The mermaidcore trend has taken over the fashion and beauty universe in 2023. The mythical siren-inspired mermaid skin has dominated runaways, and the Ariel-inspired fashion popped up all over TikTok and Instagram (especially since The Little Mermaid rocked the movie world with a $118 debut).
And while you don’t need to buy anything new to try the aquatic aesthetic, a cool seashell-inspired bag or mermaid-backed makeup look is a great place to start if you want to channel your inner Ariel.
For those planning a tropical vacation, a seaweed-inspired dress and a pair of pearl-embellished heels would be the perfect look for your by-the-beach birthday party.
All in all, every mermaid fashion lover should have at least one or two of these magnificent mermaidcore-inspired pieces as part of their world this summer!
The Ulta X The Little Mermaid Beauty Collection
Yes, even makeup can be mermaidcore. And Ulta being Ulta, partnered with some of the biggest brands to bring you the most remarkable “part of your world” Ulta X The Little Mermaid Beauty Collection, which features ocean-inspired bath sets, an iridescent eyeshadow palette, sea treasure-inspired lip glosses and lip stains, a shimmering highlighter, and more in a chic seashell case.
There’s even a Black Girl Sunscreen x Disney The Little Mermaid Make It Matte SPF 45 ($18) because you need sun protection even as you channel Ariel all summer!
Mermaidcore Sparkly Swimwear
What would the mermaidcore trend be without a good-for-the-water-set? This Victoria’s Secret Shimmer Bikini Set ($40) will make you glisten like the bottom of the sea, whether you’re taking a dip or just chilling by the beach. It also comes in sizes 16, 18, and 22.
Vintage-Inspired Seashell Bag
Ain’t this Olli Ella Rattan Shell Bag ($55) just the perfect mermaidcore-inspired piece? It encapsulates the playfulness that comes with “mermaid energy” and makes for the perfect gift for your besties, mom, daughter, nieces, and every other Little Mermaid fan!
Carry all your treasures with it, and don’t forget to snap a photo or two while at it!
Little Mermaid-Inspired Sequined Set
This Monki Sequin Cami Cropped Top In Multi ($68) iridescent look has “mermaid energy” written all over it. It’s almost sold out, but sizes 16, 18, and 22 are still in stock. And if you don’t want the entire ensemble, you could always pair the top with a good pair of jeans and the skirt with a fancy black top.
Sheer Cut-Out Reef-Inspired Dress
Of course, you’ll need to bring your mermaidcore look with you during your Tropical Islands summer vacation. Whether you’re looking to channel your inner Ariel by the pool or need something dramatic for your engagement party, this Halle Bailey-Inspired Gianna Azar dress is where it’s at.
You can pair it with some seaweed-inspired earrings for a complete Ariel but sexier look!
Ariel Imitation Pearl Platform Heels
A scaly texture, pearl-embellishments, and a chunky, sculptural heel = our new favorite way to rock the mermaidcore trend.
You can rock these statement-making Dolce Vita Ariel Imitation Heels ($100) for your cousin’s/bff’s summer beach wedding, or that by-the-seaside R&B party you and your besties have been chatting about all year!
Coastal Cowgirl Ariel Dress
If you’re conservative but still love a good mermaidcore aesthetic, this Hot Topic Her Universe Disney Ariel Ruffle Dress ($48) is for you. Inspired by mainland Ariel, the dress comes with a faux cinch at the waist, lace-up detailing on the back, a wide scoop neckline with ruffle details, and tiered ruffles at the skirt.
It even has a side zipper and pockets – how cool is that? Style it with cowboy boots for that subtle coastal cowgirl aesthetic!
More Inspiration From The TikTok Girlies
@faanessaa What i wore to see TLM ??? #thelittlemermaid #mermaidcore #outfitideas #outfitinspo #hallebailey #fashiontiktok #blackgirltiktok #fypシ ♬ original sound – Gabriella
This white ensemble looks so angelic and perfect for a Little Mermaid movie date with the fam!
@nappymermaid_ Look out cuzz here i come ??♀️??❤️ #mermaidcore #blackgirltiktok #nappyhair #4chair #mermaidsoftiktok #blackmermaid ##ariel #t#thelittlemermaidd#dmvtokr#realmscapefestivalm#mermaidsarerealm#mermaidhair ♬ original sound – Nappy Mermaid
Mermaidcore but make it African. This Queen is serving literally e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!!
@keepingupwithkishakish #thelittlemermaid was sooooo good?#blackgirlmagic #blacktiktok #mermaid #mermaidcore #datenight #foryou #thelittlemermaidcosplay ♬ The Little Mermaid: Kiss the Girl – Geek Music
It’s the iridescent purple dress and strappy heels for us!
@_stephthecreator @STEPHANIE ? The complete diy mermaid outfit from start to finish. Im so ready to watch the little mermaid! #steffscreations #thelittlemermaid #diymermaidoutfit #mermaidcore #blackmermaid ♬ Part of Your World – From “The Little Mermaid” – Halle
Even the jeans are mermaiding hard! Simply brilliant!
@ghettokitty07 This aesthetic is so pretty I need to see more black girls in this aesthetic. #greenscreen #sirencore #blacktiktok #blackgirlmagic #blackwomen #blackgirls #mermaidcore #sirenaesthetic #water #ocean#blackgirlbeauty #siren #mermaid #blackmermaid #blacklivesmatter #blackpeople #blacktiktok #blackcommunity ♬ Who is she – ?S4RA
Sirencore makeup at its best! Black women make everything look so damn beautiful!!
Which look will you be trying? Let us know in the comment section below!