Guide on J-Fashion

J-Fashion is the short form of Japanese fashion which consists of all the fashion styles and trends from the streets of Japan. Our Papercute accessories are inspired by many of these fashions which include the floral and lace cat ears, bunny ears, and rhinestone crowns.

When talking about fashion styles in Japan, it is impossible not to acknowledge the obvious fact that the Japanese people have an immense sense of style. Fashion plays a big role in Japanese everyday life because they have a special knack towards clothing. In Japan, fashion is generally considered to be a simple way of expressing and showing who you really are and to also show others that you are aware of the latest fashion trends.

J-Fashion can be seen a combination of traditional, exotic, and futuristic fashion styles and this can be observed in Japanese biggest cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.

Popular J-Fashion subcultures and styles are Decora, Hipster, Hostess, Kogal, Ganguro, Mori, Fairy kei, Visual kei, and Lolita. 


Decora outfits are unique, but they all have the same similarities of being extremely bright, colorful and decorative. Decora girls normally wear an insane amount of plastic barrettes and accessories, neon skirts, colorful socks, and cute character product.


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Hipsters go for an original non-commercial stylish look that is very fashionable to the eyes.


This Japanese fashion style is all about gaudy, flashy fashions, big hair, brands with status, and big shinny labels.


Kogal is a Japanese fashion subculture that is very popular in Japan. Their most notable features are the loose socks and plaid skirts.This style is very common among young Japanese girls living in big cities, who want to emphasize their income and unique test in fashion and social activities. The most typical features the are the school girl outfits.


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Ganguro is a very dressy Japanese fashion which literally means ‘black face’. The name Ganguro explains why the movement involves a very deep tan. It is characterized by bleached hair, artificial eye lashes, white lipstick, black and white eyeliners, platform shoes, and brightly colored shoes.


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Mori Kei

Mori Kei (forest girl) is a type of Kei Japanese fashion that looks as if they just popped out of a mythical forest. They wear loose fitting dresses like smocks and are typically warm colors.


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Fairy Kei

Obsessed with cute stuff from the 1980s such as my little pony, strawberry shortcake, and care bears. They also focus on bright colors like pastels.


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Visual Kei

Visual Kei is a Japanese fashion style inspired by Japanese punk, rock and pop bands that have a glam style.


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Lolita is one of the most popular new Japanese subcultures and has started to appear in many countries across the world. There are different types of Lolita which makes it so popular. Notable Lolita genres are Gothic Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Punk Lolita, Country Lolita, and Wa Lolita among others.

Gothic Lolita consists of primarily black frilled clothing with elegant look.

Sweet Lolita involves use of pastels and lots of lace and bows.

In Punk Lolita, chains and plaids are combined with the frills.

Wa Lolita is a Lolita that dress in classic Japanese fashions; it incorporates traditional Japanese clothing such as kimono into the look.

Accessories that are popular with Lolita include bonnets and headdresses, Mary Jane style shoes, rocking horse shoes, parasols, petticoats, and knee high socks. Papercute accessories cannot be left out if you want to look the best in your Lolita. Our custom headbands are just what you might need to bring out that elegant Lolita look you desire.

Papercute headbands are so unique and fashionable and they come in various styles such as the floral and lace cat ears and rhinestone crowns that will match any coords including OTT, sweet, classic, and gothic.


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