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omg anon same!
I really dislike CLove as a person, but love her 90's looks and Hole's music…
Personally I never got the 'but it's a dated look' argument against alt styles. Just wear whatever and make it work for you. You can also make it look more modern by adding slight touches of current trends if it's a problem.
Don't copy, get inspired and you will be good.
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90s/early 00s goth makeup
>wtf anon that's not dead at all
no! you don't understand! goth is popular and 90s revival is popular, but both camps mostly go for modern makeup, just different intensities and color palettes of ig makeup with the thick brows/cat eye liner/precise eyeshadow. i miss mean skinny brows, unfussy smudged eyeliner, and weird brownish red lipstick. i realize it didn't look good on everyone but on some people it looked fucking amazing and i'm not changing mine!
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This is mostly talking about male aesthetics but I know girls in this subculture nowadays wear this sort of stuff too when they're heavily into it.
I miss seeing the 80s/90s full blown thrash and black metal get up with long hair, battle jackets, and bullet belts. Too bad metal is just not as big a thing as it was back then. Men who look like this turn me the fuck on for some reason and they just look so cool to me but god are they rare as ever in my area.
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I wish I could wear 50s/60s Mad Men style without looking like a freak and/or tradthot. It's really flattering for every body type I think
Me too anon!
I try to wear 40's and 50's inspired clothing/hair but some days I feel like I give off weird trad vibes.
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I love the menswear too, it just looks so put together all the time. I already dress quite "preppy" or classic and it gives people the wrong impression of me (they think I'm super conservative). I really enjoy putting time into my hair/makeup/clothes and it seems perfect (obviously I'm glorifying it lol, and no I don't want to be a 50s housewife. just wear the clothes)
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Peggy had really cute looks too. Some of them are adaptable for office wear which I try to do!
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I really miss 90's/2000's tomboy aesthetics. Avril Lavinge in her early career, Lindsay Lohan's character in Freaky Friday, the shirts that looked like a T-shirt on top of a long-sleeved shirt, tons of bracelets, skateboarding, etc.
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I hate it that I see the Columbine shooters when I see that pic. I do miss that style too anon (even though I would not wear it myself it brings childhood memories). It was so carefree and comfy.
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early 90's versace is soo cool. runway shows from the 90s are great, the overexaggerated use of colors is really inspiring.
I once dated a guy who had one of these, he told me it's tradition to never wash these and that no proper owner of one of those jackets would ever think of washing them. I find them disgusting now.
>Too bad metal is just not as big a thing as it was back then.
Sure it is, at least in my country.
In fact I find there are more "posers" now then there used to be, Chads walking around in Metallica T-shirts for the fashion statement.
We also have a metal festival in our country that grows bigger each year.
Men walking around in Metallica shirts are usually not into metal.
And that guy who told you that is gross because people do wash their jackets and vests. Maybe thats only a thing in your country. (Lemme guess, eastern europe?) Regardless, it's not a popular subculture in the rest of the world.
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I miss mori girl. All the cute layers, earthy coloring, focus on comfort. It's so nice. Sad that the community seems to have died off.
Also, I can't relate to people who say "I wish I could wear this but it's not cool anymore/people will think I'm [x]".
Wear what you like in your free time. You're young and beautiful, that's your privilege (and even if you're neither of those things, not dressing as you please is a waste of time). You probably wouldn't normally be seeking fashion advice from whoever would talk shit, anyway.
Some people are trying to start a community on discord over on cgl. There is also a pretty active comm on facebook! On insta, seems like there are a lot of mori girls from Russia for some reason…
I'm getting more and more into mori; sucks that it is a bit dead but I'm having fun with doing my mori thing.
