Mermaid Blankets: This Year’s Hottest Loungewear Trend

Last year, we saw the arrival of the mermaid crown, but 2017 is taking things up a notch by making all of our mythical-aquatic dreams come true.

When it comes to lounge wear, most of us go for the more conventional joggers with holes in them and an old tee combo, both of which are far from fabulous.

There are already plenty of fish in the sea, so why not be mermaid instead? With mermaid blankets, you can get the best of both worlds: the ultimate sense of comfort that comes with high-quality loungewear and, obviously, being a sassy mythical creature.

Of course, switching your boring land legs for a mermaid tail as summer draws to a close and autumn gains upon us seems like the only sensible option here so, if you’ve got any questions, here are the answers.

What are mermaid blankets?

Aside from being a dream come true, mermaid blankets are fully functional blanket wraps which just so happen to have a mermaid-style tail at the end and, although this flipper can’t make you a better swimmer, it can certainly keep your tootsies warm.

There’s nothing less chic than feeling sloppy in your loungewear and mermaid blankets solve this problem. You can feel and look like a half-person, half-fish queen and still be comfortable at the same time. They come in a variety of styles, sizes, and colours – in fact, you can view a whole host of the mermaid blankets available with Instagram’s #mermaidblanket.

With all that in mind, it has to be said that mermaid blankets are one of the best loungewear purchases you can make this year. However, we’re not saying that they are only good for loungewear – why not find yourself a nice rock at the beach, put on your mermaid blanket, and elegantly perch like the mermaid princess that you are?

Where can you get one?

With so many different types of mermaid blankets available, there are plenty of different outlets for you to get your very own, but we recommend taking a look at Missy Empire’s range of mermaid blankets for the height of quality and style choices.

If you’re feeling especially creative, you can even knit or crochet your own and tailor the design to your unique style.

Why are they so popular?

Mermaid blankets are not only popular because they help you to fulfill your not-so-childhood dreams of being the exquisite sea princess, Ariel, they also achieve everything you could want out of a good piece of loungewear: style, comfort, and warmth.

They are the perfect gift for anyone you love of any age (cute babies in mermaid blankets, anyone?) and can add an element of fun to the times when you need your beloved loungewear the most: lazy days, hangover days, and pre-bedtime relaxing on the sofa.

With this loungewear trend taking 2017 by storm, we doubt that there will be many Christmas or birthday wish lists that don’t feature a mermaid blanket.