10 Dreamcore Aesthetic Outfits to Try in 2023 (Best of TikTok)

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Dreamcore is a new subculture and aesthetic emphasizing dream-like, surreal, whimsy, wonder, otherworldliness, and ethereal themes.

Influenced by contemporary internet culture and digital art, the dreamcore aesthetic is associated with nostalgia, longing, and escapism.

The aesthetic’s primary source of inspiration is the world of dreams, but also fantasy novels, surrealism, and nostalgic references to popular culture from the 90s fashion and early 2000s.

@angemariano ☁️ dreamcore ☁️ #dreamcore #dreamcoreaesthetic #dreamcoretiktok #dreamcorefashion #weirdcore #weirdcoreaesthetic #weirdcoredreamcore #dreamy #fashiontok #aestheticbible #angemariano #aesthetics ♬ Hey Kids – Molina

By including clouds, stars, flowers, nature scenes, and digitally manipulated collages, the dreamcore aesthetic seeks to create an idealized world as a refuge from the anxieties of modern life.

In this article, I’ll introduce you to the ten best dreamcore aesthetic outfits to express your imagination, creativity, and unique fashion style.

The Dream Terrain

Ruffle Pink Dress With Cinderella Shoes

Dream Terrain Pink Ruffle Dress and Hill Walk Cinderella Heels
Dream Terrain Dreamcore Outfit: Everything pink; ruffle dress, hill walk Cinderella heels, hair ribbon, and watch – The VOU

The Dream Terrain dreamcore aesthetic incorporates reflective and ethereal elements with vaporous dresses to create a unique, fairy-like style.

To achieve this look, pair a pink ruffle dress with metallic sandals, as the picture above depicts.

The ruffles of the dress will confer your look a playful vibe, while the metallic sandals will deliver a dreamy edge.

The Dream Terrain aesthetic outfits are perfect for late spring and summer days and will make you feel like you’re walking on clouds.


 Women Handmade Ribbon Lace Sweet Cute Hairpin Lolita Big Bow Hair Clips Lolita Party Princess Barrette Hair Accessories
Crepe Ruffle Mini Dress

Dreaming Q&P Cute Bowknot Bunny Dreamcore Aesthetic Wrist Watches

DREAM PAIRS Tiffany Women's New Classic Elegant Versatile Low Stiletto Heel Dress Platform Pumps Shoes

Infinity Mirror

Black Cropped Top, Cut Out Skirt, Black Sneakers

Infinity Mirror Dreamcore Top and Skirts Set
Infinity Mirror Dreamcore Aesthetic Outfit: Y2K cut-out top and skirt set with black sneakers – The VOU

The Infinity Mirror is another very popular subcategory of the Dreamcore aesthetic but focuses on infinite reflections and endless possibilities.

@gravegrl Finally brought my phone into my dream!!! (I can’t get out) #liminalspace #backrooms #help #pleasehelp #imalone #mirrors #magic #dreamcore #dreams ♬ i hate u – budmaster

To channel this unique aesthetic, pair cropped tops in black or dark shades with black midi dresses in the e-girl style.

Finish the look with red casual sneakers in the Y2K style.

The Infinity Mirror style outfits are suitable for evenings out with friends and casual date nights.



Star Cut Out Detail Satin Micro Mini SkirtRainbow Sole Textured Knit Sneakers

Candy Clouds

Pastelcore Sweater, Mini Skirts, Cute Stockings

Candy Clouds Dreamcore Sweater, Pink Pleated Mini Skirts, and Rainbow Platforms
Candy Clouds Dreamcore Outfit: Pastel sweater, pink pleated mini skirts, and rainbow platforms – The VOU

The Candy Clouds subcategory emphasizes pastel colors, cute patterns, and playful accessories to create an escapism feel.

To create a Candy Clouds outfit, pair rainbow sweaters with mini skirts in tartan check patterns.

Add a pair of cute stockings in pastel colors to complete the look, and you’ll have a unique outfit ideal for therapy shopping days or casual weekend brunches with friends.



Pink Pleated Mini Skirts

Pink Striped Cat Paw Over The Knee Socks

Mushroom Land

Goblincore Cardi, High-waist Pants, and Grunge Accessories

Mushroom Land Dreamcore Outfit
Mushroom Land Dreamcore Outfit: Oversized cardigan, high-waisted pants, and grunge accessories – The VOU

The Mushroom Land subcategory of the Dreamcore aesthetic is a unique look that blends the earthy tones and whimsical mushroom-world elements of the Goblincore aesthetic with the Grunge aesthetic outfits, Goth fashion, and Emo-style clothing.

To channel the best Mushroom Land aesthetic, pair Goblincore cardigans – in shades of brown with high-waist pants in grey notes.

Add a pair of black boots and lots of Grunge-style accessories like chunky bracelets and metal rings to complete the outfit to create an underground urban feel.

The cardigan confers a whimsical feel, while the high-waist pants provide a classic and elegant touch, perfect for cool autumn days when the leaves turn in the crisp, fresh air.


Mushroom & Frog Pattern Cardigan

Wrangler Woodland Print Jeans

Black Stud Heart Ring Choker

Double Grommet Belt

Alice in Wonderland

Lolita Dress, White Stockings, and High Heels

Alice in Wonderland Dreamcore Outfit: Lolita Dress, White Stockings, and High Heels
Alice in Wonderland Dreamcore Aesthetic Outfit: Lolita dress, white stockings, and high heels – The VOU

The Alice in Wonderland subcategory of Dreamcore is perfect for those who love a touch of fantasy storytelling vibe.

