Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sweet Lolita Yukata

If you're familiar with the Japanese street fashion Lolita (bell-shape dresses and skirts, modest and high-quality clothing), you may know the big brands put out yukata every summer. Gothic Lolita-friendly brands like h. Naoto might have ones dripping in bats and chains, while brands known for Sweet (cute/pink/girly) Lolita like Angelic Pretty debut yukata covered in things like strawberries and lace patterns.

I never saw any I really liked until I chanced upon this red and pink one for sale secondhand, made by popular brand Metamorphose temps de fille (or "Meta" for short). It's almost too cute for my personal style, but I love it anyway!

As you can see, it keeps the traditional shape and construction of yukata while working in non-traditional motifs. For a more muted Sweet feel, I tossed on an obi with hearts, a rose and pearl corsage, and added a little pink jewel crown for a hair accessory. For shoes I'm thinking traditional geta (sandals) with pink straps or cute pink low heels.

I may wear this at the next convention I do a panel at... we'll see!

So, do you have any non-traditional yukata? Send me pictures and I'll be happy to post them. :)

And if you'd like a street-fashion style yukata, try these on Amazon:


Sheri said...

Beautiful Meta yukata. The obi you selected couldn't be more perfect. At first I thought it was a set! So cute.

Christina said...

Thank you! I think you can still find that heart print obi floating around occasionally.

Lizette said...

Awww love the sweet hue of this pink yukata. So cute!

faizan22 said...

If you're interested in making your own haori jacket, there are a few patterns available online that you can use as a starting point. However, keep in mind that creating a haori jacket can be quite challenging, as it involves a number of detailed steps, such as creating the sleeves

Lisa C said...

Hey I am interested to buy this yukata.