Tired Of Choosing Between Bows And Leather Spikes? Allow Us To Introduce You To The Punk Coquette Trend Blending The Two Aesthetics


You see, despite the overwhelming popularity of bows and doll shoes in the last year, it appears that the general public is still discovering the joys of dressing like a little ballerina. We’re being serious here, all right? The tide of coquette core seems to have persisted long enough to catapult itself out of the fad status, and multiple celebrity spottings and runways are proof of the same.

Take Lana Del Rey at the Grammys for example. While the ensemble borrowed heavily from coquette sensibilities, there was a slice of punk owing to her decision to go with that palette and sheer gloves.

Conquering Coquette

This has somewhat given a platform for a micro-trend to blossom – the punk-coquette trend. Firstly, let’s break down the two as solitary units for your convenience. It’s crucial to distinguish coquette core from ballet core, which is fashion-inspired by ballet dancing aspects.

Then came cottage core, which evolved during the pandemic and encouraged people to pursue a rural existence from an overtly romanticised and privileged standpoint. Also, not to be confused with princess core. We can totally skip the reasonings for that one.

Punk’d Em

Punk is brash. Provocative. Punk clothing was a purposeful protest against the ordered regularity of a society that punks perceived as failing. And now we’re witness to a riveting amalgamation of the two.

For reference, you can trail back to the anti-coquette trend that appeared on the autumn 2024 catwalks, which had models wearing Victorian bloomers, bustles, and corsets that crumpled the body. Dilara Findikoglu, ladies and gentlemen. The entire act succeeded in redefining the overly feminine clichés that coquette boasted of, with something eerie, enigmatic, and even funereal.

However, it is important to note that all of these aesthetics surrounding the coquette core, which have grown in popularity over the previous three years, share one common thread: they rewrite the concept of hyper femininity. They discuss their childhood and want to romanticise everyday life.

Punk encompasses more than simply Doc Martens and plaid shirts. The subculture began decades ago as a form of resistance among young people who were dissatisfied with society and its methods of operation. And after more than two years of living in a near-dystopian world marked by political turmoil and the epidemic, the iconic punk style has returned to the runways, albeit taking a new and softer form.


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Leather corsets with exquisite cutaway accents, pointed lapels with feminine puff shoulders, and pearls worn with metal chokers – that’s how you ace the trend. This time around, the spirit of disobedience is infused with femininity. This type of punk, like the style itself, is an artistic rebellion against what fashion should look like in light of current events.

Balance is crucial here. The simplest option is to pair floral dresses with studded jackets. Pink can also be punk, as showcased effortlessly by late icon Vivienne Westwood. Pink too, is a rebellious colour. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Also Read: Unconventional and Interesting, Anne Hathaway’s Fashion Choices Are Truly Iconic

- Digital Fashion Writer


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