I (K) am personally against it. It pushes too much into the realm of appropriation for me. A lot of people would disagree. This blog had this discussion a while back so I think you might find this tag of interest. :) If you have more questions/comments after perusing that feel free to drop us another message!
I’m gonna start with the easier question!
A roundneck dress will look find with a vneck cardigan as long as the cardigan is ON TOP. I can’t really how it would imagine otherwise. lolita-tips might be able to help you out more.
If you’re worried about the salopette fitting I would look up some reviews and coords with THAT specific one. Look for coords on people with similar body types. You might luck out and the fabric could be a little bit stretchy. There probablyyyy isn’t shirring on it but I’d look around just in case. A lot of the time the measurements ARE a little small so there is totally hope you will be able to fit in. Just take a long hard look in the mirror when you get it and if it looks weird consider removing the bow, thinking of a way to cover the midsection, or just saying “fuck it” and wearing it anyways. As long as you think you look cute that is HONESTLY all that matters.
The “eating the bow” things tends only to happen with people larger than you so I really don’t think you’ll have to worry boo. <3
Otakuthon Coordinate Day 1:
Shoes: Payless, and Browns.
Accessories: Offbrand & Secondhand.
I really enjoyed this coord. I was actually supposed to wear it at Anime North 2014 but that didn’t happen. ;; v ;; I absolutely adore country lolita and I’d like to do more coords like this in the future. To be honest honest, I didn’t realise how much I was in love with this coord until I saw the pictures. (This is also the first time I’ve successfully done a wash ‘n go on my hair, and I’m real glad it turned out for the con.)
Thank you Malli for taking photos of my coord, I really appreciate it. (୨୧•͈ᴗ•͈)◞ᵗʱᵃᵑᵏઽ*♡
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A few photos from the Secret Rose Boudoir tea party I attended~ It was my first tea party and my first lolita coord. I had an amazing time!
Dress: Innocent World
Blouse: Krad Lanrete
Head Dress: Handmade
My co-ord for when I went try o Cape Cod. I stayed in a super cut B&B.
THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII
No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3
NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.
so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase
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Here’s a bunch of helpful stuff. Tons of inspiration, links to stores, ect. Its a pretty full tag so go wild. :D Good luck and I’m sure you’ll do awesome!