oh no it’s not offensive at all, I’m happy to answer. Making sure things fit, no matter if it’s brand, custom, or offbrand is measuring measuring measuring. I am taller then most at 6 foot, with d-cups and 39 inch waist and its just a matter of measuring before you buy and then deciding if it fits you.
Many people are shocked to find out a lot of the big brands carry dresses that that can fit quite big girls! I only own two brand dresses at the moment but I have my eyes on plenty more! Nearly every brand will have their measurements printed in CM for the bust and waist if not more. I think it’s safe to subtract about 2 inches from those numbers to make sure you have no nasty shocks and surprises when it comes time to try it on.
This JSK is from BTSSB and as you can see here on it’s lolilibrary page it’s max measurements are at 43 inches, more then enough space for me in a sports bra. It’s a little short for me (well, everything is a little short for me) so i pair it with an underskirt which is completely common in lolita fashion.
Here are some other brand bits on sale now:
Ok let’s get away from brand, you can find a lot of plus size clothes that can be lolitasized. One of my favorite outfits was made of bits and pieces of nonloli clothes. I went with a sailor lolita theme and used a skirt that is a true full circle skirt so It would sit in the proper cupcake shape over petticoats. It was also a modest length and not to cartoony so it worked out perfectly for lolita. I used a modestly cut sleeveless blouse and since sleeveless is a nono I just used a cute bolero it cover up. Even my hat was altered. I pinned a hairbow on a simple cap to make it cuter, as well as picking slightly visible bloomers to up the lolita factor. You can skip a lot of the brand hassle by going this route because there are plenty of clothes out their that can be adjusted.
lolita like things you can buy now:
and then there is custom work. This means making your own or having it made. I have made a lot of fancy stuff but no lolita dresses but I have bought custom work from gloomth as well as many etsy shops who are happy to make your dresses to measure! If you are working yourself though I would suggest using patterns made for dirndls, 18th century dresses, as well as alice style costumes to get the right shapes, as well as adding a lot of extra gather to the skirts!
Here are some pattern ideas:
I hope this helps!
Hello friend! I have a few suggestions for you so buckle up!
First of all you COULD totally size up and tailor the waist. Altered lolita is a thing lots of people do. You could also also go for different shapes like a babydoll high waist a-line type shape. Here is an example.
You should also consider that MANY lolita dresses having shirring (or like stretchy elastic around the bust if you’re not familiar with the term). This means it shrinks or grows to the shape of your body, which would be perfect for someone with an hour glass shape. Just make sure you check measurements and whether or not it has shirring.
An hourglass figure can work with lolita but the goal of lolita isn’t really an hourglass figure. The shape is one that you would see more in gyaru for example. Many of the girls with that body shape opt for the higher waisted dresses to try and cover it up. You can totally work with it in a flattering way in lolita. Just be careful, especially with blouse and skirt combos, because it can look a little wonky. Like this:
You can also always consider custom size options from replica sellers, indie brands, taobao, ect! There are tons of options for custom sizing and if you go through some of our old asks you can find tons of links.
Good luck! Lolita-tips.tumblr.com would probably have some more ideas for you as well if you didn’t get what you need from this. :)
Hey friend! I (K) have size 11 feet so I’m about to help you out friend.
First of all, if you’re looking to spend the least amount possible I recommend payless. Sometimes they have workable shoes that you can just put with an outfit that doesn’t focus on the shoes. You can also get shoe clips to help. Also ALWAYS post a WTB on the facebook lolita sales groups. I recommend this one and this one.
Next I’d recommend Bodyline. The company is a bit skeezy but their shoes go up to a 27 which fits an 11 in many styles. Check reviews to see if they run big or small. You might have to make some edits to them (I had to remove a buckle on one of mine but it had 2 so it was fine and didn’t turn out noticeable).
Antaina sells custom sized shoes. I have never gone all the way through with an order but I found their customer service likable and they have tonssss of options all custom sizes. They’re the priciest of these options though because shipping is out of this worlddddd. So I recommend getting their shoes second hand if you can. If you have money to dedicate to it though I’ve heard good-ish things about them and their sizing. Again, always read like a million reviews of the company as a whole, and read a few of the exact shoes you want.
