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No. 208345

Since /cgl/ has been invaded by scrotes and trannies, let's discuss general things about the fashion here, from new releases to your dream dress. Share makeup looks and diy's, or your favorite coords. Talk about the comm you are in and your lolita friendships. Ex lolitas and newbies are welcomed too. Etc.
For drama, check out the tread on /w/: >>>/w/143376

No. 208346

Thank you anon, i wish we would all make the move here.

I'll make the first move then. Does anybody else just think the new wunderwelt site is so hollow and devoid of the soul it used to have?

No. 208358

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Thanks for the thread anon!

I’m very excited for AP to start up the Nakayoshi Bunny MTOs whenever it happens. I’m really hoping the AP prophet was right and we’re getting all the color way choices.
Also hoping AP USA sends out Sugary Carnival soon, I’ve been so excited since I ordered it back in January.

No. 208359

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I haven't dressed up in ages and my closet is still full of stuff, mostly from before I had distinguished my current tastes. I have major nostalgia for some of the old bodyline, as well as old school and punk lolita. Some taobao brands seem to hit the mark with it, and I'm not too spergy about the exact skirt length as long as the overall silhouette works out well.

No. 209597

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I've never worn a lolita dress in my life but I love gothic lolita so much. I don't want to buy dresses right now because I'm overweight, but I'd really like to own one someday. I'm afraid to because it can be so expensive though. also the community looks kind of terrible.

No. 209610

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I kinda been into lolita since I was 14 (I'm 28 now) but the thing is that I only wore (handmade) lolita when I was a teen and never again, but still followed it pretty closely by going to CGL, BTB, being up to date with the current trends, doing art of it, dressing my dolls in lolita, etc etc. It's so weird (but not in a bad way) how much has changed since my teen years. I don't call myself lolita since I don't use it, but since it's more accessible to me nowadays as a latamfag, I might actually try to dress in lolita again when I get a new job. I just need to lose my lockdown lard as well lol
I also bought some cute fabrics a few years back when I was planning on doing handmade lolita for me again, but I don't even remember why I didn't follow through with it. I still have the fabrics, but I bought it for me when I was way thinner, so once again, I need to become thinner again to start sewing. I also dream of doing something like this >>208359 and sew cute clothes for me and my doll to match. Especially printless classic lolita! Printless is so underrated. Mary Magdalene is one of my favorite brands.

>>209597
If you fear the community, be a lonelita, anon. Using the clothes for yourself can be so rewarding, even if it's just for a quiet self care day at home. Lolita is more affordable than ever nowadays due to chinese brands (you gotta search for the right ones though, or at least manage your expectations for fabric and prints). Also as aforementioned, you can always learn to sew! A cute, ruffled square skirt is so so easy to sew, and paired with a nice blouse (that you can splurge a bit more since it'll be a staple in your wardrobe and you'll complement it with cheaper skirts/jsks) can go a long way.
Like, buy 2 nice blouses, one black and one white, same for socks and shoes, nice thrifted accessories and look for the dresses or skirts on taobao, second hand or make them. It can be a nice hobby learning how to sew!

No. 209611

>>209597
RIP, same.

No. 209629

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I've never worn lolita myself but I've admired the fashion from afar for like a decade now. Now that I actually have money I want to get into ouji, I love the shorts, hats, and vests. It's such a dreamy fairytale prince look. I have a fairly androgynous body so I think I can pull it off without looking too much like a sad fakeboi. It does seem like the community is overrun with them nowadays.

No. 209637

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I really love lolita, been wearing it for almost a year now and no other fashion I've worn has ever made me happier. Never felt the need to join a comm or anything because they really do seem shit. My closet is like 90% Baby and Meta mature sweet but I need to get my hands on more old school

No. 209640

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What are you guys' favorite lolita style?

Mine is classic, especially Rococco inspired classic rather than Victorian. I love Victorian too, but the baroque exuberance is so nice to my eyes. Bonus points if it's in ivory or reds. You can hear hapsichords playing when you look at some of these coords lol
I loved a while back (I wanna say 2015 but I'm not sure) when OTT classic was in. It was a bit too much of course, but the coords were pretty fun and creative.

I guess my least favorite is OTT sweet, especially those from like 2011-2012, but I don't hate it nor find it embarrassing or anything, just wasn't my thing at all.

