The majority of fashion trends out there have a bit of an edginess to them. Streetwear, Baddie, Grunge and so on and so forth. There’s always a darker and edgier element to them that makes these aesthetics more appealing to the vast majority of consumers.
One fashion aesthetic actually deviates from the darker side and opts for a softer, more ethereal approach – Cottagecore. Cottagecore is a whimsical aesthetic in which you dress as if you live in the country.
Sounds about simple enough right? Put on a floral-patterned maxi dress and you’re good to go. Cottagecore, however, is more than meets the eye. So, if you’re looking for a way to include Cottagecore into your everyday wardrobe, here’s how to do it.
Cottagecore emphasises ethereality, as if you’re a fairy drifting across a field of delicate little flowers. So you’ll need gowns – a lot of gowns – to do this. And not just any gown will do; you’ll need a few select pieces to channel your inner Cottagecore fantasy.
Dresses composed of lace or chiffon fabrics are ideal for looking like a princess in a meadow reading a book. It’s incredibly feminine, and the proper shape of the dress will accentuate your form to perfection. The garment is already charming and innocent in appearance, so it’ll be the epitome of Cottagecore.
But, to be frank, clothes like that are difficult to come by. Which is why, it’s preferable to select a flowery or gingham-patterned dress. The Cottagecore style is defined by florals and gingham. If you choose the Cottagecore life, these types of patterns can be found anywhere and everywhere, and they’re the easiest patterned gown to wear.
Wearing these gowns will make you feel like you’re in Taylor Swift’s ‘Love Story’ music video – which isn’t a terrible fantasy, if I do say so myself.
We absolutely understand if you’re not a dress person. Dresses aren’t for everyone, which is perfectly fine. But if you still want to be a part of the Cottagecore fashion style, but don’t know how – make it contemporary!
The beauty of this fashion style is that it’s so adaptable that you may style it however you want, and it will never take away from the fantasy of you living in the countryside. If you combine things that exude Cottagecore, such as bishop sleeves or a corset top with a flower-printed design, with a pair of jeans, you’ll still be considered part of that fashion style.
Fashion is all about expressing yourself, and one of the great things about this is that you can practically experiment with whatever you want, and no one can tell you what’s right or wrong.
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