Beautiful and wistful, the distressed princess look is sweet hime meets goth. Her once sweet gown and curly locks is in disarray, and she covers her shoulders in a deconstructed shirt of her long lost lover. And yet, there is something sophisticated in the combination of sweet frills, corsetry, exposed petticoats and tragic facial expression.
Your princess in distress can be whoever you want her to be. She could be tragically beautiful pining for her lover, or sweet girl gone bad and doesn’t need a man anymore. Or she could just be a theatrical fashionista like me! XD
“Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!” – Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
Being the distressed princess allows you to work with the best of both sweet hime and goth. It allows that little girl look to mature a bit, and gives your coordinate an interesting story. Personally I enjoy both H.Naoto’s deconstructed and distressed look but feel more comfortable in sweet fashion so this look gives me an interesting space to coordinate the two. Here are some H. Naoto looks from 2008. (If you’re a fan of H. Naoto, do let us know!)
You can tease your hair up and fill it bows and wear OTT makeup, or go for the minimalist look. Pink and black looks particularly spectacular and dramatic.
Here are some items in store to get you inspired!