My goodness that’s a lot of messages. Sorry I wasn’t able to get on yesterday or today but now we’ll see how many messages I can get through tonight!
You’re welcome, and I want to thank you too. I do worry sometimes that I come off as rude when I remind people to check the tags, it has been suggested once or twice before, but I just want people to know that there may be ways to get the information they want from me without having to wait for my response and looking in the tags to find your answers also helps so my other followers don’t see the same questions answered all the time. I really do try to be polite about it and I’m very happy to know that it comes off the way I hope. Thank you for being so sweet and letting me know that I worry for nothing.
I don’t see why it would matter if the pictures you’ve seen of it worn are of the dress in black or white. If the black version looks good with a blouse the white version will most likely look good with a blouse of the same style because the dresses are the exact same design, you might just want to make it white if it isn’t already. Even if all you can find is the black version being worn you can use it as a jumping off point for inspiration.
The dress has a fairly simple neckline so there are a lot of blouses you could choose from depending on the direction you wanted to take the coord. I would say to do something chiffon or something similarly lightweight because I think in this case it would look a little odd for the fabric of the blouse to be heavier than that of the dress, and go for something that has a soft look. If you wanted something of a heavier fabric I would go with a bolero rather than a blouse. This in white with the lace and ruffle draped over the top of the dress for a dramatic look, or this in white for a more simple Classic look, just for a few examples.
I have answered this before. Please remember that sometimes you can get your answer more quickly than waiting for me if you check the tags.
I think you should definitely contact them. I would have done so weeks ago to be honest because CP usually doesn’t take this long for something that isn’t custom sized. I’m sure it has something to do with the time of year, but I would contact them just to check up on it.
I’ve done a little more searching around and I can’t find any dresses that really stick out to me, but have you thought about putting a blouse and skirt or JSK together instead? If you do it really well you can still get it to look like a OP. For example, this or this could make for a great blouse, then maybe this in all white which you could do with the corset outside of the blouse or even hidden under it.
Gosh this didn’t sound hard at first but then I really too notice of the “no lace” part and that made it much harder to get something with all of the other elements because especially with Sweet Lolita no print is often compensated for with pretty lace and other details. I did find a few things though. The first thing I thought you might like is this JSK. It’s shown with a polkadot fabric but for an extra $5 and a little extra time you can have it made in plain black or blue fabric. With shipping and that extra charge for the custom fabric it’ll be a little over your $60 but not a lot and it does have everything else except for the detachable bows. There are also a few things from this shop you might be interested in. They’re mostly a little more than you were looking to pay but they look like very nice quality. They also mostly look more Gothic or Classic but there are a few items that you could definitely use for Sweet with the right coord, like this skirt for example.
Those are really the only things can think of that meet most of what you’re looking for. Everything else I can think of is not at all Sweet or has a print or lace or doesn’t come in the right colors or it’s brand. There are a lot of things that come to mind that would have been perfect but they’re not available anymore and there were even a few shops that I thought would have something perfect and then I go to them and find out they’re closed. If I do run into anything else though I’ll edit this.
I just wanted to say please don’t send any repeat questions for a few days I currently have about 30 things in my inbox and I’m not going to be able to get to them all tonight and may not be on tomorrow. If I haven’t answered a question you asked please wait until Monday I will definitely have all the ones that are currently in there done by then.
You can totally send new questions that’s fine, but if you’ve been waiting for one to be answered please be patient.