It is finally here -- my MAXICIMAM review!
MAXICIMAM is a fashion brand from Tokyo, Japan that offers punk and lolita style clothes. I discovered this brand a few years ago in a Gothic & Lolita Bible and decided to investigate. I found that MAXICIMAM offered larger sizes, which was an interest to me as a plus-sized lolita. I waited in anticipation to be able to order a few in-stock items that would accommodate my measurements.
Halloween presented the perfect chance to put "lovely size" to the test!
MAXICIMAM does not ship overseas. They do however recommend a few Japanese market sites that sell their products. I purchased a total of two MAXICIMAM items from cdjapan.
✓ Toujours Ensemble Rose Blouse ( White )
✓ Excellent Lovely Drawers ( White )
My order was sent with FedEx International Priority shipping. The items took only 2 business days to arrive for a total of 6 days if you include the placement date and I could not be happier with the turnaround time! The package was extremely well secured. All my items were individually wrapped and then packaged together in a bubble mailer. On top of my items lay two order freebies!
cdjapan sent along the most recent copy of Gab Music Network. Inside there were articles about various popular bands in and around Japan. It was cool to learn about new bands! Along with the magazine were some MAXICIMAM specific goodies. I was especially touched that the staff of cdjapan had sent items from the brand I had purchased from and even made sure it was October themed. The postcard and stickers were simply too cute! I cannot wait to send them to a friend.
Excellent Lovely Drawers
As expected the stock photo of this piece understated the details. The bloomers were of a soft but sturdy cotton material. The waistband is made with a thin elastic, but it is stretchy. With this simple observation, I can see now how this brand is able to accommodate a wide range of sizes!
The elastic band around the legs is secure, but not enough to cause discomfort. Ribbons are secured at the sides with excellent stitching. The stitching is completely even and the bows are charming.
The MAXICIMAM brand tag is located secured to the back of the bloomers. The brand logo is so pretty with the prominent crown encased by an intricate frame. I love the silver color they chose!
The lace along the bottom of the bloomers is of an excellent quality and is soft and tightly constructed. The bloomers are short enough so I do not have to worry about the bottom lace being exposed. It would not be good to have the bloomers peek out from under a skirt or a dress
The entire piece when worn is beyond charming! It truly is a delight to be able to purchase a pair of bloomers that I know are made of high quality materials and that fit.
Rating ~ 9 / 10
Excellent Lovely Drawers
My blouse arrived with its own hanger and protective plastic cover. Even though the coated plastic the detail displayed on this blouse was unbelievable! I was especially taken with the many rose details expressed on the lace. The piece also features white rose shaped buttons! So beautiful.
The entire piece has lace of multiple types and features the rose motif. The lace is of a very high-quality. I have never seen a piece utilize multiple types of lace to create such a beautiful result before! The detailed lace along the front of the blouse is particularly soft. All of the various lace is incredibly detailed. The cotton the blouse is constructed of is soft enough to be comfortable, but sturdy enough to maintain it's shaped. The stitches are straight and aid the flattering overall shape. The open ruffled part adds an enchanted feel. Due to this, the blouse looks especially nice when paired with a skirt.
In these detail shorts you can see the impressive lengths MAXICIMAM made to make this piece spectacular. These photos show the removable collar, the detail of the sleeve and the front of the blouse. The rose details on the lace, the gentle accent of ribbons and the sweet ivory rose buttons make this blouse too perfect for words! The overall piece is absolutely stunning and elegant.
I can say that I love the blouse with and without the collar. The first style is very sweet and traditional, while the second is more of a princess style. As I was to be Rapunzel it was the second style I used to aid my Halloween outfit. The collar is secured to the blouse with a simple clear button. Both sleeves are adjustable, which means the blouse can be long sleeved or short sleeved depending on preference. With these options, I can get four styles from one blouse. This piece is so versatile!
With the collar removed the tag is now easily spotted. I love the Alice silhouette -- it is too adorable! I loved the style so much that I made sure to keep the tag. On the back of the tag are the MAXICIMAM contact information, the product information and the original price. Secured to the back of the blouse is where I found the MAXICIMAM Lovely tag. I that the tags are large and easy to find!
From the back you can see the expert shirred displayed. The amount of material gathered within the shirring is quite impressive. A ribbon with a seamed edge allows the back to be laced for necessary fit adjustments. This lacing allows for a range of sizes. The blouse offers waist ties as well, secured by the same gorgeous ivory rose buttons as in the front. I love that the waist ties are removable.
I am completely blown away by the details of this blouse! The entire piece is flawless. I am absolutely overwhelmed by the high quality materials and the enchanting overall design. The versatility of this piece beyond impressive. I will be sure to order another blouse from this brand soon!
Rating ~ 10 / 10
5 / 5
The shipping for this order was overseas however my order arrived in lightning fast time. cdjapan really put any other shipping experience, domestic or international, to shame! As always my items arrived quickly, safely and well packaged. Additionally I love the time and attention the staff took to include freebies that complimented my order and brand.
5 / 5
All of the products purchased were extremely well constructed and were of an exceptional quality! The extraordinary design of such essential lolita basics, coupled with the ability to purchase these pieces in a larger size, is well worth the expense! I cannot stress how wonderful it is to have such a high quality brand produce lolita pieces in a wide variety of sizes. I am truly blown away!
5 / 5
cdjapan has excellent customer service. The transaction was extremely easy to do and I even earned points towards another purchase. Hooray!
Do I plan to order additional items from the MAXICIMAM brand? You better believe it! I hope to order an additional blouse, bloomers and a winter coat from this brand soon!
This is the account of one woman and her passion for lolita Fashion.