Anonymous:
Hi! I bought bodyline's L187 in dark pink a while ago but I'm having trouble coording it. Do you think a black blouse would look ok with it or should I get something to match the cream color of the cameos? How would you accessorize it? would gold and pink jewelry work?

First of all I would like to thank you. This is the best way to ask a question about coordinating something. I like to know that you have your own ideas and aren’t just leaving it up to me to do the work so thank you for that.
Anyway, I think for a blouse you would be fine with either black or cream. If you were to do black I would balance it out with some more black and then the gold and pink jewelry would work perfectly, especially if you’re incorporating more of the darker pink of the skirt. Gold jewelry and pink, floral accessories would work nicely.

Anonymous:
I have an Infanta floral tiered jsk, and it has kind of wide shoulder straps and a sweetheart neckline. I have Ahard time finding blouses that would look good with it, so the collar on the blouse don't get under the shoulder straps in a weird way. Do you have any tips or ideas on blouses that could work? English is not my first language so you might not be able to understand my question, sorry.

I would suggest either a blouse with a high collar that wouldn’t get in the way of the straps or a blouse with no collar with either a neckline that is completely hidden by the dress or one that matches that of the dress.

Anonymous:
Hello! It may come off as a really silly question but I was wondering, would it be considered ok wearing a blouse underneath an op? I live in a country that gets extremely cold in winters and wondered if there was an alternative to a bolero! Thanks!

You can wear a blouse under an OP but make sure the necklines go together. A blouse with a Peter Pan collar under an OP with a Peter Pan collar would look weird and bulky, but if you were to wear a blouse with a collar under an OP that just had a square or sweetheart neckline that can look really cute. Or if you wore an OP with a collar with a blouse that didn’t have a collar or if both pieces didn’t have collars.

Ive just purchased APs Sweet Cream House Apron JSK in caramel but Im having a hard time with choosing a blouse. I know Id like a cream or beige colored blouse but the peter pan collar on the JSK has me stumped with pairing a blouse. 40$ budget

You can get away with just about any Sweet style blouse, even if it does have a collar. The collar on the JSK is pretty small so you can easily put a blouse’s collar over it with no problem like you see here:

For a budget, something like Bodyline’s L364 or L301 would work. Or if you really wanted to avoid a Peter Pan collar you could do something like L373.

Anonymous:
I'm looking at getting the Butterfly Forest OP from SweetMildred on Etsy, and I'm wondering if I need to wear a cream colored blouse under, or if I could get away with a white one?

It’s an OP and already has sleeves so you don’t need any blouse at all. If you really want to wear it with a blouse for a collar and longer sleeves you could do either cream or white, but you don’t need a blouse.

Submitted question #853:

Submitted question:

Hey, I recently purchased Alice and the Pirates ‘Guilty Meltin’ Sweets Town Jumper Skirt ’ in black. But I’m having a hard time finding a good blouse. Black is too dark and doesn’t show off the bat straps (which are too good not to show off).
I think a lavender or antinque/rosey-pink would look nice, like in the test I made. Those blouses are either sold out, or won’t fit me though (plus size), and I’m having trouble finding something. Would you have any recommendations? Or another color you think would work?

Response from Lolita Tips:

I think the pink is a really good color for it. I think it really brings out the print and shows off the awesome straps. This one is a little lighter but it may be a good option. 

Anonymous:
i'm thinking of buying l159 in black, and i haven't really seen any opinions of it online even though i've looked around a bit. what do you think of it? ps i know the stock photos look a bit eh but i think that's down to it being bodyline?

I think it’s okay. I think it would probably look nicer without the bow, or at least without the rose, which I believe is removable. 

Anonymous:
I'm looking to buy the bodyline L188 jsk, but I'm having trouble finding a good blouse to go with it? I was thinking about pairing it with the bodyline L108 blouse white or tan. What do you think?

I think it’s a good option. I would do the blouse in beige if you’re getting the dress in regular pink and the blouse in white if you’re getting the dark pink.

Anonymous:
My first blouse is a fully shirred one, but it turns out that fully shirred things look horrible on me! I'm not big enough to stretch out the shirring so it looks awkwardly frumpy on me. I'm thinking of taking out some shirring and adding lace, do you have any idea how to do that?

Because of the way shirring is done the only way I can think of doing it without completely ruining the blouse would just be to cut out a panel of the shirring and replacing it with regular fabric which may be difficult to do. A better suggestion would be to just wear the blouse under JSKs instead of with skirts so the shirring will be covered.

Anonymous:
Which blouse do you think would look good with Angelic pretty's Labyrinth of Rose JSK in pink? I'm thinking of Bodyline's L523 in pink maybe?

I think it would be okay but it definitely wouldn’t be my first choice. If you’re looking at Bodyline, L373 and L364 may be good options. Something like this or this.