No. 210534

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I swear to God there was a Dear Celine reseller shop on AliExpress, but I can't find it at all. Maybe it has been deleted. I love their prints, but the resellers outside Ali even on ali mark it up too much.
Any cheap taobao shopping services recommendations? It's been such a long time since I used one, I don't even remember its name now.

No. 217696

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This is super autistic, but I'd really love to see a coord inspired by the dress Elizabeth I wore in the "Armada Portrait." It's black and pale pink with pearl trim and bows as accents. Picrel is a historian wearing a replica (since the colors are harder to see in the painting because of its age.) If someone made the dress shorter and changed the sleeves, it could be a really nice gothic Lolita dress.

I like the idea of history-inspired lolita dresses in general. I think lolita and Rococo in particular have a lot in common aesthetically. The maximalism, the pastel colors, and intricate designs are all qualities they share.

No. 217733

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I very much more prefer Chinese brands compared to Japanese brands. Im tired of seeing the same prints and shapes. I know Japanese people are faggots and hate anything that’s not traditional but I really like how China has brought back older styles. Also much cheaper. Thanks cheap labor.

No. 217734

>>217733
I think it looks cheap and like a costume.

No. 217736

>>217733
It looks like a cake, I like it.

No. 217740

I bought a skirt from the thrift shop that is clearly some coord Lolita fit but I only have the skirt so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what to wear to with it. It’s white and fuzzy with pink ribbon trim little shorts inside that have lace trim with cupcakes and forks

No. 217757

>>217733
Serious question, do you wear lolita anon? I love a lot of the stock photos Chinese brands put out but I've bought from them before and almost every time it turns out to be cheap garbage (not that Japanese brands are perfect either to be fair) and I sell it. Do you have any brands you personally recommend?

No. 217761

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>>217733
I agree anon, although that pink dress isn't really up my alley.

I think Chinese lolita brands get a bad rep because China, being an industrial superpower, is just producing SO MUCH stuff that lots of it is bound to be garbage. People consequently overlook the small handful of great Chinese indie brands and lolita influencers. I find that a lot of Chinese lolitas are more likely to try weird things out that Western lolitas wouldn't while still holding themselves to a high standard of effort/investment in creating a great coord.

No. 217786

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>>217757

I do, I cycle around 3-4 coords at any moment since I focus more on cosplay than Lolita. They're both expensive hobbies.. If you don't mind the upcharge DevilInspired is a taobao reseller. Shipping is the worst but whaat isn'[t at the time.

Brands I Like
ElPress (My OG post was Elpress)
Long Ears Sharp Ears
Classical Puppets
YUPBRO

>>217761

Yes I agree anon! I find the way they are making longer silhouettes now. I've even seen some without wearing pettis,


Also some Chinese lolita is NOT cheap or bad quality. Pic rel is a classical puppets wedding release. Its sold for around ~2k in western market.

No. 217790

>>217786
This dress is gorgeous. I'm tearing up!

No. 220402

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I'm annoyed that old school has become a trend
I became interested in lolita when I was 11-13 because a goth fashion magazine I read would sometimes include it but only bought my first few pieces last year
I hope I don't offend any other lolitas but I can't get over how hideous I find most new releases especially ott sweet
either that or there's just something 'off' or boring about them, I only became interested in the fashion through old school and tbh I was quite shocked when I did more research and saw how it all changed and now old school is highly sought after and expensive so I can't actually choose things that I like most of the time
I started altering normie and vintage clothes to make up for it since I'm not active in my comm so who cares as long as I like it

No. 226227

>>208358
I was so disappointed with this rerelease. Them swapping out the velvet fabric ruined the sweet fuzzy charm of this dress.
>>220402
>there's just something 'off' or boring about them
Most of the time is the fabric chance from cotton or even velvet to fucking polyester (plastic). Also there is less cute little details.
Not buying new AP anymore tbh.
>now old school is highly sought after and expensive
Dw, the trend will die out some day, just be patient. Also keep in mind that you can still find oldschool for dirt cheap if it doesn't fit the cliché vision of oldschool zoomers have. Just like how they stick to a very narrow version of what "y2k" fashion was, they do the same with oldschool. They chase after the black and white aesthetic, and completely left out printed dresses of this era. I'm thinking about these strawberry AP prints for instance.

