This is a sensitive topic. Many would argue that buying into this aesthetic and subculture is not far from a romanticization of pedophilia. Please research the implications of this style thoroughly before making the decision to involve yourself in it. If this makes you incredibly uncomfortable but you do like the look, you can still be a part of the Nymphet community and frown upon people in the community who do romanticize pedophilia.

It's still necessary to acknowledge even harmful influences on modern visual culture, but we at the Aesthetics Wiki DO NOT condone the romanticization of pedophila and child abuse.


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Nymphet is an aesthetic based on a novel written by Vladimir Nabokov - "Lolita", published in 1955 and it's movie adaptations from 1962 and 1997. Nymphet is a young girl, who is attractive and sexually mature, but still has childlike behavior and innocence. As an aesthetic, this word refers to the style of Dolores Haze in the movies, that influences the fashion nowadays. It mostly revolves around youth, summer dresses, carefree fun and flirting, with some going the extra mile and partaking in relationships with big age gaps (though most members in the Nymphet community frown upon this sort of behavior).

Visuals

Nymphet visuals focus heavily on adolescence and the gateway between childhood and adulthood.

1. Movies

  • "Lolita" (1962), (1997)
  • "Leon the Professional" (1994)
  • "American Beauty" (1999)
  • "The Crush" (1993)
  • "Pretty Baby" (1978)
  • "Breezy" (1973)
  • "Copenhagen" (2014)
  • "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" (2015)
  • "Jeune et Jolie" (2013)
  • "The Lover" (1992)

2. Music

  • "Lolita", "Put me in a movie", "Off to the Races" - Lana del Rey
  • "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" - Marylin Monroe
  • "Guys My Age" - Hey Violet
  • "You're Sixteen" - Ringo Starr
  • "Lolita" - Knee High Fox
  • "Moi... Lolita" - Alizee
  • "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" - Bruce Springsteen


Fashion

Note: This fashion should not be confused with Lolita fashion, a Japanese street fashion that is heavily inspired by Rococo and Victorian era clothing, which has entirely different rules and mentality behind it, and is no way related to Nabokov's "Lolita", despite sharing its name.

Face and Makeup

  • Clean, Dewy Skin
  • Rosy Cheeks
  • Highlighter to Achieve Soft Glow
  • Pastel and Shimmery Eyeshadows
  • Cute, Long Lashes
  • Red Lipstick (must have for nymphets)
  • Glittery and Sheer Glosses in Pink, Red or Peachy Tones

Hair

  • Long Natural Hair
  • Braids
  • Soft Waves and Curls
  • Milkmaid Braids
  • Pigtails

Clothing

  • Sundresses
  • Rompers
  • Tennis Skirts
  • High-Waisted Shorts
  • Cropped Tops
  • Plaid/Floral/Cherry Patterns
  • Thigh-High and Knee-High Socks
  • Mary Jane Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Red/White/Pink/Baby Blue Clothes
  • Bralettes
  • Preppy Clothes
  • Clothing with Lace

Accessories

  • Heart Shaped Sunglasses (must have!!)
  • Ribbons/Bows/Hairbands/Cute Hair Accessories in general
  • Cute, Soft Necklaces
  • Delicate Chokers
  • Small Earrings
  • Lollipops
  • Vintage Backpacks
  • Stockings and Cute Socks
  • Bubblegum and Candies
  • Cherries or Strawberries

Activities

  • dancing, particularly in a modern or lyrical style
  • eating fruits and certain sweets
  • writing physical letters with paper and pen
  • chewing bubblegum
  • painting your nails in bright, girlish colors
  • rollerskating, running or riding a bicycle
  • fashion or shopping at thrift stores
  • baking or cooking for your friends or family
  • going to parties
  • playing with make-up (as mentioned above)
  • maintaining a carefree and childlike demeanor


Faunlet

Faunlet is the male equivalent to a Nymphet. The main inspirations for the aesthetic are Tadzio from the 1971 adaptation of Death in Venice, Leonardo DiCaprio and vintage boys clothes, especially sailor clothes and woodland themes and colours.

The Faunlet aesthetic does seem to have more of a following in the LGBTQ community than in heterosexual circles, though theoretically, one could be involved in the Faunlet community and be straight (but it's nowhere near as common). Examples found on Tumblr of the Faunlet community do seem to factor into a teacher/student dynamic as well.

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