Have you been looking for the perfect dreamy Cottagcore dresses to add to your wardrobe? Look no further, this list has the best magical dresses and where to find them!
You may have seen talk about the Cottagecore aesthetic on social media, and it has recently become very popular on places like Instagram and TikTok. But what exactly is ‘Cottagecore’? We’re going to explain all about the newest aesthetic, where to find the best Cottagecore clothes, and we’ll even show you a few of our personal favorites!
Cottagecore is an aesthetic that focuses a lot on slow fashion. That basically means it is more sustainably made than say things you may buy at Forever21 or ASOS. This can also mean it is a bit more expensive, as often the pieces are hand made or made in small batches.
But we understand that not everyone has the budget for that. So we’ve made sure to include both slow fashion and fast fashion options on this list, as well as options for every body size and shape. Fashion should be accessible for all budgets and bodies. With that in mind, let’s look at the Cottagecore aesthetic and some dreamy Cottagecore dresses you’ll love!
What Is Cottagecore Aesthetic?
The aesthetic draws inspiration from a romanticized idea of Western agricultural life in the early 20th century. It harkens to a time when people and nature were more closely intertwined. In fashion, this is portrayed in a number of ways.
When going for a Cottagecore aesthetic, you should keep a few basic things in mind. Fashion-wise, the aesthetic features longer and loose-fitting clothing, layers, lace, subdued color palettes, and simple patterns like gingham and stripes. Acessories are usually simple and often hand made. Cottagecore is all about simplicity and a feeling of being closely connected to nature.
Best Places To Find Cottagecore Dresses
Because Cottagecore is such a popular aesthetic right now, there are plenty of places you can shop to find your perfect Cottagecore wardrobe. Cottagecore dresses can usually be found places like Etsy, your local dress maker, and even more main stream fashion brands are designing Cottagecore dresses.
If you don’t have the money to go for more designer, or sustainable options, don’t worry. You can still find some great Cottagecore clothes without the slow fashion budget. Websites like Amazon and Shein have also started adding Cottagecore inspired dresses to their catalog.
Thrift stores also typically have some Cottagecore clothes, but you have to have the patience to search through the racks. During the 1970s there was a trend that popularized Victorian styles like high collars, lace tops with puffy sleeves, and long flowy dresses, which features a lot in the Cottagecore aesthetic.
The 1970s also saw the rise of the Prairie dress, a style reminiscent of Little House on the Prairie that is very similar to Cottagecore. You can often find vintage pieces, like Gunne Sax Prairie dresses, at the thrift store and for a bargain, you just have to look!
With all that in mind, lets take a look at some of the best Cottagecore dresses!
Best Cottagecore Dresses
Son de Flor Linen Dress
The Son de Flor Linen Dress can be found in their Etsy shop and it is perfect for the winter months. It is made of twill linen, which is a thicker type of linen, which makes it warmer. The Linen Dress comes in a heather gray and ranges in sizes from XXS to XXL. It has buttons down the front of the chest and a charming peter pan collar. If you want the Cottagecore aesthetic in the winter, then this dress is a perfect addition to your wardrobe.
Flounce Sleeve Shirred Plants Print Dress
The Flounce Sleeve Shirred Plants Print Dress is perfect for those on a budget as it’s from Shein. It features long sleeves with elastic around the wrists, a shirred top, and a charming small floral print. It comes in five different colors and ranges in size from XS to L.
Little Women Atelier Meg Dress
Little Women Atelier is a dress company on Etsy that focuses on linen dresses with a Cottagecore aesthetic. The Meg Dress is a linen 3/4 length sleeve dress. With buttons down the chest and a midi length hemline, it is a perfect dress for the Fall or Spring. It comes in several different colors and you can either buy a ready-made size and provide your own height measurements to make sure the hemline hits you at a flattering length. The size range is XXS to XXL.
Voriagh Austra Sacred Tree Embroidered Dress
From the sustainable fashion brand, Voriagh, is this beautiful Austra Sacred Tree Embroidered Dress. Voriagh is a slow fashion brand that focuses on organic materials and ethical workshop environments. The dresses are made in small numbers to ensure that the best quality fabric and care goes into each of them. The Austra is an embroidered dress that pulls from traditional Latvian folklore and comes in sizes S to XL.
Cotton Candy Wear Shop Grace Dress
Cotton Candy Wear Shop is another great Cottagecore shop on Etsy. Their Grace Dress is inspired by late 1930s and early 1940s dress designs. It features a simple pointed peter pan collar, short puffy sleeves, and buttons down the front of the chest. It has a wide circle skirt, which makes it flattering on all body shapes and it even has pockets. The Grace Dress comes in several different colors and you can order from their standard sizing or send in your measurements.
Son de flor Shop Floral Linen Dress
Son de flor Shop has been doing Cottagecore since before it was a trend. Their shop is full of timeless classics like the Floral Linen Dress. The Floral Linen Dress features a white linen fabric with a small blue, yellow, and pink floral pattern. It has a peter pan collar, short sleeves, and a full skirt. The dress has a classic look that is reminiscent of the late 1930s or early 1940s dresses. The full skirt and floral pattern make it flattering for all body types. The sizes range from XXS to XXL.
All the Beautiful Linen Pinafore Dress
The Pinafore Dress is a charming Cottagecore dress by the Etsy company All the Beautiful Linen. It comes in a variety of colors on their Etsy page and sizes range from XS to L/XL, but it does have an oversized fit. It is inspired by classic Victorian pinafore dresses and has pretty flutter sleeves. There are buttons down the back. You can choose to wear the dress with or without a tunic or shirt underneath. It is a charming example of slow fashion Cottagecore clothes.
