Barbiecore is a contemporary fashion style that pays homage to the iconic Barbie doll by emulating its signature silhouettes – bodycon dresses, high-waisted skirts, cropped tops, and tailored blazers – in pink shades, from soft pastel to deep magenta.
Renowned for wearing feminine silhouette garments in pink hues, from beachwear to her evening gowns and playful accessories that align with the Barbie aesthetic, Paris Hilton, Gigi Hadid, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry have been instrumental in popularizing the Barbiecore style.
With elegant gowns and luxurious fabrics reminiscent of 1950s Hollywood glamour and sleek, minimalist lines of 1960s Mod fashion, the Barbiecore style conveys a message of nostalgia blended with femininity, elegance, and glamour.
Unveil the magic of Barbiecore with the help of our 3 outfit ideas designed to bring the iconic Barbie style to life while delivering sophistication and elegance.
1. Vintage Barbiecore
Start your Vintage Barbiecore outfits with a Kate Spade pink gingham A-line dress in a structured silhouette that reproduces the classic Barbie style and a pair of Christian Louboutin hot pink glitter pumps.
Louboutin’s iconic red sole adds an extra pop of color, while the sparkling finish brings an element of fun that’s at the heart of the Barbiecore philosophy.
Complete the ensemble with a pearl necklace from Mikimoto, a designer charm belt around the waist, and white oversized cat-eye sunglasses from Gucci to enhance the outfit’s 1950s vintage charm.
2. Cowgirl Barbie
Channel the spirit of the Wild West with a modern twist in a Cowgirl Barbie ensemble inspired by the frontier flair.
Begin with a statement pair of Ralph Lauren pink flared jeans and a cropped sleeveless pink button-up shirt from Versace for a blend of luxury and Western charm.
For footwear, select a pair of brown leather Western heeled boots from Frye as a sturdy foundation, echoing the rugged elegance of the style.
Accentuate the waist with a Gucci pink plate buckle leather belt and accessorize with a classic white Stetson hat to capture the cowgirl spirit and a Hermès pink neckerchief scarf for a sophisticated twist on the traditional Western accessory.
3. Hot Pink Barbie
For a dazzling night-out look that captures the essence of Hot Pink Barbie, start with a Balmain hot pink mock-neck cutout dress in shimmering fabric and bold cutouts.
Add a pair of Saint Laurent hot pink glitter heeled ankle boots to bring some sparkle to your steps and a touch of drama to the ensemble.
For the final touch, carry a Judith Leiber hot pink heart-shaped clutch – a Barbie-esque detail that will turn heads – to complement the outfit’s vibrant color scheme.
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A University of Oxford graduate in Design History, Katherine Saxon is researching arising TikTok cultures from a consumer psychology perspective while covering emerging aesthetics in fashion and beauty for TheVOU, Forbes, Business Insider, and more.