Fashion has once again fallen head over heels for the heart symbol. The catwalks of summer 2023 were brimming with hearts in every shape and form, from Victoria Beckham and Rixo’s heart-print dresses to the heart-shaped hats at Moschino. The hearts trend isn’t just for high-end fashion either; it has found its way into affordable accessories, capturing the hearts of fashion enthusiasts everywhere. With heart-shaped jewelry and bags gaining popularity, it’s clear that this timeless symbol of love has stolen the spotlight once again!
Heart-Shaped Jewelry Is All the Rage
From heart-shaped clutch bags to quilted flap bags and even heart-shaped crossbody bags, this trend has been steadily building up momentum and has finally reached its peak this summer. Jewelry has also fallen under the heart’s spell, becoming infatuated with its allure. Heart-shaped jewelry has made its mark on popular television shows, cementing its place in pop culture. Remember Lily Collins wearing a striking red Vanrycke charm on Emily in Paris? And who could forget the iconic heart-shaped necklace from Tiffany & Co, brought back to life on the hit show Euphoria, adorning the character Maddy, played by Alexa Demi. Luxury brands like Chanel, Celine, and Saint Laurent have also embraced heart-shaped jewelry in their summer 2023 collections, bringing a touch of ’00s nostalgia to the fashion scene.
The Symbolic Meaning of Hearts
But hearts aren’t just for the girlish and feminine; they’re a symbol of power and strength too. Hearts now represent a multitude of emotions. As Elle’s Bird wisely points out, “The heart symbol can feel very powerful, portraying women as all-powerful beings. Being a deity and a warrior means embracing traditionally ‘soft’ or feminine values like love, nurturing, and empathy as the strong skills they truly are.” So, whether you’re feeling fierce or tender, the heart’s trend allows you to express your unique strength and vulnerability simultaneously.
Chunky heart-shaped pendants have also taken over our social media feeds, with even Kylie Jenner flaunting her massive heart-shaped choker during Paris Fashion Week. As this trend gains momentum, it’s only natural to wonder if “heartcore” will become the latest core lexicon. As fashion continues to evolve and draw inspiration from the past, the heart trend is set to flourish even further. Experts predict that its popularity will soar in the upcoming seasons, solidifying the 2000s revival in the fashion industry. So, get ready to wear your heart on your sleeve, and remember, in fashion and in life, all you need is love!