6 Tips Based On Your Favorite K-Dramas To Dress For Every Occasion

If you’re already a K-drama fan, you’re probably familiar with how dressing up is integral to drama characters. It can make the series even more exciting and visually pleasing to watch. It’s important to focus on the plot and all the rollercoaster ride of emotions in a drama, but we’re also taking notes from their unique styles that provide a wealth of inspiration, especially for those who are in need of a wardrobe boost!

Romantic dates

Have a much-anticipated date with your beau but don’t know what to wear? This is a very common problem, but nothing that K-drama can’t fix. Your favorite dramas can not only give you style advice, but they can probably answer your burning questions about love, too!

Day date

For a casual, friendly date, a cute dress is the perfect choice. You can choose feminine florals, plain, pastel colors, or simple prints for a lovely look. The sweet couple from “Degree of Love” enjoyed a day relaxing in nature and wandering outside of the city, and Lee Hyun Soo (Seo Hyun Jin) looked captivating in her red polka dots dress with ruffles.


Similarly, in “Tempted,” Eun Tae Hee (Joy) looked radiantly in love wearing a soft lilac dress.

Dinner date

Who could forget this stunning look worn by Mi So (Park Min Young) in “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim.” The off-shoulder cut, ruffles, and pale yellow color of the dress looked even more beautiful because she was the one wearing it. No wonder her boss fell head over heels!

This is also an adorable outfit from one of the characters in “Doctors” played by Moon Ji In. It’s the perfect look to wear for a movie night.

Couple look

Still stressing about what to wear? Why not ask your special someone? Dress ala Korean couple in similar looks that will surely tell the whole world that you’re official. To find out more, we already dished out some helpful tips in a previous article here: Made For Each Other.

Upgraded daily looks

When it comes to everyday or lazywear, stars take it to another level. Dress up or dress down your jeans like the “Temptation” character Yoo Se Young (Choi Ji Woo), who wore an artsy outerwear that made her basic look interesting. When it comes to chic denim styling, Song Ma Rin (Shin Min Ah) from “Tomorrow With You” tops the list with her perfect combination of high and low pieces, while Yoo Hye Jung (Park Shin Hye) from “Doctors” and Park Hyeji (Son Naeun) from “Cinderella and the Four Knights” wore nice and comfy tops with their jeans.


Corporate/ office wear

Workwear can be a bit difficult to navigate when it comes to styling. You don’t want to look like a plain Jane but you should also keep in mind to always look professional. Take cues from the “The Time I’ve Loved You” character Oh Hana (Ha Ji Won), who dresses up like the empowered lady boss that she is in stylish pencil skirts, classic tops, and high heels.

Nam Da Jung (YoonA) of “Prime Minister and I” looked ready for diplomatic meetings in workwear that is made fresh and elegant with ribbon and big bow details.


The classic matching suit is also always a good choice for professional wear, but you can have fun with it by wearing standout colors and prints.

Formal events

To make a grand entrance, wearing an eyecatching color like bright shades of red or orange is the way to capture everyone’s attention. It’s a commanding look that connotes power and confidence.

Moon Ga Young earned recognition for her acting skills in “Tempted” as the rich, snobby Choi Soo Jin, but her wardrobe is just as impressive, just like this mini dress with tulle and floral details that’s a youthful take on a cocktail dress.

Fashion event

When it comes to fashion events, a modern, fresh-off-the-runway look should be in order, just like these ladies who turn heads wherever they go and whose outfits are paparazzi and red carpet ready.



College is a phase when an individual is on the cusp of being an adult, which is why it’s the perfect time to have fun when it comes to fashion. But of course, with all the studying and being busy with group projects, students might not have the time to stress about what to wear. So opt for easy university jackets and colorful casual wear for that youthful, carefree look!

Bonus: Vintage throwback

Fashion comes and goes, but vintage style will always be on trend. Go back in time with denim dungarees, polkadots, oversized jeans/T-shirts, and plaid. “Let’s Eat 3,” “Girls’ Generation 1979” and “Reply 1994” will help you revisit those times and give you tons of ideas on how to do throwback style.


Hey Soompiers! Which of these looks do you want to try and for what occasion? Let us know in the comments below!

DianneP_Kim is an English magazine and online writer and former stylist based in South Korea. Follow her Korean adventures at instagram.com/dianne_panda.

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