The topics for the Lolita challenge are still going strong! The random number generator has selected challenge topic 8, 'What don't I wear Lolita more often?'
I have asked myself this very question many times, especially recently and it is a question many Lolita's ponder during the course of their fashion life.
Once you begin to build your wardrobe the desire to wear Lolita more often only grows larger, at least in my opinion. It is only a nature progression that one would want to wear Lolita style clothes more often. Unfortunately there are numerous factors that can occur in a Lolita's life that cause certain complications to inhibit that wish. Here are my five.
Lolita is an arduous task. First, you must plan your coordinate. What wig, shoes, tights/socks, blouse, dress, petticoat shape and accessories do you wish to wear? You dress in your bloomers and petticoat essentials before the planned coordinate is even adorned. Next, it is time for make-up. After all, one must be presentable in such finery. By the time your transformation is complete, you have invested real time into the consideration of your look. Often I opt for something less complicated to wear during my downtime in order to turn my attentions to my other hobbies. When I am able to find the time to dress in Lolita the experience is that much more of an award.
It's a fact -- I have a limited Lolita wardrobe. While I have enough in my possession for a full week of coordinates, that is where my versatility ends. Additionally my wardrobe is not adequately stocked for certain types of weather. Currently in my part of the world it is Winter. My severe lack of any Lolita style boots or coat limit my ability to wear Lolita comfortably in cool temperatures. Thankfully, this particular reason can easily be remedied with additionally wardrobe pieces and accessories!
And there you have it! What prevents you from wearing Lolita more often?
Last, but certainly not least, is my fifth and final limitation. Illness. I don't want to bore you with the particulars of my illness, but one of the variables I struggle with on a daily basis is chronic fatigue and chronic pain. The amount of energy and will power required to even get dressed in normal clothing is a battle. An attempt to dress in the extravagance of Lolita is often too much. While this struggle is one that I will be most likely unable to conquer, it is one that I will never stop attempting to.
This is the account of one young woman and her passion for Lolita Fashion.