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Have you heard about cottagecore? This trend is fast catching up with BoHo as the look to acquaint yourself with. The Urban Dictionary spells it out like this: "Cottagecore is 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."
Lovers of Cottagecore want to immerse themselves in nature, they bake, they embrace Celtic folk music, love rusticity, are thrifty dreamers and take care to move slowly and romantically through life.
Elements of Cottagecore
There is an escapist, wistful quality to cottagecore that makes it appealing to Gen-Zers. It's nostalgia for "the old ways", but without the cultural misappropriation, race or gender judgements or cruelty. Those who appreciate and participate in this trend would rather needlepoint, wander in the woods with a journal, sit quietly and listen to birds than grab their laptops and head to the coffee house. Think "made from scratch" and you'll see them light up. In terms of fashion, think peasant blouses and dresses, hand-knitted sweaters, and silk head scarves.
While this is a mere introduction to the trend, there is sooooo much more to it from where we sit at Bridal Traditions. And ladies, we are embracing it, too! We've received a new shipment of gowns, and in that load of goodies are some dreamy wedding gowns that fit perfectly into the Cottagecore trend.
In bridal gowns, this trend carries over the essence of ease, nostalgia, and a lost time. It is manifested in balloon sleeves, flowy skirts, backless details, off the shoulder and even corseted bodices. Wrap your milkmaid braids up and add some wildflowers and you're all set. Cottagecore wedding gowns scream romance and a carefree, earthy take on a timeless celebration of marriage.
If tall structured and architectural gowns represent modern, this is the opposite. These dresses have an element of nature, freedom, easy movement, deep nostalgia for the old days and comfort. And if we have to say it, we will: the Cottagecore gowns we've seen are exquisite and we would love to show you what we have and can get at Bridal Traditions. Read up about Cottagecore over a cup of tea and homemade tarts and then come see us.