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Mermaid blankets are in many ways the new onesie. Since they first hit the market a few years ago, they have become the new hottest trend, and every time the weather starts to get cooler our social media timelines are filled with adults, children, and pets donning colourful, cosy tails.

Undoubtedly the item that should be top of your shopping list as you start thinking about your Autumn/Winter wardrobe, these days they’re available absolutely everywhere, from online fashion giants such as Missy Empire to your local Asda, so if you still don’t own one here are three really good reasons to treat yourself!

You can Pretend you’re a Mermaid

Playing make believe isn’t just for kids, and while we wouldn’t recommend actually taking your mermaid blanket swimming with you, you obviously have to unleash your inner sea goddess if you buy one. It’s the rules.

You can really get involved with movie nights if you watch literally any sea or mermaid themed films, which is a huge plus in our book. Splash along to films like The Little Mermaid, Splash, Aquamarine, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire… all while staying cosy and dry. We found this list of the best mermaid movies to get you started because we’re helpful like that.

They’re SUPER Cosy

Mermaid blankets come in lots of different styles and materials, but what they all have in common is just how comfy and cosy they are. No longer do you have to carefully wrap your feet in your blanket to stop them getting cold, this is all built into their clever yet fabulous design.

And there’s just something so much more comforting about chilling out on the sofa on a rainy afternoon if you can feel like a mermaid princess. Sure, we love loungewear, but popping on a cosy faux fish tail really just adds a bit of je ne sais quoi.

So no matter whether you’re just having a lazy Sunday afternoon, dying of a hangover, or healing a broken heart with chick flicks and chocolate, you’ll feel fabulous and oh so very comfortable indeed.

Social Media Appeal

Since you’ll be looking hella rad with your brand new tail, it only makes sense to seize the opportunity for some #OOTD posts which you won’t even need to leave the couch for.

Share your comfy yet stylish faux fish look on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and where ever else your soon-to-be jealous friends can catch a glimpse, and share the mermaid blanket love!

There’s also no harm in casually checking to see if they also fit your pet and taking a few snaps as proof. Trust us, such posts will be an absolute magnet for likes!

So what are you waiting for? If for some reason we still haven’t convinced you to order yourself a mermaid blanket right away, we’re sure having a scroll through the #mermaidblanket hashtag on Instagram will seal the deal!

Avery Parker