Welcome back to the -core universe, where trends have been elbowing each other for years to assert their popularity. In a panorama of volatile trends, dadcore has been confirmed as one of the most loved styles since 2017, the date of its official baptism. Merit of Balenciaga, which for spring-summer 2018 brought a series of models to the catwalk in casual clothes with children in their arms or by the hand. Oversized blazers, polo shirts, relaxed fit jeans, loafers and leather lace-ups: voilà dadcore, son (or father?) of normcore, which under the direction of Demna Gvasalia becomes a faithful representation of reality. Dressing like a dad has long been the fashion obsession of many celebrities, in the pre and post pandemic period, who outfit after outfit show us that choosing comfort can also be synonymous with cool. Green light then for New Balance, one of Katie Holmes’ favorite sneakers, for Ryan Reynolds’ beige poplin trousers and for denim shirts unbuttoned over t-shirts. But there are those who also dare with sandals and short-sleeved shirts like Obama, those who opt for terry socks combined with Bermuda shorts like Justin Bieber or those who weave an ode to corduroy, like the “Squid Game” star HoYeon Jung. As far as we know, dadcore is a real stylistic current that elevates the “middle-aged” wardrobe to luxury, confirming that normality, these days, conquers more than excess.

Stealing from dad’s wardrobe is the trend that has fascinated the most avant-garde celebrities for years. Officially coined in 2017 after a Balenciaga show featuring models holding babies, dadcore is a trend that thrives on relaxed fits, corduroys and New Balance. Fun fact: you don’t need to be a dad to dress dadcore! In fact, the trend has conquered celebs far and wide, from Katie Holmes to Justin Bieber.

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