for the houston brolita! i am a brolita living in austin and i wrote this post on places to wear lolita! houston, luckily, has a pretty large queer community, so i would say that would probably be the best type of event to wear brolita to. even if you aren’t queer yourself, queer people are more likely to be okay with a dude in a dress than the average person, at least in my experience!
Note from Lolita Tips:
The only thing I would really like to add is that some of these will not work for everyone! I’m sure that as unfortunate as it is, if you go to a more conservative church you will probably have some issues wearing Lolita to church, even if you are more toned down. (And whether you are male or female, if you’re going to wear Lolita to church, please tone it down. People are there to worship, not to look at you and let’s face it, Lolita can be a bit of a distraction to people who aren’t used to if.)
Family gatherings can also be a bit touchy for some people but that’s one that you should be able to gauge on your own fairly easily.