Clothes In Anime | What Do They Mean

Hi, I'm Animazing and welcome to my blogs! I would like to talk about clothes in anime and what do they mean by expressing the character's personality and such. Since I'm not a fancy dresser myself, I may not know some vocabulary for certain styles so don't expect a professional's commentary. These are just all the qualities that expresses the clothes in my opinion and probably for the majority so please enjoy. I did the hairstyles cover last time and everyone seemed to like it very much so I decided to do the clothes version of it. Well, discover the characteristics and see if it applies to you too.

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Baggy Clothes

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These are the representatives for Moe characters. If you like to wear an oversized sweater or hoodie, then you definitely have the bubbly cute personality or at least trying to. And don't this wrong, guys can do this too. Guys who does this are usually either mysterious and playful or just overly shy and cute. As for girls who does this, well, they can be clumsy and naive. The joy about wearing baggy clothing is how they are very comfortable, warm, nice. The very long sleeves can express your innocent yet adorable self. It makes you look smaller than you really are, which is ideal for many men. Even if you are tall, baggy clothing can still reveal your bubbly nature. You might not seem like a serious person if you wear this, but at least, you can seem either like timid or the dazed type. In anime, this is a very common trend as well as in reality. I think it's kind of cute when both men and women does this. Just don't overdo the cuteness so forcefully with trying to let your partner see your baggy sleeves cause it can be awfully corny at times. Other than that, if you want to level up your girly image then this is a simple way of doing so. You can also do the boyfriend shirt where you wear your lover's clothing. Go Moe!

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Hoodies/Coats

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If you catch an anime character wearing a normal jacket with a hoodie then there is a high possibility that they are either the casual or the cool type. They might be outgoing and have a playful personality. Otherwise, they can be the nontalkative and the composed type if they wear a hoodie. Either way, they tend to like freedom and the comfortable feeling of doing things with their style. The negative part is how they may take off with their own pace while leaving everyone behind at times. Other than that, they tend to be a big fan of listening to music too. Overall, they are just casual. If you catch anyone wearing a coat, however, just expect someone real fancy. They tend to be a bit richer compared to others and likes to keep things neat. They can be more on the meaner or colder side of things as well. There are really two types of people who tend to wear coats in anime. One would be the nice, outgoing type who is just wearing a coat to go out shopping or something. Another type would be the frequent coat user who has that sharp mouth personality. They can be ruthless, but they do care a lot about you in the inside.

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Tank Tops/Spaghetti Strap

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You usually see both men and women wearing tank tops in anime, but seeing the current fanservice anime these days, you tend to see more women wearing it just for show. Anyways, if you see any character wearing tank tops, then there is a high personality that they may be tough and physically strong. If you see anyone with muscles underneath it then that's a big red flag to not a pick a fight with them. Other than that, they are usually outgoing and surprisingly honest. They like interactions and tend to be quick at making friends. They are also not afraid to speak up for themselves and can be quite a freedom lover. Although they may be wreckless, you can depend on them when it comes down to it. As for the women who likes wearing spaghetti straps, then they are more on the feminine side. They can be bossy and picky at times, but they can be gentle when it is needed. There is also the nice, caring type that comes along with spaghetti straps. If you see anyone wearing the gentle colors from white to just faint pink then they are probably soothing and peaceful type. They can be girly and quite a peace maker if you ask me. Although the bad part is how they may be an airhead at times.

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Hats

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There are many sort of hats in anime from straw hats representing farmers, summer, and ahem, possibly the pirate king potential. If you see any character wearing a cap then they are probably the cool type. They want to cover their faces and can be rather mysterious. In the inside, they are probably a badass though. As for the characters who wear a beanie, I am expecting them to be some sort of rebellious or loud person. They can be quite a fighter and cares a lot for their friends. There is also the quite and calm personality vesion that comes along with this sort of hat as well. They don't like interactions and tend to avoid it if possible. Either way, they are both serious. You know those big girly hats that they tend to wear it on a picnic or a cruise that has that straw hat shape? (Sorry don't know my words). Then just expect some feminine motherly type of person who can be a bit richer compared to others. They care about their appearances and is very expressive when it comes to love. They are the fancy hats for short. Overall, hats are just another way of covering your face or hiding your hair so you don't see so many characters wearing it.

