Do you know where I can find verum tights knock offs? I heard you can get them on taobao but when I checked they were all the same price. Any help? Thanks!!
I can’t help much with verum tights, but you can find a lot of printed tights with similar themes around storenvy and some other indie shops. Ophanim has a lot of really nice printed tights.
Hi! I'm not sure if my ask was eaten but I thought I'd ask again - I just bought my first lolita dress (Bodyline's L304 in grey & black) and I bought black tea party shoes to go with it. The thing I'm kind of stumped on is the socks/leg wear. I'm not sure if I should wear tights, hosiery, or socks, but I found some cute socks, Sock it to me's Watch and Key in grey. Do you think those would be okay with this dress? Or should I go for something else? Thank you!
There’s just something about those socks that I don’t particularly like. I guess they just look too casual in my opinion. The hem of the dress isn’t anything special or exciting and neither is the top of the socks so I would want to use either tights or socks that have a prettier top to them for a more elegant and finished look. If you wanted to stay simple, these tights would be a perfect alternative. You could also do something with music notes instead of clocks which I think is something people often overlook in the print. Or you could just to plain black or plain white knee socks with lace tops and include the themes of the print in other accessories rather than in the socks.
Hello! I'm thinking about getting Melty Dream's new Pastel Galaxy by probably pre-ordering it, getting the headbow too. What should I get for the tights, shoes and wig? I was thinking of a light blonde or lavender twintail for the wig, but I have no idea what else would go with the outfit.
I want to say a blonde wig just because I think it would be a lot to put a lavender headbow on a lavender wig. I feel like the blonde wig would break it up better. I would then do pink tights or socks and lavender shoes, maybe with pink or white bows clipped to them for a little added touch of cute, but I wouldn’t say that’s necessary.
Hi, just wanted to start and say I love your blog. Too cute and very helpful for new lolitas like myself! I'm putting together something of a Wonderland-themed coord, and I can't find any good tights on the websites I frequent. Can you give any recommendations? (I'm looking for some white tights with a pattern down the outer sides, like rabbits or clocks or something.) Thanks for reading~!
First off, thank you! I’m happy to help.
As for the tights, Ophanim has these Alice tights which I think are really cute. They aren’t exactly what it sounds like you were looking for, but it does go with the theme so I thought they were worth mentioning. Another option I thought of were these from Teja Jamilla which are a bit more simple than the others. It seems to be a bit easier to find printed tights with the prints on the sides rather than the front, the only things I’m finding within the theme where the print is on the sides are tattoo tights and I don’t think that’s really the look you’re going for either.
I'm a sweet lolita and I have only recently purchased Sweetie Cake's "Candy Party Tights" in mint. I was thinking of using them for a coordinate, but I have no idea where to start! Do you happen to have any ideas?
The way I would personally wear them is to make the accessories the main attraction. So maybe you could do a solid pink or mint OP, something without a print, and then go OTT with accessories that match the print of the tights. Things with bears and lollipops and candy poles. The way I see it in my head is with a pink wig, a mint OP, the mint tights, pink tea party shoes, and then use the inverse color for the accessories. Put mint hair accessories on the pink wig, add a pink brooch or a pink bow to the mint dress, etc. Just make sure all the accessories serve a purpose and work together or you’ll run the risk of looking like you’re trying for a decora look rather than Lolita.
This is probably a really dumb question, but if you wear BDJ tights should to wear under knee socks or cute ankle socks with them or something? I mean they obviously cover your legs, so there's no modesty issue, but since the tights are supposed to mimic your skin colour and make you look doll like could you or should you wear socks that still show the design of the joints?
No, I think that would actually look kind of silly considering it’s obvious that you’re wearing tights.
Submitted question #694: Acceptable Stockings?
Hello! I had a question about these lacey-kind of stockings shown in this photo:
Would they be acceptable for lolita fashion?
Response from Lolita Tips:
They can work perfectly fine. In fact, I suggest lace tights quite often. They aren’t going to go with everything, but they have a very elegant look that works very nicely in coordinates that have an emphasis on elegance.
For the last anon, some pantyhose do contain latex, usually cheaper brands, it's sometimes what gives them their stretch. Kawaiigoods may not even know whether their tights are latex free. Honestly, I think if that last anon is having symptoms from their tights that mimic a typical latex allergy for them, they should check with a Dr. and be careful about wearing them again.
Really? I have never heard that before and I did some checking up on google to make sure. I cannot even fathom why a company would put latex in tights without labeling it as such considering how common the allergy is. If KG doesn’t know, I think they should definitely look into it and consider changing the company they get their tights from.
I recently bought a pair of tights from kawaiigoods and then realized they must contain latex when my legs started itching like crazy while wearing them (i'm allergic to latex). I wasn't able to find out what materials the tights were made out of, but do you think I'll have this problem with all potentially lolita tights? Should I steer clear of them altogether?
That really shouldn’t be a big problem at all as most tights are made from either spandex or nylon. Latex tends to be used more often in rubbery things like gloves rather than fabric so it seems odd that their tights would have latex in them. Perhaps that isn’t actually the problem? I would try contacting Kawaii Goods and asking what material is used to make their tights and ask if they know of anyone else having this problem. It could just be that they need to be washed before being worn.
What color/print/etc of socks would go well with Infanta's Golden Carnival in dark blue?
Blue and gold diamond tights or socks would be perfect. If you wanted something more simple you could just do navy or gold or even red would look nice, maybe with a simple pattern like music notes.