Nour and the Merchant Matilda Linen Dress
Nour and the Merchant is an Etsy shop that focuses on Cottagecore aesthetic as well as a witchy aesthetic. Many items in their shop combine the two looks. The Matilda Linen Dress is one of those items. It is the perfect Wednesday Addams Cottagecore dress and comes in colors other than black. It is a mid-length dress with white lace on the peter pan collar and the wrists of the sleeves. The Matilda Linen Dress comes in sizes ranging from S to L and is made to order.
The Rising Sun Studio Folklore Dress
The Rising Sun Studio Folklore Dress is perfect for those on a budget but who also want a unique dress. The shop is on Etsy and they have a variety of dresses in different styles. Their Folklore Dress has a Bavarian feel with a corset lace-up top and full skirt. The dress has a tunic-style top under the corset that is off the shoulders and 3/4 length. On the full skirt that is a band of pretty lace, and then a thinner band of lace on the hemline. The Folklore Dress comes in sizes S to L.
Eyelet Embroidered Ruffle Trim Floral Dress
If you can’t afford to break the bank on your next Cottagecore dress, then take a look at the Eyelet Embroidered Ruffle Trim Floral Dress. The Eyelet Dress is from Shein, which is a fast-fashion brand, but it’s super cute for those on a budget. It is also a plus-sized dress and comes in sizes 12-20. The dress is a maxi dress with long sleeves and a high lace collar. The Eyelet Dress also has lace ruffles on the sleeves and lace trim on the end of the sleeves. The pattern on the dress is a small, or ditsy, floral pattern of yellow, blue, and green flowers.
Mini Smock Dress
ASOS is another fast-fashion brand that is perfect for finding Cottagecore on a budget. The Mini Smock Dress is a perfect example of that. The dress is a super cute mini dress with a black floral pattern on it. The neckline is a v-neck with a crochet peter pan collar. Another thing that makes the dress unique is that it buttons up the whole way. The ASOS Mini Smock Dress is a great option for if you like Cottagecore but want something a little bit edgier.
Little Women Atelier Beth Dress
Another charming dress from the Etsy company Little Women Atelier is the Beth Dress. The Beth Dress has long sleeves and comes in a variety of colors. With a scalloped peter pan collar and buttons up the front of the chest, it is a super cute Cottagecore dress. The sizes range from XXS to XXL. The dress is made of soft linen and even has pockets! It is perfect for running through fields of wildflowers and living your dream Cottagecore aesthetic.
Nour and the Merchant Bailey Apron Dress
From the Etsy shop Nour and the Merchant, you can find this absolutely adorable Bailey Apron Dress. The Bailey Apron Dress comes in burnt orange and dark forest green. On the chest of the apron is an embroidered sleeping fox. The Bailey Apron Dress is best worn with a tunic or some other shirt underneath it. The sizes range from S to XL and it is hand-made in Italy.
Puff Sleeved Ruffle Trim Dress
The Puff Sleeved Ruffle Trim Dress is a budget friendly option from Shein. If you want a more relaxed Cottagecore look, then this is the perfect dress for you. It comes in a dusty pink shade and has puffy sleeves, a shirred bodice, and a fun skirt full of ruffles. This dress comes in sizes 12-20 and is super flattering on all body types. If you’re looking for a budget friendly and plus size Cottagecore dress, you can’t go wrong with this one!
Voriagh Lana Wool Dress
If you want to still have the Cottagecore aesthetic in the winter months, then check out this dress. The Lana Wool Dress is from Voriagh, a French company that specializes in cozy Cottagecore clothes. The Lana is pure wool and comes in a charcoal grey color. It flatteringly wraps around the body and has a thick belt with a large button that closes the dress. Wear it with or without a tunic underneath it to achieve the perfect winter Cottagecore aesthetic.
Cotton Candy Wear Shop Ophelia Dress
From the Etsy store, Cotton Candy Wear Shop is the beautiful Ophelia Dress. The Ophelia Dress comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes ranging from XXS to XL and different length options. It has a very vintage vibe with 3/4 length sleeves, a full skirt, and buttons down the chest. The Ophelia also has a peter pan collar and a belt that ties around the waist. It is a perfect dress for the fall and spring.
Son de Flor Red Linen Dress
The Red Linen Dress is a sleeveless dress from the Etsy shop Son de Flor. It is a perfect dress for the summer months. The Red Linen Dress features buttons up one side, pockets, and thick tank top style straps. It comes in a variety of colors and ranges in size from XXS to XXL. The dress feels very vintage in style and would look great with your favorite pair of espadrilles and a sun hat.
Peach Milk Baby Victorian Nap Dress
From the Etsy shop, Peach Milk Baby is this adorable Victorian Nap Dress. It is inspired by Victorian casual wear. It has a tiered skirt, puffy sleeves, and a flattering bodice with a sheered waist and buttons down the chest. There is also some cute lace on the neckline and behind the buttons on the bodice. The dress comes in white or purple and in sizes from XS to XXL. It is also great for those looking for a budget-friendly way to find Cottagecore dresses.
Hearts and Found Loretta Dress
Channel your inner Bennet sister in this charming Loretta Dress. It can be found on Etsy in the Hearts and Found shop. The Loretta Dress is handmade of soft white cotton and can be worn on or off the shoulder. You can buy it ready-made in sizes XS to 4XL or you can send in your measurements for an extra fee. The dress also comes in a variety of lengths that you can choose from. You’ll feel ready for Mr. Darcy to declare his undying love to you as you walk through the fields in this stunning dress.
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