The Barbiecore Aesthetic Is This Season's Biggest Celebrity Style Trend
The Barbiecore trend is here to stay. While Y2K-inspired trends continue to dominate the fashion landscape, Barbiecore takes the nostalgic obsession one step further. And it's not just to the hot-pink designs we've seen on the Valentino and Miu Miu runway but also, the colorful street-style looks inspired by the quintessential American fashion doll, Barbie. Yes, the star of the historic "Barbie" movie — first brought to life in 1959 by Ruth Handler in a strapless, black-and-white-striped bathing suits — is today most synonymous with a look more akin to Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde." In other words, pink is her color.
With that pop-culture phenomenon shaping the zeitgeist, Barbie-pink looks remain in the forefront, on and off the red carpet. Cardi B embraced the trend in a head-to-toe Chanel outfit. Lizzo posed in a flirty Valentino skater dress and opera gloves. While piling on lots of pink is key, bold statement accessories such as towering platform heels, retro-shaped glasses, and gloves are not to be overlooked.
The style is more versatile than you, perhaps, ever imagined, ranging from sequin miniskirts to dramatic gowns; from string bikinis to sharp, tailored suiting. While there's no limit to the style of clothing you choose, the color does have to embrace a vivid, powerful shade of pink — and if you dress monochromatically from head to toe, it makes even more of a visual statement.
Ahead, we've compiled some of our favorite celebrity Barbiecore takes to date.
Gwyneth Paltrow Wearing Barbiecore at a Goop Launch Party
Gwyneth Paltrow made Barbiecore work for Fall in a pink sweater and matching skirt at the good.clean.goop launch party on October 18.
Roz Wearing Barbiecore at a Hollywood Launch Party
Model Roz channeled her inner Barbie in a pink knit midi dress and matching opera gloves at the Hervé Léger x Law Roach collection launch party in Hollywood on June 15. She teamed the dress with a pink Valentino Rockstud bag and hot-pink pumps.
Lizzo Wearing Barbiecore at Her LA Screening
Cardi B Wearing Barbiecore in West Hollywood
Cardi B looked Barbie-esque in West Hollywood on February 13. She wore a Chanel two-piece set, consisting of a pink tweed bouclé crop top and high-waisted skirt, complete with white lace-up open-toe heels, a fuzzy white Chanel bag, and chunky silver jewelry, including her large silver Playboy-bunny statement necklace.
Sydney Sweeney Wearing Barbiecore at the MTV Awards
Sweeney channeled her inner Barbie in this all-pink Miu Miu ensemble on the MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpet on June 5. She wore a low-rise crystal-encrusted miniskirt with a thigh slit closed by two leather belt buckles, a pale-pink georgette shirt with embroidery, and platform metallic heels.
Olivia Rodrigo Wearing Barbiecore at Her LA Premiere
Rodrigo put her own edgy rock-star twist on the Barbiecore aesthetic at her "Driving Home 2 U (A Sour Film)" premiere in LA. She wore a Fancì Club two-piece set consisting of a black corset top adorned with pale-pink bows and a matching miniskirt. She finished the ensemble with coordinating opera gloves, black GCDS platform heels, and Wolford knee-high stockings.
Penélope Cruz Wearing Barbiecore at a Chanel Dinner
Cruz looked beautiful in a simple yet elegant pink Chanel maxi dress by Virginie Viard at a Tribeca Festival Artists dinner hosted by Chanel in New York City on June 13. The floor-length design came etched with a subtle grid pattern and thick straps with buttons at the base. Cruz paired it with a matching hot-pink quilted clutch.
Sabrina Carpenter Wearing Barbiecore at the Kid's Choice Awards
Carpenter appealed to Barbiecore in many different ways when she stepped out in this David Koma dress at Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards on April 9 in Santa Monica. From the baby-pink bodice of the number to the bedazzled detailing along the sides and across the chest, her outfit, topped off with Brian Atwood platforms, was both trendy and sweet.
Hailey Bieber Wearing a Barbiecore Versace Minidress
Hailey Bieber was the Barbiecore poster child in a pink corseted Versace dress. Leaning into the retro-inspired aesthetic, she finished her look with white platform boots and layered silver necklaces.
Khloé Kardashian Wearing a Barbiecore Minidress For her Birthday 💕
Khloé Kardashian transformed into a Barbiecore style maven on TikTok, emerging in a pink latex minidress replete with pointy-toe pumps in a matching shade and a silver heart pendant necklace.
Anne Hathaway Wearing Barbiecore at "She Came To Me" New York Screening
Anne Hathaway dazzled in a pink strapless sequin dress with a high slit at the "She Came To Me" screening in New York City on October 3.