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What Is Venus Dressing? The TikTok Trend That's Promising To Elevate Your Style And Make You Magnetic

I'm your Venus, I'm your fire.

By Ava Gilchrist
In an age where both the internet and astrology rule everything around us, it only makes sense that TikTok has found a way to combine the two. Enter: Venus dressing, the fashion trend that takes inspiration from your personal astrological placement.
Unlike dressing for your sun sign, (which is the common one everyone should know) Venus dressing takes notes from the specific placement of the planet Venus at the time of your birth. Purveyors of the trend say it can unlock your true potential — both style-wise and beyond.
"Your Venus placement can affect your values, relationships, personal taste, aesthetic, and holds a divinely female energy," Janelle Palibrk, astrology enthusiast and founder of crystal retailer Myles Gray, tells ELLE Australia.
"You might be familiar with your Sun sign (which is related to your personality) and your Moon sign (which aligns your emotions and moods), but your Venus sign is another key factor in your astrology chart."
For many people, their Venus sign will be the same as their Sun sign (a.k.a your star sign — e.g. Pisces, Taurus, Scorpio, etc). For others, they might need to dig a little deeper into their personal astrology.
With just one look at your natal chart, peddlers of this trend are encouraging you to unlock your potential and promising to make you more magnetic by embracing what's already written in the stars and sartorially referring this placement.
So, grab your birth chart, your Co-Star app and credit card and keep scrolling below for everything you need to know about Venus dressing.

Why Is Venus Significant In Astrology?

The planet Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love, sex, beauty and fertility, which makes sense that the planet is the ruler of pleasure, relationships and romance.
"When we look at Venus placement in your birth chart it can effect things such as your values, relationships and personal taste and aesthetic. It is a planet that represents pleasure and holds a divinely female energy," she adds.
Leading astrologist Natasha Weber also explains the mythological properties that the goddess Venus is attributed to can influence a person's life, and in turn their experiences with all facets of love.
"Venus embodied both the light and shadow side of love, relationships and romance," she tells us.
"It's these qualities that play out in a person's astrological chart and experiences, depending on Venus' placement and connections."

What Does Venus Rule In Astrology?

"Venus rules love, relationships (what we look for in a partner and what we are like as a partner), romance—essentially Venus reveals our love signature," Weber explains.
"Beyond relationships, Venus also rules beauty, females, money, possessions, procreation and life's luxuries."
As Palibrk elaborates, "the value of material things is the core of this house".
"Venus is linked to love in all it's forms and as it holds a strong link to materialistic things in its ruling house," she adds.
"Venus shines a light on your heart, showing you the many ways to tune into yourself, embrace your environment and connect with others."

How To Find Your Venus Sign

Finding your Venus sign is incredibly easy, however it does require a few pieces of crucial information which may require checking your birth certificate for.
To find your Venus sign, you need your location and date of birth, along with the very important time of birth. As the celestial bodies are in different parts of the sky depending on the time of day, knowing these bits of information are integral to discovering where Venus was placed when you were born.
Once you find those out, you can simply plug them into any astrology platform (we prefer Co-Star for it's daily horoscopes and savage 'in and out' lists), et voilà.

