Japanese schoolgirl gym uniforms

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I wonder, do japanese schoolgirls really wear these short pants that looks like slightly more covering underwear? I saw some anime-like characters wearing these, either in manga or character sprites. I know they arent a source of legit information so I wanted to ask lol.

I think these pants are called buruma or something.
 

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I don't know the names, but indeed yes, they wear such skirts, but not that short as you think.
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I meant gym uniforms. White shirt, short pants.
 

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Then yes. Japan is such... "Original" country ;)
 

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Japan is indeed...a sussy baka.
(I'm sorry)
 

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"Original" I meant weird but in good way, I love that country and when this virus crisis will be over I'm going there for holidays, to Okinawa, like Onizuka did :D
 

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Lolo I'd love to go to Japan one day, but only when there's festival or something.
 

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Apparently, they are the standard uniform for girls, or used to be. Nowadays more schools have started using unisex uniforms. Don't remember where I read this, though, lol.

I don't know what the fuss is about, since it kinda looks like a leotard to me. It looks good, so no complains here.
 

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Imo it looks weird, like underwear but slightly longer.
 

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late reply but I couldn't let it slide.

buruma aren't the standard and have never been, they were popularized by american bolleyball players that wore them in tornament back in the day ("buruma" is katakana for "bloomers", which is what the americans called them).

schools didn't come up with them and some even banned them outright, some girls thought they were cute and started wearing them if the school allowed it.
that's what that's about.

they're omnipresent in anime for obvious reasons but much like skirt length and hair color in school anime differs a lot from reality.

triggered, I know.
 

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This is interesting because my family lived in Japan for 3 years, but that was many, many years ago. In fact, my oldest two children were born in Japan. I remember shopping off base in local stores and thinking how different the fashions were. It is a great place with a great culture. And the school children were super polite. At least back then. I assume they still are.

But the curious thing is that the Japanese were very keen on using American looking models for their advertising and catalogs. A lot of military dependents (spouses and children) became models while they were there.

And as in many Asian countries, probably many others as well, many clothes for children are more unisex in design.
 

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Yeah, no, bloomers are not the standard japanese gym uniforms. The whole trope spawned because it used to be more commonly allowed and, well, target audience for the type of works that feature them, basically.
 

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late reply but I couldn't let it slide.

buruma aren't the standard and have never been, they were popularized by american bolleyball players that wore them in tornament back in the day ("buruma" is katakana for "bloomers", which is what the americans called them).

schools didn't come up with them and some even banned them outright, some girls thought they were cute and started wearing them if the school allowed it.
that's what that's about.

they're omnipresent in anime for obvious reasons but much like skirt length and hair color in school anime differs a lot from reality.

triggered, I know.
lolo thanks
I actually suspected [oh no not another amogus meme] that these werent mandatory gym uniforms but honestly you can expect anything in Japan
 

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