❥Otome (Japanese for Maiden also called Otome Kei) is a Japanse fashion style that focuses on looking girly and maidenly. The style was popularized in the 70’s and has much overlap with Lolita and is one of the styles in which Lolita has its roots.
❥Many Otome brands release dresses that can double as Lolita dresses, and many Otome coordinates are often mistaken for Casual Lolita, due to their similar aesthetic with less emphasis on accessories and extreme amounts of details.
❥This style takes the elements of Otome Kei but adds elements of Lolita to them like dresses and JSKs.
❥Hair can be left down or pulled up, and can be simple or messy like the photo above.