Lolita

The lolita fashion trend is heavily influenced by Victorian style, but has unclear origins.  It is thought to have started around the 1970’s but did not become very prevalent until the 1990’s.  The goal of a lolita is to look like a cut porcelain doll.  The common clothing of a lolita, consists of knee length skirt or dress, blouse, knee high socks or stockings, and heeled or platformed shoes Lolita style today has broken down to many subgroups.

Gothic Lolita

Gothic Lolita is the style combination of lolita and gothic styles.  This subgroup of the lolita

Gothic Lolita

style appeared in the late 1990’s.  Followers of gothic lolita claim to be inspired by music.

A gothic lolita typically wears dark makeup and clothing.  The makeup usually comprises of red lipstick (not always though) and smokey or well defined eyes.  Their clothing color palette comprises of dark blues and purples, and black; with accents of white.

Sweet Lolita

Sweet Lolita combine lolita style with child and fantasy aspects.  The colors are typically

Sweet Lolita

used are lighter colors or pastel colors.

Classic Lolita

Classic Lolita is a more mature lolita style that is somewhere in between gothic and sweet

Classic Lolita

lolita.  Their clothing might be more simple than the other lolita styles.  A classic lolita will wear a empire waist, but still generally stays true to the general lolita style elements.

Punk Lolita

Punk Lolitas are lolitas with punk elements.  The punk elements of tattered fabric, ties,

Punk Lolita

safety pins and chains, screen-printed fabrics, and plaids are mixed with the lolita elements.

Wa Lolita

Wa Lolita combines traditional Japanese clothing with the lolita style.  They typically wear

Wa Lolita

kimono modified to fit with the lolita clothing.

Qi Lolita

Qi Lolita is similar to wa lolita except for the fact that they combine the lolita style with

Wa Lolita

traditional Chinese clothing.  Typically modifying a qipao and a cheongsam dresses to fit the lolita style.

Hime Lolita

Hime, or “Princess,” Lolita is characterized by a princess-style look based upon the

Hime Lolita

European aristocratic style.

Guro Lolita

Guro Lolitas try to portraya ‘broken doll’  by using items such as fake blood, make-up, and

Guro Lolita

bandages to create the allusion of injury

Salior Lolita

Sailor Lolita combine the lolita style with the sailor style.  Sailor lolita style is common in

Sailor Lolita

Japanese anime.

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