How To Dress According To Your Venus Sign

Your Venus placement is a crucial one as the planet determines your love language and impacts how you express affection and what you're attracted to.
So, TikTok suggests that dressing according to your Venus placement will not only align your energy to the cosmic energy, but can also manifest your intentions and making you more desirable... or so the stars say.
While both fashion and astrology are considered frivolous pastimes by many, dressing based on your star sign, specifically your ruling Venus placement possesses you with the ability to unlock potential and attract those around you.
If you've not gauged already, the premise of Venus dressing is simple. Simply put, you dress according the traits of the star sign in which your Venus is placed.
Your Venus placement could be different to your sun sign, which is said to be the 'ruler' in astrology, but considering Venus controls loves, dressing according to those characteristics is basically like styling the most attractive version of yourself.
Below, everything you need to know about each astrological placement of Venus, plus the celebrity and sartorial inspiration you need to start dressing like your Venus sign.
Aries
Aries Muse: Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw from Sex And The City
"Aries with Venus fall in love quickly," explains Palibrk.
"This Venus can give their heart away too quickly and is comfortable taking the initiative in a relationship," Weber adds.
Many old-Hollywood glamours like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor have their Aries in Venus, so opt for something classic, timeless, a little gamine yet equally elegant to reflect your passionate qualities.
The most emblematic icon for an Aries Venus may not be a celebrity, but a fictional character.
As it turns out, Carrie Bradshaw's Venus is allegedly in Aries, with her strong silhouettes and eclectic sense of style symbolic of the signs romantic fortitude.
ORBIT RUCHED LONG SLEEVE DRESS, $690 at Christopher Esber
Bowie Heels, $199 at Alias Mae
Taurus
Taurus Muse: Gigi Hadid
"This placement enjoys a healthy love life with no shortage of suitors. One thing they need to be cautious of though, is hanging on to relationships that are past their use by date," explains Weber.
Palibrk also adds that a Taurian Venus "appreciate stability in your relationship and wont give up any early feelings until you know there is stability and trust".
With Gigi Hadid the most recognisable Taurian, if you think the style traits of the Venus placement may be similar, (read: comfortable, homely and soft), you'd be absolutly correct.
Other members of the celebrity style set to emulate include Leighton Meester and Cher.
Crushed Halter Dress, $220 at Venroy
Printed Heavy Poplin Pant, 160 at Venroy
Gemini
Gemini Muse: Lily-Rose Depp
Easily one of the most misunderstood signs, Geminis get a bad wrap for their often dichotomous behaviour.
But fortunately for a Venus Gemini, this placement is known for their flirtatious behaviour.
"Free flowing communication is a must for this Venus placement—intellectual stimulation is a non-negotiable part of attraction," Weber adds.
With Lily-Rose Depp (her sun is in Gemini, Venus in Leo) and Naomi Campbell both having placements ruled by this house, Geminis can infuse sensual elements into sportif and strong silhouettes for the ultimate power look.
Gift From The Fall Rose Tank, $195 at Alix Higgins
Soiree Ruffle Skirt, $719 at Emily Watson
Cancer
Cancer Muse: Angelina Jolie as Jane Smith from Mr. & Mrs Smith
For a sign that's chronically undervalued thanks to its empathetic and emotional characteristics, a Venus in Cancer is actually one of the most powerful placements.
Cancers are ruled by the moon, which not only has a strong impact on your emotions, but thanks to the crab's tough exterior, Cancers often have a penchant for things that need a little love.
Think soft vintage silhouettes, neutral colours, romantic textures and feminine aesthetics.
Willa Cut Out Gown, $450 at SIR
Adeline Top, $189 at With Jean
Leo
Leo Muse: Dua Lipa
Leos may have a reputation for being materialistic, self-centred (albeit the centre of attention), and dominate, but a Venus placement in Leo will only exalt the sign's positive qualities.
"When your placement is in Venus it's like the world is your audience and you are the star," Palibrk explains. So rather than dressing shy or demure, embrace the boldness and dopamine dress for the rest of your days.
With the sartorial style of famous Leos like Kylie Jenner and Dua Lipa to emulate, the world is your oyster.
THE ALANA, approximately $380AUD at Realisation Par
Aphex Corset, $515 at Miaou

Virgo

Virgo Muse: Zendaya
As Weber explains, "Venus Virgos are hyper critical, not only of others but also of themselves, so part of their experience is to learn the art of self-love".
They don't get the reputation of being practical and analytical for nothing.
"Virgos with Venus placement might have difficulty falling in love and surrendering to the power of their feelings", Palibrk adds.
So, if you find your Venus in Virgo, opt for a utilitarian approach to dressing and invest in timeless and classic pieces that can carry you through season after season.
Not only will dressing in your comfort zone protect your heart, but it will show the universe that you're ready for what ever challenges it may have in store.
PANELLED BLAZER, $499 at St Agni
Soap mule, $1,800 at Loewe

