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9 Fashion Items That Channel TikTok’s Twee Aesthetic

From Peter Pan collars to fit-and-flare dresses.

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The “Twee Fashion” aesthetic is making its unexpected return, according to TikTok. The late-2000s and early-2010s trend first gained traction on Tumblr, and was worn by style stars like Zooey Deschanel, Taylor Swift, and Alexa Chung.

During this era, A-line skirts and prep-school accessories were often a favorite, and bonus points for owning a ukulele or vintage typewriter, too. Want to tap into the throwback look again? See the top Twee Fashion items to shop today, ahead.

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Twee Fashion: Fit-and-Flare Dresses

Fit-and-flare dresses have a silhouette that typically cinches at the waist with a flowy skirt. The style often comes with a rounded neckline and puffed sleeves.

The French “It” girl brand Rouje is sure to keep your Twee ‘fits stocked, and we recommend its classic floral-printed Gabin Dress.

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Twee Fashion: A-Line Skirts

Next up, A-line skirts are essential to Twee. The classic ‘60s style comes in both mini and midi options, and may or may not have you look like you stepped out of an indie film.

Anthropologie’s sleek A-line midi skirt is a closet staple, as it pairs well with just about anything.

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Twee Fashion: Polka Dots

We can’t forget polka dots when talking about Twee Fashion. The timeless print perfectly encapsulates the quaint aesthetic.

This all-over dotted babydoll mini dress from ASOS will make a great addition to your Twee wardrobe, and did we mention it also has puffed sleeves?

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Twee Fashion: Peter Pan Collars

Peter Pan collars are an ultimate indicator of this throwback trend, and has recently made its comeback with more modern-day versions. You’ll definitely need to cop a few for the Twee Fashion revival.

You can now add a fun Peter Pan collar to any of your outfits, thanks to this removable wavy poplin one from Ganni.

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Twee Fashion: Shorts And Tights

If you’re not a fan of skirts or dresses, try wearing shorts with tights. Approved by Twee Fashion enthusiast Alexa Chung, the simple yet stylish combo is preferably paired with a vintage blouse.

You can now channel your inner Alexa Chung with this faux-leather pair from Urban Outfitters.

The only sheer tights you’ll ever need, and they’re very durable too.

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Twee Fashion: Ballet Flats And Oxfords

Dressing Twee is all about comfort, so opt for flat shoes, such as ballet slippers and lace-up oxfords.

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Kate Spade

Kate Spade’s quilted ballet flats are a classic option.

These patent leather lace-up oxfords from Reformation also has platform outer soles.

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Twee Fashion: Cardigans

Cardigans are another Twee Fashion staple, especially if they have a fitted silhouette. Plus, they can be layered over your fit-and-flare dress.

This lightweight cardigan from Simple Retro is not only dainty but also has a snug fit.

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Twee Fashion: Satchel Bags

Satchels are bound to be your go-to handbag during the Twee Fashion renaissance. It pairs well with any look and its structured design will forever be a classic.

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The Cambridge Satchel Co.

The OG satchel bag when Twee Fashion first took over our wardrobes.

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Twee Fashion: Berets

Berets have managed to make their way as a must-have accessory in other trending aesthetics, like dark academia, and Twee Fashion is no exception.

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What is Twee Fashion without at least one trusty beret?

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