Barbiecore Trend: How to Add Fun with a Hot Pink Wedding Theme!
Can’t get enough Barbiecore? Here’s Some Pink Inspiration For Planning Your Very Own Barbie Aesthetic Wedding!
With all the hype (and rightly so) from Greta Gerwig’s July 2023 Barbie movie, starring Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie, the Barbiecore trend can be seen almost everywhere. From fashion to decorating your own dream house, and even your wedding day!
What is Barbiecore?
What exactly is Barbiecore? Barbiecore fans know it is not only a look but also a lifestyle. It’s what Barbie herself is all about from an iconic dress code with her signature Barbie pink to embracing a vibrancy and kindness in everyday life. The Barbiecore aesthetic also has a nostalgic appeal as well. Women are recalling simpler days when they dressed up their own Barbie in Barbiecore outfits and honestly, we think it’s fantastic!
Decoding the Barbie Pink Color Code
We’re having a pink moment! Barbie has always been synonymous with her signature color pink, from her pink packaging to the iconic Barbie pink logo. But is there just one pink for the Barbiecore trend? Not necessarily. The color palette spans from bubblegum pink to the hottest of hot pinks.
While Barbie’s pink isn’t the Pantone color of the year for 2023, she does have her own Pantone Barbie Pink Color Code: PMS 219. Mattel also released the Pantone Barbie in 2011 in a dress completely in the exact shade. This pink trend is here to stay, and any shade in the pink palette is Barbie-approved. The hotter the pink, the better, which also harkens back to the nostalgia of the early 80s and 90s.
Barbiecore Wedding Fashion
Incorporating the Barbicore trend into your own wedding fashion can be as simple as having a pink wedding theme. However, think about your accessories if you want to subtly add the Barbiecore aesthetic to your wedding. No matter if you are having a summer wedding or a black tie celebration, you and your “Ken” can add Barbiecore to your wedding day.
Take a note from the Barbie movie premiere and walk down a pink aisle runner. You could add a few pink flowers to your and your bridesmaids’ bouquets. Wear hot pink shoes for your engagement party, wedding party, or the big day. Or be your very own different looks Barbie and change into a Barbie pink outfit for the reception or the grand wedding exit. There are no wrong ways to add Barbiecore to your wedding fashion because, to quote Barbie, “It is the best day ever!”
Barbiecore Trend: Hot Pink Wedding Dresses
Throwing tradition to the wind and fully feeling the pink trend? If you want to walk down the aisle in an all-pink number, consider these pink floor-length gowns.
A-Line Ruched Chiffon Floor Length Gown
Azazie • $99
Bondi is a gorgeous bridesmaid dress cut from chiffon that could totally be worn as a hot pink wedding dress. She features a square neckline with flutter sleeves and a self tie scoop back. The look is complete with an A-line skirt paired with a leg slit.
Hot Pink One-Shoulder Dress
Revolve • $98
You’ll look like Barbie herself when you walk down the aisle in this bright pink wedding dress with a one shoulder draped cowl neckline with side slits.
Ruched Split Thigh Draped Flattering Silhouette Dress
Shein • $34.49
Get the signature hourglass shape with this hot pink wedding dress with ruched spaghetti strapped hot pink number. You’ll look stunning in this inspired barbie doll wedding dress.
Signature Barbie Wedding Dresses
Barbie herself has had well over 30 wedding dresses. In 1959, the original wedding day Barbie and Ken set was released, showcasing the iconic vintage Barbie wedding dress complete with a sweetheart neckline, gloves, and voluminous skirt. Here are some of our favorite styles that remind us of Barbie’s own wedding dresses.
Square Neckline Bow Satin Wedding Gown
Anthropologie • $1,295
A classic silhouette, the Wtoo by Watters Laurie Wedding Gown is at once refined and surprising, with its scooped open back and removable oversized bow that trails behind you as you stroll the aisle. A square neckline offers a tailored touch, trailing into a pleated bodice and waist, with the gown descending into a silky satin train.
