The Sleepover Club: Is The Coquette Aesthetic Just Lolita Style In Gen Z Clothing?

Sugar, spice and everything nice; thats what coquette girls are made of. But is the trending aesthetic as innocent as it seems? While self proclaimed coquettes love frills, heart shapes, Lana del Rey, all things french AND all things Americana — and want everyone on TikTok to know their aesthetic is totally unique — the saccharine style reminds us of one thing, Lolitas. 


But has this new wave of ultra-feminine girlies managed to shrug off the damaging stereotypes associated with Lolita style? Or do coquettes also fetishise youth, whiteness and skinniness, creating yet another unattainable standard for women? Ione and Halima discuss!


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