The colors and lolita fashion

We’ve now entered the month of May, and World is getting warmer as each day passes by. The store windows are filled with colorful items, and it’s the season for designs adorned with strawberries and cherries — a Lolita’s favorites. Just thinking about it fills me with excitement! For this second Lesson in Lolita, I would like to talk a little bit about “colors”.

colors and seasons

Colors and Seasons

Unlike most mainstream fashions, the Lolita fashion is not influenced by the changing of the seasons. This is because the princess-like silhouette of a dress and sweet designs complimented by frills and ribbons are the unchanging and fundamental forms of Lolita fashion. What gives these enduring forms their diversity are colors and fabrics. Generally speaking, pastel colors are for the spring and summer seasons, while darker colors are reserved for the fall and winter months. Patterns with fruit motifs and gingham checks are popular designs for spring and summer, and the houndstooth pattern and tartan checks are often seen in fall and winter. With each design, the type of fabric will make a lot of difference to the overall look, but it is important not to look either too chilly or too hot and stifled.

The Basics of Color Coordinating

On many Lolita fashion related community websites, I often see people posing such questions as “I want to coordinate an xxx colored skirt with xxx colored shoes and an xxx colored headdress (hair accessories). It this weird?” The most basic and easiest way to coordinate colors is to match your accessories with the colors (for example the color of the lace) that adorn your “main item” (skirt, dress, etc.). This can be accomplished with an exact match or by matching with a similar color. Most people imagine that coordinating an item with patterns is difficult, but in fact as there are a wider variety of colors on a patterned item, there are more possibilities when it comes to color coordination. Once you start to feel more confident, you can add a contrasting color to accentuate your outfit.

As for the shoes, black, white, brown, red and pink are the most classic colors. You can coordinate these in much the same way, by selecting a color that is the same or similar to your main piece, or by matching it with the focal point of your outfit (such as the lace). If you would like to wear shoes that do not match your overall outfit, carrying a bag or wearing a corsage of the same color will help your footwear “fit” into the whole look.

Overall, a colorful combination will achieve a bright, pop look. If you would like to pursue a dainty and neat look, toning down the variety of patterns is the key. In any case, don’t over do it, and if you feel you have balanced out the amount of each color, then you’re perfect!

 

popular Colors in Lolita Fashion

There are many more ways of combining and coordinating colors than what I have mentioned above. However, I would now like to concentrate on the colors that are most often seen in Lolita fashion. Below are some colors that are considered to be “classics” for the Lolita look, and some examples of popular color combinations.

pink colorPink comes in a range of shades; from eye-catching bright pink to subdued colors mixed with grays or beige, but choosing an elegant shade is always your best bet. Other than white, the “black and pink” combination is often observed, and in such cases a paler pink would be more appropriate, as it achieves a gentle look and avoids looking overly sexy.

 

A refreshing blue color that makes an appearance in the Lolita fashions scene during spring and summer. Think of the blue on the dress of Disney’s Alice In Wonderland. White goes best with this color; however matching it with a pink of a similar tone is also very cute.

A color that is just between pale blue and green. White is the easiest color to coordinate mint with, however matching it with pink in a similar tone would be adorable too. Rather than combining it with dark colors, I would recommend choosing colors that bring out the refreshing look of the shade.

A “natural” color (or “cream” color) is the color of unbleached fabric. The tone and shade can vary slightly depending on the brand. Along with white and black, natural is the standard color for blouses. It looks great with colors infused with a yellow tint (such as brown, beige and salmon pink) giving you a classical and gentle look.

The sweet color of strawberries and cherries! Red comes in a variety of shades, with warmer shades laced with a yellow tint (such as vermillion) and cooler reds with a bluish tone (such as crimson). The former has a bright and active image, while the latter exudes an air of formal sophistication. Wear it with white for a cute look, and with black for a sexy style. It goes excellent with brown in fall and winter, and this remarkably versatile color even goes with blue shades too!

A popular color for the fall/winter season, this color is a matured wine red. A more elegant and sophisticated shade compared to basic red, it has depth and adds luxury, making your outfit more formal and dressy. Bright and gorgeous when combined with white, and utterly bewitching when worn with black; it also looks great with rosy colors.

Another color for the fall/winter season, brown is a color that is classic and calming. Some brands refer to this color as “chocolat”. Coordinate it with cream, beige, pink tinted with yellow or black to complete a classic and elegant look.

The color that represents a pure maiden. Used on blouses, panniers and socks among others, it is a color that Lolita fashion cannot do without. When wearing all white, choosing fabrics of various textures; hard and light, soft and smooth, will prevent you looking flat and plain. For those of you who like bright colors and styles, a pair of pearly white shoes will go a long way. And don’t forget to look after your white items; it doesn’t need to be said that white becomes dirty very easily!

