Some unusual lolita styles

We all know that the lolita dress fashion was usually divided into three styles, the sweet lolita, gothic lolita and classic lolita. But as the development of the lolita fashion, the traditional classify could not satisfy people’s demand. And as more elements add to lolita styles, there appear more design. Of course, i was also not very familiar with these new styles, so I use some knowledge (lolitafashion.org) for reference.

Casual Lolita

You could guess the the meaning of this style just from the literally meaning, this style is more optional than the usually styles, it could said be that is just the daily costumes while add some lolita elements, such as the puff sleeve, or falbala ect. But in some details, it did not need so exquisite. Besides, the casual lolita dress also need not to match some very exaggerated accessories, after saw this, you could found that there is some simplicity lolita dresses that we could to to classify are the casual lolita.

Hime Lolita

Hime Lolita

The hime lolita also called the princess lolita, it is one very gorgeous and elegant style. In the workmanship, it is very particular about the detail, and strives to the reach to the “princess-look”. So in the accessory it usually matches the crowns, tiaras and the extravagant hair. And as to achieve to the princess appearance, so it usually adopts some traditional design, and the royalty feelings. This style is looks like the Victorian costume and rococo costume that we mentioned before.

Shiro Lolita

The shiro lolita also called the “white lolita”, just as its name implies, the shiro lolita style require to adopt wearing the white lolita dresses. But this lolita style also have one very strict requirement that it could not match some other color accessories, even the shoes, stocks.

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.