>>209597
>the community looks kind of terrible
Just avoir online comms and /cgl/, local comms tend to be fine in my experience. I never got into drama in the 2 different comms I've been in.
You can also be a lonelita.

No. 226241

>>208345
Hey nonnies. I’m sort of new to jfashion. Do you guys know any websites like closetchild but in the US/China? A lot of the stuff on lacemarket & eBay are really expensive compared to closetchild. Right now I can’t use it so I’d appreciate the help.

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>>220402
I don't think old school is that expensive outside of the stereotypical BTSSB blackxwhite stuff, like >>226227 said. I wish it was though, because I have a couple of early 2000s pieces I've been meaning to sell.

>>226241
There have been a couple of attempts at duplicating closetchild in the US, but it hasn't worked because we don't have the density of lolitas required. Closetchild's model relies on people being willing to take a loss on selling their clothes in exchange for convenience.But in the west, you'd have to ship your clothes to the reseller anyways, so you might as well list things yourself. FWIW though, you can make offers on lacemarket. When I was starting my wardrobe I'd look for people selling multiple items and ask if they'd do a 20%-30% discount if I bought several things at once. It almost always worked as long as they weren't really hyped up pieces.

No. 226556

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>>209640
I love rococo style, Mary Magdalene's Fleur Antoinette is one of my dream dresses.

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>>226556
though I would probably get it in a lighter colorway, I think all of them look pretty cute

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>>226556
>>226557
AYRT and same! I love it so much. MM in general is so underrated.
I think this is my favorite colorway, although I agree with you that they are all lovely.

No. 226567

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I love classical dresses in burgundy and navy, but I like sweet dresses in darker colors too. I also really like old school, but its hard for me to find a dress I like.

No. 226575

>>226558
Ahh so cute with the bonnet! Mary magdalene is so tastefully tailored, ugh I can't take it. That color and the sax colorway are definitely tied as the prettiest, imo

No. 226811

how do I learn to pattern draft and sew lolita dresses and accessories?
I like designing dresses and drawing them but I don't know how to go about actually creating these dresses to my proportions
I've tried asking /cgl/ and they were really hostile plus using search engines mainly links me back to deleted livejournal or tumblr posts
any advice is helpful! like best fabric materials, where to order custom printed fabric, where to get cute lace, resources for pattern drafting and learning to sew etc

No. 226824

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>>226811
For patterns, start here: https://misscarolbelle.wordpress.com/list-of-patterns/
I highly recommend Otome no Sewing.

Best fabrics: High quality cotton, velvet; fabrics that are not shiny or that don't look too costumey. For custom printed fabric, it depends from country to country.
Cute lace: Check your country's fabric and craft stores. There are some stuff on AliExpress if you know how to search well. Buy cotton lace, avoid polyester scratchy lace at all costs, it just look really cheap on the end result.
There's a lot of lolita tutorials on youtube, especially for skirts since they are the easiest. Begin by doing a rectangle skirt with ruffles and go up from that!

No. 226946

>>226824
thanks nonnie that link with all the patterns is super helpful
maybe I'll get some cheap fabric and experiment with the simpler ones until I understand how to alter the sizing and stuff
yeah I was told avoid polyester anything, and I've heard taobao lace is good but I have no idea how to navigate taobao lol

No. 227498

OK this might be a completely retarded question but: Every time I wear lolita, my cat attacks my clothes. I think lace and ribbons and whatever the hell petticoats are made out of trigger some kind of primal instinct in her because she doesn't do this with any of my everyday clothes. How do I get her to stop???

No. 227719

>>227498
RIP to your lolita, nonna. I had a cat who couldn't resist puffballs on my jfashion.

Have you tried any of the following? Spray bottle with water everytime the cat attacks the clothes, spraying cat repellant on your clothes (wouldn't risk my burando with this), cat nailcaps.

No. 227859

>>227719
I really don't want to spray stuff on but I might have to at this point. I keep her nails trimmed very dull, but the real problem is that she bites it!

