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Look Like an Anime Heroine in this Skirt!

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While Japan’s Village Vanguard bills itself first and foremost as a bookstore, the chain also dabbles in fashion, and its newest offering is a line of skirts designed to seemingly give you the slim, svelte silhouette and long, luxurious legs of an anime heroine.

Produced by fashion design house No. S Project, the skirts are officially called the "Intersection of the 2-D World and Destiny Skirts." As the name implies, they’re inspired by the appearance of characters in anime, manga and video games.

The polyester skirt is high-waisted and fits snugly through the small of the back. It’s not exactly a corset, but it will help to make the midsection look slimmer than a less-constructed waist, and by raising the perceived position of the waist, it also gives the impression of longer legs.

In addition, the skirt is stitched in a way that causes it to quickly billow out as the material passes the hips, which again makes the waist look slimmer by comparison.

The maroon and brown skirts are priced at ¥16,200 (about US$135), while the black and gray versions are slightly pricier at ¥17,280 (about US$145). The entire line can be ordered here through the Village Vanguard website.

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