A-Line Sweetheart Neckline Midi Length Dress
Azazie • $279
Exude grace as you brisé down the aisle wearing Gelsey our Mikado and Tulle demi gown. The Sweetheart bodice is held aloft by spaghetti straps and a hidden inner bustier. The knee length tulle skirt has a built in mini pannier to keep it fluffed.
Court Train Lace Tulle Wedding Dress
JJ’s House • $280
The definition of traditional and modern style. This lookalike vintage Barbie wedding dress is made from tulle and lace, this stunning dress has a fit bodice with a delicate sweetheart neckline and a skirt that billows from the natural waist down to the floor.
Must-Have Barbiecore Trend Accessories: Pink Barbie Purse and More
If you’ve been invited to a Barbiecore wedding or even want to elevate your own wedding guest attire, consider these pink purses, hats, or sunglasses to add to your outfit.
Satin Shoulder Bag
H&M • $15.99
We love this hot pink small shoulder bag in shiny satin with a short shoulder strap. Perfect for wedding guests, the wedding party or even the bride.
Barbiecore Trend Hot Pink Wide Brim Hat
Amazon • $ 44
You’ll look like the iconic Barbie in this women’s sun hat. Not only does it offer the perfect sun protection on a sunny day it also is a great accessory to any wedding guest look.
Pink Retro Heart Sunglasses
Etsy • $7.99
Show off your Barbie style with these retro pink heart sunglasses! These retro sunglasses feature a unique heart-shaped frame adding a bold statement to any outfit.
Hot Pink Wedding Bouquet
Add Barbiecore aesthetics by putting the spotlight on your wedding bouquet. Here are some of our favorite Barbie-inspired florals
Hot Pink Artificial Silk Chrysanthemums
eFavormart • $26.99
These silk Chrysanthemum Flowers are crafted with intricate artistry in beautiful ball form while keeping the splendor of this charming flower’s pink color and shape intact.
Hot Pink Crystal Satin Rose Bridal Bouquet
Amazon • $39.90
Suitable for any season. This gorgeous handmade diamond crystal bling bridal brooch bouquet will definitely make your day!
Hot Pink Rose Bridal Bouquet
Etsy • $10+
These absolutely beautiful, realistic looking roses with eucalyptus and baby’s breath make a perfect bridal or bridesmaid bouquet with matching boutonniere.
Hot Pink Wedding Shoes
As a bride or wedding guest, you’ll never feel flat-footed in these amazing hot pink shoes for the wedding day.
Barbiecore Trend Stiletto Heeled Mule Sandals
Shein • $25.60
We love these gold heeled stiletto sandals with a Barbie pink bow! You’ll make a major fashion statement wearing these at any wedding.
Hot Pink Rhinestone Satin Pumps
REVOLVE • $151
These hot pink satin pumps have a designer quality about them for a fraction of the cost. From the blink to the pink color you’re sure to add that perfect pop of color to any outfit.
Barbie Pink Classie Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
Macys • $99
Steve Madden’s Classie pumps pair elongated pointed toes and sleek stilettos adding a gorgeous pink Barbiecore trend to a dressy style.
Hot Pink Barbiecore Outfits
If Barbie isn’t the bride then she definitely is the supportive best friend rocking one of these favorite pink dresses as a wedding guest supporting you and your Barbie or Ken.
Ruched Satin Side Slits Dress
ShowMeYourMumu • $198
Chic and sophisticated in the Jodie Dress. An elegant asymmetrical silhouette crafted in luxe satin with a draped neckline and sultry side slit. Styled with dainty heels and minimal jewelry make the perfect Barbie event attire.
Hot Pink Cocktail Attire Midi Dress
Lulus • $59
Make it a wedding party to remember in the Lulus Paulina Hot Pink dress for wedding! Adjustable spaghetti straps top a square neckline and darted bodice, made from medium-weight stretch knit.
