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Trending 8 March 2022

Live Your Princess-core Fantasy

Put on a stunning princess dress and let your fairytale dream come true.

As little girls, we all used to dream of living in a beautiful castle and dancing around the room or running across a flower field in a gorgeous dress. It’s never too late to live our childhood dreams with this emerging trend - princess-core. There are plenty of options available for you to come up with your princess outfits and many aesthetics to follow. Take a look at our styling suggestions and let the princess in you shine.


Words By Thuy Nguyen

Royal Highness

Our first suggestion is royalcore – if your princess dream is royal balls and high tea, this one is definitely for you.

Being a princess is all about elegance and grace, which were translated well into the design of princesses’ dresses in the past.

In Victorian or Medieval times, for example, dresses were richly embellished with embroidered patterns, laces and ruffles.

Pearls and golden or silver jewellery are also an important part of the look.

These traits are reflected in modern clothing options for princess-core. The Alina dress from Erdem ticks all the boxes for a royal princess dress.

It’s made of crepe fabric, giving volume to the silhouette. The embroidered floral pattern, pearls and crystal embellishment make the dress’ delicacy.

The look won’t be completed with a puffed sleeves cardigan and shiny jewellery.

The knitted cardigan gives the outfit a graceful look with its silhouette, but also is a modern twist.

And how can you be princess without a tiara – Chi Chi London’s got you covered with a gorgeous pearls and crystal hair piece.

Erdem Alina Crystal-embellished Chantilly-lace Dress, was $9,585 now $3,834, Matches Fashion

Witchy Princess

A little exciting twist with the princess-core trend is a darker aesthetics – the witch princess. Staying on the same trend but this styling option is taking a quirky turn!

You can still keep all the characteristics of royalcore, like the rich embellishment, but change it up with different textures and colours – something more mysterious and enchanting.

Lace is definitely a great choice for this look.

The main character of this outfit is this silk-chiffon, wool-blend and lace mini dress from Valentino.

With one colour only – black, the dress is built complicatedly with texture and layers.

The floral lace bodice gracefully embraces the body and the silky chiffon layer on top creates the dress’ volume. The oversized bow on the neckline is a statement itself.

To compliment the dress, we suggest a pair of lace socks and gloves. The semi-sheer look of this outfit is everything we want – alluring and delicate.

It’s never too many bows for a princess – the Saint Laurent heels with velvet bows are just the wight touch for our witchy princesses. And don’t forget to finish the look with a pair of statement earrings.

Valentino Silk-chiffon, Wool-blend and Lace Mini Dress, $5,200, Net-A-Porter

Fairy Princess

A little mystical and wild – we have the fairy princess look for those dreaming of the secret magic world. Just imagine flying around your enchanted forest with your fairy friends!

With the fairy princess, we are looking at something more vividly and playful. Everything should be nature-inspired!

This style will certainly ask for some boldness in colour as well as material choices, and of course, a little magic!

For the dress, we suggest Miss Selfridge tulle midi dress in blush tone.

The dress is structured with multiple layers for the volume, yet still keep the flowyness character of the fabric.

The twist front and puffed sleeves are game changers, giving the dress a elegant finish.

We pair the dress with black pointed ballet flats with oversized bows detail.

The sheer socks with colourful pearls are subtle yet go perfectly with the look and create a vibrant colour palette.

For accessories, a pink sequin clutch bag with floral pattern is exactly what a fairy princess needs! And the pearls and beaded necklace set with a butterfly charm is a playful addition to finish this look!

Miss Selfridge Twist Front Tulle Bardot Tiered Midi Dress in Blush, $100, ASOS