As you know, there are many different styles of Lolita dresses. To some Lolita newers, it is very hard to select Lolita dress. There are some tips for your reference. Hope it is useful for you!
Firstly, make sure with which style you want to express and know about each characteristic of Lolita fashion family. Otherwise, selecting your Lolita style based on your personality will be extremely preferable.
Secondly, what themed parties you will attend also decide mostly your Lolita style, makeup and accessories. Sweet Lolita dress may be the most appropriate for happy Christmas. But regardless of styles and parties, remember the guiding principle of Lolita fashion is cuteness and elegance; no sex and too much skin exposure is allowed.
Lastly, if you are not a good handwork and lack of patience, don't make your dress by yourself in the face of low cost, as you may waste much more than purchase one. There are still many approaches for you to get a cheap and quality Lolita dress. You can check some secondary market where some people sell their collection at the cheap price but good quality, if you don't care a little flaw. Online stores are also available, such as ocrun.com.