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13 hot pink fashion pieces we love for the new season

Move over millennial pink, Barbie pink is having a moment

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Hollie Brotherton
Lifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
Updated: 31 July 2023
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From Kim Kardashian's all-pink Balenciaga ensemble to Florence Pugh's incredible hot pink Valentino dress, it was without a doubt the breakout colour trend of last year, and with the release of the Barbie movie in July, it's back in full force this summer.

Starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, Greta Gerwig's Barbie is already one of the highest-grossing films of 2023, and now we've seen it, all we want to do is update our wardrobes with the hot pink Barbiecore pieces dropping online. All over the runways for the last few seasons, the high street has followed suit, and we're not disappointed. 

Celebrities wearing hot pink

Celebrities wearing hot pink
From left to right: Zendaya, Margot Robbie, Florence Pugh & Kim Kardashian

Zendaya made a case for a head-to-toe hot pink power suit and platforms last year. The Euphoria star was spotted in the Barbiecore ensemble at Valentino's AW22 runway show, while more recently Margot Robbie stepped out at the Barbie premieres in a selection of hot pink looks, like this custom-made Valentino mini dress with polka dots and cut-out detail.

Florence Pugh had everyone talking with her sheer, floor-length gown last summer (by who else but Valentino?), and while we might not have an occasion to wear something quite so revealing, we're definitely taking inspiration from the hot pink hue and stunning tulle fabric. Of course, we're still obsessed with Kim Kardashian's Barbie pink trifecta of looks in late 2021, especially this Balenciaga catsuit.

In the pink: Barbiecore explained

Margot Robbie attends the press junket and Photo Call for "Barbie" at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on June 25, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage)© Matt Winkelmeyer

Barbiecore may have entered fashion parlance in 2022 but it has been around for several years. Rapper Nicki Minaj has channelled Barbie to such an extent throughout her career, fans have dubbed her "Barbz". And the hundreds of Barbiecore Pinterest boards created since 2019 show how pink couture has captured the public's imagination.

Its 2022 surge can be ascribed to Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli whose pink-themed Valentino Fall runway show in March of that year took the fashion world by storm. The trend was further turbocharged both when Anne Hathaway attended another Valentino show wearing nothing but pink and a flood of fuchsia-clad celebrities rocked up at the Grammy's,

With the release of Greta Gerwig's much-anticipated movie in July, Barbiecore is here to stay and the unconverted may as well get on board now or face looking rather drab this "Barbie summer". So if your wardrobe is distinctly lacking in pink, check out HELLO!'s guide to the 12 things needed to perfect Barbiecore in 2023.


Best high street and luxury hot pink Barbiecore fashion pieces

From hot pink blazers to oversized shirts, shoes and jewellery, there are so many pieces you'll want in your summer wardrobe. Dopamine dressing has officially peaked - scroll on to shop the edit.

  • Reformation hot pink dress

    The hot pink midi dress

    Made from silk with a fitted bodice and flattering wrap skirt, Reformation's Marguerite midi in hot pink is exactly what we want to wear to a wedding or summer party this season.

  • Pretty Lavish pink maxi

    The hot pink maxi dress

    For more formal occasions, we're obsessed with this hot pink ruffle maxi dress from Pretty Lavish. Pair with barely-there heels and minimal accessories.

  • ASOS hot pink heels

    The hot pink platform heels

    The hot pink Valentino-lookalike heels of our dreams come courtesy of ASOS - and they're selling fast. Go for a tonal all-pink outfit or pair with an LBD for maximum impact.

  • Skims hot pink body

    The hot pink bodysuit

    Figure-flattering and totally seamless, we're eyeing up Skim's bodysuit to wear with wide-leg jeans and heels. It's designed to suit all shapes and sizes.

  • Nobody's Child pink dress

    The hot pink jumpsuit

    This hot pink jumpsuit from Nobody's Child features statement sleeves, open-back detail and a cool wide-leg cut - plus it's on sale.

  • Bluebella hot pink set

    The hot pink underwear

    To wear the hot pink hue in a more subtle way, Bluebella has this stunning fuchsia underwear set. It's intricately embroidered with a floral design and orange pepper detail.

  • Hot pink blazer

    The hot pink blazer

    H&Ms tailored hot pink blazer comes in an oversized long-line fit to add instant cool to any outfit.

  • Mango hot pink shorts

    The hot pink shorts

    We love Mango's hot pink shorts styled with an equally colourful cropped knit this season. Wear them on holiday or to your next festival.

  • Frankie Shop pink shirt

    The hot pink shirt

    Denim shorts with an oversized shirt is a go-to every summer. Add some colour to your usual outfit with this piece from Frankie Shop.

  • Nadine Merabi hot pink mini dress

    The hot pink mini dress

    Nadine Merabi's hot pink mini dress features all-over pearlised sequin embellishments with structured shoulders and a chic high neck. The perfect party dress.

  • & Other Stories hot pink trousers

    The hot pink trousers

    & Other Stories' hot pink tailored trousers feature a high-rise waist, functional pockets and a straight silhouette. We'd pair them with a white tee or shirt and metallic heels or trainers.

  • Hot pink Radley Cross Body Bag

    The hot pink bag

    Every Barbie needs a bag, and Radley's Duke's Place style comes in the hottest of pinks.

    We love the to-go nature, worn casually slung across the body and with plenty of room for Barbie essentials. Measures W23 x H17 x D6 cm and is made from leather.

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