The official name of this swimsuit refers to a Disney character, but since I’m wary of trademark infringement (at least more than Buttress & Snatch appears to be), we’re just going to call this the ‘Mermaid Swimsuit’ to be safe.
This bikini is obviously a bit kitschy for TLA (and it’s definitely not in the vein of my personal style), but it’s also unique and fun and different. I know for a fact that there are people out there who really, really, really want to be mermaids on the beach this summer, and this swimsuit is perfect for that.
The scallop shell top is printed onto sheer mesh and has a beige powermesh backing with adjustable ties at the back. The fishscale print boyshort bikini bottoms are trimmed with a handcut scallop edge and shiny gold foil. Sizing for the top is S/M and M/L. Sizing for the bottoms is S, M, L. If the size chart for their swimwear is the same as the one for their lingerie, then this suit maxes out around a 10 US (though since swimwear usually runs a bit small, the max may be an 8 US). However, if you’re outside their official size range and want it anyway, Buttress and Snatch also offers bespoke sizing (including mastectomy swimsuits), so it’d be worth dropping them a line to see if you can get something custom made.
As with the rest of the company’s products, this set is very much a luxury item. The swimsuit (top and bottom together) retails for £180 or $307.30USD. For me, that’s a bit much, especially for a niche product, but I imagine this is a brand that knows their target customer.
What do you think? Would you wear a suit like this? Would you buy a suit like this? And what your feelings about the rest of Buttress & Snatch’s new swimwear range?