Recently I found this website ( www(.)brolliesgalore(.)co(.)uk ) and they do pretty decent lolita/bridal umbrellas and parasols. Just to help the british lolitas--! (PS: if you want a little parasol to have on your shoulder, buy a children's umbrella and if you want a full sized frilly umbrella for when it's rainy, buy an adult's umbrella -- I learnt this the hard way)

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous:
Can I use Innocent World Heart Scallop Umbrella in black for gothic coords?

I don’t see any reason it couldn’t be.

Anonymous:
I hope your day is going well ^^. I wanted to tell you about an umbrella I found that is super cute with a design that matches 70% of my wardrobe. I want to use it as a parasol but while it's cute it's not lolita cute. Do you think I could add lace and/or ruffles to it without it looking tacky? Or is that not worth the trouble?

You could try something like this.

Anonymous:
Hello, I've looked through the parasol tag but still wanted to ask if you knew where I could get a relatively cheap but decent white/ivory parasol? Everything I find seems to be $30-$50+.

I really wish I could just say “Go to Disney World!” because I walk by the stand that paints parasols almost every day and I’m planning to buy unpainted ones for Lolita and they’re inexpensive and would be just perfect.
Anyway, something I would suggest is looking for wedding parasols. You have to do a lot of sifting to get away from the paper ones and the low quality lace ones, but eventually you find nice solid ones. Usually it works better if you search for wedding umbrellas rather than parasols so you can avoid things like that. I’ve actually even found some cute ones searching “ruffle umbrella” on ebay. Once again you have to sift through junk but sometimes you find a gem. Also look at childrens parasols like the cute ones Bella Umbrella carries. They’re a bit shorter but they don’t look too weird being carried by adults.

Anonymous:
Does lumiebre ship internationally?
Anonymous:
I have a black Metamorphose parasol that I bought at a con-like event a couple years back that is weatherproof, and it is still the only umbrella/parasol I use, even in the storms that brew in the USA Pacific Northwest. Not a hint of rust or appearance of wear. Just so people can hear a positive review on one.
Anonymous:
I think it was some time recently that I told you about my rusting problem but I did unfortunately neglect to say that it was absolutely POURING when I was using it. I was also in the rain for about 20 minutes.

A friend of mine had the same problem with hers in similar conditions.

Anonymous:
I want to purchase a parasol from the baby store in san fransico. on the main website it said it was for rainy weather and sunny, however there is this huge warning it being ruined in the rain. Is it safe to use in the rain or not?

I think in cases like that it’s probably okay to use them in a light drizzle, but not heavy rain. The biggest problem I’ve heard of with their parasols is that they rust so just be sure to take care of it and if you do use it in the rain dry it with a towel before putting it away.

Anonymous:
I have a waterproof btssb parasol in off white. I wouldn't recommend using light colored ones in rain too often because mine has some rust at the tip but it's only noticeable when you're focusing on it.
Anonymous:
Are btssb umbrellas waterproof?

Some are and some aren’t. It looks like all the ones they have in stock right now are. It will say specifically on the page “For rainy and sunny” if they are.