Some useful Tips for Gothic Lolita
Maybe some friends regard lolita fashion as a sexual style, which is totally incorrect. Gothic Lolita is not necessarily associated with what you think of as “Goth”, nor does it have anything to do with paedophilia. The fashion and the life-style don’t contain sexual connotations. As an alternative, followers show themselves as young Victorian girls and count it essential to appear “cute,” “graceful,” or “elegant” instead of “sexy.”
Prepare for a few necessary items. These include blouse, skirt, petticoat, bloomers, and knee-deep or over-the-knee socks. Blouses vary with style, for sweet lolita you may need a peter pan collar, for classic lolita you may want a high collar blouse. The skirts must be around knee length and full enough to fit a petticoat underneath. What’s more, be sure that the skirt fits on your waist or a bit beneath it, but not at your hips. To get the appropriate silhouette, the skirt must sit at the natural waist. After you have these, expand into other colors than black and white.
Get a good pair of shoes and/or boots to go with the lolita clothes. Suitable shoes should cover up your whole foot. The heels should be as wide as the natural heel itself. Spike heel is occasionally acceptable, if comfortable and not too high. Wedge heels might be acceptable as long as the shape of the shoe is appropriate.
Headdresses can be simple headbands, or more elaborate pieces adorned with ribbons, lace or flowers. The most common are the Alice Bow (one large on top of your head, or two smaller ones off to the side), the basic headdress (an oval or rectangle of material decorated with ribbon or lace), and mini-hats/crowns/flowers worn at an angle. Whatever you choose to go with, you must make sure that the headpiece goes well with your outfit. Attention to detail is very important. The fabric and lace or other ornaments on the headpiece must match those of your outfit, yet must not compete with everything else. Choose the right hair style to go with the outfit – and wigs are always an option! Bangs (fringe), ringlets, long hair and pigtails are common.
If you can't wear full Lolita outfits everyday incorporate details that you like and go with your usual clothing: maybe that lace chocker will go well with your business suit, or that cute purse is nice for a trip to the mall. Things like that that make you unique and identify you as a Lolita, even if you can't wear your outfits everyday.