Hailey Bieber is the latest celebrity to embrace Barbiecore. The model posed on Instagram in a pink corseted minidress by Versace. The mini style features a swirly neckline and a boned bodice for a sculptural effect. Bieber paired it with tall white platform boots and accessorized with multiple string necklaces.
With this look, Bieber follows in the footsteps of stars like Khloé Kardashian, who offered her own take on Barbiecore just days earlier. The Good American founder recently celebrated her 38th birthday in a bright-bubblegum-pink latex minidress that perfectly captured the aesthetic. Her blond hair, which was styled in a sleek blowout, further enhanced the theme. In fact, Kris Jenner called her “Little Miss Barbie” in a video shared on Kim Kardashian‘s Instagram Story.
The two stars join a lineup of celebrities who’ve recently popularized the fashion trend. While Y2K trends have been very much in style, Barbiecore takes the kitschy aesthetic one step further. This is in reference not just to the bubblegum-pink red carpet looks we’ve seen from the likes of Maison Valentino and Miu Miu but also, more specifically, the colorful, textural combinations that are built upon the conventional traits and characteristics of Mattel’s quintessential American fashion doll. Barbie — brought to life in 1959 by Ruth Handler in a strapless, black-and-white-striped bathing suit, tiny gold hoops, and black heels — is today most synonymous with a look more akin to Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde.”
This summer, all-pink-everything Barbiecore encourages us to embrace that same sense of fearlessness and tap into the overaccessorized, monochromatic style, with Cardi B, Lizzo, Kim Kardashian, and Dua Lipa taking the reins. From Cardi’s head-to-toe Chanel outfit and Lizzo’s Valentino skater dress and opera gloves to Kardashian and Lipa decked out in Balenciaga, inspiration is readily available from celebrity Instagrams. While piling on lots of pink is key, bold statement accessories such as towering platform heels, retro-shaped glasses, and gloves are not to be overlooked.
We can, in part, attribute the excitement building around this aesthetic to Greta Gerwig’s highly anticipated “Barbie” movie, starring Margot Robbie and a platinum-blond Ryan Gosling. And while the movie is not set to be released until July 21, 2023, Barbiecore is already in full swing, and the film stills do it justice.
Ahead, we’ve compiled some of our favorite celebrity Barbiecore takes to date.