No. 265801

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How do you wear your hair nonnies?
Personally I don't like wigs and haven't learned how to do ringlets yet so usually I just wear my hair down but I think it ruins a lot of coords, especially when I'm just casually in public.
Unpopular opinion I guess but I don't like coords with pigtails, 99% of the time it just looks ageplayish and retarded, unless it's styled very well and is clearly meant to be elegant. I'm considering getting a bunch of rose hair clips and wearing them for everyday coords, kind of 90s/00s inspired I guess.

No. 265859

>>226946
if your goal is to create your own designs, rather than adjusting already made patterns, learn basic patternmaking techniques such as creating slopers off of your measurements and developing patterns for your designs with dart manipulation and slash and spread
you can start with paper and then use cheap fabric like muslin to test your patterns

No. 265989

>>265801
If you don't want to fuss with hair a lot in addition to your outfit then you could just sleep with it in foam or pillow rollers the night before for some nice curls, I think this ends up looking really nice with classic if you just add a few simple hair accessories and there's no need to do complicated styling with it

No. 268898

I refuse to use cgl anymore, opinions on bodyline rocking horse shoes? I really want a pair.

No. 268908

>>268898
they're fine, personally i found the foam heel kind of ugly though so I'm going to replace mine with some Baby RHS lookalikes with real wooden soles instead. They're super comfy to walk in though! Also the straps don't stay up on your legs at all so you'll be wearing them with the straps wrapped around your ankles 90% of the time lol

No. 269048

>>268898
Every time I try to go back to /cgl/ for a browse around I'm reminded of how much more dogshit it is now

No. 269739

>>269048
>>268898
>go on /cgl/
>coomposting, moid posting and other shit.
How the fuck does anyone use that shite?

No. 273206

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I need to sperg about this, sorry. It annoys me so much when newfags and sweetfags (no offence to sweetfags) call any coord in black and white gothic. Picrel somebody posted this on tumblr and captioned it with "gothic" kek. Obviously, not a thing about this is gothic, it's just sweet with ott elements but in black and white, but still very much sweet. Anyway, not attacking this girl, her photo probably got reposted anyway.

No. 273238

>>273206
It's a shame that so many sweetfags act like everything HAS to be pastel candy vomit to be sweet, sweet cuts like this look better in darker colors anyway imo. Picrel is cute, especially the collar details.

No. 273629

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I know /cgl/ has been a cesspool for a while but it's particularly bad right now, I hope this thread gets some use.
Anyways I love the print of this release but not particularly a fan of the bodice buckle details… Would be an instabuy in the emerald colorway for me if it came in a skirt cut (and I might just buy it anyways kek)

No. 273640

>>273629
Damn, this is insanely cute. Right up my alley. Any witchy cat print is automatically cute.

No. 274643

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I'm so stupid.
I bought an old rare dress for much more than I have ever spent on lolita before (I'm a poorfag) and now that it's here… I can't zip it. My ribs are too wide, it's literally just my ribs because I'm thin and my boobs are small. I've worn old Baby and IW dresses before so I didn't think the difference would be so huge with VM. I really wanted it and I won't be able to resell it for the same price. I guess I'll have it altered at the back, behind corset lacing so it's hidden.
This is lowkey making me feel like a whale though

No. 274711

>>274643
do u mind me asking which dress? or specifically the material? VM and MM can be pretty restrictive, but if you wear oldschool IW, im a little surprised.

No. 274727

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>>274711
Not at all, it's made of twill. There's a velveteen version that came out a year prior (2001) and apparently it has shirring while this one does not. It's just a bit but it's too small on my ribs but quite lose on my waist. I guess it's because of my height (this one is supposed to have a dropped waist)

No. 274961

>>273238
Agreed. The pastel vomit sweet looks are hideous. Bring back more cute, simple details like this. I wish brands would do more skirts in general too though.

No. 274965

Question for the community: Where did it go wrong and what can we do to gatekeep troons and fetishists?

I block them on social media and ignore them irl. They're banned from the comms I run. But what else can I do on an individual level? What can we do as a community?

No. 274966

>>274965
We need to be open about our disdain for them. They need to know that they aren't welcome and we'll make things hard for them.

No. 274969

>>274966
But specifically how to do that?

