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.
The 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.
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.