Feminism, millennial pink, maximalism and TikTok - Barbiecore is the amalgamation of everything that came before it. Gen Z’s latest obsession is with reclaiming uber femme silhouettes, styles, bold prints and of course; the very iconic bright pink that seems to be taking the internet by storm. Many women find it empowering after years of associating the colour with being loud, gaudy, and immature. This trend was years in the making and is finally in full bloom. While 2016’s millennial pink was a toned down neutral, it helped many rediscover their love for the colour and ignite the passion for pink in others. It certainly is to be credited for the rise of Barbiecore in 2022.
Barbie has always been a fashion icon as well as a role model to kids when growing up. She excelled at multiple professions all while decked out in glitter, tulle, and everything pink. Ultimately this is the essence of the trend, to embrace everything once considered “girly” without compromising on being a bold and powerful woman. Celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Zendaya, Aishwaria Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Lizzo among others helped accelerate the pink revolution after donning the popular shade.
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Here are Aza’s top 9 outfits that embody this playful trend.
1. Power Pink
The clean bold lines of the jacket are juxtaposed against the soft flowing sharara; this outfit celebrates dauntless femininity and does not hold back on the pink. This Ridhi Mehra designer jacket and sharara set is giving us the 21st Century Indian Barbie vibe.
2. More is More
This hot pink designer skirt by Siddhartha Bansal is something right out of Barbie’s closet. Don’t be afraid to pair this loud pink skirt with some louder prints. Yes, Coco Chanel might have said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off”; but in true Barbiecore spirit, put two things on instead. Over accessorizing!? We’ve simply never heard of it!
3. Best of Both Worlds
Trade up your pant suits for this designer pant lehenga set from Agunj By Gunjan Arora. A powerful pink armour complete with a cape for the modern woman.
4. Runway Ready
A ruched gown with a paint brushed look, this pink number is a showstopper. The side cut outs break up the continuous print and add some edge and detail. This designer gown from Nikita Mhaisalkar exudes bold yet sultry glamour.
5. A Fuchsia Fairytale
This organza silk in fuchsia makes for such a dreamy and romantic saree. The sheer fabric creates layers and depth with each pleat and has the soft gleam of a sweet daydream. This Mimamsaa designer saree is featured from their collection Chokher Bali and is your sign to incorporate Barbiecore into ethnic wear.
6. Dancing Queen
Mishru’s embroidered designer jumpsuit is just the thing to wear when watching the latest Barbie live action film. For those who want to twin with Margot Robbie these pink bellbottoms are playful, fun and exciting. Boogie down at the roller rink, karaoke night or the disco for some 80s inspired fun.
7. Spring Blossoms
Look pretty in pink with this floral tiered dress from Limerick By Abirr N’ Nanki. The perfect designer dress for those who appreciate the maximalism of the trend but are not committed to the head-to-toe hot pink look.
8. Captivating Capes
Sorry Edna Mode but we simply cannot say no this hot pink cape dress! A creation by Dania Siddiqui this tea length dress is a stunner.
9. Indian Classic
This peppy pink piece from Paulmi And Harsh with an illusion choker blouse is a lehenga that will turn all heads.
90s neon pink, rose gold and pastels from the 2010s, bubble-gum, and candy floss pink to 2022’s fuchsia fever… What is your go to shade?
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