Cowl Neckline Satin Dress
ASOS • $33
Love at first sight in this cowl neckline satin dress. The perfect shade of bubblegum pink for Barbiecore fashion style.
Barbiecore Trend: Hot Pink Jewelry
You’ll receive endless compliments when you wear any of these earrings or necklaces.
Double Heart Dangling Earrings
Amazon • $12.95
These pink statement earrings boast cute heart shaped charms dangling from smaller hearts. There is no denying the mood-boosting effects these sparkly Barbie pink earrings have.
Positivity Pisa Bracelet
Bauble Bar • $30
Add a guaranteed smile-starter to your stack. The Positivity Pisa bracelet features a modern enamel pink heart bead to accent your other stack layers.
Barbie Inspired Beach Babe Jewelry Set – Movie Replica
Etsy • $35
Hi mermaid Barbie! This listing is for one Pink colored jewelry set perfect for beach days and summer fun! Each set includes a necklace and matching earrings.
Barbiecore Aesthetic Outfits
As an alternative to cocktail dresses consider some of these sparkly two-piece outfits and body con dresses to wear to your next bridal event, bachelorette weekend, or lingerie shower.
Side Slit Sequin Mini Skirt
Showpo • $49.95
The only thing hotter than a mini is a sequined mini! The Elswyth Sequin Mini Skirt will take you through the wedding season from day to night.
Seamed Mini Bodycon Dress
Target • $10.20
We are dying over this solid-color bodycon dress from Wild Fable™ with seamed accents. It has a sleeveless design with wide straps and a square neckline and is casual and cool just like you.
Barbiecore Aesthetic Themes
Planning a Barbiecore wedding or bridal shower is easy and fun with so many options to add a pop of pink into the planning. From ceremony arches, and photo booth backdrops to centerpieces and place settings. Pink Weddings are never out of style!
Hot Pink Wedding Ceremony Theme
Decorating the ceremony site inside, outside in the backyard, or even at a destination wedding using the right amount of pink will pull the theme together.
Hot Pink Ceiling Fringe and Assymetrical Floral Towers
We love this ceiling fringe in bright pinks, oranges and metallic shades. Your guests will feel like they are in a beautiful wedding wonderland.
Photo credit: Karen Rainier
Wedding Aisle Floral Arrangement Decor
Bouquets of roses in every shade of pink create the perfect Barbie inspired ambiance as you and your party walk down the aisle.
Photo credit: WedLuxe
Hot Pink Bougainvillea Arch
We can’t get enough of this ceremony arch covered in amazing pink begonias and other flowers. It will make you and your partner the spotlight of the day.
Photo credit: KauaiEventDesigns
Hot Pink Bridal Shower
Hosting a bridal shower may give you a little more freedom when it comes to decorating. Check out some of these ideas from Pinterest.
Bridal Shower Table Center Pieces
Easy pink mini floral centerpieces perfectly accent the pink menu cards at every table. It’s the perfect decor that isn’t too overpowering or too tall so you can’t socialize with other guests at the table.
Photo credit: Kirsty Mackenzie
Bridal Shower Photo Backdrop
You’ll be tickled pink with this Barbiecore photoshoot backdrop. Everyone will look great in their photos and you’ll love seeing their own style shine against the various shades of pink background.
Photo credit: Carmen Lopez
Barbie-Inspired Place Settings
Can you even with the Barbie car as a vase? We love this in your face Barbie theme complete with plates, the iconic pink silhouette and chair backs.
Photo credit: CatchMyParty
Hot Pink Rehearsal Dinner
Scope out the venue ahead of time and think about adding some hot pink linens, throw blankets, candlesticks or other accessories to give the space that your own dream house inspired feel.
Floral Table Decor
The best part about pink flowers is there are so many shades to choose from and fuschia looks great with pastel pink and bubble gum pink.
