This is a delicate question, but biologically speaking I'm male but would love very much to attempt something in a lolita style. I'm not huge and hulking or anything, but I worry a lot about whether or not I have any hope of pulling it off. What are your thoughts on the subject?
There are actually a lot of males who wear Lolita. In fact, Mana, one of the most famous Lolitas and the owner of the brand Moi-meme-Moitie is male.
Finally, the edited version of these photos. Took me long enough. :D
This was my outfit for the 34th Chateau Chocolat lolita meetup at Schloss Wickrath in Mönchengladbach. These photos were taken by Vio with my camera and edited by myself.
Outfitrundown: Flowercrown: Selfmade. Wig: Bought at DoKomi ‘13. Bolero: Fashion escApe. JSK: Bodyline (one of my dream dresses I coincidentally found at a B&B I’m still happy ^__^). Socks: Primark. Shoes: Osco. Contact lenses: Honeycolor. Accessoires: Mainly Kangnai and Kik
For once I really loved my outfit and don’t regret one detail about it. :D
I think it's worth mentioning that some schools have dress codes against boys wearing skirts. I know mine did, since some boys started wearing shorter skirts to protest the teachers bullying girls with 'short skirts' by sending them to the principal's office, because there was no rule against boys wearing skirts at all. So they changed the whole dress code to ban it. So it's always wise to check the dress code, especially for brolitas.
As someone that has worn lolita to school before, it really does depend on the school you go to in my opinion. I've crossdressed multiple times, but it was all during the Halloween season, which I think would be a great place to start if you don't feel confident doing it on a regular school day. Also, be sure to have a good support group backing you up; you may be able to take on the world alone, but doesn't mean you have to. /2cents from a Broli
I know that being a lolita in school is hard but what about being a brolita going to school?
I imagine that would be a lot more difficult, especially depending on where you happen to live. I would say (and someone please correct me if I’m wrong) that you should start off small to get people used to the idea. Maybe start wearing regular skirts to school for a while to get your classmates accustomed to the idea of a guy in a skirt, and then work up toward Lolita from there. You may not have to do this, you know your school and the people in it better than I do, but it’s a suggestion. Are there any other Brolitas reading this who would have recommendations about going to school in Lolita?
re: brolita shoes - I know an*tai*na makes their shoes to custom size, if your feet are larger than the sizes they make by default you can ask them if they make your size, just measure your foot in centimeters since they don't go by american sizes ! ;v;
Do you think XDress is a good place for brolitas to get shoes?
My goodness just look at that model. I was not expecting that. (It’s a bit of a NSFW site by the way so if anyone’s curious just keep that in mind.) But anyway! The only shoes they really have that would be good options for Lolita would be these and maybe these (although I really don’t like the enamel look), and I wouldn’t recommend those for every coord. There are a lot of things they just wouldn’t look good with and I would only really suggest them for Gothic if anything. If you’re looking for larger shoes, look at AnTaiNa on TaoBao. You’ll have to dig a little, but some of their shoes go up to around a size 13.
Hello! I am a beginner brolita and the only problem I have with sizing is shoes. I am a men's 10/11 and I can't find any shoes that will fit. Do you have any advice?
I would suggest AnTaiNa. You won’t find this with all of their shoes, but a good number of their shoes come in fairly large sizes. I believe you would be a Chinese 45 or 46 and a lot of AnTaiNa’s shoes go up to 47.
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