Every girl like Lolita dress

If I were a girl,I’d like Lolita dress,but only wait for the next life. Lolita style is increasing in acknowledgement near to the world.

The cult reputation of Anime, Manga and Japanese movement photo clip movement photo fixtures within your United States and Europe has also led in the direction of the adoption inside the Lolita design with a different industry of Western women. that is generally reserved a good offer more for dressing as a good offer as go to anime conventions or concerts than employed as street style within your way it is by Lolita’s in Japan. This could allow it to be feasible for anime followers the versatility to experiment using the look and produce some exclusive and revolutionary styles.

As it could possibly be challenging for Lolita gown aficionados outside of Japan to acquire sustain of new wardrobe pieces and equipment, individuals who need to create their Lolita sort typically possess a tendency to arranged collectively outfits employing a mixture of pieces they are able to supply from Japan, concerning the internet auctions, and pieces they have produced for on their own. For all those using the cash, one of the most latest collections of designers revered with the Japanese Lolita scene just like Vivienne Westwood are also a great area to lookup for proper pieces to thorough the appear.

Factors must acquire getting only a tiny much less complicated as there are now a developing amount of firms hunting to harness the subculture by importing or developing Lolita inspired garments to industry in shops, market segments and concerning the internet through the united states and Europe, so possessing only a tiny little bit inside the best suited analysis, any aspiring Western Lolita genuinely must acquire capable to produce that great Harajuku princess style.

The relationship of Cosplay and Lolita

lolita stylelolitaSomeone thinks cosplay is just Lolita, I can’t accept this view. I admit that they have similarities, but cosplay is different from Lolita. They are both originating in Japan and somewhat costume show.

Cosplay

Parasite eve cosplay

Cosplay is short for “costume play”. It main comes from amine, manga, comic, video game, TV game characters, people cosplay represents a specific character or idea. The person who cosplays we call “cosplayer”. Cosplayers dress in cosplay costume to portray their favorite characters. Costumes are expected to adhere meticulously to the attire known to be worn by the character represented.

Cosplay is hard than Lolita, it not only need dress in costumes by the character represented, it also need skill. Cosplayers must control the character’s inner activity. For example, if you want to take part in a D.Gray Man Lavi Rabi Cosplay,you must need  a D.Gray Man Lavi Rabi Cosplay costume, cosplay wig, and other accessories but these things are not  enough,you must learn the feature of Lavi Rabi, his hobby, his relationship, his  movement and so on, all these you must control ,then you will get a very perfect D.Gray Man Lavi Rabi Cosplay.

Lolita

sweet lolita dress

Lolita is different from cosplay, it is to show self character, rather than play other charcters. Lolita is fashion and subculture in Japan it includes several subcategories. It has many styles: Gothic Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Classic Lolita and other styles.

Gothic Lolita style is usually a combination of black and white, often black with white lace and typically decorated with ribbons and lace trims. Skirts are knee length and may have a crinoline or petticoat to add volume. As in mainstream Japanese gothic lolita dress fashion, over-knee socks or stockings are extremely popular.

Sweet Lolita style is childish pastel-colored clothes, lots of lace and ribbons ,its main color is pink and white.

Classic Lolita style lassic Lolita styleGothic Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Classic Lolita is more traditional, light-colored, also more mature-looking, they most are black and white color.

In a word, cosplay and Lolita are both costume show, they have similarities and difference; they both have come a hot pastime activity, especially for young people.

Have you really know lolita

There is one joke word, the good girl going to the heaven, and the bad girl go around. In this world, there will how many girls want to be the gentlewoman? No one will love the man who is not bad, and for the same reason, the too well-behaved girl could make us feel so boring.

So treason is not the patent of young girl, the rape women could also use the high-heeled shoes, the dress with small calico!, the red lipstick and the winnie as their weapon to attract others. If we could live better in this way, why not to be a goblin, why not act young? In this nice world, let us act lolita together.

But you know, when we want to act lolita, there are also some really little want to dress up ripe. Today, I want to describe some little lolita girls for entertainment.

Sarah Jan O’dell—set her mind to be the model

Gail O’dell have one 12-years-old daughter named Sarah Jan O’dell, and what’s her dream is to be the premier model. Last year, Sarah attend the young girl’s match of Miss Great Britain, and at  the match she wear one sexy low-cut evening dress, and a heavy makeup. Sarah’ s dad Gail think, these behaviour is not he force her, all come from her mind, she like dress up as one little woman, and i know there are some people did not willing that she dress up like this, but i think, as to her, model is one very nice profession, she is a very pretty girl.

