Gyaru style is a Japanese Street Fashion style of dressing. Come take a look into Gyaru.
What is Gyaru Style?
Gyaru is a type of Japanese Street Fashion that originated back in the 1970s and lasted until approximately 2000. It has a presence now but has been on a decline since the year 2000. Japan's Fashion Week did not include an Gyaru Style in their shows this year. The decline has been attributed to the economy and there only being a short limited time frame that a young person can be Gyaru. With students going to college and looking for jobs they are dressing and acting more professional. Gyaru is not liked by many men, working types, or elders. This type of style is not accepted by them.
Gyaru is characterized by big eyes, false eyelashes, and big hair. Sounds like the 80's to me. That is exactly what my view of this type of dress looks like. This is a rebellious look. A Gyaru girl looks like a vamped up Madonna. Just my opinion. I do like the style and found it very interesting. Interesting enough to share what I found out.
Wikipedia Defines Gyaru as:
Subcategories of Gyaru
There are a lot of different subcategories of Gyaru.
A few of them are:
These young girls typically copy R&B Artists. They have very dark tanned skin. Their hair is typically corn rows, weaved, or extensions. From my understanding, the tan is always real with B-Gyaru.
This is more of a rock and roll style. Fishnet panty hose with high heel boots is a must. Skin is either pale or dark tanned. A lot of bright neon colors are also worn.
This look requires a lot of black colors with chains. This style is usually part of the Banba look. It reminds me of the punk styles of the 70s and 80s. Hair is usually pink with mohawks, braids, or worn long.
This look requires very tanned skin with wavy or straight long hair. Nails must be crazy.
The girl that wears this look refuses to tan. She wears long hair and has big eyes like the other looks.
This is the princess look girl. She wears pink makeup, fur, and bouffant hair. The hair is usually caramel color or dark brown.
This is the male version of the Gyaru. The hair is typically spiked in a mullet style. Pink hair is common. These guys are tanned but usually do not wear makeup.
Essential Items to Sport the Himegyaru Look
- Big Hair
- Big Eyes – buy some circle lenses and false eye lashes
- Pastel Dress with detail
- Makeup with a routine
- Big Shoes
- Budgeting Skills – can be expensive
- Cute Pocketbook
- Sparkly Nails
- Crazy Stockings
- Cell phone with a lot of sparkle
Get the Gyaru Style
Related Article on Decline of the Gyaru Style
Article on decline of Gyaru in Tokyo.