The cottagecore aesthetic fashion trend is booming in 2020! Also known as prairie dressing or farmcore, the aesthetic has taken off during the COVID-19 as a sort of “safe form of escape,” according to Teen Vogue. But, it’s been on the rise on Instagram since 2019, and now taking off thanks to TikTok in 2020. Thing is, the aesthetic has become popular recently so it sometimes can be hard to track down exactly what fits into cottagecore fashion when shopping online.
But, it’s important to understand that cottagecore is even more of an idealized lifestyle than just a fashion trend. It’s not just quilted jackets, puffy sleeves, and sweeping prairie gowns. Along with it goes actually taking part in a simple lifestyle based on idealized Western farm culture. This includes being involved with activities like baking, crocheting, and sewing.
Here’s the Urban Dictionary’s definition of cottagecore:
“A niche aesthetic based around the visual culture of an idealized life on a Western farm. Common themes include sustainability, gardens, farm animals, rural living, and nature.”
Honestly, it sounds pretty neat, huh? Of course, you’re probably not here for a lesson in farmcore aesthetic. You likely are here for our 3 cottagecore aesthetic fashion finds to wear for summer. While many of the most popular farmcore clothes are actually vintage, there are some new options to create cottagecore outfits. Without further ado, let’s narrow in on what cottagecore women are wearing right now.
Bohemian Style Maxi Dresses
One great cottagecore pick for summer is a Bohemian Style Maxi Dress, like this Milumia Floral Maxi Dress. There are three dozen different styles of this dress, but we’d suggest leaning towards anything with flowers on it. This dress may be a bit long and better suited for spring, but it's worth having for a cooler summer morning or evening stroll through the garden!
Pinafore Dresses & Skirts
This summer fashion pick is more cottagecore inspired than true farmcore clothing. But, it stays with the spirit and theme of the aesthetic. Allegra K has pinafore dresses and skirts, along with other clothes, that definitely fit in with the vibe. We really like the light blue on white, but there are many other color options.
Button Front Pinafore Overall Dresses
Our last cottagecore pick that definitely fits the vibe is this button front pinafore overall dress from Verdusa. We really like the rust orange color against the black. But, you can also choose army green (like grass). This dress is also available in blue, black, or navy, but those don’t seem like the right colors to fit the aesthetic.
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