I'm browsing Bodyline and I came across L171 and I fell in love. I think its super cute sailor/punky set but I'm worried that it looks super ita because its kinda cosplayie I think. What do you think?

It is very cosplayish. In general I don’t recommend buying from Bodyline’s separates section because a lot of the things are pretty costumey and most of them aren’t very good quality. 

I do know that you advise to stay away from Bodyline's separate section but I was wondering if L361 would be considered "ita" or decent enough?

I would definitely not recommend buying that. The construction looks shoddy, the lace is iffy, the ribbons up the sides look really bad in the black and red version (and a little silly in the all black version), and the style of the neckline isn’t a great look for Lolita in general unless you’re going for Ero Lolita (and even if you are I still don’t recommend this dress.)

Anonymous:
I was wondering if you could give your opinion on Bodyline L259. I can't find a review of it anywhere. Is it bad or good Bodyline? If it's good bodyline, how should I coord it? Thanking you in advance! :)

I wouldn’t say it’s very good. The skirt is much too short on the model and I actually don’t recommend buying much of anything from Bodyline’s Separates section because the items there don’t tend to be as good quality as their other items. (You’re paying the same price for a full outfit as you would normally for just a dress which usually means the quality isn’t as nice.) The skirt portion of it looks cute but overall I don’t think it would be a good buy.

Anonymous:
I know everyone says to stay away from Bodyline's separates section, but what do you think of L132 anyway?

I think the design is decent but it doesn’t look very well made, especially the skirt.

Anonymous:
I know you said to stay away from the Separates section but what do you think of l493 (not as lolita obviously but does it look like it would be good quality)?

I don’t think it looks like very good quality. The lace doesn’t look very nice at all and even the fabric looks a bit iffy. The collar on the blouse looks weird and I can’t imagine the cut of the vest would be very flattering on a lot of people, especially if you have a larger bust. It also looks a bit silly that the buttons on the vest aren’t functional from what it looks like.

Anonymous:
Are buying sets from bodyline bad? If answerd please link me to the response.

Usually, yes. See here and here.

Anonymous:
I know you recommend staying away from Bodyline's separates section, but I was wondering what you thought of L217 in brown? I think it looks kind of cute...

It’s cute, but in a costumey sort of way I’d instead of a Lolita sort of way. And I don’t think it’s worth the price at all considering it’s more than likely not going to be very good quality. The fabric for the brown one looks a little iffy in even in the picture.

what do you think of bodylines L217

I recommend not buying from Bodyline’s Separates section because all of the items you see come for that low price which sounds great, but if you think about the fact that some of their single dresses go for that much, that tells you that the quality of the sets sold in the Separates section is so low that they can put all those pieces together, sell them that cheaply, and still make a profit. Buying from that section is usually not a very good idea.

Submitted question #414:

Submitted question:

Hi! I’m planning on making my first Lolita order from Bodyline soon and was wondering if this would be okay for a couple first coords?

http://www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/showProduct2.asp?id=3590&pageNumber=2&pageStop=stop_1&noSubType=N in owh,

http://www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/showProduct2.asp?id=5580&pageNumber=1&pageStop=stop_3&noSubType=N in brown,

http://www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/showProduct2.asp?id=5913&pageNumber=2&pageStop=stop_1&noSubType=N in green,

http://www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/showProduct2.asp?id=6171&pageNumber=1&pageStop=stop_5&noSubType=N in brown.

Of course I’ll get socks and accessories too~ would that work?

Response from Lolita Tips:

Everything looks great except for the second link. I recommend not buying from Bodyline’s Separates section because all of the items you see come for that low price which sounds great, but if you think about the fact that some of their single dresses go for that much, that tells you that the quality of the sets sold in the Separates section is so low that they can put all those pieces together, sell them that cheaply, and still make a profit. Buying from that section is usually not a very good idea.

Do you know if anyone's written a review for bodyline's outfit set l127?

I’ve never seen a review but do you mind me giving my opinion on it? While it looks pretty cute, look at the price. $33 for a three piece set when some of their single skirts are more than that? The fact that they can make a full three piece set, sell it, and still make a profit for $33 means that it’s more cheaply made than their other pieces and won’t be as good quality. I advise against buying things from their separates section mainly for this reason.