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T-shirts/Collar Shirts

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If you catch an anime character who tend to just wear a t-shirt and some pants all the time, then you got yourself a free loader type. They are flexible when it comes to fashion and can probably wear anything when it comes down to it. They don't really care about how other people view them and can wear the ugliest shirt and find it stylish at times. But shirts can be pretty stylish too. Many anime characters wear t-shirts for their unique style. If you catch a person wearing a collar shirt though, they are usually the serious or the flirty type. Collar shirts are often associated with school uniforms as well, so they technically represent youth. They are more fancier compared to others and can look pretty simple. They are classy and can suit with many other clothes. Plus you do somewhat look smarter with it if you wear it right. If you catch someone wearing a wrinkled collar shirt, then just expect a messy, lazy person who may be very busy with their work. They may be authors who are near their deadline or something. Overall, these type of clothing are very frequent in anime. They are one of the best type of clothes to build your own fashion or style. They are simple, but appealing at the same time.

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Mini Skirts/Shorts

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If you are someone who likes to wear a mini skirt all the time, then you are probably a girly wifi material. There will be many camera shots aiming for whats underneath the skirt and you will be the type to get embarrassed easily despite wearing a very risky material. Skirts are cute, youth representing clothing that are often aimed for teenagers and under. They prevent you from moving so much so the characters wearing are probably either of the elegant or the dandere type who tend to not move so much. There are still the active girls who tend to wear mini skirts too. They are basically the pantsy shots material if you ask me. If you catch someone wearing shorts, then you got yourself an outdoor person who is fun loving and adventurous. They like the wild, and doing nothing can bore them. Either way, mini skirts and shorts are a great way to show off your legs and possibly your thigh gaps. They are basically one of the fanservice materials in anime representing young girls. The characters may be immature and young. If a character is wearing long pants though, then you got yourself a serious mature like person. Its all for the girls folks.

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Swimsuits

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Swimsuits, yes. If you find yourself watching an episode that takes place on a beach or a hot spring then you are basically in that fanservice episode. Swimsuits represents the beach which represents summer which represents youth which represents attractive bodies. They are just fanservice materials guys. You will usually find the people wearing them to be either of the fun loving or the embarrassed person who is not used to show off their skin too much. Either way, they will enjoy having great time with their friends so they are practically sociable I guess. I really like it when your favorite ship goes to the beach. You just start fangirling for some action to happen. It's especially priceless when they get embarrassed of seeing each other so exposed. They are so cute! You will usually find the serious person to lay under the shade while the loud ones to play in the waters. It's just a fun episode guys. It's also a great way of appealing your characters and to show what's really under their garments. I mean, who wouldn't like to see their favorite characters to be so exposed?

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Dresses/Suits

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There are usually two type of girls who wear dresses. One would be the frequent dress user who wears them all the time and the other would be the person who is not used to wearing them at all, but is probably on a date or something so they have to wear it. Dresses are a very popular way to show off your feminine and pretty side. It can throw off your lover's mentality as well change their bad image of you. If you are someone who wears them all the time, then you are probably a rich or somewhat girly. Dresses are pretty charming after all. Suits on the other hand, can represent your class or how professional are you. You may look wealthy and extra smart as well. If you see an anime character who tends to wear a suit all the time, then you have a organized and well thought person who can be serious and logical. Villains in anime usually wear suits to show their elegance and evil side. It makes them look like a complete undefeatable opponent who has both the brains and the men to make things happen. These are the clothes that represent elegance really.

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Scarfs

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You often see many characters wearing scarfs in the winter and fall, but there also other characters who just wear them all the time. Hats and scarfs has this similarity in hiding part of your face. Hats will cover your eyes while scarfs will cover your mouth. They are almost like a mask if you ask me. Scarfs can make you mysterious and hide a portion of who you really are. You may seem distant or rather playful depending on your personality. Scarfs are meant to be one of those fancy items that anyone can buy for a cheap price. It can make you look fashionable while keeping you warm at the same time. Pretty handy? I used to draw scarfs as a shortcut when I mess up with my face proportions, but in anime, its just a character design. It's not unusual to see some character wearing it all the time. Just by adding a scarf to a character can completely change your perception on them. I guess if you are lazy or have some trouble coming up with a character design, just add a unique scarf and there you go.