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This aesthetic is the closest humanity got to angels tbh
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Bitchy 2009 aesthetic is now considered trashy but I kind of miss it
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more into 80s goth/dirty crust punk
But "goth" girls online like to tell me how bad I am at blending or how bad my eyebrows are. I like makeup with clean lines or just smudgy. I can't stand the thick eyebrows either. Pencil thin eyebrows, like you said, don't suit everyone, but I prefer them.>>96904
Battlejackets are still well and alive. Thrash isn't though. So a lot of metalheads are basement dwellers or hitler youth looking motherfuckers. Idk, see if DRI or Napalm Death are coming through your town. Or go to some grindcore/power violence/crust punk shows.
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I wouldn't even call this bitchy, just super girly and way prettier than the style nowadays. Kind of simpler, but definitely not boring.
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I miss vaporwave a e s t h e t i c s being popular.
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Shit already? What’s the new fashion now?
I miss simple makeup (2012-2013)
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Pretty much of an offshoot of mori, I miss cult party kei.
People who try to attempt it now miss the point or are actually wearing fairy kei.>>97146
Love to yanki style, they're hilarious. Reminds me of bosozoku girls.
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ily anon. I was never into it when it was popular, and recently realized how it had disappeared. talking about mori, it's so rare nowadays too ! this makes me a bit sad
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I love this style! I've always found Issay of Der Zibet insanely sexy (he's gay though, rip female fans lol)
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More old 80s Issay looks
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The late 80s/early-mid 90s visual kei looks were the best. I don't think visual kei has been as interesting aesthetically or musically since at the latest 2005.
I really miss the 80's rock look for men and women.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3rRrhCIJmc
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Nicole Dollanganger and her calves. Weird as fuck but i liked how the aesthetic had fuck-all to do with men and was more about relating to other uwu traumatised babydoll women
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Babydoll dresses, whether courtney love kinderwhore style or vintage young lady style, lots of ways to wear them but only a certain type of person wears them
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Effy, tumblr-esque fashion. Still alive on some sites like weheartit but largely dated. Skinny legs, black tights, short skirts. Fishnets, casual sex, nobody understanding you. Look at all the views on videos about how to act like effy, how to do your makeup like her (the green eyeshadow on the bottom waterline was a cultural reset for british girls kek), the endless tumblr gifs of effy smoking. She's trapped in a certain time and so's the aesthetic
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yes. I love drawn-on eyebrows but i don't wear makeup so it would look very weird for me. Here you go
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Honestly, scene. Idek why, as an esl I barely knew any English back then, so it's not like I participated or was involved with the aesthetic. I just remember seeing the pictures here and there and using them for roleplaying characters and thinking they were really cool girls.
I think this was the first internet-aestethic ever for me.
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Mid to late y2k fashion like pic related. It looks stupid and shitty but it's still somehow strangely endearing.
The few that exist out of cities have an even crappier selction. 100% clothes from formerly fat people and dead fat people clothes lol.
Then again, a city in my country is a village in most others, and my country has less of a population than many cities.
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God yes, i can't do modern eye make up for shit, ironical considering i paint and draw.
I love this picture of kayla hadlington so much, 2012 tumblr was a glorious time.
Yeah im assuming anon is from like eastern europe or up north in the nordics.
Western scene (britain, france, etc) is fucking shit in terms of style and substance, either nationalist creeps or ex-emos with shaved heads, skinny jeans and boring crappy bmth tshirts.
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I feel a bit called out because I prefer 90% of everything posted in this thread over current fashion.
Also, metal-anons should consider checking out Sweden for more metalheads since we have a pretty decent amount of metal/rock festivals every summer around the country (except this year bc of covid).
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Pic related was the blueprint for me as a teen. I was obsessed
with finding a similar leather jacket to hers for years until my mom bought me a similar one a couple years back. It's slightly cropped and too boxy for my frame and I'd sell it to replace with https://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/famous-maker-asymmetrical-zip-leather-jacket-w--metallic-details.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn&selectedOption=427108
if not for sentimental reasons.