The look is achieved by pairing Lolita-style dresses with above-the-knee stockings and high heels.

The ethereal elements of this aesthetic make it an excellent choice for events where you want to look elegant and feminine, such as formal events, weddings, or summer garden parties.


Ainclu Women's Blue Polyester Sweet Cute Strap Printing Princess Lolita Dress

Pleated Mesh Trim Sheer High Stocking

Metallic Diamante 2 Part Heart Heel

Dark City

Oversized Citycore Suit, Crossbody Bag, and White Sneakers

City Dreamcore Outfits
Dark City Dreamcore outfit: Dark oversized Citycore suit, crossbody leather bag, and white sneakers – The VOU

As the name suggests, the Dark City look is all about incorporating dingy and misty urban-like elements into your outfit.

To achieve the look, blend streetwear with Dark Academia style, oversized, dark-colored Citycore-style suits paired with crossbody bags, Dreamcore shirts, and casual sneakers (white converse are a great choice!).

This look is perfect for events that call for a bit of rebellion and boldness, nights out in the city, or attending music festivals.


Double Breasted Blazer

Studded Faux Leather Grab Bag

New Balance 530 Trainers

Endless Corridor

Retrofuturistic Dress With Knee-high Boots

Endless Corridor
Dreamcore Corridor Outfit: Retrofuturistic dress with knee-high boots – The VOU

The Endless Corridor Dreamcore aesthetic has a retrofuturistic look achieved by combining classic and futuristic elements.

@blissarkya a strange corridor#backrooms #backroomsfootage #weirdcore #dreamcore #strangecorridor #PUBGMobileMadGala #oddcore ♬ Its Just a Burning Memory – Junkboi

The style is achieved by wearing suit jackets and mini-skirts (ideally in black and white) paired with knee-high black leather boots.

The Endless Corridor outfit is perfect for formal events such as galas and cocktail parties and is guaranteed to make you stand out and make a statement.


Space Cadet Girl Costume

 Leather Wedge Thigh High Boot

The Beach Walk

Shirtdress, Jean Shorts, and a Brim Hat

The Beach Walk Dreamcore Outfit
Dreamcore Beach Outfit: White shirtdress, denim shorts, and brim hat – The VOU

The outfits part of the Beach Walk subcategory of Dreamcore are the best choice for those who love the sun, sand, and surf.

The look is also one of the easiest to create.

Go for boho-style outfits with a twist; oversized shirt dresses with blue denim shorts and a brimmed hat.

This look’s breezy and carefree elements grant significant visual effect and comfort, making it perfect for casual events such as beach parties or picnics.


Premium Plisse Shirt Dress

Blue Bell Low-Rise Pleated Shorts

Shady Character Packable Wide Brim Hat

The Playground

Kidcore Sweater, “A” Line Mini Skirt, and Accessories

The Playground Dreamcore Outfit
Dreamcore Playground Outfit: Kidcore sweater with an A-line mini skirt and cat-eye glasses – The VOU

The Playground style is ideal for those who want to resurface and embrace their inner child.

The style is created by wearing Kidcore-style sweaters in rainbow colors paired with strikingly colored denim skirts with playful inserts.

For a geeky-kid touch, complete the look with matching glasses and playful accessories.

The Playground look is perfect for day trips to amusement parks and places where you want to express your fun-loving personality.


SHEIN ICON Rainbow Striped Pattern Lantern Sleeve Shrug Sweater

Red Buckle Belt Mini Skirt

Short Sleeve Cropped Top

Rainbow Furry Mini Backpack

The Pool

Denim Overalls With a Striped T-shirt

Dreamcore Pool Outfit
Dreamcore Pool Outfit: Denim overalls with a striped t-shirt – The VOU

The Pool subcategory is all about…well, the best poolside outfits.

The look is simple but powerful, and it works by wearing short denim overalls and a T-shirt with nautical elements to recreate the idea of sailormen; the pool is your ocean if you know what I mean.

The look is playful, fun, and perfect for lounging by the pool or attending water-related parties.


The Ragged Priest Motor Overalls

DAZY Striped Pattern Knit Top

Ghostrider Midi Ring


Overall, each of the 10 Dreamcore aesthetic outfits described in this article has unique elements that make it perfect for different occasions.

Whether you’re attending a formal event or a casual day out, rest assured there’s a Dreamcore outfit that can help you express your personality and stand out from the crowd.

In conclusion, Dreamcore clothes are an exciting way to incorporate fanciful and quirky elements into your wardrobe.

From Alice in Wonderland to The Playground and The Pool, there is a Dreamcore clothing style for everyone, every gender, and every age.

So go ahead and embrace your inner dreamer, and have fun with fashion in 2023!

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Which one of these Dreamcore outfits is your favorite and why?

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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.

Angela Mariano is an American actress, model, and social media influencer from Albany, New York. Angela's unique visual content in alternative fashion and emerging aesthetics like dreamcore, weirdcore, and fairycore enchant and educate almost a million followers across social media platforms. The over 22 million likes are a true statement of her expertise and craft.

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