The Evolution of Japanese Schoolgirl Uniforms

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Ch-ch-ch-changes. Over the years, Japanese schoolgirl outfits certainly have evolved. How much have they changed? See for yourself.

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The image spans from the Meiji Era (1868 to 1912) to the modern day. While the 1950s and 1960s didn't didn't see huge jumps in style, the last few decades certainly have!

This image appeared on Twitter earlier this spring after Twitter user Zapa uploaded the pic. Even now, it continues to pop up online from time to time in Japanese forums.

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Illustration for article titled The Evolution of Japanese Schoolgirl Uniforms

女子高生の進化図。[Twicsy]

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beaudazzle
Beau Dazzle

Legitimate question, but has there ever been an option for female students to wear pants instead of a skirt if they request it?