For All The Lolita Lovers Out There: This Is What Muslim Lolita’s in Japan Look Like!

As a big fan of Japan, I am happy to write this article. I have always been fascinated by the Japanese culture, the food and the architecture since I was little. What I was really fascinated about is that they are so technologically developed but still manage to keep their traditions intact.

So today I am going to write about a phenomenon that has existed a long time in Japan called Lolita fashion. Recently, also Muslim youngsters participate in it.

Lolita fashion is a subculture in Japan. Lolita fashion is thought to have been partly created to react against the growing exposure of the body and skin in modern society. So girls decided to minimize exposing their skin. The youngsters wear Victorian-era dress to refer to modesty.

Hijabis in California and the United Kingdom also started to dress like Lolitas. They love it because the long sleeves and long dresses wouldn’t go against the religious requirements.

Alyssa Salazar, one of the Lolita Muslim women, runs a Tumblr called The Hijabi Lolita, where she shares her various outfits.

People are commenting on her Instagram pictures and say: “I’m shocked that Muslim clothes and Lolita fashion go together surprisingly well”. Someone else thinks it’s “Kawai”, which means cute in Japanese. Now, what do you think? Do you like this crossover of two different cultures?


Written by Assia Loutfi

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Assia is a 21-year- old digital media student. She has a big passion for the Japanese culture and loves tea. In her spare time she likes to read books and watch television series.