5 cottagecore-inspired dresses to live out your ethereal dreams this spring

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TikTok is responsible for many fashion trends. Cottagecore is one of the more mainstream aesthetics that TikTok built. The cottagecore hashtag is so popular on TikTok, it has almost 6 billion searches. With the weather getting warmer, you’ll be happy to know that this is a look you’ll actually love for spring.

What is cottagecore?

It’s simple, really. Cottagecore celebrates the fashion sense of a person who lives in a cottage. One cottagecore icon that many have derived the trend’s inspiration from is a character from the 1995 movie Matilda named Miss Honey

Overall, you can expect to find lightweight fabrics and flowing silhouettes within the cottagecore aesthetic. Some of the most common cottagecore dresses include tiered maxi dresses, smock dresses and almost anything with ruffles on the seams. Take a look at some of the cottagecore dresses below that will make dressing for spring and summer super easy.

1. Ruffled Smocked-Bodice Striped Sleeveless Maxi Dress for Women, $49.99

Credit: Old Navy

Not every cottagecore dress has a floral print. In fact, cottagecore is full of light and airy colors. This baby blue getup from Old Navy is a sleeveless maxi dress that you can dress up with sandals or down with sneakers. Plus, it goes up to a size 2X.

2. New Look Tie Back Shirred Smock Dress In Yellow Gingham,

Credit: ASOS

Additionally, not all cottagecore dresses are maxi. The smock dress is easily a cottagecore staple. This one from ASOS is perfect when you want to show off a little leg.

3. Ruffled Short Sleeve A-Line Dress – Who What Wear, $39.99

Credit: Target

Plus-size babes will love this flowy gem from the Who What Wear line at Target. This tiered maxi dress is ideal for brunch days or even a picnic in the park.

4. Amaranth Puff-Sleeved Mini Dress, $198

Credit: Anthropologie

Another short, but sweet cottagecore dress style is the mock neck dress. Dresses like these bring a vintage edge with a modern twist. Plus, this is another versatile option that you can wear almost anywhere.

5. Smocked Front Mini Day Dress, $59.98 (Orig. $119.95)

Credit: Eloquii

Ruffles are a huge part of cottagecore and the dresses are no exception. Eloquii offers this pristine white smock dress with a belted waistline. Overall, it’s a short, but simple dress that works anywhere from church to the mall.

If you liked this story, you might also enjoy the ultimate cottagecore gift guide for your floral-adoring loved one.

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