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While we can thank Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie movie for the truly A-plus photos of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling rollerblading in matching neon Spandex, we can also thank the film for the rise of a newly coined design moment: Barbiecore.
Yes, there’s another “core” aesthetic moment happening (also on the list: cottagecore, regencycore, goblincore), and this one is pretty much as it sounds—a movement centered around flouncy touches like hot pink, frills, and rhinestones. Google searches for “Barbiecore” soared this summer, and celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Zendaya have embraced the palette in their red carpet wardrobes.
Incorporating Barbiecore into your home decor is a fine line: Too much, and you’ll go full-on Dream House. That’s why we asked three local designers to give us tips on how to use the trend in ways that are more subtle allusion, rather than waiting on Skipper and