The Barbie movie's upcoming premiere has given the internet a new aesthetic obsession: Barbiecore.
The highly anticipated feminist reinterpretation of the fashion classic in Greta Gerwig's forthcoming film Barbie has already invaded the culture; everywhere you go, you can find a joke with Ryan Gosling as Ken or a snarky remark about those neon skater outfits from the 1980s.
With its message of self-expression and inclusivity, Barbiecore has the potential to become a lasting movement in fashion and culture. As we continue to explore new ways of expressing ourselves through clothing, it's exciting to see how Barbiecore will inspire future generations of women to break free from societal norms and embrace their unique identities.
The origin of Barbiecore
When Millicent Roberts made her debut in the US toy industry in 1959, "Barbie" was never intended to be only a pretty toy. It makes sense why Barbie has long served as a model for both fashion enthusiasts and makers of clothing.
The Malibu babe, an all-American woman with beach blonde hair, a private plane, and every clothing and accessory imaginable, is not a toy. She stands for the American ideal, upholds beauty standards, and represents luxury. She is wealthy, and she is aware of it.
As a symbol of women's independence and liberation, the doll is also a feminist icon on the other hand.
The embrace of zany Y2K sensibilities, the departure from the beige minimalism of recent years, and the hot pink resurrection of high-fashion companies like Valentino are just a few examples of cultural phenomena that have led to the stratospheric ascent of Barbiecore. Yet, the upcoming premiere of the new Barbie movie is the primary driver of our current Barbiecore fixation.
Celebrities embracing "Barbiecore"
Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde circa 2001
Simone Ashley channeled her inner Barbie at the BAFTAs, and Anne Hathaway's sequined minidress at the brand's Haute Couture show doubled down on the popular aesthetic. This month, Lizzo served a Barbie-esque look at a screening in a flippy dress, tights, and mega platforms.
How to go Barbiecore?
Without a stunning pink dress, you can't pull off the Barbiecore look. There is something out there for everyone, whether you desire a figure-hugging maxi, a sparkling tiny, or a dazzling satin slip. If pink isn't your preferred color, stick to colours that are more "you," or explore with other powerful hues like orange and green. Barbiecore is all about being empowered, bold, and brilliant. When it comes to adding certain items to your wardrobe, suits and matching sets are apparent must-haves.
You can also combine your holiday style with your professional attire, or combine different styling eras like lovely and punk. Look for pieces that are "simple, sleek, and versatile enough for any situation."
Beach Barbie's summer wardrobe must always be cool and comfortable. For the ultimate vacation vibes, consider crochet bucket hats, tinted sunglasses, pink tie-dye bikinis, and neon slides.
Margot Robbie's pink western ensemble infused both the pink trend and the western-style fashion wave that has been going on. Wear a pink waistcoat vest, flared jeans with a western flair, and a white cowboy hat with silver embellishments to complete the ensemble.
This dream must have been a better portion of practically everyone's upbringing. Don't be scared to dress up in a pink gown and tiara merely to chill out at home while princesscore is still popular.
Pink-hot sophistication is on the rise, so mix your bright pinks with reds for an effortlessly gorgeous appearance. Wear a beautiful pink little dress, some adorable shoes, and a pretty jewelry to date night to channel your inner Barbie.
For a less-boring professional environment, we advise wearing bright pink suits. Put your neutrals at the back of the closet and spend money on a high-quality shirt or a pair of sharp pants to give you more confidence.
Getting back to where Barbie initially started with a 1950s style will take you even deeper into the vintage trend. For a vintage-inspired outfit that's ideal for fall, team a knit pink cardigan with a pleated flare skirt.
Even Barbie girls occasionally need to let off steam. Paint the town pink by wearing a skirt, corset top, and shoes. Alternately, pair fancy and furious with a sassy mini and matching opera gloves. Choose a pair of eye-catching heels like these blinged-out sandals for extra dazzle.
Barbie occasionally strays from her distinctive shade of pink. Robbie is seen driving a pink automobile while dressed in blue in the opening frames of the Barbie movie. Use a blue dress with pattern, a sweet headpiece, and interesting accessories to recreate the outfit.
You can slip Barbiecore into your regular loungewear even when you're relaxing, making it simple to get up and go at a moment's notice. With bright pink Barbie-inspired colours for shorts, tube tops, sweaters, and more that are immediately obsession-worthy, take your outfit to eye-catching new levels.