Unless you’ve been living under a sparkly pink rock recently, you’ll know that the Barbiecore craze has well and truly arrived. Ever since the world first caught a glimpse of Margot Robbie as Barbie in the upcoming film, Barbie and Barbie-themed-everything has been popping up left right and centre.
What is Barbiecore?
The Barbiecore aesthetic embraces the infamous pink-on-pink and feminine aspirations that the infamous Barbie Doll has been embracing since her creation in the 1950’s. In a time where embracing high-octane colours and dopamine dressing combined with the recent announcement of the 2023 movie, there’s no surprise that we are embracing the girly Barbiecore trend!
We’ve got some tips on how you can achieve the ultimate Barbiecore aesthetic for your next Bridal Shower or Hens Party so that you can be your best Barbie girl, in your best Barbie world!
It’s Time to Think Pink!
There's simply one colour that encapsulates the essence of Barbicore, you guessed it.. PINK!! Barbiecore is all about embracing vibrant hues, particularly the doll's signature hot pink in everyday life. Though hot pink is preferred, other shades such as bubblegum and fuchsia also embody the Barbiecore vibe.
When it comes to a dress code think mini dress silhouettes or crops and flares, while details should include everything from feathers to sparkles and everything in-between. Shoes should include ultra bright block coloured boots, ultra-high pumps to jelly block heels - the bolder the brighter the better! Accessories should include holographic or sparkly purses and clutches, to bright and bold sunglasses and paired with crystal clips, which all make fabulous additions!
Just like your dress code, ramp up the glitz and PINK! From stationery to table decor, to your cocktails and cocktail accessories you can find so many styling items in the colour pink. When considering your tablescape think pink-on-pink-on pink, whatever the hue. Baby pink, fuchsia, magenta and adding pops of red will create a fun and flirty colour combination for your event. We suggest matching your table florals to this modern colour palette to complete the look!
Go Big and Go Bold!
The Barbiecore theme is about living your real life Barbie fantasy and having fun! This trend is all about high energy so we suggest the bigger, the bolder, the better! Don’t be afraid to go overboard with colour, textures and sparkle to achieve the ultimate Barbie theme! Be sure to use your imagination because life is your creation! (how can write a Barbie theme blog with-out some Aqua Lyrics?)
Use metallic streamer walls and fringing to decorate your space - your girl gang will be posing in-front of this wall for hours snapping the ultimate IG pics.
Add a Neon Sign to brighten up your celebration. Hire a Neon Sign or get one custom made for your bride-to-be, choosing signs in a bright pink or white bulb colours.
Life in plastic-it’s fantastic! Add an all pink balloon garland for impact or grab some hot pink balloons with pink ribbon filled with helium and let them scatter across the roof of your room for an effortless and effective party look.
Use some fun props! Love heart sunglasses are all the rage right now and are the cutest and affordable gift to give your guests! We recommend buying them in different shades of pink and red!
Have fun with it!
The essence of the Barbiecore trend is having fun and not being too serious about it, so have fun! If you’re looking for the ultimate Hens Party or Bridal Party experience why not turn things up and add some of these magic moments to your next event!
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