Thanks to fanciful media like The Little Mermaid, many of us grew up wishing for a fish tail and an inexplicable ability to breathe underwater. Even now, nothing seems quite as free-spirited and stylish as the possibility of being a mermaid — or at least emulating one. Even though actual professional “mermaids” do exist in the world (and are happy to be hired out for your next event), some of us just want to feel that nautical magic in our day-to-day lives, without having to succumb to the unwieldy reality of a fake tail.
Fortunately, one online purveyor is hoping to give customers a taste of that magic, in the form of sparkly, fantasy-inspired stockings.
Lirika Matoshi runs an Etsy store that specializes in magical-looking, embellished stockings which bear a remarkable resemblance to mermaid tails. The beautiful, fishnet (naturally) hosiery is typically encrusted with shimmery rhinestones, and dyed in varying ombré hues.
Just check out this indigo and purple pair (which will surely make you feel like a mythical creature).
Matoshi’s creations are extremely intricate, however, and take a considerable number of hours to create — so don’t expect these elaborate stockings to come cheap.A particularly ornate pair could run you as much as $399, while some slightly more simple, less-involved designs cost around $100.
Though the price tag hurts, you also can’t deny that the results are stunning and ethereal.
Matoshi’s shop also offers embroidered and embellished sets of lingerie for $189 — which, considering typical lingerie prices, is not actually unreasonable.
Basically, this Etsy store has all of the elements you need in order to live out your live as a mermaid, a forest nymph or a woodland fairy. (If you’re willing to pay an arm and a leg, that is.)
Now all you have to do is find a seashell bra that isn’t full of sand …