No. 274997

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>>274965
A sister comm of mine had actual weeb lolicons attending their meets. Like he openly posted about it on social media, didn't even wear a coord and said he wasn't going to. I have no fucking idea WHY he was allowed and I'm glad it wasn't my comm because I would have gone berserk. Although my comm is stll filled with troons and turbo clolita weebs shitting on every coord that isn't taobao shit kek
This is making me want to become a lonelita, I pretty much only stay for sales and even then it's never stuff I'm interested in, since all they ever sell is Magic Tea Party shit and the rare burando is always ott sweet which I don't wear.
I hate their obsession with social media too, it's like every other lolita is severely attention starved and only cares about impressing other lolitas, I hate it

No. 275074

>>274997
This. I recommend reaching out to people via friend finder threads and join your biggest local comm and check their member list for well-dressed, normal people. I'm done with non-vetted groups. Fetishists and troons are the worst but if I have the choice I also don't want to associate with clolitas. I hope you find friends nonny.

No. 275263

>>275074
Thanks, nona! I'm wary of friend finder threads though as they're infested with moids. Regarding troons and fetishists it fucking sucks how we have to censor ourselves even in female centric spaces and how much they're getting invaded by scrotes. I can't get myself to enjoy meets because I'm constantly walking on eggshells as to not call a they/them a she out of habit. I hope we can at least have a space to discuss this though this thread is not very active.

No. 275296

>>275263
Wow you have infinite patience! I refuse to use their special little pronouns. I didn't realize the farms had a gen lolita thread so I hope we can get word out and bring more people here to discuss how to rid our community of the trannies for good. I prefer the farms to cgl for probably the same reason as you, sick of the crossboarders and moids.

No. 275387

>>274968
i kinda like this idea, some kind of secret society flagship sign kek

those three colors could be hard to coord, especially across styles. maybe an accessory?

No. 275389

>>274965
We need to start applying for mod positions in our local comms. if we’re the first to see the requests, then we’re safe.

Current mods have allowed non-lolita wearers and worse to come through.

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>>275387
>>275263
>>274966
>>274997
>>274969
>>274965
>>275074
>>275296

i feel like we even have a potential discord server right here? would anyone be interested? I usually don’t use discord, so if anyone prefers a different platform i’m down

plz, we need a secret sisterhood

No. 275468

>>275399
I'm down if you are. Don't if we need a server per se, we can start with a group chat and see how much interest there is first. Email me if interested to exchange tags.

>>275387
Also down for a secret accessory! What could it be that no one else would use accidently though?

>>275389
I like this idea, nice slow burn.

No. 275490

A discord server would be nice but I'm paranoid that eventually it'd end up in someone getting outed as a meanie terf uwu to their comm unless we would never show our coords/dresses, Ik some cows from my comm lurk here

No. 276089

>>275490
at some point you have to take the risk nonnie.

No. 276170

>>275468
the accesory could be a flower/plant which is commonly purple white and green. the accesory itself could be any color to match the coord. I was thinking of pansee, but maybe with a specific bow shape holding them to be sure it's volontary.

No. 276583

>>276170
this is a cute idea but wdym bow shape?

No. 276869

>>276583
I think it's easier to blend in a coord and its more common if it's a small bouquet of flowers. it could also be a mixed bouquet with a plant for each color.

No. 276887


No. 276901

>>276887
Are you sure outing yourself, the blog owner, as a farmer is smart? kek

No. 276913

>>276901
That’s the point of the blog: for farmers to. It’s connected to nothing

No. 276970

>>276887
Stop tagging unrelated posts to advertise your stupid secrets blog, we don't give a shit.

No. 277038

Kek the 'secret symbol' is going to be discovered to be a terf symbol the moment it spreads to /cgl/. Probably sooner since gendie lolitas lurk here as well. Not gonna discourage you nonnies but I would be careful with this (also the colours are ugly sorry)

No. 277105

>>276970
learn to sage

>>277038
the colors aren't too gr8 ngl. also i think if any kind of symbol were to be used, then it should be some ubiquitous

No. 277181

Hey, sorry to crosspost but the lolita thread on /cgl/ seems too far gone, so I'm going to post some info here:

