We bet you saw the surge of social media posts featuring gingham prints, prairie dresses, eyelet blouses and soft cardigans when lockdown first started last summer. If you thought you’d seen the back of them think again, as cottagecore is here to stay.
The aesthetic inspired by agricultural life and crafts has evolved from a trend to a movement. To date, there are more than 1.7 million posts about it on Instagram and the videos on TikTok about the look have 6.1 billion — yes, billion — views.
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Frankly, we’re not surprised by the interest in the aesthetic. Who wouldn’t want to wear a floral sundress on a picnic in the sunshine?
If you love it too you’re in luck, as we’ve found 11 summer-ready pieces available now. Here are some of our top picks from Rouje, Rixo, Zara, and more.
Atlanta Linen Dress in Lavender, £245, Sleeper at Studio B – buy now
The bare shoulders, the puff sleeves, the pastel colour — we love everything about this Daily Sleeper dress.
Wide-Brim Straw Hat, £29, Arket – buy now
We can already see ourselves wearing this hat as soon as summer hits.
Alek Bag, £145, Rouje – buy now
This may be one of the prettiest basket bags we’ve seen. Just look at the mimosa embroidery!
Stella Prairie Collar Blouse, £44, Urban Outfitters – buy now
This prairie blouse fits the cottagecore aesthetic perfectly, but it’s versatile too. It’s like the sweeter, younger sister of the classic white shirt.
Crinkled Kaftan Dress, £29.99, H&M – buy now
If you want to embrace cottagecore, think of this as your summer uniform.
Leonora Raffia Slides, £60, Boden – buy now
These raffia slides will be great for frolicking — and everything else to be honest.
Printed Skirt With Ruffles, £35.99, Mango – buy now
A floral sundress is a cottagecore staple. We love this maxi from Mango.
Pearl Shell Light Cream Blouse With Ruffles, £155, Rixo – buy now
The ruffled neckline in this Rixo top does it for us. If you’re looking for cottagecore, this one sums up the look.
Sao Bento Earrings, £18, Beaches & Cream – buy now
It’s all in the details, and these complement the cottagecore style perfectly.
Floral Print Knitted Gilet, £35.99, Mango – buy now
Who says you’re limited to dresses and blouses when it comes to nailing the aesthetic? This knitted vest definitely proves otherwise.
Floral Knit Cardigan, £29.99, Zara – buy now
This mellow yellow cardigan looks super comfy and cute.
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