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K-dramas to Watch if You Love Fashion

Annyeonghaseyo (‘hello’)! Are you new to K-dramas? Or are you a K-drama lover? Trust me, there’s no in between! In any case, you need not worry because we got it all covered from fashion in K-dramas to best K-dramas for fashion lovers!

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Fashion is one of the best parts in K-dramas that sticks with the audience! The latest obsession of K-dramas during this pandemic and self-isolation has opened a gate for us to explore South Korean fashion in detail. In this article, let’s delve into K-drama fashion along with a list of best K-dramas for fashion lovers.

Fashion in K-dramas

Attire in K-dramas highly depends on the characteristics of the role played by the actor. The choice of clothing could clearly depict the status and personality of the character. Even with distinct personalities, the fashion can never disappoint you. No wonder, each outfit brings life to the character, which proves that fashion is as essential as the story in these dramas! In fact, the outfits are so inspirational that there are entire web pages dedicated to find the exact clothing pieces from the dramas.

Best K-dramas for Fashion Lovers

From punk fashion to office looks, here are the binge-worthy best K-dramas for fashion lovers where the Korean fashion idols will serve you with their amazing looks!

1. It’s Okay to Not be Okay (2020)

IMDb rating: 8.8
Number of episodes: 16
Watch on: Netflix
Starring: Kim Soo-Hyun, Seo Ye-ji, Oh Jeong-Se

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This is one of the best K-dramas I’ve watched so far! An extraordinary love story between a successful author with anti-social personality (Ko Mun Yeong) and a psych ward caretaker (Moon Gang Tae), this drama is an emotional roller coaster ride with lots of twists and turns. This is a perfect drama if you love strong female leads and all kind of genres — be it romantic, thriller, fantasy or comedy.

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Ko Mun-yeong (played by Seo Yea-ji)’s character shows an amazing wardrobe. She wears beautiful pieces from luxury fashion houses and many upcoming designers throughout the K-drama. Undoubtedly, the drama deserves to top our list of best K-dramas for fashion lovers!

Wherever she goes — to teach in psych hospital, to a book launch event or to a nearby cafe, fashion goes hand in hand for her! In the drama, she is seen sporting fashion brands like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Magda Butrym, Givenchy, etc.

2. Hotel Del Luna (2019)

IMDb rating: 8.2
Number of episodes: 16
Watch on: Netflix, Rakuten Viki, WeTv, Dramacool, Kissasian
Starring: Ji-eun Lee, Yeo Jin-gu, Shin Jeong-geun

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Welcome to a magical world, where Jang Man-Wol (played by Ji-eun Lee) is the CEO of Hotel Del Luna that caters to the dead. She is beautiful and fickle-minded with an extravagant wardrobe. Stuck in the hotel for over a thousand years for a sin she committed centuries ago, she is seen wearing fancy and vintage dresses along with many elegant accessories.

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The drama follows a beautiful palette with saturated and gorgeous colors, which makes it more spectral visually. Horror-comedy and romance together with surprise cameos, if you are looking for a K-drama with luxury fashion and mesmerizing set up to treat your eyes, just start watching it already!

3. My Love From Another Star/ My Love From the Star (2013)

IMDb rating: 8.2
Number of episodes: 22
Watch on: Netflix, Rakuten Viki, Viu
Starring: Jun Ji-Hyun, Kim Soo-Hyun

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A successful actress Cheon Song-yi (played by Jun Ji-hyun) is expected to carry best fashion and look gorgeous all the time. She firmly believes that she is every man’s type until she meets her neighbor, Do Min-joon (played by Kim Soo-hyun), who turns out to be an alien. She started acting and earning big money at very young age and has been wearing media-approved wardrobe pieces since then!

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From her red carpet fashion to her heartbreak-bearing days, there’s no exaggeration on how she pulled off each look in this K-drama. You will also get to see other fashionable characters like Yoo Se-mi (played by Yoo In-na) and Lee Hee-kyung (played by Park Hae-jin). A very interesting plot with the bonus of comedy and among the best K-dramas for fashion lovers that will bind you and compel you to binge-watch, you shouldn’t think much!

4. Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)

IMDb rating: 8.1
Number of episodes: 21
Watch on: Netflix, Rakuten Viki, WeTv, Dramacool, Kissasian
Starring: Jun Ji-Hyun, Lee Min-Ho

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A storyline that follows two eras, one in Joseon era and one in modern times. The drama is about unconditional love between a mermaid (Jun Ji-hyun) and a con artist (Lee Min-ho). The con-artist, Heo Joon Jae is filthy rich and is seen wearing dashing outfits that will make you fall head over heels for him! The mermaid, Sim Chung also sports beautiful pieces from luxury fashion houses making both of them look like a fashionable couple.

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With flashbacks from Joseon era in this drama, you can witness beautiful Korean royal traditional clothing as well. It’s a great deal, you get to watch a fairy-tale along with fashion from two eras! Also, to sense the chemistry between the leads and to see how effortlessly good they look in those outfits, you should definitely watch this K-drama!