>ASL

20, M, California
>Do you wear Lolita, EGA or both?
I don't wear anything currently because I am just getting into it (reccomendations would be nice), but I enjoy both Lolita and EGA.
>Fav substyles
Steampunk, classic, and maybe gothic.
>Other hobbies, interests, fashion styles?
Hobbies include strength training & competitions, working on cars/driving, computering, baking, knitting, and internet shit.
>How long have you been dressing in the fashion
Haven't started, but looking for specific resources.
>Not looking for?
Annoying people. People using this as a dating platform. People who don't know how to keep personal stuff to themselves.
>contact info
cosmail@nigge.rs (encryption available)
>anything else we should know
I have a HUGE disdain for patterns, which I call "wallpaper dresses". I'm looking for anything that coordinates around brown, gold, and dark green. I'm also looking for pieces that center around mens' styling, since I don't want to be the dude in a dress. If you speak like a child, I will tend to not like you(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 277201

>>277181
>M
do you know where you are right now? are you lost? and learn to integrate while you're at it, sage goes in the email field

No. 277203

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>>277201
Ignore and report, nona

No. 277205

>>277203
lol if that guy is genuine he sounds like a real prick. I don't think any lolita with a working brain would ever bother contacting him

No. 277213

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>>277205
>his e-mail address
Idk about genuine but yeah kek picrel for cleansing

No. 277303

>>277105
Nta but you don't actually have to sage on non-cow boards.

No. 277967

does anyone have photos they can share of handmade gothic dresses and accessories? specifically well-made too since all the handmade gothic dresses I've seen people post photos of have looked pretty ita unfortunately

No. 279799

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I love lolita so much it's unreal
Praying AP does more cotton MTOs because I am tired of the ugly poly stuff

No. 279832

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I admit I am kind of a noob when it comes to Lolita style and I have never really liked the cutesy pastel giant baby style Sweet Lolita (even though I admit many of the dresses and items individually are very very cute, it kind of gives me a migraine to see all that thrown together)

I think the more elegant classical Lolita where they wear heels and try to look more mature and ladylike is absolutely gorgeous. I think this style also suits gaijin Lolitas way more than the typical Japanese big baby style with too many frills and layers. It’s much more flattering and doesn’t look so frumpy either.

Some of the styling in these older J&J shoots where they mostly use European models is gorgeous and suits them so well. They look like Victorian dolls.

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No. 280164

Coming over from /w/ - I'm sick of how shitty /cgl/ has become the past few years, but love the bbs anonymous style of posting. Hopefully we can have a comfy group to just talk about lolita.

>>279799
Even the cotton MTOs have been pretty hit or miss. Nakayoshi Bunny is pretty off. I was pretty disappointed after I finally got it after almost a year of waiting…

No. 280204

>>280164
i am also here. i didn't get nb and i'm glad i didn't. i didn't like that it was cotton instead of velveteen. it lost the feel of being a winter print.

No. 280268

>>280204
I didn't mind the fabric change (I don't really trust modern AP to be able to come out with velvet anything), but the applique being shitty little patches? The enormous balls? The sad limp bows? I regret buying it.

No. 280516

>>280268
that's true, sad to hear it's shit though, but glad i passed it up atleast. any of their autumn collection catching your eye? i want to like the halloween one. but something about the design is off to me.

No. 280550

>>280516
Nah. Looks like just Dream Doll for me this season. Everything else is either made with bad materials or badly designed.

No. 280636

>>279834
God this one is beautiful. You're right, this style suits Westerners so much more.

No. 280642

>>280636
I'm sorry but this seems nonsensical. No one suits a style more before of their race, and "Western" includes so many races with different facial features. Thinking only Asians look good in sweet just reeks of yellow fever.

No. 280647

>>280642
calm down, a lot of non asians have mature features that japanese don't. it's a fact.

No. 280651

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>>279832
stole this from cgl, but i love classic lolita in dusty tones.

No. 280657

>>280647
this is getting even dumber. what "mature features" are you even talking about? this yellow fever just reeks of a newfag who spends too much time browsing the ita thread instead of actually following good Western lolitas on social media

No. 280684

refuse to buy any main pieces on lm anymore. bought a dress from a swede(gross) and it had superglue all over the waist ties. No mention of it in the description. why are so many western lolitas dirty and mess up their brand? any good shopping services for xianyu?

No. 280693

>>280657
can you idiots go back to cgl?

No. 280707

>>280684
Like xianyu's any better. In fact I would say it's worse because at least you have PayPal protection when dealing with western sellers. You're fucked if anything is wrong on xianyu. Sellers are out to screw you over, it's not a great platform for buyers especially us foreign ones.