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That's pretty much how I feel about it too, I ended up wearing a giant green parka that falls to my mid-thigh to death for years (á la Nicole) instead because an elongated silhouette just suits me better. I still have it and love it but it looks so dingy with fraying sleeves and torn faux fur inside and I'm not creative enough to patch it up in a decent way. I've gone back and forth on just buying a new one for at least 2 years now.
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Been waiting for this post since I started scrolling. Yeez, how did it take a whole year until someone mentions it.
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lmao are you the same dumbass complaining about tumblr grunge in the fashion thread?
Just say you don't like it and move on, style is a matter of opinion anyways.
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Lily Allen in 2006
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Creepy cute and pastel goth from 2013 Tumblr, I know it can be kind of cringy but I think the pieces work well separated on today's fashion.
It's sad how there are cute styles that don't last very much, maybe because there isn't a subculture that comes with them (like emo, goth, etc)
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I really liked the dress/trainer combos she'd wear. I don't think it looks that weird now, after the dad sneaker trend of the last few years but it blew my little mind in 2006.
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Dolly kei was fun. I'm glad grimoire is still around in some capacity, even if it just seems like it's a general vintage fashion store now. I hope gunne sax style dresses come back into style at some point.
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The kind of trashy byt also cool and beautiful as hell Gyaru styles. Gyaru is dead and buried, all Japanese fashionistas want to dress as plainly as possible. All Japanese fashion brands just produce rehashed 80's soft girl fashion. When this shit comes around back to style you bet I'll be participating even if I was 50
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The combination of platform or saddle shoes with knee socks is so cute. I know most people consider 70s fashion gaudy but I just think it's so cute. I've been looking for a pair of chunky seventies saddle shoes like the ones pic related for ages.
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dolly kei was the shit
both it and mori kei are the perfect winter styles.
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Nobody has posted anything from the early 2000s hiphop period so i'm going to make a little dump.
(btw, I had shoes from pastry that looks exactly like this)
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A style icon for all African aunties across the world.
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Extra points if the bag was a fake and was falling apart.
Also another one that fairly irrelevant.
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Samefag, but butterfly decals were every where at one point.
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last one. This is actually cute imo. K bye.
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Alright what was the worst decade for mainstream men's fashion ?
the 2000's or the 70's
Kek, these are actually two of my favorite eras.
I’d say y2k and the 70s are equal on the scale in terms of what looked flattering and what didn’t.
But I don’t think it’s fair to judge either based on cherry picked photos of middle aged men in leisure suits and gimmicky red carpet looks.
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What’s wrong with looking paternal?
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Super late to the party, but basically all of these, aka what was in style when I was in middle school & high school. I miss it so much.
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I've been looking back on old pictures and wondering why I was so trashy in college. Now I realize I probably wasn't, I'm just looking at these styles with 2020 eyes. They were probably fine then and just are trashy now
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Baby Phat was THE shit in 07. Checked in to see if the brand is still alive and apparently it is, pic related lol
They recently had a Forever 21 collab. The quality sucked, as you would expect from Forever 21, but it was still nice to look at. I ended up getting a few of the dresses since everything was $5 or under when one of the locations near me closed.
I still have all of my old Juicy Couture stuff. I still love my tracksuits and towel material purses. I'm just waiting until the rest of the world is ready to love them to bring them out.
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Can crop tops on boys be a thing again? The 80s were the best time for men's fashion imo.>>141227
They're both pretty bad, but I'd choose 70s men any day. Frosted tips are gross, but long hair on men can be nice if the guy has good hygiene. I don't know, I just think the 70s were endearingly dorky. The 2000s were just cringey.>>141224>>141225
I thought this shit was tacky even when it was popular. These low-cut bedazzled jeans went out of style of a reason. Everyone's asscrack was hanging out, and the stupid rhinestones either dug into your leg or fell off. Good riddance.
God, I can't believe the 2000s are becoming the new 90s. Please God, no.
