Picture a simple time in the western countryside with fields of flowers full of sunshine and flowy dresses that billow in the wind. Cottagecore (aka farmcore or countrycore) is a style popularized by social media that began its rise in popularity last summer and is still growing in popularity. While some have gone so far as to change their lifestyle, most have adopted cottagecore as a fashion choice.
About the Style: Cottagecore
Cottagecore encourages artisanal handcrafting, which coincides perfectly with the upcoming trends for spring. Ruffles are largely a part of the style, which represents fashion from the early to mid-1900s. Lace embroidery and puffed sleeves channel the styles from the ’50s with a farmhouse feel. The aesthetic is also achieved by layering up pieces like dresses and tops or wear pieces like overalls to really channel the farmhouse style. Light and flowy dresses are imperative to the cottagecore look, emphasizing simplicity and elegance. Accessories include headbands, flower crowns, and ribbons.
A huge contributor to the rise of this style is its ties to environmentally friendly living; focusing on the care of animals, crops, and the planet. Since the pandemic surfaced in March of 2020 in the States, many found that the fashion industry was at a pivotal place where it would have to break to reinvent itself and then start from scratch in a new and environmentally-conscious way. Cottagecore revolves around the idea of nature and life in a cozy rural cottage. Sustainability and a do-it-yourself ethos are huge contributors to the cottagecore movement. Cottagecore romanticizes a fairytale life full of peace and serenity in a secluded area where things are made by hand fashion is prairie-inspired and effortless. This way of life instills feelings of nostalgia and warmth, embracing nature and life at home.
Take a journey to the countryside in a little cottage on some farmland with some vintage-inspired duds and a vision of a simpler life and time- If only for a few moments while choosing your outfit for the day. The Cottagecore aesthetic is refreshing and has a bit of an enchanting ere to it, but you’ll have to try it for yourself to really believe it.
What would you do in your cottagecore dream life?