Can’t choose between the two popular motifs? Now you don’t have to.
Japanese fashion label Sukiyaki often pays homage to a specific anime franchise. In the past we’ve seen the brand release dresses based on Cardcaptor Sakura, The Rose of Versailles, and virtual idol Hatsune Miku.
But Sukiyaki doesn’t need a specific anime tie-in to show off its playful creative talents. This time, it’s taken two of Japan’s most popular costume motifs, the maid outfit and the nurse’s uniform, and combined them into the Nurse Maid Dress.
Making liberal use of frills and crosses, the complete regalia consists of a dress, cap, apron, and ribbon. Mixing and matching the pieces allows you to get quite a bit of variety from the set (which is machine-washable).
The snap-button design helps keep everything neat and tidy, and also provides a visual slimming effect for the wearer’s silhouette.
▼ Sukiyaki is in no way shy about touting the outfit’s anime-style aesthetics.
Sukiyaki is billing this as the first entry in its new Fantasy Maid line, although so far the company is mum on what other motifs will be added, or when. For now, though, the Nurse Maid Dress can be ordered through novelty retailer Village Vanguard’s online store (Japanese size 9 here and size 11 here), priced at 13,824 yen (US$134).