This Little Mermaid-Inspired Shell Bikini Will Make You Look Like Ariel

 - Jun 3, 2014
References: etsy & fashionablygeek
If you've always wondered what Disney's The Little Mermaid would have looked like if you starred in it as Ariel, now you can find out with this Ariel-inspired shell bikini. Etsy designer JoEllen Elam created this beautiful Disney tribute bathing suit entirely by hand.

The design for this Ariel-inspired bikini takes elements from the cartoon princess' costume and turns them into wearable real-life pieces. Ariel's dainty purple sea shell bra is replicated with holographic purple fabric stitched together in a shell-like pattern. The two fabric shells are held together with a halter-like bikini strap. The bikini bottoms cleverly replicate Ariel's mermaid tail with flared green fabric tassels. The fins are sewn onto the sides of an emerald green bikini bottom. You can have fun swimming and pretending you're a mermaid in this Ariel bikini.