6 Labels To Know If You’re Vying For The Sandy Liang Look

It's only a matter of time before your wardrobe gets a Sandy Liang makeover...

Bows! Rosettes! Frills! Sandy Liang singlehanded brought the concept of dressing like our childhood selves—granted, a more stylish version—back on the style zeitgeist, with immense success. With Blackpink’s Jennie and the girls of NewJeans regularly rocking the pieces on and off the stage, there’s no denying Liang’s influence. While it’s not uncommon for young designers to start new trends, especially in the age of TikTok, the Sandy Liang-ification of fashion has sparked a new wave of dressing rooted in connecting with our inner child, ribbons and all. At this juncture, it’s safe to say that Liang, who often draws inspiration from the feeling feminine nostalgia and Chinese culture—has the internet in a chokehold. From the Baggu collaboration, to New York Fashion Week, Liang’s eye for the female gaze is incontestable.

From poofy frocks, to knee high socks and bow-clad everything, the Sandy Liang wardrobe is best described an adult version of your ideal childhood outfits. The overwhelming popularity of the Sandy Liang phenomenon in dressing has turned the designer into an aesthetic in itself—to the trained eye, the Sandy Liang aesthetic really boils down to bringing child-like elements into your dressing. Bows (the bigger, the better) and rosettes (the more, the merrier) are definitely welcomed; anything girl-related is a resounding yes.

Understandably, not everyone can nail the art of dressing like a Sandy Liang poster girl right off the bat, especially when most of Liang’s most coveted pieces are perpetually out of stock (see: the Sandy Liang x Baggu collaboration). If you’re looking to dip your toes in the girlish trend, perhaps consider these alternative labels that achieve the similar effect.