Everyone has the right to feel beautiful. For some of us that means wearing lolita. For a few of us that means wearing lolita while being plus-sized. While those who give us flack for being plus-sized will always give us flack, that does not excuse us for not looking as fabulous in our frills as possible. So here’s some advice on what kind of frills will look good on your body shape.
Hourglass: Hurray for you! You actually have the best figure for lolita in my opinion. Sure, your large breasts and wide hips may seem like a detriment to you, but that defined waist can really pull you through.
- Wear pieces that define your natural waist. Jumperskirts with princess seams will work well to call attention to your hourglass figure.
- Take advantage of a-line skirts, your shape flatters them well. Wear petticoats with lighter fluff around the hips.
- Look for back shirring or waist ties. These will help the clothing contour to your shape.
- Empire waist dresses, they cover your waist and ruin your shape.
On the fence
- Cupcake shaped skirts. They truncate your waist instead of accentuate it, making your torso look stunted at times.
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While it’s safe to say that the majority of Lolitas just happens to like frills and historical clothing, a few prefer to lead a “Lolita lifestyle”. A lifestyle Lolita generally dresses daily in the fashion, interacts with the local Lolita community and may have feminine hobbies such as baking, sewing or embroidery. Some lifestyle Lolitas adhere to the ideal of leading the life of a princess, and surrounds themselves with beautiful things and adopt certain mannerisms (such as extreme politeness or “ladylike” behavior).
Community interaction is a large part of being a Lolita, and is something that is enjoyed both by general fashion fans and lifestyle Lolitas. Local Lolita communities often arrange special meet-ups, where Lolitas of all ages participate in activities such as picnics, tea parties and visits to museums, amusement parks or even art galleries. Every meet-up has its own specific rules and clothing codes. Many Lolitas who don’t dress in the fashion on a daily basis, sees meet-ups as a perfect way to go over-the-top with their outfits and show their love for the fashion.
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A lolita outfit is composed of some basic key items. Each element is essential in creating the proper lolita outfit. There is a lot of room for variety within them, so don’t be afraid to experiment. These elements are: headwear, blouse, bell-shaped skirt, undergarment, legs, and shoes.
Headwear- A lolita shouldn’t leave the house without putting a cute little bow or clip into their hair. A headdress is the most popular headwear, which may come in all shapes and sizes, but typically looks like a headband. Large bows are also very common which is called the Alice bow. Smaller bows such as on barrettes may also be used if one wants a less overpowering look. Cute little hairclips, headbands, and flowers can be used.
Blouse- The most common type of lolita blouse is a button-down shirt with a peter-pan collar, which is a round type of collar. Though any type of blouse can be used but it shouldn’t expose the skin too much. Think elegance.
Skirt- The classic lolita skirt or dress is the bell shape. This shape is achieved thanks to the petticoats and bloomers beneath. A Lolita skirt can be longer then knee length and shorter by only 2″. If you are short and petite size, its best if the skirt is slightly above the knee. It will make you look a lot taller. It works with any look, not only lolita.
Undergarments- A lot of newbies would slap any type of petticoat under their skirt. The most common mistake is that they use a square-petticoat. A square-petticoat is a petticoat that flairs outward which doesn’t give the skirt its bell shaped look. A proper petticoat is necessary to achieve that bell shape that is so essential to the lolita silhouette, while bloomers are necessary to retain a young lolita’s modesty or to keep the cold away during winter.
Legs- It is generally good practice to cover one’s legs knee-length socks. Other options include over-knee socks, stockings, and opaque tights. Sheer tights tend to be too “sexy” for lolita, while ankle socks are just simply unflattering on people’s legs.
Shoes- The traditional footwear for lolitas is the Mary Jane, but similar options are available. A proper lolita shoe should feature a closed, rounded toe as well as chunky, thick heels or platforms. Flats are good as well too. Boots are very common too, and are good to achieve goth or punk lolita. Another good type of shoe is the Vivienne Westewood Rocking-horse Shoe, which features a mary-jane style top with a large chunk of wood at the bottom to add height and often features a curved front and a part cut-out of the back – hence the name.
Lolita fashion quietly originated in the 70’s with a few Japanese labels, but it wasn’t til the 90’s that the fashion married urban street fashion and hit the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo’s fashion district. Bands like Princess Princess helped popularize the look—the floppy bows and intricately adorned fabrics in this video from 1996 still make up a huge part of the look today:
Lolita fashion, sometimes nicknamed “Loli,” has several distinct sub-fashions, as well as related but separate off-shoots which have formed similar but separate styles.
Classic Lolita. The “purest” version of the look, Classic Loli has fewer embellishments than Sweet Lolita and a little more color than its Gothic or Punk counterparts. It’s characterized by simple print dresses without a lot of adornments.
Gothic Lolita. Heavily influenced by visual kei, Gothic Lolita most notably contains lots of black—but not always. Heavy boots paired with lots of lace, and dress lines modeled after Rococo period fashions, are common features.
Sweet Lolita. Like Gothic Lolita, Sweet Lolita has more frills and lace than Classic Lolita, but it’s the total opposite in terms of aesthetic. Sweet Lolita uses lots of pink, parasols, and over-the-top embellishments to capture a true baby doll look. A hybrid version of Sweet and Gothic lolita is known as “Bittersweet Lolita.”
Punk Lolita. Much like Gothic Lolita, this look contains rock-influenced elements.
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