The Subtle Differences Between Korean and Japanese Fashion

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Thanks to the Korean Hallyu wave and Japanese anime, fashion styles from both Korea and Japan have grown rapidly over the years and become a global influence.

While both fashion trends have strong similarities, a closer look will reveal some subtle differences that make them distinct from each other. With more refined materials and clean cuts, Korean fashion boasts many versatile yet feminine styles. On the other hand, Japanese fashion focuses on kawaii (cute) profiles and venturesome styling.

Dresses

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Photo: Yesstyle

Photo: Yesstyle

Dresses are the most fool-proof fashion item to exude femininity. Korean fashion often combines modern cuts and the 90s’ style for a simple yet elegant look, with many featuring cinched waist or slim fits to accentuate the silhouette.

Photo: Yesstyle

Photo: Yesstyle

When it comes to comfort, no one does it like the Japanese. Baggy, straight-cut midi dresses are frequently spotted on the streets of Japan and whether it’s a solid colour or bold patterns, it’s a style that has the ability to make you look younger.

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