How to Be a Himegyaru

Hime gyaru is a style from Japan, and it means "princess girl". If you love dressing girly and looking adorable, you should try wearing it! Keep reading for detailed instructions on how to dress like a Hime gyaru.


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    Start purchasing dresses. Hime gyaru is about a sweet and innocent princess appearance. If you already have cute, frilly dresses, that's a good starting point. Dresses are mostly knee-length, but some are shorter. Popular things on hime gyaru dresses are fake fur, pearls, animal print, flowers, bows and anything that's cute and sweet. But keep all these things in moderation, like ruffles just at the bottom of a dress, or lace on the sleeves. Don't make yourself look like your outfit is eating you alive! Dressed tend to be very regal looking, and generally are in pastel colors - after all, you're a princess girl! Popular brands in the hime gyaru scene include Jesus Diamante and Liz Liza.
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    You don't always have to wear dresses! If you have a nice pair of jeans with no holes, pair it with tops that have bows, lace, animal print, and anything very cute and hime. Add some matching ballet flats or heels and a pearl necklace/cute jewelry, along with cute gyaru makeup and hair. Just be sure to keep it very nice - you're a princess gal, remember?
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    Makeup is important! Hime gyaru gals usually wear lots of makeup, but it is very simple looking. Usually hime gyarus will take use of liquid eyeliner in black, light foundation, fake eyelashes and/or mascara and pink lip gloss/lipstick. Eye makeup is usually done to make the eyes appear larger. Tanning is optional, but if you do get one, don't make it very dark or orange, usually hime gals just use a light bronzer if they choose to tan at all.
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    Get a hair accessory. One huge flower (i.e. a rose) or a silk bow are good hair accessories. If you don't have a bow a little crown or tiara (it shouldn't be too big or it will look funny), whether plastic or metal, will be an adorable option. You MUST have a hair accessory. Popular hairstyles include having your hair teased into a high beehive or bouffant hairstyle, with lots of curls, or having a nice, simple bun. Straightened hair isn't very hime unless you have a bouffant to accompany it--the elaborate big-hair hairdo is a trademark hime gyaru style. The hime haircut is perfect for hime gyaru--it's basically long bangs cut to your jaw, with regular bangs as well, the rest of the hair is cut evenly at one length.
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    Get some type of nails. Fake nails are very pretty, especially they are nice if you naturally have short nails, but if you want to go totally natural, a clear or shimmery white nail coating can be used. They should be decorated/painted in some fashion. Many tutorials for hime gyaru nails are available online. Furthermore there is also a lot of press-on nails to be found online, a quick Google search will easily help you to find what you're searching after. A lot of hime gyarus - and gyarus in general - use very fancy nails, and many of them happens to be 3d, with laces, bows, pearls, and other kinds of girly stuff.
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    Hime gals aren't usually snobby! Be kind to others, and don't dumb yourself down to seem like a perfect princess!! A lot of gyarus are mean to each other, and many people doesn't want to be gyaru usually because the other people in the gyaru community can be quite rude. So, be nice. Maybe others will follow your path and be nicer to other gyarus. In general, you should also be nice to everyone. Don't be afraid to try new things, and stop thinking about what others will think about you. This is your body and you will choose what kind of clothes you want to decorate it with. Each person have different opinions, so you can't expect everyone to like what you're doing - but furthermore you cannot expect everyone to hate what you're doing. And you don't always have to be frilly and girly, you can still do anything you want, gyaru is simply a fashion, it doesn't restrict what music you listen to, activities you do in your spare time, or how you choose to act. And lastly, BE CONFIDENT! Lovely makeup, cute hair and nice clothes mean nothing if you don't think you look good!


  • If you want to be hime gyaru at winter, buy a cute light button jacket with white fake fur, for example. If it's too cold to just wear skirt and tights, wear tights + white leggings and then put a skirt on! It'll be as warm as wearing jeans or other normal pants.
  • Adding a pair of white lace tights and some cute white heels is a perfect way to make a dress seem a little more princess-like.
  • Cameos and glittery broaches are a very pretty way to spice up a simple dress, go to a jewelry store and see which ones you like.
  • Decoden is very popular with hime fashion!! Take a cell phone, and add small accessories to it. You can find supplies in craft stores and eBay.
  • Be prepared to be asked for photographs!
  • Purchase some lace gloves for added elegance.
  • Good Luck!
  • Himegyaru sometimes wear circle lenses, which make your eyes look bigger, because they make your eyes one flat color, and they usually have a thin black ring on the iris, making your eyes appear to be big and doll-like. They cost anywhere from $15-$50 and a pair can last a year if you take good care of them. A cheap reliable website to get them is 'yesstyle'.
  • If you do not want to use dresses for whatever reason, you definitely can be just as hime gyaru by using cute skirts and a cute shirt (both with light colors, though). It's just as adorable!
  • Wear little ballet shoes or small heeled shoes- heels are a must, but remember take care of your feet, imagine what they would feel like after a few years of tottering around in them for 24 hours everyday!.
  • Do not go out in Himegyaru clothes unless you have stocked up on all items and until you have a complete Himegyaru wardrobe.


  • Be warned, some people don't get this style, so you may get weird looks...but just ignore them, be yourself!!
  • Many people say that if you take a sweet lolita dress, tease your hair and put on a tiara, that is hime gyaru. This isn't true!!!! Don't make that mistake! Himegyaru and lolita are two VERY different styles! (There is an exception, "Hime lolita" which is the mixing of both styles, but they're completely different.)
  • Do not expect people to know what Himegyaru is.
  • BRAND-NAME HIME GYARU IS VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE. A Jesus Diamante dress will sell for upwards of three hundred dollars--be prepared to dedicate a bit of money and lots of time to it.
  • When using animal print, use it VERY sparingly, or not at all. If you do, use it in girly colors. When using fake fur, use it only on collars, or sleeves.
  • Do not over accessorize.
  • Like any other "odd" fashion, people are going to stare at you, and they're going to ask for pictures. Be prepared.

Things You'll Need

  • Teasing comb (Or regular comb)
  • Hair curler (or anything to curl your hair)
  • Anything with bows, ruffles or lace
  • Money
  • Dresses/skirts
  • ballet flats/heels
  • Hairbows/Tiaras (Tiaras can be bought at Claire's)

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Categories: Japanese Fashion