You've probably heard of "basic," "hipster," and even "Karen" as slang terms used to describe different subsets of people, but have you ever heard of a Betty? If not, buckle up because we're about to dive into this latest mysterious trend.
Who is Betty?
At first glance, you might assume that "Betty" refers to someone's grandmother or maybe just the name of their favorite childhood doll. But nope! It turns out that Betty is actually an affectionate term for a certain type of woman.
So what are these defining characteristics that make someone a Betty? Well, it's not exactly set in stone since it's mostly based on personal opinion. But generally speaking, betties tend to be:
- Confident (but never cocky!)
- Stylish (think retro vibes)
They often exude an effortless cool without trying too hard. Think Veronica Lodge from Riverdale or Rachel Green from Friends - they both embody some classic Betty traits)
Where did she come from?
It’s nearly impossible to pinpoint where exactly “Betty” began being used as descriptor. Every year there seems to be at least one new-personality word created by social media which gradually replaces an old one – remember when everyone was saying “Bae”?
The Rise Of The Betties
Now let’s talk about how betties became so popular lately…
In Pop Culture
Pop culture has played and still playing big role promoting this trend with movies/series like "Queen & Slim"_and “I May Destroy You”_ making references towards ‘bettys’ while musicians BADBADNOTGOOD releasing song titled ‘Time Moves Slow’. Even Skateboarding doing its own part adding #betty and #girlskater hashtags to their posts, the skating community is often credited with creating this term in the first place.
On Social Media
If you search long enough through relevant hashtag or account on Twitter/Instagram/TikTok , you will find thousands of users using the word “Betty” on post captions or sometimes even as usernames.
How To Spot A Betty In The Wild
Now that we’ve defined and examined Betties’ surge in popularity lately, let’s examine some ways to identify these ladies IRL!
The Clothes - Look for an effortless blend of vintage and modern clothing pieces. Anything retro (think corduroy overalls) mixed with something fresh like high-top sneakers =
Accessories – Includes hoop earrings infrequently embarking into shape-shifting mode when it comes to trying out jewelry trends.
Vinyl Collection- Some may describe betties obsession towards vinyl records somewhat annoying but one can’t deny them having a real connection towards vintage LPs
|John Coltrane||Giant Steps|
4.Stars are always loved No it's not about their personal life . They actually love gazing at night sky simply because they appreciate beauty in stars & planets .
What Being A Betty Means To Different People
To some people wanting be Betty stems from place where "they crave recognition" whereas for others "it’s not so much about being popular but just finding your own style".But perhaps what makes women want to associate themselves with idea/sense-of-being ‘Betty’ phenomena is its lack validation seeking attitude.
At this point, hopefully Claudia Kishi-level adjective “chillaxed” applied to summarize heavy topic around identity formation amongst young girls/women across different generations. But one can’t help but be intrigued about certain allure behind being a Betty, independent in thought & action with a dash of sarcasm .So if you’re feeling affection for vintage graphic tees Etsy store and developing obsession towards vinyl albums or you just love retro looks , then who knows? Maybe the title of “Betty” is meant for you too!