by Raj Desai | 7/7/22
All products listed were in stock and priced as shown at the time this was written. Dulhan is not compensated for any of the following recommendations.
Barbiecore has exploded in popularity thanks to celebrities, but let’s be real – would you ever walk down the street in this?
I think not. The good news is that Barbiecore in South Asian wear is less runway art and more wearable fashion. It’s functional, attainable, and looks amazing. Even more so than the pantaboots (why is this a thing?!) and corset dresses that cemented Barbiecore as a celebrity-approved 2022 summer trend.
Barbiecore in South Asian wear is also not new. Yes, we finally have a name for it, but sparkly, vibrant, colorful, luxurious clothes are what South Asian fashion is known for. Every designer and store already has inventory that can be classified as Barbiecore. More importantly, unlike the pantaboots 👀, your outfit will have life at other weddings and events after this trend passes.
Ready to channel your inner Barbie girl at the next wedding on your calendar? Here’s a roundup of my favorite Barbiecore South Asian wear.
Mix comfort and style in this light pink dhoti set.
Barbie meets cotton candy in this fluffy tulle dress.
A candy pink anarkali that’s both perfectly on-trend and a timeless design.
Hit 2 trends at once in this ultra mini neon dress from designer of the moment, Papa Don’t Preach.
Tap into your inner Megan Fox in this hot pink cutout dress.
A long sleeve maxi dress that will get tons of for and beyond weddings.
A colorful lightweight sari that’ll keep you cool at outdoor events.
A reception-worthy sparkly gown that’ll have you twirling on the dance floor all night.
A breezy organza set that gets a little extra sparkle from the embellished cape.
The only thing more comfortable than dhoti pants? A dhoti skirt. Here’s a Barbiecore set that’s perfect to wear to a mehndi or sangeet.
Here’s a minimalist baby pink 2 piece if you’re style is more western than South Asian.
A colorful long sleeve maxi dress so you can take your love of Barbiecore into the colder months.
This vibrantly patterned hot pink sari that’s giving off the tropical vibes.
This baby pink sequin sari that proves simplicity can still be glamorous.
This delicately embroidered anarkali that has the flare of a lehenga.
A short sleeve flowing anarkali with a beautifully cut v-neck back.
This shimmering raw silk lehenga has a secret weapon: A dupatta secured by arm cuffs.
A minimalist pink sari with maximalist silver embroidery.
A hot pink lehenga with a beautiful bright green leafy pattern.
A flowing pink sari with balloon sleeves and embroidered belt.
This ruffled pink sari that’ll have you looking like you walked straight off the runway.
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