So basically, you will not find brand shoes in size 11. You will not be wearing Angelic Pretty tea parties anytime soon. BUT you can definitely find super cute lolita shoes for an “affordable” (by lolita standards) price.
As far as buying plus size lolita (which I forgot was something I was supposed to be answering here) check this post and this post. Also here is a list of indie brands that do custom sizes. Some of them require a shopping service so, again, research before you buy both the company and the products you want.
<3 good luck and don’t give up! You’re on your way.
Tried to bring out the red in Petit Patisserie ^^
Headpiece ~ Angelic Pretty
Wig ~ lockshopwigs
Cardigan ~ Angelic Pretty
JSK ~ Angelic Pretty
Socks ~ Baby, The Stars Shine Bright
Shoes ~ Angelic Pretty
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For @theprophetchuck who asked about box braids/twists in lolita! I would just treat it like any other type of hair and accessorize accordingly! Bows bonnets clippies etc. double buns would be cute ahh. I think painfullykawaii has or had braids and she’s lovely~
Today was a wonderful and lovely day! We had our first summer solstice meetup and pot luck with a bonus scavenger hunt! I’m almost to completion of my coordinate for my dress. I just need a short sleeve blouse for the hot weather but other than that it’s almost complete :D
We set out pot luck near a playground where little children with their parents are having fun in the sun. A few children called me Princess Snow White and of course I have to make them happy by saying hello to them. Also, we have a scavenger hunt that involves cute animals and funny. I hope that this summer the lolita community in my town will have more meet-ups this summer :D
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Everyone pretend I didn’t just accidentally publish that ask and then delete it when I realized okay?
We got this submission and though they said we didn’t have to publish it I thought it had some interesting and beneficial information. I have changed some of the wording and spelling and stuff to just make sure there weren’t mistakes as far as I can tell (this was something they mentioned since they hadn’t spell checked it.) I have chosen to take their name off the submission in order to avoid people sending them negative messages if possible though. I hope you don’t mind my publishing it, I felt like I learned a lot from it though and I thought some of our followers may benefit from reading it as well. So this is Re: racism in America vs. Brazil. -K
Like the other anon, I’m also Brazilian. Our country has similar racial dynamics with the US, since both countries had a history of colonization and slavery. The main difference lies in how people view “miscegenation”. This does not make our country “more” or “less” racist than yours and vice-versa. A common racist perception here is the idea of “whitening”, which means an incentive to “interracial” marriage in order to work toward the erasure of what are considered “black features” from the population. Of course this is bullshit, but this was the main reason behind the governmental incentives for European immigration in the early 20th century here. They actually wanted “white” people to outnumber the recently freed from slavery black people.
Nowadays racism in Brazil is tied to classism as well and prejudice based on skin color. When you’re “obviously” black skinned it is unfortunately harder to avoid racism, police harassment, and so on. When you have a lighter skin tone it becomes a matter of social class, which means if you display “ghetto looks” there’s a bigger change of someone harassing you (or crossing the street because they think you are a robber).
I’m Brazilian with German and Portuguese roots, so I hardly face any sort of racism anywhere here. Some tourists actually think I’m one of them and so on. The weirdest thing I’ve heard was an American friend surprised that I’m blonde. :P I’d never tag myself as a “person of color”.
This professor gives lectures on comparative studies of the racial dynamics in the US and Brazil, if any of you are interested: http://www.fflch.usp.br/sociologia/asag/ - Half of the articles are in English. :)
I’d like to reinforce that saying someone is “this or that race” based on their looks is an academically overcome concept and all serious sociologists will not accept phrenology and other “biological” definitions for race of any sort anymore. Race is a socially defined concept to categorize people and define social relations in a given society. As such, there isn’t really race, but there’s racism and people from groups seen as “lesser” have all the right to organize based on the empowerment of this identity.
- I thought I should add something else to this! while americans could argue I’m “latina”, but this do not have the same meaning here (here’s a geographical determination) and for all the dynamics I pointed out on the other message I don’t belong to any racial identity movements here. I can be an ally against racism, but not an active member, nor I can erase their identity by appropriating it. :3