Why I love my parasol
A Classic Staple
All across the world, women have used parasols to shield themselves from the elements. It is interesting to see the various styles and cultural significance these umbrellas. This is especially true for this day in age! When I lived in Puerto Rico and Hawaii, many women used umbrellas and parasols daily. While the purpose is to protect yourself from the elements, it is fun to see what style parasol someone has. I love that I am able to add a beautiful and practical piece to my outfit. A parasol with a Rococo or Victorian inspired feel is a great way to give tribute to the eras that I love.
Protection from the Elements
I have sensitive skin, particularly when it comes to the sun and UV. A parasol allows me to hold an umbrella that protects me from the sun that does not stand out from my fashion style. I have yet to find refined sunglasses to adorn. Also to the protection from direct sunlight, the parasol allows a way to generate shade. This aspect is especially important in the summer. The generation of shade helps to diminish the chance of overheating. This is an important side effect to avoid while adorned in so many layers. On snowy days a parasol is a great way to shield yourself the dampness of snowflakes!
A Beautiful Statement
Even when the parasol is not in use it is a beautiful accessory. The designers make the parasol to be a beautiful statement, even when closed. I am particularly fond of the aesthetic of an Angelic Pretty or a Baby, the Stars Shine Bright parasol looks when closed. All the attention to detail, even when a parasol is closed is lovely! The way the parasol is wrapped and secured with a bow, and the way the lace inspired detailing surrounds the bottom are just two details that help to create a gorgeous look.
Of course, the largest statement a parasol can make is when it is opened. This is when the true details can be appreciated. I am astounded at the level of detail the creators are able to generate. This is especially true when it comes to the plastic frills on the parasol! I love being able to use an umbrella/parasol with my everyday clothes. This lovely accessory adds a bit of feminine frill to my daily clothes. A parasol becomes a bold, frilly and beautiful statement when added to a lolita outfit!
Where do you stand on the parasol debate? I would love to hear your stance below!
This is the account of one woman and her passion for lolita Fashion.