When your favorite Lolita designers release a new print, it is always difficult to choose which clothing piece you want to add to your wardrobe. The most common designs for Lolita printed items involve three common types: jumperskirts, skirts, and one-piece dresses. While your favorite design may differ from print to print, there is one type that finds a permanent home in your wardrobe. Out of the three, I have one clear favorite.
Additionally, the options combined with a JSK with a long sleeve, a short sleeve shirt and the base of a cutsew or a blouse add a wide array of style options. Some of my other favorite add ons to a jumperskirt include boleros or a corset. These items allow for more diverse options than just a one-piece dress alone!
The fact that a jumperskirt requires layers underneath to properly represent the Lolita aesthetic is truly an added bonus! The shirt allows there to be an additional layer of fabric to protect the dress from normal wear and tear. Not only does this help to maintain the design, but protects the item's resale value, if so desired.
Just like a jumperskirt, a skirt allows for multiple style options when paired with a shirt. The colors of a cutsew, blouse or a bolero can be added to draw out additional colors represented in the print. Additionally, the choice of short or long sleeves is still an option with a skirt. While I do not experience as much flexibility when it comes to size accommodations, I am able to customize skirts quite easily and inexpensively!
A one piece is a lovely item due to the simple fact it is an article that makes a bold statement. It is also a fantastic clothing piece for the days that you feel less inspired to create a coordinate. A simple addition of socks or tights, shoes and bag and matching hair accessories quickly transform a one-piece dress into a completed ensemble in no time!
A one-piece dress is also a great option as a complete dress for warm weather and sun protection if the material is made of an airy fabric, such as chiffon. Additionally, a one-piece dress can also be a warm dress for winter if constructed of a wool or velvet. The long sleeve adds to the ability to keep you warm.
And there you have it! There are my reasons and placement for these key Lolita pieces. What about you? Do you prefer a Lolita jumperskirt, one-piece or skirt when it comes to your wardrobe? Let me know below!
This is the account of one young woman and her passion for Lolita Fashion.