Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

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Social media bursts at its seams with different types of aesthetics. And ‘coquette’ is one that’s been making waves on TikTok. But what does it mean?

In the ever-evolving realm of pop culture, where social media trends emerge in the blink of an eye, one style in particular has been making its mark: the coquette aesthetic.  

With its babydoll blushes, bows, pretty pink decor and feminine hair accessories, it’s a fad that followers all over the world are turning to.

But, for those who wish to adopt this hyper-feminine, coquettish lifestyle, it can be hard to know where to start. 

Well, worry no longer. We explain the meaning of the term, as well as highlight iconic pieces to build your aesthetic. 

From top to bottom, wall to wall, bow to bow, we’ve got you covered.  

Items to nail the coquette aesthetic

So, what is ‘coquette’ and why is it so popular?

Well, if you’re a fan of classic literature, you may have seen the adjective ‘coquettish’ pop up here and there. At its core, the term ‘coquette’ is a timeless word, used from century to century as a synonym for coy and flirtatious. 

But in a contemporary sense, it has evolved as another trend yet again dominating the algorithms on TikTok, Instagram and Pinterest.

The coquette aesthetic is all about the soft pinks, the flushing blush, hyper-femininity, mini skirts and plenty of bows (and we mean plenty of bows) — calling back to its cheeky origins. 

Know what we’re talking about now? 

Yes, the market is going mad with coquettish products — but we’ve got the scoop on the best ones to snag up. So read on to nail your look.

From head…

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Emi Jay

Frosted Pink Sugar Ear Muffs

Ear muffs have officially stolen the spotlight as one of the hottest accessories on the scene — and not just because they keep your ears warm (though that’s a major bonus).

Crafted with 100% faux fur and sprinkled with a starry finish, these sugar-sweet muffs are effortlessly blending practicality with chic style.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Emi Jay

Sweetheart Claw Clip

This claw clip isn't just about the aesthetics: it gets the job done too. 

Your hair will stay put, thanks to its strong grip, and the pastel pink colour brings out a burst of hyper-feminine charm — the magic touch you need for that cute coquettish vibe.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Emi Jay

Velvet Hair Bow Barrette

Coquette fashion is all about the bows. 

It’s the bow renaissance — the bow-naissance, if you will. 

We love them for their playful, sexy feel and this velvet barrette is no exception.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Matches Fashion

Prada Velvet Padded Headband

Put the finishing touch on your coquettish look by embracing the glamorous allure of this velvet Prada headband. 

Not feeling the headband? How about these sleek Prada clips to tie your hair back?

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Vivienne Westwood

Three-row Pearl Choker

The Coquette aesthetic is synonymous with the Rococo style: think extravagance, soft colours and all sorts of flirty frills. Think Marie Antoinette. 

And what better way to capture this essence than a pearl choker by none other than Vivienne Westwood?

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Missoma

Gemstone Pearl Huggies

Framing your ears in a subtle embrace, these pearl huggies are a sweet addition to any soft girl’s jewellery collection. 

What’s more, as they’re fashioned from recycled gold and silver, these earrings offer a conscious choice without compromising on style.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Kate Spade

Heart-shaped Pitter Patter 3D Crossbody Bag

Compact and versatile, this crossbody is not just about aesthetics — it’s a go-to for a fun day out or an evening soirée on the town. 

The gold chain strap adds a touch of sophistication, while the heart-shaped silhouette keeps things fun and super cute.

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Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Urban Outfitters

Kimchi Blue Jolene Sheer Lace Fly-Away Top

Coquette-core is all about the sheer laces and flirty cuts.  

While the delicate lace brings that sexy allure, the fly-away design of this top adds a flirtatious touch to any look, revealing a slight sliver of skin, just enough to leave a lasting impression.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Anthropologie

Porridge Gwen Short-Sleeve Cotton Peplum Top

The Peter Pan collar is no stranger to those familiar with the twee aesthetic. And it’s currently making its rounds in the coquette world. In fact, there is quite an overlap between the two fashion trends. 

