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Lolita takes a lot of inspiration from very rich places. Upper class Victorian society, the Rococo era, an overall elegance is important to a good Lolita coord. But dressing like a princess doesn’t always mean spending money like one. Train your eye to know if something appears to be good quality and you will have a much easier time getting an expensive look without breaking the bank. And don’t be frustrated if it takes a bit of time to get the hang of it.

Lolita takes a lot of inspiration from very rich places. Upper class Victorian society, the Rococo era, an overall elegance is important to a good Lolita coord. But dressing like a princess doesn’t always mean spending money like one. Train your eye to know if something appears to be good quality and you will have a much easier time getting an expensive look without breaking the bank. And don’t be frustrated if it takes a bit of time to get the hang of it.

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(Because the colors make it hard to read.) “Be very careful when washing your Lolita clothes. A lot of fabric, even good quality fabric, will bleed the first time it is washed. Look for clothing care symbols and and if you can’t find any information on how to wash something, go for drycleaning.”
Based on my experience with washing a few Lolita pieces for the first time today. The amount of dye in the tub was really surprising. I’m thinking about making a tutorial video for washing petticoats and other things as soon as I can get my hands on a video camera.

(Because the colors make it hard to read.) “Be very careful when washing your Lolita clothes. A lot of fabric, even good quality fabric, will bleed the first time it is washed. Look for clothing care symbols and and if you can’t find any information on how to wash something, go for drycleaning.”

Based on my experience with washing a few Lolita pieces for the first time today. The amount of dye in the tub was really surprising. I’m thinking about making a tutorial video for washing petticoats and other things as soon as I can get my hands on a video camera.

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“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” -Oscar Wilde

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” -Oscar Wilde

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I’ve always found that I prefer to not make a WTB post anyway unless I have a very specific item in mind because I’ll always get those people who are like “I don’t have anything you’re asking for, but you should take a look at my sale anyway!” If I wanted to do that I would have just opened every sales post without reading the titles…

I’ve always found that I prefer to not make a WTB post anyway unless I have a very specific item in mind because I’ll always get those people who are like “I don’t have anything you’re asking for, but you should take a look at my sale anyway!” If I wanted to do that I would have just opened every sales post without reading the titles…

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Inspired by this post.I always see things popping up like this. “I wish there were more things like this” “I wish other styles were more popular” “All I ever see is…”And it makes me think that people aren’t really looking at everything. They see some posts on tumblr that are probably OTT Sweet because that’s the most popular style right now and has been for some time but they fail to realize that just because it’s the most popular doesn’t mean they can’t wear other styles. Just because a lot of hair styles use curly hair doesn’t mean you have to. Just because a lot of Lolitas wear wigs doesn’t mean you have to. Just because a lot of Lolitas cover themselves in fuzzy stars and OTT sugary sweet cutsey pastel prints doesn’t mean you have to. Look around instead of just looking in one place. Maybe follow some new blogs. Do some extra research to find what you want rather than just wishing for it to magically appear. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you find.

Inspired by this post.
I always see things popping up like this. “I wish there were more things like this” “I wish other styles were more popular” “All I ever see is…”
And it makes me think that people aren’t really looking at everything. They see some posts on tumblr that are probably OTT Sweet because that’s the most popular style right now and has been for some time but they fail to realize that just because it’s the most popular doesn’t mean they can’t wear other styles. Just because a lot of hair styles use curly hair doesn’t mean you have to. Just because a lot of Lolitas wear wigs doesn’t mean you have to. Just because a lot of Lolitas cover themselves in fuzzy stars and OTT sugary sweet cutsey pastel prints doesn’t mean you have to. Look around instead of just looking in one place. Maybe follow some new blogs. Do some extra research to find what you want rather than just wishing for it to magically appear. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you find.

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A tip that was, oddly enough, inspired by my non-Lolita clothing shopping.

A tip that was, oddly enough, inspired by my non-Lolita clothing shopping.

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Looking Your Best: Tips and Tricks for Tall and Curvy Girls

Scanned from Volume 4 (Winter 2009) of the English version of the Gothic & Lolita Bible

I was going through my old copies of the GLB and I came across this article that I had almost forgotten about. I thought it might be helpful to some of you so I thought I might scan and share it!

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People have said that they miss them so I’m going to try working on more of my old tip posts. If nothing else I’ll at least try to get one a week.

People have said that they miss them so I’m going to try working on more of my old tip posts. If nothing else I’ll at least try to get one a week.

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It’s been a while since I’ve made one of these and I thought it was appropriate because I seem to find myself saying it a lot lately.

It’s been a while since I’ve made one of these and I thought it was appropriate because I seem to find myself saying it a lot lately.

Submitted question #339: hairstyle question

Submitted question:

hi there :) i normally dont do this because i dont like letting my pictures out on the internet (just a bi paranoid haha) but im going to be getting a haircut here soon and i hate my bangs, so i was wondering if you could give me a suggestion based on the hair type i have now. im not a huge fan of stright cut bangs, so besides that, do you have any suggestions?

here is me with the way i usually wear my bangs (do not want)

so do you have any suggestions? preferably something that can help frame my face a bit better. thank you for your help and sorry if this was a bit “much” as far as a question goes.

thank you for all of your help

Response from Lolita Tips:

You’re so cute! And I agree that straight bangs might look a little off for you. I think to really frame your face you could really pull off something like this with thicker bangs that are pulled off to both sides:

It would be especially pretty if you curled it loosely like that too. You would also look really cute if you were to just grow your bangs out to the length of the rest of your hair and style them in, leaving it parted down the middle. Something like this:

I think both of these would look really cute on you, especially if you got layers to help make your hair look bouncy and flowy if you were to curl it.