Base Kang Black

Every morning bese could wash her hair and sprays many hair products, then make her hair be the straight hair, even there have one hair tilt she would do it once again. And in the weekend, she would spend more time on it. Every week, Base could spend 70 pound in beautify, including many item, such as the color of skin, cut eyebrows ect. Base’s mother Catherine said, she is the only one who interested her beauty than her performance. And recently, base said there have one boy is pursue her in this family gathering. Hopefully, my daughter is only 9 years old, she is not interested in him, Catherine said.

Lolita fashion show

Lolita fashion is one popular costume culture, and it comes from Japan. One gothic lolita dress of the lolita style is inspired by the Victoria and Rococo time’s doll costume, and it also effect by some gothic and punk culture. In short, this style dress is the knee length skirt, and there have one underdress to achieve the peng up effect.

The gothic lolita is one subculture comes from Japan, it mainly meaning this style dress, the mainstream is the young girl age from teens to twenties, then it become one popular culture form. The public think it as the extreme culture. This style is combine many other fashions, except the naive and decadence feeling, and it also combine the Metaphysics socialist, mysticism, supernaturalism ect.

black gothic lolita dress

Many people deem it was come from 1990s, and was leaded by the Japanese band MALICE MIZER and its favorer. Mana, the former leader and guitarist of the visual kei themed band Malice Mizer, is widely credited for having helped popularize Gothic Lolita. He coined the terms “Elegant Gothic Lolita” (EGL) and “Elegant Gothic Aristocrat” (EGA) to describe the style of his own fashion label Moi-même-Moitié, which was founded in 1999. Other influential figures in the scene include the singer Kana, who drew the first eight covers of the Gothic & Lolita Bible.

These gothic lolita dress usually adopt the dark colour, and the hair often dye the golden, black or white, and the makeup need increase its mystique and terror feelings.

Talk about the dress of the film “The Duchess”

Have you seen the fim “The Duchess“, it was recomposing from the salable novel, and was on show at 2008. This film tells the noble life of eighteen century and one capable ambitious girl named Georgiana Cavendish, she married the woman who was the only one who was not fascinated by her, for the family’s interests, then began her intricate life.

The gorgeous costumes are one big watching focus in the imperial film, surely the duchess all the same. The costumes of the film set off the Keira Knightley’s classic temperature more vivid, and the costume designer Michael AoKangNa must be the biggest hero. All the costumes in this film is made to measure, and the inspiration and creative concepts also very unique, so it give us a very royal visual feast.

So today, we could talk about the Victoria dress, as Michael said, this dress was usually used in some public occasions, so these dress could feel a little hale and hearty, in this dress, Michael adopt the blue and bronze colour as the basic colour, and in the dress’s hem use the cotton fabric apron, and match the yarn, when wearing it, could with one similar style hat, it would be very pertect. And the intelligent comes from the photo of George Anna, and in the photo she also wearing one black hat.

The green evening dress, this dress is the costume when the Georgiana went to Devonshire and meet the duck and Beth wearing, this dress could arouse the Georgiana more confidence and overbearing. This style of the dress is the very popular silk wrap coat at that time, the upper the the green colour, and skirt use the pink ribbon and with some bow, and finally match one topping hat, it heighten the dramatic effect/

As we know nowadays the very popular lolita dress is originate from the courts dress, so we could saw many lolita element in the costume of the film.

The very important two elements affect lolita dress

As we know the lolita clothing is the simplified western court dress at seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century, and the design inspiration mainly comed from the French Rococo times and Britain Victorian times’ costumes.

rococoThe word “Rococo” was change from the french “rocaille”, and it have the meaning of spiral shell, and use for describe the slastic arts fashion of curve and complicated decorate. The Rococo style also one architectural style based on the Churrigueresque, and it usually use in the interior decoration. The Rococo style usually relect the life interest of Palace noble at French Louis ShiWuShi generation, this style was very popular in europe. The character of Rococo mainly emphasize the beautiful and slim, delicate and cebinet character, such as the bare shoulder and clavice is these design.

Victorian style

The Victorian style was originate in eighteen centry, at that time, there appear lots of famous buildings, and the builiding usually use the succinct form and combine all the element of everytimes. And at that time, the women’s costume emphasize the exquisite patterns and the complicated styles, it use a slew of lace, ribbon, bow and the waist design to express the famale’s charming, and stand out the lady’s element image.

Then, I will talk about some main character about lolita dress in Victorian:

Lace: it is the top represention, the woman love to design many lace in their neckline, cuff and train ect.

The malva falbala, this design make the dress more elegant, and more charming. Except this, the falbala usually match the circular skirt design.

Bow: it is make up by ribbon, it is also a very important elements in Victorian times, and at that time, people think, the length of the bow is longer and the dress is more beautiful.