Libra

Libra Muse: Bella Hadid
"If Venus is ruling in Libra, you will have a keen eye for design and be able to mix and match materials to create beautiful combinations. You will also prefer designer over other brands which can make you look materialistic but you are far from it," explains Palibrk.
Weber also adds that a Libra Venus is "the quintessential romantic, these folks are smooth, charismatic and uber charming. They thrive in a peaceful and harmonious relationships".
A Libra Venus can unlock their higher potential and attract love by leaning into the romantic and soft sider of their personalities.
Texture and tone are paramount to achieving this, so look for pieces that balance both the dark and light elements of their personal style.
Nensi Dojaka Ruched keyhole bodysuit, $588 at Farfetch
Shearling Kitten Heel, $329 at St Agni

Scorpio

Scorpio Muse: Kendall Jenner
Another water sign, Weber explains that a Scorpio Venus has a "notorious reputation as being vengeful, jealous and suspicious" but that they are also "insanely passionate, protective and loyal".
"There's nothing they wouldn't do for someone that has their heart," she adds.
"Scorpio in Venus creates a tense energy," explains Palibrk. Rather than fighting this tense energy, look for edgy pieces that can bring out our tough exterior in a way that is magnetic and makes people drawn to you.
Think of the style of Alexa Demie for instance. She's tough and fierce, but we can't help but be fascinated with her every move.
One way of doing this is by pairing items that may not necessarily 'fit' together, or could look out of place, like the below Dion Lee crochet corset or a bold pair of boots.
Crochet Top, $590 at Dion Lee
Tony Bianco Knight Choc Venezia Calf Boots, $259.95 at Myer

SAGITTARIUS

Sagittarius Muse: Hailey Bieber
"This placement gets bored easily, so expect to always be physically and mentally on the go if you're the other half of this relationship," Weber said.
A Sagittarius Venus should look for functional and practical pieces that in all other context be slightly clinical, but they can layer with accessories to zhuzh up.
Hailey Bieber's style is the perfect example for this: sporty, oversized but equally sexy.
A Sagittarius Venus may be drawn to athleisure adjacent trends or clothes that can be softened with romantic details, like cargo pants with a corset, or a varsity bomber jacket with a mini skirt.
This way, you'll appeal to your practical "always on the move side".
Amelie Braided Cut Out Knit Dress, $455 at Aje
Double satin miniskirt, $2,850 at Prada

Capricorn

Capricorn Muse: Nicola Peltz Beckham
"Venus Capricorns give their hearts with forever written on it. They can be late bloomers and may take some time before finally settling down, but that's because they take everything Venus-related (especially money) very seriously," explains Weber.
As a romantic at heart, Capricorns can look to vintage, old-school style silhouettes that are effortlessly elegant.
As Weber highlighted, Capricorns can often take a slightly serious and logical approach to dressing, so investment pieces that can rewear and style in countless different ways will appeal to a Capricorn Venus.
Lucienne Dress, $790 at Arnsdorf
TOTÊME Moulage strapless gathered silk-satin top, $600 at Net-A-Porter

Aquarius

Aquarius Muse: Paloma Elsesser
Palibrk explains that a Venus Aquarius will "see love as a fun and exciting chase, you always want something exciting and need new energy, or experiences to feel fulfilled".
For a Venus Aquarius, serotonin boosting style will be paramount thanks to you "cerebral approach", as Weber has coined it.
Look for high-octane hues, bold patterns, quirky styles and shapes that may not confirm to convention for the ultimate form of power dressing.
Brydie Dress, $299 at Hansen & Gretel
Chopova Lowena pleated tartan miniskirt, $2,303 at Farfetch

PISCES

Pisces Muse: Taylor Hill
"This placement often has a psychic connection to their lovers. And, as the final Venus sign of the zodiac, they seek to connect with a soul mate to complete unfinished karmic business," Weber explains.
A Venus Pisces loves to love, and loves being in love, so for this sign, a date-night ready approach to dressing is key.
Choose for romantic pieces like a dance-floor approved dress or and effortlessly elegant top to manifest these karmic connections.
SARDINIA Crochet Trim Midi Dress, approx. $495 at RIXO
EVERY SINGLE DAY LINEN WAISTCOAT, $199 at Spell
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