Old thread: >>10247890This thread is for stupid questions about lolita or jfashion. For cosplay related questions, please use this thread: >>10255573
Gonna start off with a question regarding OPs. I "often"* see people wearing OPs eventhough their shoulder width is visibly much wider than the intended shoulder measurement of the dress they're wearing. Now I'm wondering, if the dress had very forgiving bust and waist measurements, but a comparatively narrow shoulder area, would it still be comfortable to wear the dress eventhough I'm like 3-5cm over the max shoulder width? Wouldn't it restrict arm movement or are certain OPs constructed in a certain way to accomodate to this kind of flexibility?*"often" because I feel it only concerns certain dresses or cuts, not all kinds of OP across the board.
>>10256839Puff sleeve OPs with shirring in them are pretty forgiving. if they don’t stretch they restrict arm movement though. Long sleeves are usually more restrictive unless the sleeves are baggy.
>>10256839It is supposed to be restrictive so that you don't flail your arms around like a spaz. Its trying to help you be more elegant
How do I shop through fril? Do you have a favorite SS? I used to use Japonica when I actively shopped on mercari.
What kind of cotton do older baby printed dresses use? I've noticed a couple that I own have an interesting texture that I really like. If someone was doing custom printed fabric for handmade what type of cotton would it be? Twill? The tags all just say the main fabric is 100% cotton with some of the trim being part polyester.
>>10256966Can you not give such stupid answers in this thread? People might believe you
Moved to Japan for uni. How do I use Fril or y!auctions in japan? Mercari jp doesn’t accept any American cards and classmates told me I need a career in Japan to apply for a Japanese bank account and debit card
>>10257246I think mercari has konbini pay
>>10257246Some sites let you pay with linked cards through Amazon JP (Wunderwelt does but idk about the others) and you can make a Japanese Amazon account with foreign cards.Never tried using the auction sites while I was there though but fingers crossed for you anon. You're going to save so much on shipping and customs.
I asked about Lolita winter coats last thread and got some really helpful answers, what about Lolita boots? I feel classic/gothic are easy for winter footwear but I lean towards sweet and tea parties obviously don't work in the snow. What's acceptable for boots, what's not?
What political leanings does the average lolita have? I know that some take it very seriously as a lifestyle, surely they have an ideological background to match. >>10257340Good question
>>10257340Seconding this with the slight extension of where to get decent sweet winter boots in custom size.
>>10257246You don't need a career! A lot of my friends at uni in Japan applied for bank accounts. You will need a hanko (seal stamp with your name in kanji/katakana) and a decent grip of Japanese or a friend, and it will take a very complicated bank meeting, but you can get a bank account and card!
>>10256967I use Zenmarket, mostly because it's cheap. I've been happy with their service too. Zenmarket is pretty slow at buying items tho (might take several days or up to a week to buy an item), if you want to buy something that you suspect others might be after too, then use a faster service. When I see something that has previously sold out quickly I use FromJapan since they are super fast. If the item has been sitting in fril/mercari for several days or longer I know I can safely use Zenmarket.
>>10257792Does Zenmarket work with Fril again? They stopped a couple years ago and I stopped using them since then.
does any embroidery machine let you add embroidery patterns?I'm trying to put research into buying an embroidery machine because I want to start sewing patches and things onto accessories and handmaid items but there are so many options and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I tried googling that question and it gives me how tos and I dont want to walnut and assume they all do it and then get the ONE model that wont let you add.
>>10257362>a decent grip of Japanese or a friend, and it will take a very complicated bank meeting, but you can get a bank account and card!i do have a great japanese friend here but she doesnt even have a bank account. she just gets paid in cash for jobs and carries the money for bills.
>>10258085Not every one but many nicer and pricier ones allow you to upload patterns with a USB. But the embroidery design software is expensive AF sometimes.
This has probably been asked many times before, but I could only find responses from almost 10 years ago through google. How long does it usually take for Bodyline to ship through EMS? I was thinking of ordering something for a con in early November, but if It's not going to arrive until like January I'll forget about it.
Do Chinese lolitas have anything like Lacemarket or ClosetChild for secondhand sales? I noticed that the western and japanese markets are a bit thin when it comes to more recent releases and I'm aware that the chinese are buying up everything new.
>>10257796Yeah, it does. I've been using them for a while now.
Will a steel boned corset get me a few more inches off my waist?>Inb4 lose weightWorking on that, I'm pretty small already
>>10258316>InchesI meant centimeters, but the freedom units invaded by brain
Where to get some good long bloomers? I like the ones from MLT but they cost a fortune in shipping.
>>10258318Meta, but that's probably even more expensive lol.