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Ulzzang craze when every boy and girl strived to look like this
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I was obsessed with the tomboy ulzzang queen Park Young Hee, this was peak sexy to me, to think I may have fallen into fakeboi shit if I was born a little later is terrifying
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Loved shitty low res gyaru selfies like this
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Braless 60s. My mom told me at one point wearing bras just wasn't popular with young women.
I bet men ruined that though.
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idk what to call this kind of style but it was popular on tumblr and lookbook in 2012-2015. lots of bright colorful clothes, vintage/thrifted, clashing patterns, inspired by FRUITS magazine.
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I guess this style is associated with just 2015 tumblr feminists
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2011 sea punk
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Nu-rave circa 2007. I used to try this look off in high school and I probably looked crazy but I still have a soft spot for it. Music and fashion was so exciting back then for me.
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Y2k shit is trending right now, i think it has been since last year.
The only thing about the y2k aesthetic that i hate are those super tiny handbags + low rise jeans
For those who miss mori and dolly kei, what do you think of cottagecore, isn't it a western, normie friendly equivalent?
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Mfw I really like it but the uwu ddlg vibe throws me off. I happy to see that milkmaid dresses/tops are trending
…am I the only one who instead sees people often associate it with lesbians or otherwise female/female romance? It seemed like an extension of the "lesbian farmers" meme; a nice combination of implied self-sufficiency and pretty yet natural femininity.
Sorry if any of this offends (or comes off as fetish-y to) any actual lesbianons, as I am but a disgusting bisexual. To me the fantasy sounds pleasant.
Ladies forgive me for being shallow and simple-minded but about six years back when I decided I wasn't going to kill myself, I realized I had to work towards actually making my life one that was worth living. I had to find joy, and one thing that brought it to me is the brand For Love and Lemons, for whatever reason. I'm not a fashionable girl, never owned a handbag, but something about the white lace was so chic to me in a non-fashion way. It was something simple to strive towards. Now I'm 27 and actually have a career and can afford this shit. I bought the milkmaid tops and the little lace dresses and I'm like. Well fuck. I've aged out of this style.
Whatever DDLG innocent yet slutty implications this has I can't really justify as an adult ass woman. Sucks to suck.
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Perhaps it's just the channel where I first saw it giving me a bias, then. Admittedly even when it is aesthetic/fashion images included they're often more farm-leaning than nymphet-esque or sexy.
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>>142039>people associate ddlg with lesbians
I was quoting what those anons are associating cottagecore with. What I was saying is that I often see cottagecore associated with lesbians, not ddlg/nymphet/trad shit.
Sorry for the miscommunication.
I feel like there's 2 schools of cottagecore: house on the edge of the forest and house in the forest.
House on the edge of the forest is more like you've got a cute cottage with a flower field in front and the style is more pastel and lacey, think pastel Gunne Sax dresses.
House in the forest is more earthy-toned and mori-influenced with lots of layering, knit/crochet pieces, and boots. House in the forest is the aesthetic that everyone's Animal Crossing island aims to be.
I mostly see the lifestyle aspects of it associated with f/f romance rather than the fashion. >>142041
I'm one of those idiots who thinks you should just wear what makes you happy but I think you could probably make that kind of top work in a conventional sense in your early to mid 30s if you styled it in a certain way.
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Yeah, I heard that cottagecore was invented by lesbians too. No idea why or how, but it reminds me of this wholesome post
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I’m almost 25, and sometimes I also feel like I’m too old to wear a lot of the styles I like. But you can totally rock the whole feminine/rustic look at any point in your life, it’s not limited to 15yr olds on Depop. This vintage seller always comes to mind when I think of women my age and older going for a similar aesthetic, minus all the ~uwu smol fae~ crap: https://instagram.com/adoredvintage?igshid=7ghw51u0fu17
(And I knew about this years before even seeing the term “cottagecore” used.)
