The surprising new fashion trend that even has Kate Middleton and Brad Pitt dressing like Barbie


IT’S the new new trend sweeping the globe and has the world’s most well-known doll at its coronary heart.

Taking inspiration from the upcoming Barbie film, celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Amanda Holden and Lewis Hamilton are feeling within the pink, making daring statements with super-bright ­bikinis, energy fits and leggings.

And Royals are embracing the hue too, with visitors together with Princess Eugenie and the Duchess of Edinburgh rocking the have a look at the King’s Coronation.

This week the Duchess of Cambridge was out in two pink outfits, on the Foundling Museum in central London and the Chelsea Flower Show.

Hailed as Barbiecore fashion, the trend has been gaining momentum because the first photos of actress Margot Robbie because the ­Mattel legend emerged final 12 months.

And following the discharge of the trailer in April, on-line searches for pink outfits have leapt 78 per cent, based on fashion ­procuring platform Lyst.

Nick Drewe, trend skilled at reductions ­web site WeThrift says: “It looks that the ­Barbiecore trend will continue to surge and be the hottest (and pinkest) one for summer 2023, following the much anticipated release of the Barbie movie in July.”

Colour counsellor Jules Standish from ­ tells The Sun: ­“Pantone, the world chief in traits, selected Viva magenta as their color of the 12 months for 2023 and the Barbiecore trend is very large.

“Pink is a softer model of the passionate, outgoing crimson and is extra romantic. It is a really com­passionate, nurturing, caring color.

“In its stronger shades it’s empowering, particular person and very female, but it surely additionally means enterprise.

“It’s that energy of color that actually stands out. The paler shades are extra harmless, girly, however nonetheless playful, so pink is a very ­helpful shade in making a press release.

“In latest years, gross sales of pink shirts for males have gone up exponentially so it has turn out to be a shade that crosses all boundaries and all genders.

“We now not have this ­affiliation that blue is for boys, pink is for ladies.

“It is the colour of love, so anyone can wear it. It embraces care, love, kindness and compassion for ourselves and for others.”


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