These are the top fashion trends to come out of TikTok

(Image credit: 2019 Melodie Jeng)

Whether you're on TikTok or not, there is no denying it's very compulsive. From the American woman whose tea making skills defied all logic, to Katy Perry's dancing skills, the social media platform is a treasure trove of viral content.

And you might not think it, but it's having an impact on fashion trends too, according to a new report to celebrate its two year anniversary. Admittedly, they're not your typical catwalk trends, but they're fascinating nonetheless. Here's a round-up of the most popular ones, from Harry Styles cardigans to Disney Princess-inspired outfits.

Tie-dye trend

90s accessories

  • From scrunchies through to claw clips TikTok has helped to cement 90s accessories as a fashion staple for 2020. Creator Hayley Laura Jones has shared her advice on the 90s fashion items everyone needs in their wardrobe – oversized sweatshirts, denim shorts and a cute little baguette. Whilst creator Hey Briya Jones serves up a truly TLC inspired look with her baggy jeans and crop top styling; and @marinelabezer shares this all leather blazer and cycling short look.

Harry Styles cardigan


  • If Harry Styles’ cardigan inspired us to sew, the #cottagecore trend took it to a whole new level. TikTok creators have been dreaming of a life in the countryside with long flowy dresses, flowers in their hair and floral prints galore. With over 3.4 billion creations to date creators are showing us how to make cute dresses to how to style #cottagecorefashion

TikTok: Home of Hacks

TikTok is the place for intuitive hacks – Some examples of this include @brainymax showing users how to find the perfectly fitting pair of jeans, and @JessicaWangOfficial who offers styling hacks like how to tie a perfect bow in your belt and how to wear oversized shirts and @vanessardaniels who give top tips for upcycling and reimaging pieces in your existing wardrobe

With 17.6 million creations TikTokers love to show off their looks for cities around the world. Wondering what to wear in ParisMoscow and Amsterdam? TikTok has you covered.


These trends might not be for everyone (ahem anyone our age group at least), but there's no denying they're very creative.

Now we're off to style our mum jeans with our grandad cardigans.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.