Zendaya's Coachella dress proves this style is very much *in* for summer 2023

Zendaya performing at Coachella was sooo not on our 2023 bingo cards—and neither was her dress...

Zendaya Coachella Dress: Zendaya wears a pink ruffled mini dress as she performs with Labrinth at the Mojave Tent during the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 22, 2023 in Indio, California/ in a pink template
(Image credit: Getty Images/ Michael Loccisano)

Zendaya's Coachella dress is all the convincing we need to add a ruffled mini dress to our summer capsule wardrobes.

In case you missed it, Zendaya made literal history as she surprised festival-goers at Coachella (on Saturday, April 22, 2023) by joining Labrinth on stage to perform two songs from the Euphoria soundtrack. The crowd's screams were so loud, Zendaya could barely hear herself sing, which really just illustrates how major this moment was for fans.

Naturally, Zendaya's Coachella performance was only topped by her outfit itself—which channeled all those Euphoria Y2K fashion vibes and added to the iconic list of Zendaya's best outfits. So, for anyone who, like us, is totally enamored with Zendaya's dress, here's a recap of the dreamy moment (you're welcome) and how to recreate her summery fit...

The Zendaya Coachella dress moment

While this moment is still very fresh in our minds and will likely continue to replay for days to come, how could we not relive it one more time, altogether?

If somehow you've managed to miss the iconic scenes which literally sent Zendaya fans feral—and are still going viral on TikTok at this very moment—the Emmy-winning Euphoria star surprised Coachella attendees during Labrinth's set to perform two tracks from the HBO show's soundtrack.

The pair sang 'I'm Tired' and 'All of Us' together, with Zendaya's hair in dreamy, voluminous curls while she rocked a pink, ruffled mini dress and thigh-high boots.


♬ original sound - Kelly Nguyen

The dress itself had satin detailing and a slip dress-like top but cut off at Zendaya's thigh with cute ruffles, confirming once and for all that ruffles and mini-dresses are hot styles for summer 2023.

In fact, a ton of the Coachella outfits featured a ruffle—take Rosalía's ruffled pink top for instance. And now that Zendaya's jumped on the trend, it's official.

Zendaya wears a pink ruffled mini dress as she performs with Labrinth at the Mojave Tent during the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 22, 2023 in Indio, California.

(Image credit: Getty Images/ Michael Loccisano)

She wore the pink mini-dress over a white tank top and accessorized the look with some silver hoops and a pair of leather, thigh-high Christian Louboutin boots—the whole fit perfectly echoed that Euphoria aesthetic.

Where to shop alternatives to Zendaya's Coachella dress

So, how can we steal her on-stage fit, IRL? 

Luckily, there's no shortage of mini-dresses around with the summer months creeping closer and fashion retailers seem to be picking up on our demand for ruffles...


Urban Outfitters Lola Chiffon Floral Asymmetrical Mini Dress

RRP: $99

While this dress doesn't feature the same satin detailing as Zendaya's, it does have a ton of ruffles and a summery floral print. It's also made from chiffon which is flowy and perfect for a whimsical vacay fit. 

Wear over a white tank top for a look more reminiscent of Zendaya's Coachella outfit.


ASYOU Butterfly Mesh Exposed Seam Cami Dress 

RRP: $33

This dress is a very similar vibe to Zendaya's just minus the ruffles.

It's the perfect Y2K-inspired piece for anyone looking to inject some nostalgia into their wardrobes. 


Love Triangle Satin Cami Dress With Lace Trim 

RRP: $78

This is another Y2K-themed alternative.

It features similar detailing around the bust and would look incredible when paired with some long boots.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.