Barbiecore Is The Undisputed Trend Of The Summer
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Barbiecore Is The Undisputed Trend Of The Summer

Hands up if you're ready to become a Barbie Girl

With the release of Greta Gerwig’s live action Barbie film creeping closer and closer, the internet is looking back at the toy world’s original style icon for fresh fashion inspiration. Fondly dubbed as Barbiecore, the trend was huge last summer, and is persisting throughout 2023. Become your own Barbie Girl with our style edit below.

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Why Are We All Obsessed With Barbiecore?

When a live action Barbie movie was announced back in 2019 – with Australian actress Margot Robbie set to play the titular role – we fell headfirst into excitement. The film, which promises a more modern take on our favourite plastic heroine, is set to be released this July (read about everything we know so far here).

Woman in pink dress waving at pink city

Margot Robbie as Barbie in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BARBIE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures © 2022 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved (cropped).

But that won’t stop us from getting ready a little early. Cue Barbiecore, the trend taking over interiors and wardrobes this summer.

What is Barbiecore?

As the name implies, Barbiecore is ‘a girly aesthetic inspired by Mattel fashion doll Barbie’. Think back to the nineties and early noughties, when hot pink was the height of fashion, glittery butterflies were pasted on every surface and Barbie seemed to be starring in a new animated film every month.

And when it comes to style, we look to the doll in question. Barbie’s character is known for her sleek sense of fashion, adapting to trends while putting her signature spin on them. Whether she’s decked out in a glitzy ballgown, pulling on her favourite pair of rifing boots, fluttering her rainbow coloured wings or getting ready to hit the waves with surfboard in hand, there’s a Barbie look for every occasion.

@sherhymeswithorange come on barbie let’s go thrifting #barbiecore #barbiefashion #margotrobbie #slowfashionfucks ♬ Barbie Girl – Aqua

The underlying aesthetics of Barbiecore, naturally, are all things girly, cute, sometimes sexy and (of course) pink. Key staples of this trend take root in pieces like crop tops, tennis skirts, knee-high boots, slinky dresses, platform heels and even athletic gear. You can get an idea of what to expect with the hashtag #BarbieCore, which currently has over 352.2 million views on TikTok alone.

Ready to step into the world of Barbie? As always, keep the planet in mind when shopping. Re-wearing old clothes is the best way to be sustainable, but if you can’t avoid it then shop consciously at responsible retailers, as well as rental and resale sites.

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Get The Barbie Girl Look

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Long floral pink dress

Zac Posen

Floral-Embroidered Corseted Dress (Multiple Sizes), rent from £78.60

Silver heels on pink background


Barbiemule, £110

Pink boucle mini dress


Pink Boucle V-Neck Dress (Multiple Sizes), rent from £51.04

Women in pink with Barbie themed bags


Barbie Ayda Small Shoulder Bag, £78

Woman in pink shirt and shorts on pink background

Barbie™ x Karen Mabon

Poolside Pyjama Set, £160

Pink and green crochet dress

Jovonna London

Ria Dress, £70

Pink bag

Stone & Mason

Hot Pink Disco Ricky Bag, £275

Yellow skates next to pink Barbie box

Impala Skate

Impala Lightspeed Inline Skate in Barbie Bright Yellow, £162.99

Pink bag


Mini Vela Bag, £1,580

Woman in short pink dress with large with corsage on front

Cynthia Rowley

Organza Flower Strapless Dress (Multiple Sizes), rent from £11 or buy secondhand for £475

Pink woven tote


Logo Crochet Tote, rent from £134.55

Rhinestone pink platform heel

Steve Madden

CHARLIZE-R Sandal, £85

Long pink sheer dress


Strawberry Tree Dress (Size M), rent from £31

Pink cowboy hat


Ine Clasico E Wide Brim Hat, £199.50

Pink dress


Vivica One-Shoulder Satin Midi Dress, £137

Crystal Haze Flower Bomb necklace

Crystal Haze

Flower Bomb necklace, £85.99

VERSACE Medusa Aevitas Satin Platform Pumps in Pink


Medusa Aevitas Satin Platform Pumps in Pink, £965

Pink bag

Cult Gaia

Ark Mini, rent from £20.70

Pink trousers with red feather hem

Kitri Studio

Apollo Pink Heart Print Feather Trousers, £75

Gold hoop earrings with pink gems


18ct Gold & Pink Sapphire Hoop Earrings, £995

Pink sequin puff sleeve mini dress


Lara Hot Pink Mini Dress, £295

Pink heels

Amina Muaddi

Bow Embellished Rosie Heels (Size 6), rent from £101.60

Pink feather mini dress

Cult Gaia

Shannon Feather Dress (Size UK 8), rent from £76.77

Gold necklace with green, pink and blue charms

Mathe Jewellery

Eden Necklace, £51.35

Pink butterfly crochet top


Winged Butterfly Top in Pink, £65.50

Pink handbag


Alice Raspberry + Wine Crossbody Handbag, £795

Light pink bikini

Hunza G

Xandra Striped Bikini, £155

Featured image: Margot Robbie as Barbie in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BARBIE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures © 2022 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved (cropped).