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I just bought a juicy tracksuit, it looks a lot like pic attached! I have such nostalgia for being in elementary school in the mid-aughts and owning soooo many cheap velour tracksuits that I’d wear with white sneakers, coincidentally I’m also buying a pair of white nikes for my birthday so I can remake my fave look from a decade and a half ago :’) I don’t like athleisure but I can’t make masks work with my usual style so leaning into the trashy 2000s glam leisure is gonna be fun, I bought a short sleeve and a long sleeved jacket to match the pants!!
to anon and everyone else who thinks 25 year olds are too old to wear anything
at mid to late twenties you're a young woman and you're at exactly the right time in your life to wear sexy or fashionable clothes. Somehow us young woman and teen girls alike have been memed into thinking you can only wear certain clothes when you're a teen (even when these are sexy/revealing styles that should not be worn by minors for fucks sake) and that we're an old granny at 25 rather than a hot young woman. (and you bet we have men to thank for this shit, don't let anyone convince you you're too old at 25 ffs)
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70s fashion is so fun to me
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O wise anon, tell me if it's ok to wear skater-skirts at 23/24 and how to style it to not look like a weeb.
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2012 hipsterism (?, Blood Diamonds, Grimes, Molly Soda)
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samefag, really wanted to be Molly Soda back in 2012
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ntayrt but if you're worried about weeb vibes or making them look too costumey, I'd try to keep them hemline longer (mid-thigh shortest) and keep the top part loose. Pic related is a pretty safe bet, albeit maybe a touch too short). Skater skirts are just a variation of circle skirts which I think is pretty timeless and fine to wear at any age, maybe with a few adjustments of material/pattern/hemline to fit your comfort/age. As long as you stay away from the tumblr circa 2014 style of a burgundy circle skirt, band tee, and knee socks, you should be fine (altho I still love that style kek) But hey, on your own time if you want to dress a certain way and it makes you happy, go for it anon!
This, also, the confidence a grown woman can have is an entirely different beast than that of a child.
I was too embarrassed to wear lolita fashion and kinderwhore fashion until I turned 25. I get called all the nasty shit I used to be terrified I would be called, but now it doesn't mean anything to me like it would have when I was a kid
I think the industry tries to rob women of the confidence we would have otherwise naturally grown into
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I sincerely miss the kooky way Tavi Gevinson dressed on her blog before she got into acting and her style lost all character. Not sure what to call this tbh. Thrift store chic? It's like she was always recreating a bad highschool yearbook photo.
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This is very 2000s twee "i shop at modcloth" indie girl style, like a more colorful zooey deschanel.
Its one of my favorite dated aesthetic it was just absolutely lovely, very few stores still sell these kinds of clothing.
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I know the Kpop thread is dead but he's still nice to look at even if you don't like the music aspect of it, Kai from EXO, he's pretty fashionable and sometimes wears unusual stuff (guys wise)
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Totally, so in many ways, kinderwhore is a dark half to lolita; where lolita says, "I don't care if you're uncomfortable," kindwhore says, "You should be uncomfortable."
Kinderwhore is a sharp blend of ostensibly childish aesthetic with unpleasant overtly sexual overtones, a blunt commentary on how girls are brought up in our culture and left effected as adults because of it
I get most of my everything on eBay, it's a hot spot for vintage clothes, thrift stores can be good too if you're in a wealthy or older area
Anyway, keep your dress silhouette short and shapeless, some good search terms include "babydoll," "trapeze," "vintage a-line" and "vintage nightgown." You can have a waist, but usually if you do, it shouldn't be much lower than your nips
Leg wear can be straight up trashy, like Leg Avenue cheap black netting-lace even.
Shoes are usually stilettos or flats, an excellent and widely available option is heels modeled after classic childrens' shoes, like mary janes, penny loafers, saddle shoes, and sneakers even
Mini backpacks and stuffed animal purses are pretty classic, but satin pocketbooks also match well, hearkening back to the birthday party aesthetic Courtney Love experimented with briefly
Anyway again, here's a pic I slapped together
I hate to "dot dot dot," but that is part of the idea, yeah>>143691
hell yeah, good luck
Why do literal kinderwhores and lolitas always complain about the ddlg boogy monster?>>141353
early 2000s is in again tbh.