No. 280729

>>280657
>implying asians don't have more neotenous features than other races
kek

No. 280896

>>280684
>doesn't like lm because of one bad experience
>wants to try xianyu instead
Absolute giga kek, enjoy your undisclosed stains, replicas, missing items and scamming.

No. 280965

after decades of being an APfag i might switch to baby…

No. 281104

>>280965
Smart move. Baby is the GOAT

No. 281123

>>281104
i actually have two pieces from them from years back and like them pretty well. i just like the style of AP sweet better but this new stuff ain't it. baby's sweet is just different, but it's still very cutesy. the new kumya fall print is really nice though i have to admit. any sweet pieces you'd recommend?

No. 281125

>>281123
just adding, i have sugar rose cake and some parfait print by them(not sure the name) at the moment.

No. 281129

>>280729
Is this a joke? Japanese people have small eyes, jacked up teeth, and often crooked noses. Even black people look more neotenous than them.

No. 281199

>>280965
Congratulations anon, I have nothing against AP but Baby is just better

No. 281215

Oh thank goodness, people are using this thread again. Going on CGL just raises my blood pressure, and that's only taking into account having to constantly hide/scroll past the bottom of the barrel shit cosplay threads.

>>280965
I am another Baby lover encouraging you to appreciate Baby more lolol. Baby's flavor of sweet definitely still adheres more to a sort of fairy-tale feeling most of the time, especially their older stuff, a lot of their artwork I love because the style reminds me of watercolor paintings.

No. 281252

>>281129
Nta but crooked teeth in Japan are considered youthful. There was once a trend where women there got surgery to make them purposely look that way.

No. 281261

>>281215
>>281199
thanks, baby's sweet prints are really growing on me. i am gonna look on fril/rakuma/ for some good deals.

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>>281261
just looking at fril and i see a lot of things i like. especially pic related. it looks like an older print but i'm really fond of the border style that's more of an all over print. (don't know if there's a name for this kind of horizontally repeating print with no border) but looking through these are really reigniting my passion! and they're less than 20000 yen! feels like a dream!

No. 281965

Haven't gone to an event or even an IRL meetup in forever. Any events coming up that you girls want to go to? What's your idea of a perfect meetup?

No. 283297

It just came randomly into my mind, but does anyone remember that one japanese, continuously banned scrote on cgl who was obsessed with a japanese idol/actor who modeled for baby once and claimed she was a yakuza and shit? kek, the board was so clean compared to now.. Now you wouldn't even notice him between all the other moid garbage threads.

No. 283507

anyone have cute lolita related or loliable diy projects? or pics as examples of ideas?
things like knitted boleros, burando print cross stitch for room deco, little sewing or accessory making stuff and the like

No. 283531

>>283507
Check lolita blogs or the old LJ community for OnS patterns.

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>>283507
I love the items with little knit strawberries on them so I decided to crochet some strawberries and I attached them to wristcuffs, socks, and an old cardigan. It wasn't too difficult even as a novice in crochet!

No. 283665

>>283531
I have a link to a bunch of ons scans but they're in japanese and I'm not good at working with patterns without instructions
>>283596
cute, these would look good with lots of sweet coords

No. 283774

>>283665
Can you drop your link nonnie? I've never been able to find working links to scans

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No. 283806

>>283805
also the vk one has a bunch of other non-ons stuff mixed in so you'll have to dig through all the photos

No. 283838

>>283805
ah nonnie, this vk link makes me miss lurking around jsf lolita community in russia. i always used all of the amazing photoshoots as a reference for my artworks, and despite all of the drama it was fun to read people's blogs. it sucks how over the past years they started allowing trannies, seeing them on group pictures is disgusting, and the way they cling onto women to a point it makes them uncomfortable is something else…

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I'm in the process of restyling my room and I would like to dedicate more space to my dresses. Right now I just have a plastic tub and a metal clothing rack. How do you all store your dresses/shoes/accesories? Does your storage match your style/s?
I'm in need of some idea

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>>285541
tbh I just store it with my normie stuff since I only have 20 dresses anyway and I don't own much normies clothes. I've seen that most lolitas seem to have wardrobes or racks exclusively for their lolita items. It really depends on how much space you have and what kind of aesthetic you are going for.

