What does normcore mean?

Neutral clothing anti-fashion trend

Normcore is a term that refers to the unisex anti-fashion trend of wearing neutral, plain-looking clothes. It is an alternative to keeping up with the latest trends, which can be tiring and expensive.

The term combines "normal" and "hardcore" and has grown in popularity as an alternative for those that don't want to stand out by means of the clothing they choose. It is seen by some as an attitude, where you feel free by being nothing special, to defy hipster culture. The term may also appear as "norm core."


She's gone so normcore since she studied abroad, it def changed her priorities
New York Magazine photo of a normcore model
New York Magazine photo of a normcore model

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Updated March 15, 2017

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