Thanks to a surge in ocean-inspired designers, there’s never been a better time to take the plunge and embrace your inner mermaid. Spanning conch shell crowns, cozy, crochet tails, and, more recently, glistening tights by Lirika Matoshi, these crafty makers create accessories that can magically transform anyone into a mer-person—even if you decide to keep your legs.
Inspired by life under the sea, Matoshi’s exquisite stockings are beautifully bedazzled with glistening gems, sparkling flowers, and star-shaped sequins. As each embellishment is applied by hand, no two tights are alike, making every pair even more alluring. Additionally, the stockings are available in a range of hues, from classic black to sunset-inspired ombré, culminating in a colorful collection of statement pieces.
Based in New York, Matoshi specializes in one-of-a-kind tights, socks, and tops. In addition to enchanting, mermaid-esque designs, she also dabbles in other dazzling aesthetics equally inspired by nature and fantasy. To see all of her captivating creations, check out her Etsy and Instagram.