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.
Hi! So the other day I got this cute fabric and I want to use it in a jsk. So I have a couple questions. 1. Do you think it’d look good? I’m planning on only making the skirt part out of this fabric. 2. What color would be best for the torso part? I prefer darker colors in Lolita but I want to make sure it looks pretty. I was thinking brown/tan or warm grey, would those be bad choices?
(This is a weird photo, it’s a bit lighter in real life)
Response from Lolita Tips:
I think it’s pretty cute but it strikes me as something that would only really work in Country Lolita so keep that in mind. I think that in order to keep the dress from looking too top-heavy you should avoid using too dark of a color on the bodice but a light-ish tan would be a good option or a light yellow or even a dusty pink. Then since you like darker colors you could maybe pair it with a darker brown bolero and brown shoes to get some of that dark coloring in there without overwhelming the light print.