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Trend To Watch: Coquette Aesthetic

Rabu, 03 Jan 2024 17:03 WIB
Trend To Watch: Coquette Aesthetic
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Another fashion aesthetic has emerged from TikTok. If Barbiecore means incorporating hot pink into your look, this aesthetic is the softer version of it. Think of subtle hyper-femininity through lace, bows, frills, and hearts that just feel romantic, enter the Coquette aesthetic.

Inspired by the Lolita look   aka the Japanese subculture of people who enjoy dressing in Victorian fashion, named after the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov   The Coquette emphasizes girly fashion that incorporates elements of youth, more specifically teenage girlhood. The Coquette aesthetic is often associated with the soft girl look, which shares almost similar vibes with balletcore. So, yes; say hello to soft pink hues, flushed blush, hair bows, sheer tights, and floral embroidery.

Yet, the Coquette aesthetic is contrary to the visuals favored by most teenage girls, as it often involves elements that are more vintage and emphasize frills compared to mainstream trends. In addition, while the Lolita look sometimes carries negative connotations, Coquette is trying to reinvent the Lolita aesthetic by embracing one's femininity instead of romanticizing (then sexualizing) innocence.

Modern pop culture like Bridgerton and the reimagined Lana Del Rey music that focuses on girlhood and flirtation are likely the inspiration for most Coquette looks, along with the emerging love for vintage pieces from thrift shopping.

With the frequent appearance of bows and lace in fashion trends, such as Simone Rocha's Spring 2023 Collection or Mirror Palais' RTW Spring 2024 collection, the Coquette look might be an aesthetic that will be trending in 2024. Are you ready to tap into your girliness once again in 2024 with the Coquette aesthetic?



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