When you think of bad quality velvet, think of things you would find at those pop-up Halloween stores. The velvet you find here will be very thin. If you hold it up to the light you might be able to see through it, it may not be very soft, and while velvet should be nice and warm, this stuff will just let cold air right though. Good quality velvet will be thicker, warmer, and softer. See here for some examples.
i was really interested in getting a sugary carnival replica. but ive never bought 2nd hand before. does this look good? she doesnt have any feedback? should i be worried? its a great deal so i really wanna do it. but im a littler nervous cause i dont know what to look for in a good listing for 2nd hand.
Response from Lolita Tips:
I wouldn’t be worried about the seller as she has a good proof photo so it’s unlikely that she’s trying to scam anyone. My main concern is actually the quality of the item. It looks like that dark period of DoL where the print doesn’t look all that great and the fabric quality doesn’t either. If you look at the white parts of the print, especially the bottom border, it looks pretty grainy. It’s definitely cheap, but the quality may be a reason for that.