5. Crash Landing on You (2019)

IMDb rating: 8.7
Number of episodes: 19
Watch on: Netflix, Dramacool, Kissasian
Starring: Hyun-Bin, Son Ye-Jin, Seo Ji-Hye

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One of the best K-dramas for fashion lovers, this drama is about a fashion label owner, Yun Se-ri who meets with an accident during paragliding and ends up in North Korea. Was it easy for her to survive and escape from North Korea? Did she eventually return to South Korea? I can probably not tell you that since it would be a spoiler! But I can talk about how stunning her wardrobe is.

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Yun Se-ri (played by So Ye-Jin) is bold and passionate, she’s aware that she is the best when it comes to fashion. With a cut-throat business persona, she surely knows how to kill in those beautiful wardrobe pieces. Not just her, but the show’s other side characters like Seo Dan and Alberto Gu in this K-drama are also amazing in fashion and style!

6. Itaewon Class (2020)

IMDb rating: 8.2
Number of episodes: 16
Watch on: Netflix, Dramacool, Kissasian
Starring: Seo Jun Park, Kim Da-Mi, Yoo Jae-Myung

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This is a revenge story based on a webtoon that involves group of social outcasts who come together to take down an exploitative business. The drama highlights several issues present in the society. Make sure to keep a tissue with you whether to cry or to wipe your happy tears!

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Jo Yi Seo (played by Kim Da-Mi) will steal your attention with her amazing punk looks in this K-drama. From over-sized blazers to leather jackets, she will make you want to own all those pieces! She is the best inspiration for high-street fashion. How could I miss this one in our best K-dramas for fashion lovers list! Also, would you still need more reasons to watch the drama if I tell you there’s one OST (original sound track) in it by V (BTS)!

7. Vincenzo (2021)

IMDb rating: 8.6
Number of episodes: 21
Watch on: Netflix, Dramacool, Kissasian
Starring: Song Joong-Ki, Jeon Yeo-bin, Taecyeon

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Do you like crime dramas and thrillers? I absolutely love them. Try not to bite your nails, so better get a tub of popcorn while you watch this drama! An Italian-Korean mafia lawyer, Vincenzo (played by Song Joong-Ki) will keep making you wonder, how a mafia can be so charming yet intimidating!

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Vincenzo loves his suits to be well fitted and to complement his persona. Hong Cha Young’s (played by Jeon Yeo-bin) character in this series is feisty, funny and bold in addition to being fashionable and she will give you another reason to own a power suit! The drama is intense, fiery yet fashionable, you shouldn’t miss out on this!

8. The Heirs/The Inheritors (2013)

IMDb rating: 7.5
Number of episodes: 20
Watch on: Netflix, Rakuten Viki, WeTv, Dramacool, Kissasian
Starring: Lee Min-Ho, Park Shin-Hye, Woo-bin Kim

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Kim Tan (played by Lee Min-ho), a rich guy who falls in love with his house maid’s daughter and faces many complications in his life because of being the next-in-line to inherit his father’s grand business. This might sound like a typical rich-boy-poor-girl love story but there’s lot more to it! For this, you have to watch the drama!

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There are many fashionable characters in the drama but the best ones were, Rachel (Kim Tan’s fiancé played by Kim Ji-won) and Han Ki-ae (Kim Tan’s mother played by Kim Sung-ryung) who caught my eye with their amazing fashion sense!

The K-drama’s main focus is on rich families so there won’t be a single episode where you can’t find lavish and extravagant clothing! Go, feast your eyes!

9. Suspicious Partner (2017)

IMDb rating: 7.9
Numbers of episodes: 20
Watch on: Netflix, Rakuten Viki, WeTv, Dramacool, Kissasian
Starring: Ji Chang-Wook, Nam Ji-Hyun, Choi Tae-Joon

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Rom-com and crime together, can you ask for more? This drama is about two characters falling in love while finding a culprit. The script is very humorous and witty, which makes the drama more refreshing. A right balance of fun, thrill and fashion and one of the best K-dramas for fashion lovers, this could be your stress-buster.

best youthful work fashion outfits in K-dramasAll the four main characters are fashionable, even though Eun Bong Hee (played by Nam Ji-Hyun) should take the crown for being a fashion queen! If you love wearing modern, youthful and professional outfits in your workplace, grab a notepad and take notes while you binge-watch the show!

In conclusion, there are really too many reasons to get obsessed with K-dramas and their fashion. The certainty of episodes, cast, fantasy-like story lines, Korean OSTs is what keeps us engrossed in the drama. The best thing? Be it romance or thriller, every genre in K-dramas has a comedy touch to it. Popularity of K-pop fashion and idols have also lent a hand for popularity of K-dramas around the world.

Lastly, K-drama fashion is highly influenced by runways and top fashion brands that receive abundance of love from fashion lovers all around the world. They are a perfect blend of kawaii and streetstyle, blurring the lines between soft and bold.

I hope our best K-dramas for fashion lovers list would help you spend your days with less stress and more fun! Moreover, you can always count on these K-dramas when looking for fashion inspiration.

We would love to know which K-drama fashion idol’s outfits you liked the most. So let us know in the comments below! If you recreate an outfit, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @shilpaahujadotcom!

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