The puffy sleeves of this vintage-inspired top gives any outfit that sweet touch, while the polka-dot peplum keeps it soft, and the bow playful — the perfect balance for nailing the coquette style.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Urban Outfitters

Pinstripe Micro-Mini Skirt

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A mini skirt AND a pink bow? That’s how you know you’ve done coquette right. 

It rocks classic pinstripes for that timeless look but also adds that extra cheekiness, great for those who love to keep things chic ‘n coy. 

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Anthropologie

Lacy Cowl-Neck Asymmetrical Midi Slip Dress

It’s hard to go wrong with a slip dress. 

This slip marries contemporary style with a hint of vintage romance, complete with a deep cowl neck and some lace trim to gracefully enhance your neckline — an ode to effortless elegance.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Free People

Velvet Peek A Bow Tights

We weren’t lying about the bows. 

They’re everywhere (and we love to see it). 

Even on your tights. 

The person who first said ‘business in the front, party in the back’ was far from wrong.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Free People

Lover Girl Ballet Heels

Toeing the line between ballet-core and coquette, these tiny kitten heels are all the rage. 

Whether paired with a flowing dress or some slacks, these pumps are here to elevate every ensemble.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Charles and Keith

Clementine Recycled Polyester Mary Jane Shoes

Love the kitten style but crave a little more support? 

A good pair of strappy Mary Janes will never go out of style, coquette or otherwise.

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Benetint Lip/Cheek Stain

This versatile lip and cheek stain provides a rosy flush for that youthful, flirty charm. 

Its easy application and long-lasting results are great for achieving the signature coquette elegance.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Boots

Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers

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Coquette is all about the small details, and this iconic shade gives your nails that classic, effortless look with each easy stroke.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

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Eylure Fluttery Light 008 False Lashes

With their lightweight feel and fluttery design, these false lashes provide a flirtatious flounce, enhancing your eyes with a bat-worthy blink.

Coquette room decor

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

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Shabby Chic Rachel Ashwell Coquette-style Bedding

Nailing an aesthetic goes beyond fashion and makeup — it’s a lifestyle. 

So why not transform your sleep space into a whimsical wonderland with this shabby chic bedding? 

Crafted from 100% cotton percale for a touch as soft as a cloud, the soft ruffle detailing adds a sprinkle of vintage charm, turning your bed into a cosy den of dreams.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Amazon

Lana Del Rey “Born to Die” Vinyl

From her husky, sultry vocals to her hyper-feminine style, Lana Del Rey has become synonymous with the current coquette movement. 

And what better way to hop on the bandwagon than with her most iconic record to date?

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: John Lewis

One.World Wilton Wood Dormer Wall Mirror

Perfect those cat eyes in front of your vanity’s newest addition. 

Complete with a rustic finish, this ash-brown mirror makes for a chic companion in any room.

Le monde de coquette: A guide to the trendy aesthetic

Photo: Ruggable

Delphina Powder Pink Tufted Rug

Need more pink? 

It’s time to elevate your space with the Delphina Rug — a pink powerhouse inspired by woodblock printing. 

Not only does it spice up your space, but it’s water and stain-resistant too. Wins all around.

How to pronounce ‘coquette’

The term ‘coquette’ derives from the French word ‘coquet’, meaning — surprise, surprise — flirty. 

But you don’t have to speak French to know how to say it. 

It’s pretty simple, pronounced how it’s spelled: “Cok-ett”.

No hacking or silent ‘T’s involved.

What are our favourite pieces to achieve the coquette aesthetic?

We’ve made quite the roundup, and while we love each and every piece, there are a few that stand out from the crowd. 

When it comes to accessories, a velvet hair bow is a coquettish must-have — and the Emi Jay clip is a firm favourite. 

In terms of flirty fashion, a sexy slip dress is always a handy wardrobe staple. 

And if you’re looking to transform the space around you into a sweet haven, some shabby chic sheets might just be calling your name.

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