly had flashbacks to watching H2O and Aquamarine as a kid and wanting to be a mermaid at least for one day. (Come on, you know you did too.) Versace's S/S 21 runway collection heavily featured everything of the under-the-sea variety (down to the models' wet-hair looks), and the trending theme has only gotten bigger since then. I know what you're thinking—it's obvious. Summer is the time for beaches and seaside vacations, so why not carry the theme into your ensembles? I just didn't see it coming in such a big wave, that's all. (No pun intended.)
From prints that mix in mermaids and dolphins to summer colorways featuring blue-toned ocean hues, there's a lot to love about this beach-ready trend.
Rixo Lucile Printed Crepe Maxi Dress ($365)
I dream about this dress on a daily basis.
Notte Jewelry Lucky Dolphin Earrings ($39)
You can't tell me this isn't the cutest pair of earrings you've ever seen.
Urban Outfitters Shell Metal Claw Clip ($12)
The perfect way to clip back your beachy waves.
Zara Tie Dye Slip Dress ($50)
How beautiful are these ocean tones?
Rixo Payton Printed Crepe Blouse ($220)
Rixo is known for its florals, but I may have found a new favorite print.
Lisa Says Gah x Subliming It Comes in Waves ($48)
I love this collab between Lisa Says Gah and Subliming.
Patbo Embellished Underwired Bikini Top ($395)
This will surely make a statement at the beach.
Rixo Holly Printed Silk-Crepe Midi Dress ($365)
Versace Jersey Bodysuit ($695)
Straight from the runway.
Versace Trésor de la Mer Gold-Tone, Enamel and Crystal Earrings ($795)
& Other Stories Cropped Shell Button Rib Knit Cardigan ($69)
Perfect little shell buttons.
Versace La Medusa Printed Triangle Bikini Top ($350)
Now that's a solid swimsuit.
Zimmermann Cassia Crochet Bikini Set in Beige ($235)
The shell detail adds a little something.
Fisch Grenadins Bikini Top ($149)
Kitschy but cute.
Eliou Delphin Earrings ($280)
I have no words.
Frankies Bikinis Tia String Triangle Bikini Top ($70)
A striking ocean print.
Gimaguas Blue Ma'Am Waves Shirt ($83)
Keep it wavy, baby.
Frankies Bikinis x Revolve Jax Bucket Hat in Ocean Tie Dye ($50)
The perfect hat to pack in your beach bag.
Patbo Cutout Embellished Underwired Swimsuit ($550)
You can't tell me you wouldn't want to show up to a pool party in this.
Farai London Farai London Delilah Dress in Ocean Blue ($103)
This is what I call a statement dress.
Casa Clara Courtney Shell Earring ($48)
Simple but stunning.
House of Sunny Wave Rider Halter ($82)
Pair this with jeans or denim shorts this summer.
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