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Born in 1995, Hwasa is unlike most other K-pop female idols. She has a darker skin tone, single-lidded eyes, and a curvier hourglass figure. Due to these attributes, she has been teased and criticized by the media ever since her debut. In fact, she was kicked out of the auditions because the judges thought she was “fat and ugly.”

Well look who’s laughing now! Today, Ahn Hye-jin, known in the industry as Hwasa, is one of the most sought after idols. A member of the successful girl group Mamamoo, Hwasa is a woman of many talents. As part of the group, she raps, dances, and can sing in a wide vocal range.

In addition to her talents, Hwasa is also known for her bold and iconic fashion moments. Throughout her career, she has worn many controversial outfits for performances and others.

Today, we examine five times Hwasa pushed the boundaries of acceptable K-pop fashion trends. Read on to the end to see what her most iconic look is (to this day)!

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Pants unbuttoned to the airport

In August 2019, Hwasa was ready to fly with her Mamamoo group members. She arrived at the airport with them, but the Korean media focused their attention only on her. The South Korean idol was wearing ripped jeans, which were unbuttoned and revealed her high-waisted panties.

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Suffice it to say that it caused more than one stir among Internet users. It was criticized by many for being vulgar and inappropriate (an issue we’ll get to later). However, Hwasa did not let these criticisms get to her.

You can find this look (among others) in the video above.

Corsets and Garters

At the 2018 SBS Gayo Daejon Music Festival, Mamamoo performed their hit song Starry Night. For the performance, Hwasa chose to wear a black corset and shorts with black garters. This look made K-netizens incredibly upset.

Some people chided the rapper for having to show skin to look sexy, while others said the outfit was inappropriate for a show like SBS Gayo that people watched with their families. Still others criticized her for being too “American” in mentality.

The “Joker” costume

Dubbed the “Joker” outfit, this costume saw Hwasa wearing a neon yellow bodysuit and purple clear plastic jacket and pants set. His hair was green like the popular bat Man villain The Joker and his lips were blood red.

The South Korean singer donned this iconic ensemble while performing the song. Hip with his bandmates at the 2019 M-net Asian Music Awards (MAMA).

This outfit made her look sexy and sassy as she dominated the stage with the (ever-present) confidence and charm.

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The stunning white dress

A white princess is not an adjective that usually defines Hwasa’s style. However, for the 2018 KBS Entertainment Awards, the idol appeared in a form-fitting white dress with a mermaid butt. Paired with understated diamond jewelry, this look made her look ethereal. Her shimmering makeup and her tight wrapped bun perfectly complemented her sophisticated look.

That night, he took home the “Hot Topic Artist Award.”

The most ICONIC Hwasa outfit ever!

There’s no way any K-pop fan can forget the dazzling red latex body suit Hwasa stepped out in for Mamamoo’s performance at the 2018 MAMA Awards.

The little red number took the internet by storm. While many praised her appearance and confidence, a small corner of the internet took offense to the outfit. According to some, “it showed too much”.

Hwasa herself commented on this outfit in a later interview. She said that while she chooses the costumes for the performances, all she thinks about is how she will harmonize the costume with the performance.

It would not be unfair to say that many times, Hwasa is unfairly criticized for her fashion choices. She only wears what she feels would suit the vibe of the performance or appearance.

There is also some bias against the singer when comparing her outfits to other female idols. For example, in the aforementioned SBS Gayo performance, all of her other teammates also wore similarly sexy and provocative pieces. But, the public eye was unleashed only on Hwasa.

He has gained widespread recognition for his talent and looks. Although many of her in her home country criticize her for not adhering to South Korea’s beauty standards, she never lets that stop her from achieving her dreams.

Hwasa’s talent is the result of years of hard work and commitment to her craft. She is not put off by naysayers. This level of self-confidence and belief is an aspiration for many.

As he turned 27 this year, all his fans and Moo-Moos are waiting to see what he does next.

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