It is time for another weekly blog post! This week's post makes number 4 of the 52 week Lolita Challenge. Woah! The topic selected for this week is:
Lolita fashion trends I disliked that now I love!
Bold Boarder Prints
The evolution of boarder prints in lolita fashion alone is astonishing. While we had the option of being able to wear a dress with an overall print the creation of a boarder prints alone added to the transformation of lolita. The fashion evolved from lovely appliques to full colored boarder prints!
Back in the day, lolita dresses were modest with print patterns. These usually involved small floral patterns, polka dots and the like so when lolita brands began to craft these loud, bold and full themed prints I was taken aback for sure! There was a period of unrest within the fashion as lolitas tried to establish the difference between the fashion and costumes. This presented a glorious challenge of how to incorporate it safely. Thankfully this obstacle was overcome with ease and now most of my wardrobe has a boarder print. I do not know how I would live without them!
Bonnets have been used in lolita fashion for some time, but the widespread use of them has become more mainstream. The designs are stunning! I had never been interested in the purchase of a bonnet. I had always thought that my face was too round for such a look. I was concerned that the addition of a bonnet would cause me to look far too childish. Oh, how I was so pleasantly mistaken!
I have yet to discover a face type that this darling bonnet does not flatter. A bonnet is a charming addition to a wide variety of lolita coordinates. I adore the homage to the Victorian style. I have a weakness now for full bonnets, though a half bonnet works just as well. I am so very happy to have warmed up to such a charming and essential accessory and I cannot wait to get a bonnet of my own.
Wrist cuffs are a common accessory in the lolita fashion style. Surprisingly, it took me quite some time to fully appreciate these lace cuffs. When I received my first pair through an online lolita trade I could not bring myself to wear them. It felt incredibly strange to have such extravagant wrists with short sleeves. It was only until I attended a lolita meet-up that I discovered wrist cuffs could be worn a variety of ways. I found myself particularly fond of these wrist cuffs being placed over long sleeves, I style that I had adopted. Now I find that wrist cuffs are some of my most used accessories!
I hope you enjoyed this blog post! There will be another randomly selected topic next week.
What are some lolita fashion trends that you disliked at one time but now you adore? Feel free to post your answers below -- I would love to read your opinions!
This is the account of one woman and her passion for lolita Fashion.