|Discussion? Seifuku is just for children?
||[Apr. 22nd, 2012|03:48 pm]
Japanese School Uniform Lovers!
Konnichi'wa and Hajimemashite, ladies! ♥|
I used to be a member, but then life got in the way and I was forced to leave. I'm back now though, and even though I can no longer, in my opinion, wear Seifuku, I am still interested in them^^ Many of my friends still want me to wear seifuku, so it made me think about something.
So, that is the topic of this post:
When do you think is too old to wear a seifuku?
Thanks for your time!
I think wearing seifuku can still be seen as a fashion and not a status. Otherwise why would brands such as Conomi weren't be selling uniform pieces for everyday wear. While it's true that some girls enjoy wearing their uniforms in their time of and on the weekends, I think it can be a fashion statement as well. I also think it might depend where you are too, if you are Japan, I think it is still acceptable to wear uniforms as casual wear without many people looking and judging you especially in bigger fashion districts.
But to answer the too old factor, in my opinion perhaps not older then your mid-to late twenties. I would say this age bracket because this when most young adults are seen as actual members of society, they either are married and have a family, or they have graduated college and they have a steady career.
I hope this helps, but this just my opinion, I would love to read others though ^^
I completely agree with your opinion! As a student, I used to wear my seifuku freely while shopping around Shibuya. However, as I got older, and as you said,became more involved in society, I stopped wearing them. My friends these days though, still often ask me to put one on when ever we go out. For example, one of my friends asked me to bring one with us to New York! As we are all over 23, I found it a bit unusual that they would make such requests.
It seems that guys still enjoy this look no matter how old, which makes me wonder for how long girls will continue to wear them. Like you though, I agree that mid-twenties is good!
I'm 22, but I apparently still look 16 (I get ID'd for EVERYTHING!) But I think it should end mid-late 20's depending on how old you look.
That tends to happen to me too. I hate having to whip out my passport all the time. Ugh.
It seems that everyone agrees that mid-twenties is a good time to stop...
Sad but true...I wish I never had to stop! As for the looking young, my mom always says to enjoy it and take it as a compliment, because not many are blessed with a baby face lol.
I do feel too old these days to wear full seifuku out and about but what I have tried to do is incorporate seifuku elements into everyday clothing, such as wearing ribbon bow-ties with blouses, wearing short pleated skirts with socks etc. I find that say, just wearing heels with a school uniform-like outfit can help to give it an overall 'fashion preppy' type look rather than looking like you've just stepped out of Japanese high-school (after being held back for several years!).
I don't think the style has an age limit as such, it's more to do with reaching a point where you may no longer feel comfortable. I still occasionally wear seifuku to nightclubs or anime conventions as I feel it's an environment where I can 'get away with it'! :)
Edited at 2012-04-23 01:10 pm (UTC)
Ah, Ane Conomi is just the ticket, thanks so much for the link!
No problem! I love school-uniform style clothing, even though I'm already out of high school~ So, I always try to find ways to incorporate it into my everyday clothes ^__^
I used to do that but lately it's too much of a hassle.