Do you love Korean clothing? That's probably why you are here! I love Korean clothing and fashion and that's why I made this website. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about what I like about it, where you can find it online. Something that I like a lot about Korean fashion and clothing is the dresses.
One of my favorite places to get dresses is from Yesstyle. There are many different styles of Korean dresses but one of my favorites is the cute, or aegyo, kind. Aegyo is basically Korean for cute...
One of the reasons that I love the cuter dresses is that they are really nice but are still modest and don't look like you're trying too hard. Now, a little side point I thought was interesting… what's considered "going overboard" with your clothes really depends a lot on your culture.
For example, in South Korea, I've noticed that it's a lot more common for girls to show their legs. On the other hand, it's considered more edgy to show your back and shoulders. Here in Florida where I live, it's actually the opposite. Girls don't show their legs as much, but they show a lot of back, shoulders and chest. Of course different people have different styles and preferences, but it's still considered modest to show your shoulders here whereas it isn't in South Korea.
That's one interesting thing that I found about the difference between Korean outfits and other types of fashion: the culture. The culture plays a really large part in what is considered cute and what is considered edgy. I suppose it's because in Korea it's a lot colder so it's okay to show your legs more but if you're showing off your shoulders I guess it looks like you're just trying too hard. I guess it's just too cold! But in hot, sunny Florida, it's just too hot to cover your shoulders. But you don't want to go overboard and show too much of your legs either. Of course different people will disagree with this, but that's just been my observation of the difference between Korean clothing and outfits and what see you around here. Check out our list of top Korean clothing brands below (click to drop down to the list)
Of course, you can't leave out the classic flowy blouse with a skirt look.
So, if you live somewhere where it's not all that socially acceptable to show your legs a whole lot, make sure that you take a good look at the Korean dress that you buy. When you're looking at Korean fashion style clothing, remember that will probably show a lot of leg, especially if you're tall.
Other Korean Clothing and Outfits
My other favorite Korean outfit is the snuggly sweater with shorts. You can see a lot of kpop stars wearing them. It's something you see a lot of and videos and even in some airport fashion. That's the great thing about Seoul. You can see kpop and movie stars everywhere because a lot of them live in that one big city, so you get to see both the red carpet Korean fashion as well as the more casual outfits. One of the outfits I like the best is the cute fuzzy sweater top with shorts. I like it because it keeps you warm and toasty and but still but doesn't look too casual because the shorts make it cute even for going out. This is a nice outfit for hanging out with friends or just being at home. But, you can even go out and look fantastic. That's what I love about Korean style clothing. If you look at a lot of airport fashion, it's really nice but it's very comfortable too. Not all Korean clothing is meant to be super comfortable, but a lot of it is. So, you can look for your favorite Korean outfits on the variety of websites online. You can also check out our new article on where you can buy hanbok.
Top Korean Clothing Brands (Hottest Designer Brands in Seoul Right Now)
These are expensive name brands, but they are true Seoulite high fashion.
BONUS Making Your Own Kpop Outfits: Where to Begin
Ok, so you want to replicate the looks of your favorite kpop star? This checklist is the fastest way to do it.
- Picking one outfit worn by your favorite Korean idol.
- Choose the most defining thing about that outfit.
- Search for their name and that item.
- If that doesn't work, use different terms for the clothes
- Think of this as outfit hunting and don't get distracted.
- When you find the item, save it for later.
- Go to the next most defining thing and repeat.
What I Mean By Most Defining Article of Clothing
This is a matter of perspective, but you'll want to start stands out the most to you in the outfit. It might be the shoes. It might be the dress. Maybe the hat. Just pick the ONE thing that you feel is the most important part of the outfit and start there.
Hunting vs Browsing
One thing I learned to do that is very helping when finding Korean fashion online is to think of it as hunting rather than browsing. When browsing you're looking around to see what's there. This takes way more effort as you have to look at everything and make little decisions about whether something would work or not. This is why shopping can be so draining. You're making these tiny decisions, but doing it over and over again really wears you out. It's mentally intensive and just not the most fun way to shop whether at a kpop shop online or in the store.
When hunting, on the other hand, you have something specific in mind and you ignore everything else. You only have to make one decision: is this the thing I'm looking for? That's it. You can make that decision over and over again and it's way less tiring than just browsing. Also, when you have something in mind, it tends to jump out at you because you're thinking about it.
The same way if you think about everything red in the room. Go ahead and try it. Think about "red" and look around the room. See how all those things that are red just pop out at you? Now think "blue" and look again. Now, you're seeing all these blue things you didn't notice before. This is how our brains work and you can use it to help you find Korean fashion a lot faster and make shopping online a lot more fun.
More To Come
Want to know what some of the best places to buy Korean Fashion online? Stay tuned for my next post where will cover Korean online shopping for clothes. It will be posted to our home page (http://kpopfashion.net/) We'll be looking at where to find the best deals and where to find the most authentic Korean clothing brands, too. You can see a nice list of all our posts on our Google + for kpop clothing.
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