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Delicate Sweet is an aesthetic characteristic for its "handmade" and "homelike" appearance with washed out colors of pink, white, and beige, lace motifs, ribbons, fabric textures, indoor environments/activities and everyday items related to comfort such as stuffed animals, baked goods, pillows, beds and vintage nightgowns.

The aesthetic originated on Tumblr from the mid 2010s. It co-existed and shared many visuals with the Morute community, except this one is entirely uninvolved in morbid themes. There is a lot of influence on the Babycore and Gloomy Coquette aesthetics.

Rather, this aesthetic focuses on feelings of comfort, cuteness, and safety, the opposite of Morute which centers around trauma and mental illness.

The name for this aesthetic was created for this wiki and only for documentation purposes. Originally, the aesthetic went without a name on Tumblr and could be found on individual blogs through tags such as #pink, #cute, #delicate (hence the name), etc. However, now it can be associated with the Coquette community especially since it has inspired the Dollette aesthetic.

History[]

This aesthetic appeared in the mid-2010s on Tumblr. Multiple aesthetics were concurrent to it, which influenced it. These include Morute, Nymphet, Cult Party Kei, and Dollcore. The first two were influential in that they both also used images of vintage American femininity, with the communities even reblogging from the same photographers, such as Jess Woods. The latter three influenced Delicate Sweet in terms of fashion, with light-colored diaphanous fabrics, and frilly doll-like dresses all being important aspects.

Philosophy[]

"Stay safe" is a phrase that could briefly define this aesthetic's beliefs, but other positive thoughts related to self care are also very common between enthusiasts. Being kind to others and to yourself, respecting limits and resting properly are important points that are always remembered. It is common to find positive phrases along with images of this aesthetic, since the goal of it is to spread feelings of safety and comfort.

Visuals[]

The motifs are centered around elements of innocence, indoor environments (mainly bedrooms) and soft sweets.

  • Objects:
    • Stuffed animals
    • Dolls
    • Pillows
    • Band-Aids
    • Lace curtains
    • Blankets
    • Cute lamps
    • Beds
    • Keys
    • Umbrellas
  • Nature related:
    • Bunnies
    • Lambs
    • Cats
    • Clouds
    • Angel wings
    • Snow
  • Food related:
    • Rollcakes
    • Creampuffs
    • Mochi
    • Strawberries
    • Cakes
    • Milk bottles
    • Tea cups
    • Boba
    • Pastries

Fashion[]

This aesthetic is focused on feminine fashion and it's based on a delicate, natural and modest appearance. Old thrifted and handmade clothing are a preference, for having a more "comforting" feeling to them.

  • Vintage nightgowns
  • Frilly/Ruffled dresses
  • Ruffled aprons
  • Satin ribbons
  • Peter Pan collars
  • Light makeup
  • Frilly white socks
  • Ballet shoes
  • Mary Jane shoes
  • Platform shoes
  • Heart lockets
  • Vanilla scent
  • Lightly colored nails

Entertainment[]

Film[]

  • The Brief Life of Catherine (1988)

Video Games[]

Webfiction[]

Music[]

The melodies related to this aesthetic are music box melodies and gentle soundtracks, generally.

  • Clannad OST - Snowfield
  • Kanon OST - Little Fragments
  • Kami-Sama no Memo Chou OST - Teddy
  • Elfin Lied OST - Lilium (Music Box Version)
  • ILLIT - Magnetic
  • Lalleshwari/KatieJane Garside - For You I Hold My Breath
  • PinkPantheress - Ophelia

Activities[]

Inside activities are more common within the aesthetic, usually related to crafting or simply resting and taking care of yourself.

  • Embroidering
  • Journaling
  • Sewing
  • Collaging
  • Baking
  • Sleeping
  • Bathing
  • Daydreaming
  • Watching the clouds
  • Doodling and coloring


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Gallery[]

Delicate Sweet[]

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