Lena Dunham Dresses Up Like a Mermaid in a Metallic Bra Because Why Not?

by Rachel McRady 3:34 AM PDT, April 15, 2016
Photo: Instagram

Warning to Lena Dunham: “Flipping your fins you don’t get too far.” The Girls star and creator embraced her inner mermaid on Thursday evening, posting a photo of herself in the colorful getup on Instagram.

“Lest you were concerned that I didn’t get the chance to dress as a mermaid today,” Dunham captioned the photo. “Thank you Chris Gethard Show for making my wet n’ wild dreams come true. Chris’s show is the happiest most positive and accepting place on earth!”

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Wearing the metallic purple bra top and skin-tight pink, purple, and blue tail, Dunham also rocked a cotton candy-pink wig and posted a close-up shot of her makeup.

“For those who don’t know, us mermaids have lips the palest blue- though some of us choose to hide our natural lip shade with goop and gloss. Not me! 100% natural mermaid!” she wrote.

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The body-positive actress recently revealed that she will no longer allow herself to be Photoshopped for magazines and photo shoots.

“Not done with getting my picture taken (once an insufferable ham, always an insufferable ham) but done with allowing images that retouch and reconfigure my face and body to be released into the world,” Dunham wrote in her Lenny newsletter. “The gap between what I believe and what I allow to be done to my image has to close now. If that means no more fashion-magazine covers, so be it.”