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What's the difference between fairy kei and lolita styles?

Asked by ToxicLove (179 points ) February 1st, 2012

Questions in the title! ^^

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Earthgirl's avatar

It seems the difference is that mostly pastel colors are used according to this site. There are good detailed explanations of the various styles on the site with great pics!
http://leylafashion.blogspot.com/2010/09/japanese-street-fashion-decora_03.html

xnightflowerx's avatar

I’ve never been master of all the different styles, I pick up a lot of tidbits from my lolita friend and at anime conventions I work at.

But from what I’ve gathered fairy kei is focused on pastel color scheme from head to toe. Lots of cute accessories. Especially a hell of a lot more hair accessories then the general lolita style uses. There are usually a lot of cute characters highlighted in the style (Strawberry Shortcake, Disney characters, Care Bears, Hello Kitty, also cute food, etc). Usually have tutu-esque skirts and tights. Loose shirts are pretty common as well. Also, cotton candy colored curly wigs are really common.

Compared to the more general lolita style. Which has the cute frilly dresses, coupled with socks, shoes, and appropriately matching bag. Limited accessories that are more carefully chosen for the outfit. There’s a lot of kinds of lolita styles though.

One of the main differences in the styles is that lolita outfits always seem to be very carefully constructed for the desired look the person wants. Fairy Kei can be constructed, but it comes off as more of a mix and match and cover in trinkets kind of look.

Jeruba's avatar

I found this thread astonishingly informative. Thank you both.

Earthgirl's avatar

Jeruba YOur welcome! But I really have to thank ToxicLove for asking the question because that made me look it up and I learned about something new! You know what else is really cool? Mori Girlls
It means“forest girls. I love the sweater knits and the mushroom and owl motifs.
and Dolly Kei is so inspiring! It’s like the Japanese version of vintage combined with steampunk.Here’s more

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