With the arrival of the notorious series Bridgerton, we were introduced to a world of royalty. Think vibrant colours, millennial romance, grand palaces and larger-than-life outfits. On the other hand, movies like Pride & Prejudice or Gone With The Wind took us on a European journey of Victorian and Gothic times. But through the course of these creations, one thing remained constant. And that is, fashion. From puff sleeves, layers of organza, tulle, corsets cinched at the waist to colours reminiscent of the renaissance era—we all harbour a secret love for royalty and its mannerisms. Or perhaps, princesscore (curtsy on cue).
Also known as ‘royalcore,’ princesscore is the latest trend which blends historic elements (and fairy tales) with the modern sartorial sensibilities. While the raging craftcore trend encapsulates a low-key pastoral vibe, princesscore is all about being whimsical. Think alluring pastels, voluminous skirts, florals, intricate hand embroideries and more. From the distinct wardrobes of Marie Antoinette, Queen Elizabeth I and more, the trend propagates the style of the aristocrats. Whether you have a penchant for Disney princess-like heavy tulle gowns or enjoy the extravagant royal settings and vibe—princesscore is almost like an escape from reality that allows you to build an alternate world.
As movies and shows like The Crown and Downtown Abbey keep reprising—pop culture has only accelerated the trend. And with Instafamous celebrities jumping on the royal bandwagon, posting pictures of running in an avant-garde gown isn’t a crime anymore (nor a fashion faux pas). But if you’re looking for a rather toned down, contemporary approach to the trend then here’s your cue. Ahead, find all the princesscore inspiration you need to cop the look.
Bow necks, collarets, Peter Pan, cape to square collars—it’s all about sporting collars. Take inspiration from this broderie anglaise detailed collar on Hailey Bieber.
The easiest way to mirror the royalcore aesthetic is to opt for puff sleeves. The element is fail proof and adds an instant touch of sophistication, as seen here on Kendall Jenner.
Want to mirror the regal vibe without compromising on contemporary pieces? Trust a corset to create the desired silhouette. Our say—take cues from Bella Hadid and pair a black or white corset with denim. Finish the look with a jersey jacket.
For a more dramatic look to your outfit, turn to tulle. Give an edgy touch to your look like Priyanka Chopra Jonas or go all out with multiple layers of the fabric.
You will never go wrong with the classic floral prints when nailing the princesscore look. Here’s a quick formula—blend in florals with long puff sleeves like Selena Gomez.