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April 29, 2012

Under the sea - The fish dress

When I saw the underwater trend on the Spring/Summer designer collections I didn't pay too much attention to it. I mean, little mermaid, fish scales and underwater prints, really ???

Chanel SS 12, Versace SS 12, Christopher Kane SS12 (source:
Peter Pilotto SS 12, Alexander Mccqueen SS 12, Mary Katrantzou SS 12 (source:

Even though I quite liked some looks from the runways, like the Alexander Mccqueen's dress (little mermaid meets Pippa Middleton at the royal wedding) or Mary Katrantzou's print dress (to be honest, I thought it was flowers and not an underwater landscape), I just couldn't make the transition from the runways to real life with this trend.

That was until I saw Zara's fish dress... How gorgeous is this dress ? Ok, the fit on the model is not the best, but how beautiful is the dégradé print and colors? This is what I most like about Zara, they transform unrealistic runway trends into pieces that I could actually wear.

Zara fish dress

After finding this dress I did manage to find other interesting pieces inspired by the aquatic life...

Philisophy scales paillettes dress (netaporter), Mary Katrantzou fishtank sweater (netaporter), Peppercotton Companion sea necklace (asos), water print dress (missselfridge), sea horse sandals (missselfridge),  Alexander Mccqueen jellyfish tee (mytheresa), star and sea horse earrings (zara), Aurélie Biederman coral bracelet (netaporter), koi fish bracelet (forever21)

I'm loving Aurélie Biederman coral's bracelet, such a pity that everything from her is sooooo expensive ! If I was 10 years younger I would probably try the star and sea horse earrings, but I would just look ridiculous now.

How about you, have you gotten inspired by the sea lately ? Please share, I'm very curious to hear your thoughts on this.

Have a great week ! xx
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  1. Hello Marta,

    Another very nice post!!! I LOVE the analytical part and the suggestion. I have actually spotted this dress from ZARA as well and told myself it was even more attractive than those on the runways.

    I could buy it but I'am actionnaly not so attracted by the theme. I am more a solar girl.

    Thanks for this great post.

  2. Les sandales Hypocampe et le bracelet Bidermann sont fantastiques. Sinon, sur des vêtements, je ne suis pas trop fan de cet imprimé.

  3. La robe de Net à Porter est juste parfaite ! En tout cas pour ma part, elle me parle beaucoup et me fait légèrement penser à l'une de mes robes !

    Belle journée, bises.

  4. @yeba: merci pour le compliment, ma belle :)))

    @marie: le bracelet AB j'adore aussi !!

    @margaux: une robe à paillettes, toujours une valeur sûre ;)

    xx les filles !

  5. I got that zara dress as my prom dress!!

  6. Good choice dear, if you pass by again I would love to know what shoes you wore it with ! Have a great time at your prom, it s a time to remember xx

  7. Thanks! I have some silver heels which I may wear but I'm not quite sure yet... what would you suggest? x

  8. Hey again ! Good to have you back :)
    The dress is spectacular, don't wear heavy shoes. I would suggest nude heels or a minimalist sandal. Silver is fine as long as the shoes are minimalist. Don't hesitate to email me if you want to send me a picture ( All the best xx

  9. I tried the zara dress in Spain. But the fit was not good at all for me. But I really like the dress.



Thank you for passing by and taking the time to write a comment, I really appreciate it !
xx Marta