Yesterday’s post rang a bell with some of you. Quite a few people had tried padding out their bosom with some weird objects – like … um… rice! Tissues seem more practical though as you can always dive into that fetching decolletage and whip one out when needed (I’m referring to tissues here, folks!). A very practical fashion, if you ask me! (But you didn’t, right?)
Anyway, the other day, a senior sent my dad an e-mail that said: “For the first time in my life, I could have a cute little backside!” She claimed that this latest Japanese fashion rage was due to land in England any day soon.
Talk about fashion mistakes!
Anyway, after several days pondering on the mysteries of the fashion world, I began to wonder if this really was a new fashion.
So, I did a little bit of digital detective work and discovered that…
……. this is NOT really a new fashion trend, but a fake kind of picture that you can mainly find in Japanese porn magazines!
Thanks goodness for that!
(It’s amazing what kind of Internet urban myths there are floating around these days.)
As for the Japanese – they would much rather stick with the whole Lolita fashion look. Lolita fashion has nothing to do with Nabokov’s novel of the same name, though. Apparently, the fashion is inspired by the clothes and aesthetics of the Rococco and Victorian eras, although why anyone would want to be inspired by the constraints of the stiff clothing and corsets of the Victorian era is beyond me.
Lolita fashion is not about looking sexy, but about looking cute and beautiful.
And just like Victorian times, dressing the Lolita way is also governed by rules (something I’m a little allergic to). But hey! Perhaps this fashion is something for you?
I can’t really see myself going out in a snowstorm wearing that! But, somehow, it seems to suit Japanese girls who want to join a clothing sub-culture.
As for that tissue issue – these days we have padded bras, wonder bras, uplifting bras and balcony bras instead of the stuffed-sock bra or the Kleenex bra.
As for you guys? Your equivalent is probably padded cycling shorts!