Saturday, July 25

Lolita Style

Lolita is a style of alternative fashion in Japan, which began in the early 80, quite popular among teenagers and even adults. Influence of European Rococo fashion and Victorian-era of the 19th century. Inspired by the Japanese culture of ' kawaii ' (cute or adorable), involves everything that is sweet, feminine and sometimes even old-fashioned. The people wear costumes with lots of ruffles, lace and bows, girls wear shoes. The style can be divided into multiple genres.

Sweet Lolitas: a style more angelic, wear white dresses and pastel colors with pretty ruffles and lace, use loops on head, sneakers or heels and often appear carrying umbrellas dolls and teddy bears, focusing on children's elements

Classic Lolitas: a smoother style quite used between the Western lolitas, blend the traditional fashion of eras as the Elizabethan, Victorian, Edwardian. Wear clothes more mature and elegant, the tones may vary between light and dark colors. More sober than other styles of the genre, using sophisticated accessories such as beads, cameos and gloves.

Gothic Lolita: is the term most used among the lolitas, inspired by the Victorian and Rococo fashion, this style incorporates the darker colors and blend the classic Gothic theme with a touch sweeter, being possible to split into several categories:

Elegant Gothic lolita: A sober Gothic, vampiric medium, use make-up heavier than other lolitas. Use many elements such as lace, frilly petticoats, parasols, and sometimes crosses and skulls.

Elegant Gothic Aristocrat: A more sophisticated and mature style of Gothic. Dress cuts more dramatic Victorian, androgynous, with long, dark skirts, turtleneck shirts and, like the other, lots of ruffles, lace and bows.

Punk Lolitas: a style that uses elements of the punk culture, black and red. Wear bell-shaped skirts, ruffled blouses, leggings and prints with: chess, skulls, cobwebs etc. Abuse of accessories such as chains, pins and spikes, combined with heavy boots, many still adopt shorter haircuts.
 Ouji or Kodona: means Prince in Japanese, is the male version of Lolita, inspired by the clothes worn by boys of the Victorian Era and the Teddy Boys (English that inspired in the Empire/Regency Dandies). Inspired by a more aristocratic, abuse of accessories like shirts with jabot, Knickerbockers, vests (breeches bufantes), long socks, Tux and top hat. Can also explore elements punks with belts, chains and skirts, a more aggressive style. Although used by boys, many girls lolitas adopt this style.
 Guro Lolita: Guro, means grotesque in Japanese, this style is a bit darker, are girls who dress like broken dolls, hurt and abandoned children. Wear wigs, white or black dresses, often with aprons. What characterizes the style we see patches of fake blood, bandages and eye patches. Scary elements combined with delicate clothes usually accompanied by a bandaged or Teddy bear full of sewing points.

Lolita and Shiro Kuro Lolita: Shiro comes from the word "shiroi", which means "white" in Japanese and kuro comes from "kuroi", meaning "black", shiro lolitas use entirely white dresses and the kuro Lolitas wear dresses entirely black. There are also the Pink Lolita, Aka Lolita (wear red), Sax Lolita (blue), all styles use many ruffles and ties.

Sailor Lolita: the typical Japanese sailor-style school uniforms. In his garments use many nautical elements as anchors, skirts or dresses with stripes around the edges, as well as blouses with collars, ties and often wear hats in place of berets

WA or Oriental Lolita: inspired by the traditional Japanese clothes, like the kimono and yukata. WA Lolita (or Waloli) the style is based on combição between Japanese and Lolita fashion accessories. The name refers to the ancient word "Japan by che

Qi Lolita: inspired by traditional Chinese dresses of the Qing dynasty known as gowns qipaos, cheongsams dresses/turtle necks and patterned, typically made to apply with floral fabrics, open on the sides, most often sleeveless sleeves bufantes are added to make them more Lolita.

Lolita Cosplay: wear school uniforms, costumes are cheaper and less conservative than the Regal robes of Lolitas, can be easily distinguished as fantasies, often accompanied by accessories such as cat ears and wings, usually used in cosplay events and theme parties.
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More than fashion, fashion alternative expresses a way young people impose their existence breaking paradigms millenary, giving wings to a bold and creative freedom.

 Particularly I like lolita style, like the Elegant Gothic lolita and Elegant Gothic Aristocrat of Punk Lolitas, I like to see when some acquaintances my of Japan or even strangers make me very happy. And you what do you think of this? answer there in the comments

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