"But what is it really?" a Lolita Fashion Guide for Parents, Skeptics and Significant Others.
Perhaps someone special to you has just confessed that they are, or are interested in, the pursuit of lolita fashion. Perhaps you are interested in lolita and is in search of an introduction for someone who is not aware of the fashion. Regardless of your reasons this guide will introduce this unique fashion, illustrate some key points and answer the tough questions. Without further delay, let's begin!
"Where did it come from?"
Lolita is a sub-culture fashion that originated on the streets of Harajuku, Japan. The style became recognizable in the early 1990s. Since then, this bold sub-style fashion has become adopted worldwide. Lolita fashion is influenced by the French Rococo era and the British Victorian era fashion.
"Is it associated with the book?"
No, lolita fashion is not associated with the book Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. As someone who has read the novel I can assure you, there is no theme or aspect of the novel that relates to the fashion in the slightest. While an individual participant may choose to dress in lolita for their own reasons, the fashion itself is not a fetish and not a kink. Therefore should not be associated with either interest.
Gothic Lolita utilizes dark and rich color pallet and is a mature and elegant style. Gothic Lolita often features motifs of crosses, roses and skulls. A well-known name brand for this particular style is Moi-meme-Moitie.
Sweet Lolita uses a light color pallet, such as pastels, and is an overall cute style. Sweet Lolita often features bold colorful prints of sweets, fruits, and flowers. A few well-known name brands for this style are Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, and Angelic Pretty.
Classic Lolita features a jewel tone color pallet, is more mature than Sweet Lolita and is an overall romantic style. Classic Lolita often features floral and solid colors. A well-known name brand for this style is Innocent World.
"So, it's a costume"
"Why is it so expensive?"
"Who can wear lolita?"
"What will people say or think?"
Also, your special someone is not alone. There are communities everywhere with other Lolitas! There are many online communities where your Special Someone can connect with others. Many times, there are local lolita communities! Your Special Someone is bound to make new connections.
"Why do people wear lolita?"
◆ Lolita is not a kink, fetish or based on the novel
◆ Lolita is categorized as such due to the silhouette
◆ The three major styles are Gothic, Sweet and Classic
◆ It is not a costume
◆ It can be worn by anyone
I hope this was beneficial for all you curious people out there! Additionally, I hope this information has helped answer some of your questions. What is important is the fact you have gone through all this trouble in order to learn about something that special someone cares so much about. Your support is extremely appreciated!
If you have any further questions or thoughts let me know! I would be happy to hear from you.
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