The Best Mermaidcore Looks from The Little Mermaid Press Tour
Halle Bailey and co. really nailed the theme.
Mermaidcore is officially one of the year’s most inescapable trends. Characterized by iridescent fabrics, jewel tones, sequins, and shell motifs — anything a mermaid might wear — the trend has crossed over from kitschy to mainstream. Coincidentally (or not), The Little Mermaid remake, starring Halle Bailey as Ariel, is also headed to theaters on May 26. Naturally, the film’s stars and other premiere attendees have dressed on theme for the red carpet, providing all the splashy mermaidcore inspo one might need on land or off. Ahead, see the best under-the-sea-inspired looks from The Little Mermaid press tour, thanks to our real-life Ariel and more.
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At the Australian premiere of the film in Sydney, Bailey was a real-life Ariel in her icy blue strapless gown encrusted with pearls.
Halle Bailey in Miss Sohee
At the London premiere, Bailey went for a shell theme with her Miss Sohee gown and intricately beaded headpiece.
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Halle Bailey in Valdrin Sahiti
At the Hollywood premiere of the film, Bailey looked like a fashionable fish out of water in her metallic, wave-like strapless gown by Valdrin Sahiti.
Halle Bailey in Georges Chakra
In Mexico City, Bailey’s sheer Georges Chakra look was what you might consider mermaidcore lite, but still on theme thanks to the pearl-embellished neckline.
Halle Bailey in Michael Fausto
While singing “Part of Your World” on American Idol, Bailey went for an oceanic vibe again in her custom Michael Fausto gown.
Simone Ashley in Victoria Beckham
Simone Ashley, who stars in the film as Indira, went for a beachy twist on the mermaidcore trend in this Victoria Beckham dress at the London premiere.
The film’s iconic Ursula, Melissa McCarthy, channeled her character in this fringey cobalt gown with matching gloves.
Daveed Diggs, a.k.a. the film’s Sebastian, got in on the theme too, wearing a sequin pattern shirt and matching pants.
Jourdan Dunn was a “real life mermaid” in her second-skin cobalt gown.
Tamera Mowry’s ombré off-the-shoulder gown screams “under the sea.”
Kelly Rowland in Prabal Gurung
Kelly Rowland’s printed, caped Prabal Gurung dress was part coral reef, part Venus on the half-shell.
Stephanie Beatriz in Le Thanh Hoa
Stephanie Beatriz was like a real-life seashell in her iridescent high-low gown by Le Thanh Hoa.
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