Unique Vintage and Miss Patina come to mind to me, they are a bit pricier but damn they have cute stuff!>>143721
idk, personally i don't want some creepy daddy dom to look at my clothes and assume im into that shit.
Not her and I participate in both fashions, but I'm betting the reasoning is along the lines of, "Men will always sexualize you, why give them something to work with?"
To which an answer may be, men will always sexualize you, so either figure out how to avoid them at all costs (and share how plz), or give up worrying about what scrotes think and just wear what you like
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my bad, I was high, ignore me
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jess-wood's/moonprincessjess's aesthetic. It was more or less the say bby doll aesthetic with more greenery later on, but imo she was the only one who did it just perfectly.
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with her aesthetic in the last few months before she disappeared, she was almost ahead of her time imo. This darker thing she was doing would go perfect with the current dark academia aesthetic
sorry, couldn't find better compilation pics
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Himekaji was so lovely, im so sad most hyper-girly fashions are dead or dying, i just want bows and ruffles and soft silloutes……
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Where do you get your clothes hime anon? Liz Lisa and Ank Rouge are apparently on the verge of closing, and honestly the price is a bit too high for me.
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I miss this tumblr circa like 2015-2016 aesthetic with the tattoo chokers and everything having aliens on it. I actually had this very shirt.
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I feel like this and the grid aesthetic shirts are dated now.
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seeing it again now is so weird. I dont get why everyone got so crazy for grids, it's just a simple pattern
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Wish guyliner would come back.
Also wish mall goth (?) would come back, with the fishnets and nu-metal shirts and platformer boots and pant chains.
tfw no mallgoth bf who writes me poetry and gifts me roses painted black.
but all these things are making a comeback in eboy fashion, but it kinda sucks and its just a watered down mall goth.
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please come back
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The one thing I really appreciate about scene is that the girls (afaik) didn't feel the need to fake tan so much, although this seems to be a thing for the 2000's in general for as far as I can see. Like if I google "scene queens" it's all just girls rocking their own natural, fresh skincolors. Thát needs to be a trend to come back in 2020, no sundamaged skin, orange faux tans and calling pale skin "unhealthy". Let's just leave our skincolor be again.
(same girl "before and after" in pic)
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I wanted to be a scene queen when I was 12 and never had the opportunity due to shit childhood, I want it to come back so that I can live out that dream now despite being a grown ass adult.
I also miss how apolitical most people on the internet were and the mindset of "labels are for soupcans xD" but it looks like it's lost forever.
I miss it a lot but I think it should stay dead. There’s no point if it’s not 2008 and you’re not listening to bring me the horizon and I set my friends on fire. And have mountains of Gir and Skelanimal merch. Seriously tho, I miss how creative people would get with the hair colors and outfits. >tfw I tried piercing my own snakebites
I was fucking nuts
I do miss the kandi kid/raver shit that was popular too. It’s kinda blended with the jfashion/Kawaii shit going around at the time. Reminds me of Gutterface/Joji kek. I loved learning how to make the bracelets and seeing other people’s kandi collection .
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Remember when hair bows were all the rage?
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I do! It was cute tbh
I also remember a few people being really into the Gaga bow hairstyle.
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I wish it would. "E-girl" and "e-boy" isn't the same. It feels insincere and manufactured to me. Not just because it came from the internet. There were some styles that came from the internet like seapunk that still felt authentic. Maybe I'm just a boomer but the "e-girl" style doesn't sit right with me.
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Sorry for being off topic but I looked her up since I remember following her back on FB
She's still active and well… at least she's not as fat as she used to be and has a bit more mature style.
