From "Soft Girl Summer" To "Goth Girl," These Are 18 Trends People Are Passionate About

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Beauty trends have existed for centuries for now. I have lived my whole life assuming that all beauty trends are inherently harmful. That was until a couple of days back, while mindlessly scrolling through r/AskWomen on Reddit, I came across a thread posted by u/Nettoo6. This Reddit user has got women (mostly) sharing the beauty trends they are personally passionate about, and this thread for sure has changed my perceptions about beauty trends.

Here's some of the highlights:

1.Full eyebrows

Close-up of a woman's eyes showing thick, bushy eyebrows

"I've always been too lazy to figure out my eyebrows, and when I was growing up, I thought I was supposed to pluck them to be really thin and arched. I love the more natural look now." —u/PeenInVeen

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2.The no bra movement

A woman taking off a bra

"I'm so happy to know that it's getting more and more common. I've never been able to wear any, no matter the size or the shape, they make me suffer. Boobs are amazing, we should never have to compress them when we don't want to." —u/wannabeapankhurst

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3."Soft Girl Summer"

A woman in pastels

"...but for real the first day being bald as a woman is actually cool I'll be first in line to buzz this shit off." —u/HarliquinJane54

Context: Soft girl is an aesthetic popularized on TikTok that popularizes all things feminine and girly. The look includes pastel shades, skirts, and denim.

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4.Baggy clothes

Billie Eilish in a baggy t shirt and biker shorts

"I like that women are being shown as wearing comfortable clothes like baggy shirts and biker shorts because I just don’t have it in me to dress all up and wear fitting clothes. I have an Islander girl's body (I am Pacific Islander/Asian) and so I think fitted clothes do not always look good on me and because I have flat feet, heels don’t feel good. I love that I can wear casual comfy clothes out in public." — u/TheRestIs_Confetti

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5.Korean skincare

Cream in rose pink containers

"I’m endlessly impressed by the quality and affordability. American skincare had me in the trenches." —u/0tter99

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6.Using wigs

An assortment wings in different colors and shapes

"I'm glad using wigs is becoming more popular. I'm struggling with alopecia, so when I'm ready to shave my head, I won't feel so self-conscious about wearing one!" —u/MsMystique88

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7.High-waisted pants

A woman in high-waisted pants

"May they be fashionable forever, praise the lord. Amen." —u/AperolSpritzz

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8.Keeping body hair

Portrait showing the armpit hair of a woman

"I’m glad more women are choosing to sport body hair. It’s about damn time. I am all for women feeling confident no matter how they choose to have their body hair." —u/wixedwitxh

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9.Semi-matte foundation

A woman putting on foundation

"I have combination skin and for a long time, it seemed like foundations only came in two categories — mattes, like the Estée Lauder double wear (which was too mattifying and drying for me and made me look cakey), or a glowy finish foundation (which always looked greasy and wore off after 4 hours). Now in both Western and Korean brands, there’s a move toward creating semi-matte foundations and cushions which has been a godsend for me! Mattifying enough to last and not wear off under a mask but not so drying that I feel like all of the life has been sucked out of my face!" —u/IwastesomuchtimeonAB

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10.Wearing bold colors

A woman wearing bold colors

"In high school I had teachers bully me so much over wearing crazy colours and trying stuff out I stopped doing it, and I really enjoyed it! My art teacher was the worst one. Now I play with makeup and leave the house in it feeling confident!" —u/Narwhal_Sparkles

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11.Flat shoes

Closeup of a woman wearing ballet flats

"We have toes for a reason and its function. Even a small heel and smushed toes changes the way you use your body." —u/thayaht

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12.Goth getting popular

A woman with punk goth aesthetic

"When I was a kid it was super uncool to be goth or emo." —u/SweetTeaGardenz

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13.Winged eyeliner

Closeup of a man wearing makeup with winged eyeliner

"It’s had me in a chokehold since 2010." —u/Jay_Pea88

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14.Vegan products

Cruelty free cosmetics on a plain background

"Cruelty-free and vegan products!" —u/bee2627

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15.Soft, glowy makeup look

An woman in soft, glowy makeup

"I never liked cakey makeup and natural makeup is very minimalistic and practical for every day. So happy it is becoming a trend!" —u/cats5483

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16.Degendered fashion

Harry Styles in a dress

"Dressing despite gender stereotypes, freedom to wear a skirt as a guy or dress in a suit as a woman, that's beautiful movement in fashion." —u/StarlightNightsFey

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17.Under-eye bags

Closeup of a woman's eyes with under eye bags

"I have huge under-eye bags due to genetics so nothing I can do to get rid of them, but I used to get heavily bullied in school because of them, Now, suddenly, it's a trend." —u/prettyprincess-

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18.And finally, dresses with pockets

A white dress with pockets

"Dresses and skirts with pockets are honestly a life saver when i just want to go for a walk and not bring a bag." —u/meve16

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