Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mori Girl Vs. Dolly Kei: How to spot the differences.

In one of my previous posts I talked about the differences between Mori Girl and Natural Kei. In this post I'll look at Dolly Kei, another sister style to Mori Girl, and Dolly/Mori hybrids.

Dolly Kei is a Japanese fashion style inspired by vintage and antique clothing, Grimm's fairytales, the Victorian era, and various other vintage clothing styles from eastern Europe. Dolly kei consists of bold patterns, lots of different textures, fur, embroidery, tapestries, lace, flowers, layering, and various other dark and creepy inspired things. The color-palate tends to be deep dark jewel-tones and black although some coords feature light and airy whites and pastels (similar to Mori Girl and Cult Party). The over-all look is unusual, creepy, cute, and hauntingly lovely.

I think Dolly Kei is the easiest to differentiate from Mori Girl. Mori Girl, even Dark Mori Girl, has more of a soft and innocent feel, where as Dolly Kei gives off a more mature, dark, creepy feel.

Just like Natural Kei, Mori Girl and Dolly Kei can be crossed over. Although, it is much more rare to see Mori/Dolly hybrids than Mori/Natural Kei or Mori/Cult Party hybrids.

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1 comment:

  1. Dolly and dark mori crossovers can be really nice!