I figure what with the release of the movie, The Little Mermaid, there’s bound to be a resurgence in popularity of mermaid-inspired anything and everything (has it actually ever gone out of style?), including Mermaid Blankets. Here’s a few things you should know before purchasing a Mermaid Blanket for your child, or for your partner, or even for yourself.
First of all, Mermaid Blankets are no longer “new” anymore, so there’s no reason for you to be spending more than you should on one. I actually purchased mine from New Look (exact same blue/green color/design as the one shown above) a few years ago for about KD 15, but spotted it only recently being sold at Centrepoint (the one in the city) for around KD 5 (not even on sale). You can find them everywhere now (including instagram sellers and local online stores), for a relatively decent price.
Second of all, as aesthetically appealing as they might seem, Mermaid Blankets are actually extremely uncomfortable! Due to the design (mainly the way way these blankets taper towards the bottom), your feet have gotta’ to be together (almost as if they were bound), which isn’t exactly the most comfortable way to sit or lay down. There’s literally no room in the blanket for you to place your feet apart in a normal and more comfortable way. Nobody will actually tell you that, but you can clearly see that depicted in every single one of those photos.
Lastly and most importantly, unless you happen to be a little girl, sorry to say, but you will look stupid in a Mermaid Blanket, which is precisely why I used mine exactly once, before promptly giving it away to my 11-year-old niece. She was over the moon and more importantly could actually snuggle up in it pretty comfortably all while looking super adorable!