Most unusual fashion trends throughout the world
Different people like different things and everyone should be allowed to look the way they want, isn’t that right?
Of course that no one should judge other people based on their appearance only but sometimes more than other, this kind of tolerant behavior might be a tad difficult, especially for those who are not used to drastic changes and trends of other countries. On the other hand, there are obviously many people who consider even the weirdest fashion style and makeup beautiful.
Japan – Lolita style
In Japan the fashion trend called Lolita is pretty big. There are many subcategories such as Gothic Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Punk Lolita, Classic Lolita and Kodona (boyish-like Lolita) and this style involves wearing Victorian inspired clothing, with skirts and petticoats as well as “prince pants” of knee length and ruffled lacy blouses. Depending on the subcategory, there are different colors, designs, accessories, prints and so on. A common accessory though is a parasol for sun protection.
Mexico – Elf Boots
Men trying to impress the ladies is a usual thing but gents in Mexico took this step a bit further when it comes to their fashion sense and the notion of “being noticed”. Basically, they took the concept of cowboy boots and added a little, or long, twist. These boots have very elongated tips and are pointy. They actually look sillier than elf’s boots to most people but they obviously look fashionable in Mexico.
China – Facekini
Ladies in Asia are known for their beautiful and healthy skin. And as the times they are a-changing, sunscreens and lotions just were not enough anymore, and thus, a protective bikini for the face, so called facekini was created. It actually looks like a rubber mask with holes for eyes, nose and mouth. While it is an integral part of swimwear for women in China, it does seem a bit weird in a sense that this facekini reminds most people outside of China of Jason’s mask.
Canada and US – Eye tattoos
Most people have heard of tattooing the cornea before for health reasons. Still, tattooing the sclera, meaning changing the color of white part of your whole eye is an emerging trend among the eccentric crowds in Canada and US. Some people might say that eye tattooing is no different from regular body tattooing, but it definitely looks like a more painful procedure and not having white color in your eyes really does not have the same interesting and artistic feel like a body tattoo has.
Thailand – Hitler craze
In Bangkok, infamous Adolf Hitler has become a fashionable motif everywhere. Yes – Hitler. Cartoony characters reminiscent of German leader are printed on T-shirts, pants, bags, scarves and anything else you can possibly think of. Cute characters such as Hello Kitty, Teletubbies and even Ronald McDonald are being depicted as Hitler. This is not due to sudden wake of fascism among the youngsters of Thailand, but more to the heavy duty ignorance.
Africa – Ear gauges
The trend of ear gauges originated in Africa but it slowly found the way into the many countries of the world as a fashion statement. Unlike African tribes, people today wear smaller gauges and together with other piercings and body jewelry this trend can actually look pretty nice. Of course, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder but one has to admit that using jewelry on your whole body in an effective and trendy way is a real talent.
The world will never fail to amaze us with new fashion trends and different styles. Instead of being prejudicial about everything, find enjoyment in the endless possibilities of what will the human mind think of next.