Photo credit: Mkart
Hot Pink Couch Seating
If your venue doesn’t own a hot pink sofa ask them if they can order one stat! But seriously, even adding a few pink throw pillows or linens can really transform the look of your reception or rehearsal dinner.
Photo credit: Abbie Mae
Hot Pink Candle and Flower Display
Pink taper candles are a must! The subtle elegance of a taper candle paired in soft shades of pink against bright florals are fabulous!
Photo credit: Masha Kart
Hot Pink Wedding Ideas: From Cakes to Nails and Everything in Between
From your tips to your toes, you can implement Barbiecore aesthetics into every aspect of your wedding day.
Pink Barbie Background
Have a Barbie inspired background with these Instagrammable ideas.
Barbie Themed Party Wall
Come on Barbie, let’s go party! Neon, balloons, metallics and more. You’ll love setting this vignette up.
Photo credit: Oak City Bash
Disco Barbie Wall Decorations
Okay all my DIY Barbies! Grab you hot glue guns and let’s create our own Barbie packaging to take pics with. Disco balls not included but highly recommend.
Photo credit: DecorationAndScenography
Shiny Wall and Balloon Decor
If you can find a venue with pink chairs or pink door frames then book it immediately. If not consider adding a fabulous balloon arch, fringed wall and neon signage.
Photo credit: WestCoastBach
Barbiecore Trend: Pink Wedding Cake
Don’t forget the cake!
Pink Floral Waterfall Cake Design
The palest of pink icing paired with bright pink flowers makes this cake almost too pretty to eat…almost.
Photo credit: ModWedding
Hot Pink Tiered Cake
We love this hot pink naked cake. It has just enough icing for the color but also gives us that boho chic feel with tropical greens and don’t forget the macarons.
Photo credit: Providence Baking
Rose Petal Pink Cake
A cake made of sugared pink rose petals? Yes, please.
Photo credit: Moniek Rump
Barbiecore Trend: Hot Pink Wedding Nails
One of the easiest ways to add a little Barbie pink to your wedding day is with any of these fabulous pink nail colors.
Sally Hansen Pink Sparkle Nail Polish
Target • $5.29
Inspired by luscious fabrics and opulent finishes, Sally Hansen introduces the Insta-Dri® Luxe Finish collection to perfectly complement your velvet and satin wardrobe this wedding season.
Pure Pink Nail Polish
Olive & June • $9
A pure pink thatʼs all heart. This pink polish is so rich and feels full of love.
Guuci Glossy Hot Pink Nail Polish
Sephora • $33
A brilliant, intense plant-based varnish for long-lasting glossy shine and yesteryear glamour—available several pink shades.
Pink Weddings: Hot Pink Cocktails
Finally, what’s a Barbie wedding day with a signature pink cocktail? Check out some of these amazing recipes.
Malibu Barbie Pink Cocktail
You’ll wanna serve this Malibu Barbie Pink Cocktail as your signature cocktail! This refreshingly fruity blend of Malibu rum, cranberry, orange, and pineapple juices is the perfect accessory for any Barbiecore wedding – it’s totally “Barbie-tastic”!
Baribie Pink Fizzy Cocktail
A drink that personifies the doll. It’s sophisticated, playful, and pink! A little sweet, a little bubbly and extremely delightful.
Barbie Sugared Cocktail
Think of a frothy pink, citrus-forward, fizzy cocktail that’s perfect to sip in the backyard with friends,or at your dream wedding!
Can you wear hot pink to a wedding?
Totally! You can definitely wear hot pink to a wedding. Just make sure to adhere to any dress codes if available. Hot pink is a great choice for destination weddings as well as garden party attire. You can find shades of hot pink for any season.
Summer weddings are a great time to rock a hot pink frock but also adding hot pink to an outfit in the middle of winter will brighten any look up. Bottom line – hot pink is definitely a go when it comes to wedding attire.
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