Why lolita makeup is so sweet

The lolita girl in western eyes, is that girl wearing the mini-skirts, mature making up, and keep the young girl’s bang, simplely say is that “the girl wearing the woman’s costume”. When lolita spread to Japan, almost all oriental lolita girls adopt the aulic doll costume as the popular film “Shimotsuma Monogatari”, from then on, the classic lolita wearing come.

Now, the public also look on the lolita dress with the strange eyes, but to most lolita girl, what they desire best is hope people could have the tolerant and percipient attitude to treat the lolita dress and lolita culture.

As we know the Lolita dress devide into three category primary, the sweet lolita dress, gothic lolita dress and classic lolita dress.

The sweet lolita dress adopt pink, powerblue, white and such these pink color, and in the fabric, it usually employ the lace and yarn, want to creat the doll’s lovely and naive. Almost all the eastern lolita girls love this style, and the actress of the film “Shimotsuma Monogatari” also wearing this style lolita dress. This style is my favor, it can express the girls’ sweet feeling that did not want to grow up, perhaps some girls did not young, but they could not put down the naive and lovely complex.

If you don’t like the so sweet style what I mentioned, you could also choose this, the elegant lolita dress. It totally color tone is the black and white, what it wants to express be the mysterious and horrific. These style suits some ripe girl, its style is very cool and changeable, and it often give people one visual impact.

The classic lolita dress is similar with the sweet lolita dress, but the color use the simple hue, and the cut also emphasize the elegant feeling. The lace are fewer than the sweet lolita dress, and except these, the ruffle is their best character. The integral style comes up the noble and elegant style. The design of classic lolita is very placid, so many new fans like this style.

Finally, use the word the director said, there have one lolita in every girl’s heart.

Talk about the lolita style

In western, lolita is one meaningful word, it means sexy girls, the paedophile ect. Of course, we all know that this word is come from the same name novel “Lolita”, this novel make a great flutter, and then was made to the film, this film also drived the spread of the lolita style. Untill today, the lolita is not just the meaning of paedophile, in japanese, this word develop into one burgeoning fashion, more and more young girls wearing the lolita dress in many occations.

As the famous director said, there have one lolita in every girls heart, from weastern to eastern, from Hong Kong to Tokyo and to everywhere, maybe the time is longer, but this pretty and sexy 13-years-old girl arouse a great disturbance around the world. In the succedent times, the fashion industry along the influence of lolita, more and more people began to accept the lolita, and more, people began to think, the lovely and pretty girls is the lolita’s image. No matter you could acceptence, the lolita girls is always so pride, she is the little genius.

When the lolita spread to Japan, the japanese take it as one pronoun of naive and cute girl. The mature women have the wish of becoming younger. And the film “Shimotsuma Monogatari” becomes one typical object that the girls imitate. The lolita is one memory about romantic feelings, it is also one longing of the princess fellings. Actually, they are just not wanted to grow up. They want to become the little who enjoys everyone’s love. So the lolita style clothing adopt a sew of lace, the puff sleeve, the pink colour. Don’t say they are acting young; they are just harbor the young dream.

Distinguish Between Western and eastern lolita

The develop of lolita style in westeren and eastern is complete different, it is because of the disparate cognition of lolita. The westerner think the lolita girls could be wearing the miniskirts, the rip make up but keep the young girl bang, the totally style should be the feeling that the young girl express the woman’s sexy, charming, seductive temperament, all these come from the phototyle of the novel, she use her naive and libertine smile tempt people. The another character of lolita style in weastern is come form one product Emily strange of new costume brand Cosmicdebris. Rob Reger design one treason girl named Emily who have a black hair and orderly bang at 1992, at that time, Emily is 13 years old, she have the glamour mix the girls naive and woman’s sexy, in the whole design, it only have the red and black tone, simple and classical. The progress of western lolita come from the relize of the novel, that is one style mix the fashion and modern element, but it not have one certain modeling.

Although the lolita come from the west, the the true lolita style was creat by oriental. The lolita image talked by westerner is very different in oriental hearts. The eastern lolita style comes from Japan show its very bright character, it is similar to the court doll costume, it adopt a sew of lace, ribbon, tom fool knot and corset design. These style could owe to the japanese famous cartoonist Maki Kuaumoto, what she creat in eighties, 20th century < Kissxxxx >, one of the heroine was wearing like one doll, and the popular of this cartoon mak many artist adopt this style. And the representative figure is Mana, and he is also the soul of the Malice Mizer, and he also the frist one who put forward the word “elegant gothic lolita” formally. In 1993, Mana open his Gothic&Lolita apparel shop “Moi-même-Moitié”, then it leading the fahion of lolita, now in japanese street, you could see the lolita girls anywhere, they have curly hair, wearing the black and white or the pink tone lolita dress, chopine. As the development of the society fashion, the lolita style was accept by mainstream culture, now it is become more and more popular around the world.