This weird trend has been picked up from Japanese trend in fashion. Manba is a complete opposite to the conventional idea of beauty amongst Japanese. It relates to dark skin and heavy makeup. This is mainly common followed by young Japanese girls trying to seek attention of young guys. Manba teenagers paint their whole faces using deep, dark brown color with two islands of white around their eyes to go with their silver blonde-dyed hair, pastel makeup and Day-Glo clothing. Manba is sure weird; no wonder we have it right here on our list of ten weirdest Asian fashion trends.
4. Yaeba Teeth
So, what do we have next on our list of ten weirdest Asian fashion trends? Yaeba Teeth means ‘Double Tooth’ in Japanese. Believe it or not but in Japan, Yaeba Teeth are in fashion. Oh yes!! That’s quite true. People around the world spend thousands of dollars fixing their teeth set to perfection – straight white teeth are our idea of being fashionable and chic. However, in Japan, the opposite is appreciated. Japanese women are getting dental crowns in order to elongate their canine teeth and make them appear as dental crowding. Women with crooked teeth are cute and innocent, in Japanese culture.
3. Teeth Blackening
As strange as this may sound, but in some places in the world, black teeth are in. Not pale, but black. They actually make serious efforts to blacken their teeth. Tooth blackening is considered fashionable in Japan, Southeast Asia, China and India. Blackened teeth in some tribes are looked upon as a sign of beauty and charm. Literature from these regions is full of praise for black teeth – there are actually poems written on the beauty of shinny black teeth. Imagine, while most of the world spends money on teeth whitening, these people are just becoming too thankless. With this said, it is clear that the entry deserves to be on our list of ten weirdest Asian fashion trends.
2. Bagel Head
Bagel Head? Oh my Lord !!! This is our next entry on the list of ten weirdest Asian fashion trends. In Japan, Bagel head is a popular fashion trend among a specific community who are into tattooing and body piercing. This weird Asian trend involves use of an injection of saline into the forehead, which temporarily makes the forehead deformed and develops a certain abnormal shape. What is the weirdest of all is not the fact that they are getting something on the forehead but it is the fact that they choose to have a bagel. Come on!!! Why not something more beautiful…maybe a flower or anything but bagel! The procedure takes around 2 hours to complete and lasts for almost 16 hours until the effect withers away. The bagel is made by skilled artists by using their fingers and working their way to shape the blob into bagel-like shape.
1. Lotus Shoes
There could not be a better pick than this for number one on our list of ten weirdest Asian fashion trends. In China, small feet are considered a sign of beauty. Thus, women in pursuit of this kind of beauty, practice a rather barbaric act on themselves. The act includes the weapon of lotus shoes that keep their feet from growing; leaving them small and weird. These bud-shaped shoes are worn continuously by women for years, until they are sure the growth has stopped. This cruel fashion is no longer in vogue, and the practice was stopped a few decades back. However, there are still elderly women who are affected by this cruel fashion. Their feet are totally deformed. This painful process was practiced also out of social pressures. If a woman had bound her feet, this meant she had better chance with good proposals and happy marriage. Otherwise, the prospects were quite limited.
The main idea behind crating this write-up is to make you familiar with the weird, yet charming Asian trends prevalent in different Asian countries and societies. They may appear weird at first, but if you focus and examine the lifestyle of the people living in these parts of the world, you will realize that these 10 weirdest Asian fashion trends may look amazingly good on them. They follow these as a part of their identity. They make them look beautiful, pure, and simply ‘them’.