Picture of the day – Lolita

Lolita HimeLolita is a fashion trend which started in Japan due to the Visual Kai influence from musicians in Japan. The clothing that is usually worn has a style which is reminiscent of the Victorian and Rococo age with other styles added into it such as high heeled boots and Gothic items.  The look of the Lolita, even if there are differential types usually consists of a knee length skirt or dress, headdress, blouse, petticoat, knee high socks or stockings and rocking horse or high heel/platform shoes. The Lolita started in 1970’s  and is now very popular in the Tokyo fashion world.

Lolita  dresses try to be more cute rather then sexy. The Lolita does not have anything sexual. From the Gothic Lolita .” A gothic Lolita speaks”, Publishers Weekly. mentioned this;

“We certainly do not do this for the attention of men. In fact, the fashion frequently alienates them. Frequently, female sexuality is portrayed in a way that is palatable and accessible to men, and anything outside of that is intimidating. Something so unabashedly female is ultimately kind of scary—in fact, I consider it to be pretty confrontational. Dressing this way takes a certain kind of ownership of one’s own sexuality that wearing expected or regular things just does not. It doesn’t take a lot of moxie to put on a pencil skirt and flats. It’s not, as some commentors have suggested, some sort of appeal to men’s expectation that women should be childlike, or an attempt to pander to pedophiles. Pedophiles like little girls. They don’t like grown women who happen to like dresses with cakes on them. I’ve never been hit on by a pedophile while in Lolita. We don’t get into it because it is some sort of misplaced pedo complex or anything, and the objective isn’t simply to emulate little girls, despite the name Lolita”

LolitaThere are many different types of Lolitas from the Sweet Lolita, Gothic Lolita, Punk Lolita, Classic Lolita, Wa Lolita, Qi Lolita, Boystyle, Hime Lolita and Sailor Lolita.

Most of this fashion consists of  certain style. The Gothic Lolita usually wear all black, with dark make-up. The punk Lolita usually add punk influence to their clothing. The classic Lolita focuses on Regency and Rocco style. Sweet Lolitas usually have child aspects to their clothing. Wa Lolitas wear clothing which combines Japanese clothing such a kimono top. The Qi on the other hand combines Chinese items. The Boystyle is influenced by the style that Victorian boys used to wear, Hime Lolita which means Princess and they  usually wear tiaras.  Finally sailor Lolitas have a sailor influence. Outside of Japan the Lolitas is not really that well known. I don’t think Ill ever be able to wear clothing like this. I am too tall to look cute >.> unfair because all these girls look so cute.

Lolita

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  1. Fortuna says:

    I’d look really cute in that, huh? =P It would be fun if we tried that. I would not wear the kiddish ones though. =3

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