Eunmi is wearing an adorable spaghetti-strap floral-print dress, with a t-shirt underneath to be appropriate for school.
Although as a rule, one sees very few shoulders around Korea. I feel exposed today, sitting in my sleeveless top, habitually pulling up the beater underneath every half-hour. It’s not just because we’re in school. The fashion style in Korea emphasizes short shorts and skirts, and pairs them with tops and dresses that are often a few inches away from being classified as turtle-necks.
Legs are celebrated and flaunted, but heaven help the woman who dares show a peep of cleavage. Style of dress will definitely be a size-able culture shock. I might viciously judge every other woman I see my first couple nights out. Or just wear tank-tops and v-necks with abandon.
Back to Eunmi. I told her I loved her dress, and she said she had just bought it, “For Europe.” (She and So Jung are going there for vacation.)
“But you know, in Europe, I won’t wear the t-shirt with it.”
That’s my girl.