Kogal

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Young Japanese woman in a school uniform with a pleated microskirt.

Kogal (コギャル, kogyaru) is a fashion style based on a Japanese school uniform, but with a shortened skirt, loose socks, and a scarf. The short skirts are worn irrespective of the season (summer, winter or rainy). The word "kogal" is anglicized from kogyaru, a contraction of kōkōsei gyaru (high school gal). The girls refer to themselves as gyaru (gals), although this word is applied to several other fashion looks as well.

The skirt is a miniskirt or microskirt and is often, but not always, a pleated tartan skirt. The loose socks (ルーズソックス, rūzu sokkusu) are thigh-high length tube socks worn pushed down around the ankles. They were adopted as a fashion which flattered plump calves and also expressed rebellious deviation from Japan's strict dress code for school uniforms. More recently, this style of socks has become popular among American teens and college students who are fans of Japanese anime and manga. A special "socks glue" can be used to glue the socks to the legs for a perfect look, as with overknee socks (see Zettai ryōiki).

The girls in this subculture also often combine their look with dyed hair and an artificial suntan. They have a distinctive slang peppered with English words. They are often, but not necessarily, enrolled students.

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