Anonymous:
hey i was wonering if you had any tips for coordinating aatp's sweet devil jsk in ivory with the neck bit attached i love this dress but i can't seem to find a blouse to wear with it with the neck thing attached :(

It can work with a high-collar blouse and you can wear the neck piece over that like you see here.

Anonymous:
Hello! I got the Tiered Pintucked JSK by Alice and the Pirates in Wine/Bordeaux recently, and I need a little help with coording. All I have is the Short Sleeve Flower Laced Knit Blouse by Metamorphose in black as a blouse. Do you think that would be okay with the dress or would I have to get another blouse? If it does work, any help with incorporating black without being overbearing? I was thinking black tights, shoes and accessories with touches of wine would be okay.

I think it would be okay but it wouldn’t really be anything fantastic. I think the thing that bothers me about it is how much the buttons stand out and I think they would clash with the buttons on the dress. Perhaps you could cover them up though with a big bow or similar accessory at the neck. I think the best color to use for a blouse would be ivory to match the lace but black could work as well if you were to incorporate black in other ways like you said. Don’t ignore the ivory though when you’re accessorizing. The dress having wine as it’s base gives you a lot of that so I would focus on ivory with smaller touches of wine for your accessories to help balance things out.

Anonymous:
Should I use a white or pink blouse for Bodyline's L251 jumperskirt in black? Thanks~!

Either one works perfectly fine. I would base it on which one you think you would rather use more in the rest of the coord.

Could Bodyline's L527 blouse in 2L accommodate more than a 94 cm bust? There's a severe lack of reviews on sizing--I've only found one girl's review who said the medium fit too big on her (which is obviously not applicable to me, lol). My bust is about 93, but I'm afraid if I order it it will be too snug. :(

I honestly couldn’t say. There’s no shirring and it doesn’t look like a very forgiving fabric so I don’t imagine there’s much stretch. You could always wear it with a sports bra to minimize your bust which might help you out but I don’t imagine it’s going to be much bigger than the given measurements.

Anonymous:
Hello, I was wondering what you think the lace on Anna House's 016-1312 and 016-1193 is like. And do you think 016-1312 would work for gothic or is it a bit too sweet?

The lace isn’t the best but it’s also not the worst and since it’s the same color as the blouses and doesn’t stand out it’s fine. And I think with the right coord 1312 could work fine with Gothic.

Anonymous:
I'm going to get and coord bodyline L489, and I was wondering if it's okay w/o a blouse? I am somewhat large chested, and thats my main worry. If not, do you have any suggestions on a Bodyline JSK that would work without a blouse and has a size fitting a 100~ cm bust?

I definitely do not think this JSK would be a good option to wear without a blouse. I think wearing this particular JSK without one would leave the whole coord looking unfinished no matter what else you did with it, but I see absolutely no reason you couldn’t wear it with a blouse. The 4L fits up to a 104cm bust and I can assure you wearing a blouse isn’t going to take up that much space.
Bodyline doesn’t really have a lot of JSKs that would work well without blouses. Halters like L226 and L262 can be really cute without blouses in the summer but neither of those are the right size. The only other one that really sticks out to me as not needing a blouse and fitting your bust is L320.

Submitted question #859:

Submitted question:

Hi! First of all, thank you for the wonderful job you do running this blog, it’s immensely helpful!

I’m an aspiring lolita and I’m hoping to place a Taobao order soon, thanks to some money I’ve been gifted with. I want to get the Infanta Charlie and the Toy Factory JSK in green tartan [x] as well as their Snow White skirt in blue [x], but I don’t know which blouse to get. I already have a short-sleeved white blouse that’s entirely loliable, but I wanted a long-sleeved one and I can’t decide which of these [x] [x] I should get. I know white is more versatile, but I’m afraid it’ll be boring and redundant, considering I already own a white blouse.

My other option would be to get a wine red cardigan and wear it over the blouse I already own. Which do you think would be best? Thank you in advance!

Response from Lolita Tips:

I like the first blouse! I think it’s pretty and versatile and the wine color is a good color for both of your other pieces. That first one would definitely be my choice.

Anonymous:
Hello there! I'm trying to put a coord together for btssb's Guilty Meltin’ Sweets Town Jumper Skirt Ⅱ in Navy & Brown or Black & Black but I'm having some trouble with finding a blouse. Any suggestions?

I would recommend something with a high collar so you don’t have anything distracting from the super cool bat-like neckline of the JSK.

Anonymous:
If you got my previous ask about this, I’m incredibly sorry; I didn't see the answer. If it’s in your FAQ or tags, I can’t see it there either. The girl in the middle on your header art... What is the style name of her blouse? I have googled as many terms as I can think of but none yielded any results. Or do you know of any brands that make blouses like this? I'm mainly looking for either white or black though I'm not too fussy, and long or short sleeves are okay too. Thankyou in advance! :D

She actually isn’t wearing a blouse, she’s wearing this OP.
That being said, are you specifically looking for a top with a square neckline and crossed straps? It tends to be a more common style for cutsews and OPs rather than blouses, but if you really look around you can sometimes find blouses in the style. It doesn’t really have a specific name, it’s just a combination of the square neckline and crossed straps. I was able to find a few blouses for you though, this one from Bodyline and then a few from Anna House.

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Just wanted to share this adorable blouse I found at Forever21 this week. It looks blueish but it was more minty. I thought it would make for a great Sweet Lolita blouse either under a JSK or with a camisole under it and tucked into a skirt.

Just wanted to share this adorable blouse I found at Forever21 this week. It looks blueish but it was more minty. I thought it would make for a great Sweet Lolita blouse either under a JSK or with a camisole under it and tucked into a skirt.