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>>285652
Same fag, but I mainly wear gothic and my bedroom does not fit the aesthetic at all. My lolita stuff is largely hidden away and I keep all my accessories in two shoe boxes. One day when I move out I want to be able to display my bags because they look pretty nice.

No. 285966

>>208345
bought AP's happy garden op recently and it came stained (the seller didn't told me beforehand). Any stain removal tips? I have used like three methods already and none have worked

Istg some of these bitches be having food fights in these dresses, I'm pissed

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>>285966
have you tried borax laundry soap like picrel?

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Where can I find old 2ch lolita thread translations? I read some ages ago and can't find them again

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Nonas, how do you dress when you're not in lolita? Are any of you lifestylers? I wear gothic and old school and my regular clothes were always pretty similar in style, I used to dress like a tradgoth when I was a teen and really into darkwave. I went through some realizations and reflected on a lot of things and now more often than not dress in baggy, masculine clothes and tbh I really like the contrast and how surprised people are when they see me wearing lolita/fred durst looking shit for the first time

No. 288584

>>288536
When I am not dressed up in a Lolita coordinate I am wearing some sort of mall goth/cute punk style. Hysteric Glamour, ETC, Milk, and Putumayo are all cycling my daily wear… but Metamorphose and Moitie are the brands I am more delicate with.

No. 288613

>>288536
You’re transgender

No. 288646

>>288613
Funny because my reflection was that I should embrace dressing gnc more often and not focus on performing feminity so much, keep dilating though

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anons I need your opinions on whether this dress is salvageable or not - I really like the frog print and the green color but something about it to me looks a bit ita, do you think if I removed the weird chiffon frill on the bottom and middle it'll look decent? not my pic btw sorry it looks a bit wonky
there's also a pinafore skirt cut with the same print that doesn't have the chiffon so maybe I should get that instead? I just really want something with this frog print on it kek

No. 298186

>>298170
Is this a JSK or an OP? If it's an OP then the biggest offenders are the sleeves imo.

No. 298227

>>298186
it's a jsk, the sleeves are from a separate blouse the girl is wearing

No. 300644

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Is there any gothic lolitas here just disappointed by the blouses available lately? I won't sat lately, this issue has been going on for years. I really like the old moitie blouses but their current blouses are so boring. It's just the same chiffon over and over again. It seems like sheglit are the only brand who make good blouses since innocent worlds blouses are always sold out and i find atelier pierrots blouses to be too bulky looking. Don't even get me started on taobao. All the best stuff there is for sweet fags. Also thoughts on this release. I bought it but i am hesitant i made the right decision after the cross jsk that released not so long ago got bashed.

No. 300692

>>300644
God I wish I could afford that jsk, it's so simple but in a good way. Also, I agree with you anon. I buy all my burando second hand (third world country fag) and nothing beats the old releases. I'm not a fan of chiffon and I think it makes the coords too matronly sometimes, it's chiffon so it makes no sense but it just does in my mind. Personally I like old meta blouses with raschel lace (only in all black though) and Innocent World as you said. Victorian Maiden has nice ones too.

No. 302193

asking here since /cgl/ is so dead and not helpful these days, can I make my own otks and utks by sewing lace on top of normie socks? I don't want to shell out for brand ones then have to pay a ridiculous amount in shipping if I can diy. would any solid color pair of knee high and thigh high socks with lace on top look good or is there certain ones I should use?

No. 302196

>>281129
Why do you fatty-chan gaijin itas always reveal yourselves as racist jealous pieces of shit lol

No. 302197

Does anyone know how Lolita is perceived in Japan? I know it’s one of the longest standing styles but I heard it’s dwindling quite a lot even though they have popular and trendy models like Risa modelling and promoting it. I just wonder how lolita girls are perceived or stereotyped nowadays in Japan and if it would attract unwanted or negative attention.

No. 302270

>>302193
Absolutely! It's one of the oldest, easiest lolita diy projects. Use whatever socks you like that suit your style(s) of choice. There's lots of different tutorials out there from YouTube to old blogs.

No. 302335

>>302270
I was wanting to make ones to go with my btssb dessert op but I was afraid of looking ita kek. thanks anon, I'll try making a pair

No. 302354

>>302196
You will never be japanese.



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