I’ve been hoping the Doll starts up some dialoge within gyaru lover circles and maybe this post is the start of people expressing their opinions with others and who knows maybe you can make a friend or two? Type in your tumblr/blog/twitter URL too so peeps will get to know you more.
When I first discovered gyaru I was in Japan so it was acceptable to wear whatever I wanted to a certain extent there. Some may look at gyaru fashion and consider it very racy –and some of it in Japan is– however a lot of it is socially acceptable casual dress. By casual dress I do not mean a fancy restaurant or a job, but something to wear to the movies or malls or such is perfectly fine.
Now for my Canadians, South Americans and Asians other than Japan I’d love you guys to jump in and add to this chart. I didn’t forget you, I just don’t feel like I could make a good enough generalization.
As an American and someone who’s lived in Japan I’ve gotten used to both standards and am not really shocked when I see someone in the tiniest of shorts in Japan or in America in the lowest v-neck of shirts. However I admittedly felt a little shocked when I got some dirty looks from older people in Europe for showing my legs. Albeit they were (and still are LOL) tattooed, but I got the feeling it wasn’t just the tattoos and what I was in wasn’t that short (mid-thigh).
A friend of mine who is American was living in Japan and likes wearing spaghetti strap tank tops, something Americans are perfectly okay with (and Europeans I’ve seen walking around in the summertime), but she thinks she receives side eyes in Japan when she just wear that kind of tank top. So Japan casual wear tends to exclude tank tops without anything over them.
I’ve talked to Brits about this (bloomzy and such) and they think the UK is a bit more open to what you’d like to reveal, than other European countries, but I’m going to leave that up to discussion too.
Now I’d a good discussion on how you feel around the world wearing your gal style in the face of different acceptance levels. I’d like this to be just about what’s more acceptable generally than the normal “People look at me when I wear MA*RS.” Of course people are going to look
But what’s considered acceptable to wear to say a mall? A movie theatre? Your everyday normal places.
Does it make you change your style at certain times?
So for me, you guys know what I usually wear right (if not instagram) and I’d say majority of the time people say nice things or just like I dress interesting. I only change my style if I’m going something for my man’s work because I’d rather not have conversations about how I choose to dress. Texas is hot so seeing short shorts is definitely not out of the question. Traveling to Europe though I definitely wore a lot more leg covering than I ever wear anywhere else.
I’m done talking, all the goodness should be happening in the comments below
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