puffy skirts, lacy blouses, platform mary janes and head dresses are standared attire. This fashion was popularized by Mana from the band Malice Mizer, and has nothing to do with Gwen Stefani.
There are several tyles of lolita:
Gothic lolita: Clothing is dark blues, reds and blacks. Very similar to Victorian mourning garb, only with shorter skirts. A prime example is the brand Moi meme Moitie.
Sweet lolita: Light pastle colors and florals, lots of lace, and more childlike. An example is the brand Baby the Stars Shine Bright.
Classic lolita: Shorter versions of clothing that looks like it is from the French and English country side during the 1900s. Less lacey and more mature looking.
Mana’s Moi-Meme-Moitie makes beautiful lolita clothing.
Amy Fisher, the Long Island Lolita, was arraigned today.
I just saw the new version of Lolita, and it’s better than the 1962 version.
B) Nickname for Dolores (or Delores).
C) Japanese street fashion depicting Victorian clothing, popular betwwen teens, young women and even boy (a good example is Mana). This style has nothing to do with Gwen Stefani and everything to do with Mana from Malize Mizer, as he was the one that made it popular. It’s very different from the American and UK Goth style.
It has three main variations:
Sweet Lolita: the main object is to look as cute and pretty as possible, imitating either a Victorian child or a Victorian dool. It has curly hair styles (mainly), lace blouses, puffy kneelngth (or a little shorter) skirts, lace gloves, lace-trimmed stockings or tights, platform shoes, adn a variety of hairpieces from bonnets to ribbons. It may include teddy bears or Super Dollies and a variety of handbags and parasols. Capes are also used The colors are pastels and lots of white.
Gothic Lolita: It’s darker than the Sweet Lolita as it depicts Victorian mourning clothing, even if they still wear kneelength puffy skirts. The colors are darker, and handbags may include coffin and bat shapes.
Classic Lolita: Classic lolitas dress still in Vcitorian clothing, but it is a little more mature, less lacey, and the object is not to look like a doll or shild anymore.
There is a counter part for Lolita style: EGA or Elegant Gothic Aristocrat. This is used by boys and young men, and sometimes by women too.
This is basically more traditional; it’s filled with more earth-tones and jewel colors. They also have floral dresses fabric patterns. The clothing is sometimes frilled, but not over done, traditional, maid-style aprons. This style basically tries to be more Victorian.
Sweet Lolita or Amaloli:
This is more light-colored: colorfully patterned outfits, with lots of lace and frills. The dresses are knee-lengthed. They try to look as sweet and cute as possible.
This is likely the most popular style of Lolita. The colors are usually black, white, navy or burgundy. The makeup are dark in color, with black eyeliner(not all), and red or black lipstick(again, not all), while the other lolita are more light. The accessories that go with it are pocketbooks, hatboxes, handbags, and other Teddy bears.
This combines punk fashion with Lolita. They wear things like plaid, buckles, safety pins, and chains. Garments like blouses, skirts, one pieces, and jumper skirts are also worn. The footwear is mostly boots, Mary Janes, and platforms. The colors that are often used are black, white, and red.
Wa or Kimono Lolita:
This is traditonal japanese clothing mixed with lolita. Usually a kimono top is worn with a lolita skirt.
Aristocrat Or Elegant Lolita:
This is more what Mana of Moi Dix Mois wears. He instead combines gothic lolita also. This is the more mature version of lolita and it embodies elegance.
We often see girls that wear Lolita. This a more manly version of it.
This is more victorian with knickerbockers, masculine blouses, shirts, trousers, and knee socks. This is often worn by schoolboys .
This is a more mature version of Kodona. This is bascially inspired from the 19-century Europeans.
Has several subgenres, the most popular of which are:
Gothic Lolita: Basically the darker side of loli. Best example is Mana’s clothing line Moi Meme Moitie
Sweet Loli: The more sweet side of loli, most common colors are pink and blue. Best examples are Baby the Stars Shine Bright and Angelic Pretty.
Kurorori: Basically a lolita who wears nothing but black. Even if it’s a Gothic Lolita dress, if it’s all black, it’s a Kurorori dress.
Shirorori: A lolita who wears nothing but white. Even if it’s a Gothic Lolita or a Sweet Lolita dress, if it’s all white, it’s Shirorori.
Related Fashions: kodona, EGA
Note: If the skirt becomes too short, or there is not enough lace or poof, it is no longer loli.
Lolita fashion is the attitude of punk rock with a petticoat thrown under the plaid skirt.And however rude this may sound,Gwen Stefani seems to know nothing of Japanese fashion.Her “twist” on Lolita is to make it look slutty which does NOT help when trying to explain to someone that there is NO relationship between Lolita fashion and sexually active young females.Sure,they took the name,but they gave it a new spelling.The reason that term was used was because when you think Lolita,automatically you think “young-girl”. Rather it be a sexual thought or a thought about clothing.
One more thing;Just because someone wears a bunch of lace,too many layers to count,and an over-sized (or under-sized) head-piece does not automatically mean they are a true Lolita.Just like any other label,just because you look the part,does not mean you are genuine.Lolita is about starting your own little reality.Lolita is about doing what YOU want,regardless to what people tell you.Lolita is being able to say “I like this” or “I dont like that” or “I will do this” or “I will not do that”.Anarchy is a part of Lolita.Beauty is a part of Lolita.To become a true Lolita,you must have both the attitude and clothing to succeed.