Dolly Kei is a japanese fashion that is based on traditional european clothing. It was coined by the shop Grimoire to describe their style inspired by Grimms' Fairy Tales and Hans Christian Anderson. The term is not actually used in Japan, and they refer to the style as "antique" (アンティーク) instead.
Different to most japanese fashions, this style is based around mostly thrifted vintage and antique clothing. The look is characterized by a dark appearance, layering, lace, embroidery, animal fur (usually faux), as well as large accessories based around creepy fairytales. The fabrics are usually heavy and in deep dark jewel-tones or black with a battered, worn, distressed appearance.
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