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I can't help you with actual Japanese brands but AliExpress is good (as long as you read the reviews) for some accessories and dresses. There's an AE thread on /cgl/.
If I don't need many things I just buy things off YesStyle but do know there's a hefty markup.
Also, some European brands have cute J-Fashion-able stuff, like Miss Patina (http://misspatina.com/
). I personally really like this store so if anyone knows any similar ones, please tell me!
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Does anyone here wear nanchatte seifuku? I've heard it's passable as normal-looking in the west and people just assume you go to a private school at most. Any experiences? I want to try wearing it because it's so cute but I'd feel kinda weeby even if it is a pretty casual look.
I used to wear it a lot in senior highschool. I kinda cringe thinking about it tbh.
I know there's this thing around loose baggy cardigans/sweaters, but it looks the best if you actually find one that fits. A little bit bigger is alright I suppose, but not so large that it covers your skirt hem, or the hem is like 1/4 inches long.
I still like to wear seifuku inspired looks like anon above, but I don't know what to do with my loose socks now. They don't really go with anything else.
sage for samefagging
I don't mean hem, but like when the peeking out bit of skirt is like super tiny it looks dumb imo.
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Oh no, I hope I don't cringe at myself if I decide to buy an outfit. I'll definitely figure out ways to make it look less like cosplay. Even thigh highs or knee socks might get me weird looks since they aren't worn at all in my area so I would wear shorter socks like pic related.
I was wondering, instead of wearing a ribbon, would the ties be okay? I've heard about some people skipping the neck accessory completely but I don't know if it would look incomplete or something. Thank you for the tips!
You can use the ribbon but be careful with the color and size of it, for example, I think I've never seen those those big sailor ribbons in western schools, that style would definitely look like a cosplay it's not really our thing, so a smaller one looks ok in the west. A scarf is ok too.
For the shoes.. I use small boots or flats, and I don't really worry much about the socks, the weather decides this part for me haha.
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Can't vouch for Spank but Listen Flavour is decent enough. Tshirts are solidly constructed and the prints don't fade, I always hand wash new items just in case but I've never had a colour bleed.
However there's no small size, so if you are small then prepare to always be stuck in that baggy-shirt-short-skirt rut which can bring skinnyfats into the chubbier category.
There's also western bands on storeenvy etc, Fairy Kei feels like its' dying as a fashion, but even Redbubble still has appropriate prints amongst the shit.
>>139322>>I've heard it's passable as normal-looking in the west and people just assume you go to a private school at most
Unless you live in a large city (or with multiple private schools), wouldn't most people be used to seeing larger numbers of kids wearing the same uniform?
To be honest, if I saw someone wearing one of these "cosplay" seifuku, I'd probably assume them to be doing cosplay, because I doubt many schools in the west wear similar uniforms.
There is nothing wrong with cosplay though.
Wear whatever you want but I've never seen a school with a bow instead of a regular tie and all the private schools I know have really ugly uniforms.
In Japan, private schools use cute uniforms to appeal to girls to increase attendance.
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I'm still into Gogo Girl (their older stuff) and Bobon21. I like some Candy Rain dresses, but most of them are just over the top. Same for Liz Lisa but that's too expensive for me to buy anyway…
Anyone know of any places to get clothes similar to pic besides taobao, eBay, and aliexpress? (as well as Japanese lingerie for larger busts)
How larger? When I was heavily involved with the online bra fitting community, I spent an insane amount of hours digging into Japanese brands, which was something no one else was doing. Rui Glamorous is one in particular I have wanted to buy from but never got around to it.
Check out: http://bustyresources.wikia.com/wiki/Online_retailer#Japan
It may be a little outdated, I haven't really done anything with it since 2014, but if you want to see if anything new has come up, search for "グラマーサイズ". intésucré also has cute brands: http://www.okadaya-shop.jp/5/
I know this is super old but that's not really that expensive… A lot of western stores have similar price points but for more basic stuff. >>139336
Well those are some of the main places. Why do you need to buy from somewhere else? Yesstyle also sells a lot of taobao stuff now if you really want to pay a markup.
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Bumping this thread because I need another place to talk about jfashion and cgl is hella slow.
Anyone else bothered by how no new original jfashions(and even other alt fashions) have emerged in the past few years and most current styles have either toned down or died out? I feel like the internet and globalisation have pushed too much of the same fashion trends so its hard for new fashions to emerge and forces niche brands to conform to global trends
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i love gyaru shit so much but every gyaru thread i look at is pretty much 99% hime-gyaru and it gets old really fast i guess cutesy just isnt my thing
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I really love when people "prep" up nanchatte, with blazers and tights and whatnot. I think it kind of makes it more passable in the west and looks less like cosplay. It is actually very put-together. Pic related, deviates a bit from typical nanchatte seifuku but I think it's quite cute and just another idea.
Me too, I love nanchatte but I'm 25 and work in an office so I put a fair amount of effort into toning it down and preventing it from looking like an actual school uniform rather than a preppy, uniform inspired outfit.
Generally it's the socks and pleated skirts that are at risk of looking too cosplay-ish, so I stick to opaque stockings and often replace the skirt with shorts or a skirt without pleats. I think it stops being actual nanchatte at a certain point, but I still wear penny loafers, ribbons/bows, vests, baggy cardigans etc with it.
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Can we talk about Toshi for a sec?
She’s some “idol” for all of these clowns in the kawaii community yet she supports Kensuke from Broken Doll and still continues to model for him after he was called out for cheating on his partner, forcefully kissing people when his band played overseas, and sexually harassing women in Japan.(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)