Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Mermaid Fins: A New Pool Trend?

merhero1.jpg
merhero2.jpg
merhero4.jpg
dazhhero.jpg

Swimwear just got a tad strange.

A Canadian woman inspired by her daughters' mermaid obsession has set up an online firm selling Mermaid tails.

Monica Naumann, from Surrey, Canada, launched her "Real Mermaid Tails" firm 3-Fins after making swimmable tails for her mermaid-mad daughters.

The mermaid tails, worn above by Maleka Rostami, Julia Naumann, Allison Meyer, Megan Naumann and Lani Carbonel, come in five different colours

Naumann, who sells her colourful creations for £166 (CA$250) each, has sold more than two dozen fins since she launched her company in January and has shipped orders around the world.

The fins are not really recommended for lounging around in, above

""People are so amazed. It's so fun to watch their reaction," she told Canadian newspaper The Province. "One woman asked Megan not to take her tail off, as her daughter thought Megan was a real, true mermaid. Megan had to sit on the edge of the pool and answer the child's questions such as, 'How do you brush your teeth underwater?'"

Above: The ideal bikini accessory?

Naumann spent three months designing her creations and makes each fin from stretchy dance fabric, sewing flippers to a lexan fin.

"It's a hobby, but I'm not sure it's going to be a big business," she added.

Ariel in The Little Mermaid, above top and below, Darryl Hannah working her fin in 1984 film Splash

Watch Naumann's aquatic accessories underwater in the video below...

Splash-tastic or shark bait? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter or in the comments section below.

Words: Anna Pollitt. Pictures: 3-Fins, Rex Features

Related

hautecouturehero.jpg

Haute couture: the weird and the wonderful

Comments

More

This Mango t-shirt is taking over your Instagram feeds

Instagram’s fashionistas are obsessed with this £17.99 top

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Mar 2017

The internet has lost its collective mind over these designer shoes

“Um… what? Is this serious?”

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Mar 2017

Daily outfit inspiration with our look at the best dressed A-listers

Casual dressing ideas from stylish celebrities

22 Mar 2017

Return of the corset: how to wear spring’s biggest accessory trend

Why everyone is getting waisted this season.

by Hayley Spencer
22 Mar 2017

Dorothy Perkins is launching its own range of wedding dresses

And they all cost under £175

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Mar 2017

Get ready: that viral coat from Zara is back in stock

And it's available in different colours

by Sarah Biddlecombe
17 Mar 2017

The internet is incredibly divided over Topshop’s newest item

“What fresh hell is this?”

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Mar 2017

Booze, blooms and bijouterie: 37 awesome Mother's Day gifts

For when petrol station flowers won't cut it

by Amy Swales
16 Mar 2017

Victoria Beckham pays tribute to Spice Girls in new fashion campaign

Nineties nostalgia

by Sarah Biddlecombe
16 Mar 2017

Diamond engagement rings are being outsparkled by rubies and emeralds

Diamonds are no longer the favourite gem to propose with

15 Mar 2017