17 Romantic Ways To Wear Cottagecore

Channel the romance of rural life with this edit of Cottagecore style.

Over the past decade, we’ve fallen hard for cottagecore style – a term that was only belatedly coined in 2018. But what is it exactly? Also known as ‘farmcore’, at its heart, cottagecore is an idealised take on the bucolic life. And that we’ve leapt on it with even greater alacrity over the past few months hardly comes as a surprise; who, through a global pandemic, would not welcome an unapologetically romanticised vision of floaty florals and cottage-style comfort? This is a look made for romping through meadows of wildflowers and for gathering harvests of kitchen garden bounty in picturesque trugs. For picnicking under trees in the dappled sunlight and for dipping toes in handy babbling brooks. It is, then, a world away from the harsh realities of life with the threat of a deadly virus.

Feel like some escapism? Check out this edit of our favourite cottagecore pieces.

By Lucy Abletshauser
January 2021


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Vita Grace

Kasandra Pearl Button Cardigan, £89

Needle & Thread

Chiffon Gown, NOW £198.99


Lila Blouse, £195

Ridley London

Prairie Midi Dress, £399


Sara Dress, £238

Seraphina London

The Scallop Skirt In Navy Velvet, £325


Archer Broderie-Anglaise Midi Dress, £710

The Vampire’s Wife

Floral Dress, NOW £390

Horror Vacui

Cotton Corduroy Dress, NOW £439


Meadows Heather Dress, NOW £110


Ine Check Cotton Shirt Dress, NOW £110


Linen Maxi Dress, NOW £315

Wyse London

Scarlett Scallop Corduroy Dungarees, £185

Ulla Johnson

Denim Dress, NOW £356


Crochet Striped Linen Dress, NOW £213

Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini

Wildflowers Muslin Dress, NOW £260

Free People

All Eyes On You Midi Dress, £88

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.