Wednesday, 23 April 2014

That's not goth! But I still want it... † Lolita dresses

Idly trawling the internet for lolita images for my blog, I came across a gorgeous lolita dress.

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Of course, being a lolita dress, it is incredibly expensive. That didn't stop me looking for more to cry over.

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I'm not a lolita, but I'm drooling over these. Surely they could be worn without the yards of petticoats?

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What do you think? Could they be worn 'casually'? Should I try making such a dress myself, to save my bank account some critical damage?

8 comments:

  1. Hmm, for me - too sweet. But I understand that some people like this style ;)

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  2. Oh, my...that first dress is simply amazing. o.O

    I don't think, that these particular dresses could be worn casually, but perhaps a simpler, less ornated version - a jsk, an apron dress, or just a simple a-line dress - of the same fabric and print would be fine. :)

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    1. The first dress is my absolute favourite too. Apparently there's a long version somewhere...

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  3. I love the Krad Lanrete one, they make such gorgeous dresses, they made a gorgeous illuminated manuscript one too, which is no longer available, luckily for my bank account!

    You can find such amazingly cute prints at the fabric shop, especially in the quilting and curtain section, take a look at that before you buy a dress if you are considering making one.

    You can definitely wear Lolita pieces without the petticoat, although you won't get such a pouffy shape. I wear my Bodyline (the only thing I can afford lol) pieces without pettis sometimes just as a normal outfit.

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    1. Well, spoonflower do have this jellyfish fabric: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1274734 :)

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  4. I think you can wear some kind of lolita dresses like without petticoat, but it would need many stylish details, because without it you can look like very wierd person in night dress I think..? Theese first dress would be very good without petticoat, but the two others would look bad I think.
    For example this look (http://lookbook.nu/look/2279953-Bodyline-Light-Pink-Jsk-Black-Rose-Ring-Selfmade). She has normal lolita dress and she is wearing it normally like not loli style.
    And I think that Im in love with the first dress ^^

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    1. Yep, I see what you mean. I guess I would have to choose carefully, or make a dress which looks *similar*.

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  5. I wear a lot of my Lolita dresses without pettis, when I'm just being casual or not going out. Depending the fabric and how it's gathered, some dresses hold their shape pretty well without any poof underneath.

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