I see she is still all about these cringe ass usernames kek
I would've never recognized her though, her face looks vastly different, maybe it is weight loss
i think it's because the egirl style is essentially just people imitating a movement/whatever that died 3 years ago. maybe its also because the whole egirl image is wrapped up in such a thick layer of internet thottery.
i dunno. maybe i'm just bitter because i'm too young to have experienced the whole scene thing in all its glory. i bet that 15 years from now there'll be girls talking about how they wished they could've been egirls.
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Emo styles from the 1990's. Emo is actually a music genre, but the kids from the late 80's- late 90's would thrift shop at places and basically look like a mixture between geek chic and hipster. Emo was more clean cut than the "emo" fashion of the 2000's.
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Same person here, but I also like the trad goth and deathrock styles. Goth is also really a music genre, but I'd like how they did some 80's hair, but the style is almost similar to punk. Trad goth styles is way better than the mall "goth" and especially than what e girls think what "goth" is to them.
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oh to be an 2000s indie girl, with cute cozy clothes, thighs and having a 17 bmi….
but just now i realize all those lookbook famous girls were very underweight anachans, is it just a 2000s thing? Honestly I feel like even the classic "ana" look of being absolutely tiny and dainty is dead and most internet wannarexics want to look thin but still fit an hot, you know the insta thot look.
I think weebs have taken over the dainty worship. >>147061
Huh, I googled her and she still has an active insta. She's still pretty but doesn't look quite so perfect so I'm wondering if she photoshopped or wore more makeup than I realized back in the day. Like, I had no idea she had freckles.
I always dreamed of having the puffed up hair that girl does but couldn't pull it off lmao. God I love the late 2000's to early 2010's gyaru. It had this unbeatable bitch queen energy that I can't resist. >>141223
I used to own a jacket like this and I loved it, was heartbroken when I had to give it up because it got so old and worn down and at that point they were out of fashion and I couldn't replace it. I'm waiting for them to make a comeback because I fucking owned this style kek
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Pastel Goth was really fun and creative and it should come back.
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I was a lost weeaboo lamb in a small, shitty Eastern European town. I knew no other weebs but the local metalhead girls took me in and we became friends.
I still miss this aesthetic a lot (and the girls who are into it are usually really cool too).
This looks like one of those european 'having outdoor sex with my driving instructor' pornos..
She is pretty cute though
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I looove late 90's/early 2000's edgelord styles. I think mall goth clothes from that time are really fun (tripp, platform shoes, spikes, long baggy clothes, too many accessories, vampirefreaks ect.) and I have been collecting clothing and accessories for years. It's just really fun to look like a wacky edgy freak. It doesn't really bother me when people stare or talk shit because dressing like this makes me feel cool on the inside lol.
It's odd to me that teens are trying to turn "mall goth" into a palatable hyperfeminine thing. The e-girl stuff is repetitive, they all wear the same outfit and copy each other because they don't want to go out of their comfort zone.(E-girl outfits consist of some mainstream band shirt with a striped long-sleeve underneath, a plaid skirt, fishnets, killstar boots, and a studded belt. Or a checkered/flame bandeau instead of the shirt.) I think they'll get bored of it when the next popular aesthetic comes around.
Honestly, I think that when it comes to this fashion, the dorkier the clothes are, the better. The baggy pants and oversized shirts are so fun to wear and if you don't look a bit ridiculous you're doing it wrong.
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Go for it! I used to hang out at the mall for hours with my similarly-dressed edgelord friends before I moved and before COVID and it was such a blast. Maybe you could meet people through dressing up. A lot of accessories can be DIY'ed and you can find cool Tripp clothes on ebay for cheap. Demonia also makes some cool shoes but theyre a bit pricy.
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ntayrt but I think they're refering to how styles, that used to have roots that suggested a lifestyle (such as punk and goth being anti-consumerist and diy) have been replaced and watered down by aesthetics that just prioritise making the wearer looking palatable and nice to men/a mainstream normie audience. Like how modern punk and goth fashion has been watered down to egirl fashion and has become rather consumerist
pic related sorta illustrates what I mean