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    Non-shell fabrics tops?

    I love a good shell top, but I'm also currently going for a very natural/"realistic" look for my mermaid persona at the moment. Considering my stomping (swimming?) grounds are the Great Lakes, which generally lack large clam shells, I've been considering a sort of fabric wrap top? Like the kind of fabric merfolk might salvage from a shipwreck or be left behind by/stolen from humans. My inspirations are Rey's top from Star Wars or Furiosa's from Fury Road, but cutting off like a crop top. With perhaps some sea weed and small shells added for adornment and a bra/bikini top hidden underneath to support the girls. What do you think? And how would it hold up in water?
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    Sounds great idea! From what I've read of swimwear and the making processes, spandex dance wear and ice skating dresses are made from the same material as swimwear.
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    Hmm, I would think something that looks like sail canvas tied with nautical rigging rope? Basically the halter top version of Ariel's sail wreckage dress?

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    I would use canvas drop cloth to mimic ship's sail

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    Canvas cloth is too heavy for swimming.
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    Use calico instead of actual canvas. Same look but a much lighter material
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    My sister had plans for a pirate flag top with the hidden bra and rope similar to the sail ideas.

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