How to Dress in Cottagecore Style? (Best Outfit Ideas)

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With peasant tops, boho floral dresses, and earthy color pants trending again, Cottagecore aesthetic outfits are perfect for spring and summer.

The good news is it doesn’t have to be difficult (or expensive) to dress in Cottagecore style.

Although the definition of the Cottagecore aesthetic is quite deep and nuanced, Cottagecore fashion follows simple rules; any garments depicting a dream-like rural life!

In this article, I’ve curated the cutest Cottagecore aesthetic outfits that are easy to pull off in four categories: dresses, overalls, main layers, and accessories.

1. Cottagecore Dresses

Cottagecore dresses

The ideal Cottagecore dresses are loose-fitting, flowy, and floaty. The influencer’s favorites are floral dresses and billowy blouses (peasant blouses).

Go for naturally occurring colors such as brown, baby pink, olive green, ivory, maroon, beige, and ochre, mixed with dusty, faded rose pink, light yellow, and even baby blue.

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Also, the best Cottagecore dresses and skirts must be able to recall the farm or cottage wear of the 1920s fashion to the late 50s fashion.

For that, ensure your dresses include village patterns such as stripes, paisley, faded floral, and gingham found in embroidery, plants, animals, and insects.


Fabiolla Mini Dress ChocolateRenee Strawberry Dress

Alicia Dress

2. Cottagecore Overalls

Cottagecore overalls

Past fashion trends are coming back with a vengeance, and none of them are more fun than overalls.

However, rather than the boxy, oversized overalls you see in your dad’s closet, Cottagecore overalls are functional but also chic.

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Think overalls in comfortable floral denim, with printed patterns, bugs, insects, wildflowers, and even sleek Cottagecore overalls you can pair with relaxed tops.

Finally, if you’re good with the needle, add a few patches or embroidery stitches to your Cottagecore overalls and personalize them to your style.


Utility Denim Overall Long

BDG Corduroy Overall

Follow The Sun One-Piece

3. Main Cottagecore Layers

Cottagecore pullovers and cardigans

Oversized layered clothing with big pockets, puffy sleeves, and button blouses are great to create a perfect Cottagecore look.

Oversized pieces are not just super versatile but also very cozy.

As soon as the temperatures drop, there’s nothing better than wearing big and baggy layers.

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A two-sizes-too-big Cottagecore sweater is ideal if you mix it up with a mini skirt.

Similarly, you can layer your favorite tunic dress with a long sleeve floral shirt for a perfect Cottagecore impression.

The key to a perfect Cottagecore layering style is to make sure your loose-fitting pieces look well together and nicely balanced.


How to Dress in Cottagecore Style? (Best Outfit Ideas)

The Ollie Sweater

4. Cottagecore Accessories

Cottagecore accessories

As the saying goes, “When in doubt, add chic accessories.”

The most effective Cottagecore accessories are the simple, artisanal ones.

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Think of hand-crafted jewelry, knitted hats, floral socks, macrame bracelets, and custom resin hair clips.

To achieve the highest level of cottagecore vibe, though, you need to match your cottagecore outfits and accessories with cottagecore aesthetic room decor.


Embroidered Design Straw Bag

Queenie Hair Scarf

Effie Floral Stud Earrings


Cottagecore is your fashion style if you search for new outlets of escapism and a whimsical, soft, ethereal, and period-inspired way of dressing that offers a slice of simplicity.

The Cottagecore style resembles living a simple countryside life; a counterpart to the current busy, hectic, and machinelike lifestyle of today’s megacities.

To dress in cottagecore style, though, you need to pay attention to a few simple rules I mentioned in this article:

  1. Cottagecore dresses must be loose-fitting, flowy, and floaty
  2. Cottagecore overalls are functional, comfortable, and cute (they are designed for gardening after all!)
  3. Cottagecore layers are oversized with big pockets, puffy sleeves and often in a button-up design.
  4. Artisanal and handmade accessories are essential to any Cottagecore outfit (even better if DIY!)

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Now it’s your turn…

Which one of these Cottagecore aesthetic outfits is your favorite and why?

Are there any other great Cottagecore outfit ideas you’ve tried and want to add to this list?

How do you match your Cottagecore outfits, and what is your favorite style?

Comments below, please!

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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