Blokecore Vs Blokette: Key Differences and Similarities Explained

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Blokecore and Blokette have similar aesthetic roots in the British bloke culture (American ‘bro’) but differ visually in the choice of garments, footwear, and accessories.

The Blokecore style has a masculine look comprised of soccer jerseys, trainers, and zip-up vintage sports jackets.

At the same time, Blokette blends Blokecore with the feminity of the Coquette style, hence the use of mini skirts, hair ribbons, knee-high socks, leg warmers, and lace tops.

Aesthetic Roots, Colors, and Silhouettes

Blokecore (Bloke Core) style is centered around the fashion of the working-class British man by depicting the ‘bloke’ culture associated with football fans: masculinity, sports enthusiasm, and a no-nonsense, practical approach to dressing.

Blokecore style
Blokecore style

The Blokette style has similar aesthetic roots to Blokecore but showcases the bloke subculture from a feminine perspective, such as the looks of young working-class British women who support their favorite football club.

Blokette Style
Blokette Style

Also, compared to Blokecore, the Blokette aesthetic comprises feminine colors such as pastel pinks, and silhouettes such as A-line and layered, reflecting the broader range of fashion typically available to women.

Choice of Garments and Fabrics

Blokecore’s casual style is built around sports-related attire and rugged, functional workwear from durable materials.

The choice of garments, footwear, and accessories depict the everyday, down-to-earth qualities of the British working man.

While staying true to its working-class roots and also grounded in practicality, the Blokette style is centered around chic and sensual athleisure wear and street-style garments, footwear, and accessories (see Wales Bonner collaboration with Adidas or the Balenciaga x Adidas collection)

Blokette style
Rihanna and Hailey Bieber fashioning the Blokette trend

Key Takeaways

  • Both fashion styles share a common foundation in British working-class culture.
  • Unlike most latest fashion trends focusing on “Genderless Fashion“, Blokecore and Blokette incorporate gender-stereotypical fashion designs.
  • Blokette has a feminine feel by incorporating sensual garments and accessories such as leg warmers and hair ribbons, allowing a personal expression within the style.
  • Blokecore style, on the other hand, stays consistent with traditional British working-class attire, depicting practicality and the vibes of the local bloke subculture comprising pub activities and vintage sportswear such as football shirts, soccer trainers (particularly Adidas sambas), and football jerseys.

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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.

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