>>10258316Depends on how squishy your torso is. If you know it’s very much muscle and bones you won’t get much of a reduction without a ton of work
>>10258316Depends on your squish. I can corset down by 6" because I squish, but the thickness of the corset and lacing means that the external measurement is only really 4" smaller than my natural waist.
Sorry to repeat myself, but does anyone know what kind of cotton do older baby printed dresses use? I've noticed a couple of them have an interesting/prominent texture. If I wanted to order custom printed fabric with original designs, what type of cotton would it be? I am not sure what kind of materials gives this effect. The tags all only say the main fabric is 100% cotton with some of the trim being part cotton and polyester.
>>10257246You can pay for pretty much anything via conbini pay, but you’ll need to have a Japanese phone number to verify. If you’re using a data-only SIM, you won’t be able to select conbini pay.You can definitely get a bank account with a student visa btw (I think JP Post is most popular), but you’ll only get a cash card, no credit or debit card.Source: I’ve been living in Japan a few years
What does dump mean
how to talk to people in my comm when most are older than me. i'm worried i won't connect with them im so scared
>>10258705How young and old are we talking here? Start off with complementing their coords and specific items. Ask questions about them. Keep it mostly lolita focused at first. If you're in high school or just graduated this year try not to mention it too much. If you're near or past 30 you feel awkward talking too much to someone who just came out of high school and is basically a kid in comparison. If the age thing comes up and starts to get awkward or silent go to talking about lolita back in the day.The good thing about lolita is it kind of merges everyone's age from the glance. When I am at meetups I honestly cant tell how old people are until someone start acting or talking too immaturely. Sometimes I have met 18 year olds who I would have thought are in their early 20s and 30 year olds who look 20. At the end of the day we have something in common and it all kinda works out.
>>10257356Personally I'm a bit on both sides depending on the issue, but generally more to the right. I dont really see politics get brought up too much anyways.
>>10258590to upload a bunch of images one after the other in a thread
How long would you wait for shipping within the EU before opening a PayPal dispute?
>>10257356A lot of weebs are SJW. Early lolita in Japan was influenced by punk but that doesn't matter anymore, besides that there is still a magazine catering to diy and handmade clothes.
>>10257356Well im anarchist and left-wing
>>10258318i own some from this taobao shop and they're really nice. they look just like the photo. https://shop60113340.taobao.com/?spm=2013.1.1000126.3.19e115faJ7qlwH
>>10257356I'm a leftist (but not an american leftist). I don't think there's a shared leaning between us but a lot of lolitas are socially left leaning and advocate for social justice and whatnot, sometimes to an obnoxious degree
>>10258726Depends, have you already tried contacting the seller?
>>10257356Lolitas from my experience seem to be left-leaning, but I think those who are right-wing tend to be more quiet about it because they're more likely to get judged for it.
Where to shop in tokyo? Harajuku? if can someone point me to a shopping guide or something that would be much appreciated
How do you order from maxicimam?
>>10258755Shopping service or buy what's in stock on CDJapan
>>10258748I know this is the stupid questions thread but did you even check the catalog before posting this?
>>10258757Tbh i never used neither of these. Are there any guides?
>>10258767CDJapan is a regular website, did you even look at it yet?
Is aatp Sleepy Sheep cardigan or bolero made to match something? I don't see any other items with "sheep" in the name. (It's on the japanese site in the Knit category. I can't attach an image from my phone IP.)
>>10258772not that anon, but when I go to Maxicimam brand on CDJapan it shows me 0 products, even though I'm certain I've seen products there earlier this year. I can still see Lumiebre items in stock, so the issue is only with Maxicimam brand.
>>10258831What an unfortunate new development. I hope that doesn't mean that they're no longer selling to overseas distributors. Either way they still have their own webshop that a shopping service could use.
>>10258831Have checked it just now. It shows 1 salopette, nothing more
>>10258740Of course I have. What does it depend on, the weather? Holiday season?
>>10258741Right wingers always say this in my country too but most people are right-wing and our government has been right wing for ages lol they just have a victim complex or something. A lolita in my comm wears that Meta nazi set to meets and nobody says anything or treat her badly, but she still complains online that she can't wear it out.
>>10258823You should just ask the brand directly, if you make a simple sentence in English they will reply.
How can i wear white apron with non-printed black main piece without looking like a meido cosplay
>>10258885right wingers have a massive victim complex, while simultaneously complaining about victim culture. it's really weird.
>>10257796That's funny, I just entered a Fril URL and it said it had been blocked because the seller didn't want to work with them as a proxy or something...
Meant to be for>>10258286
Has anyone here happened to negotiate the price using Japonica? I need help with this issue. They sent me some long instruction on making an offer that I don’t understand.
>>10259195They say they are not able to make the best offer if it is different from market price and also they may change my best offer price in their judgment. Does it mean they may put some higher price without my consent if I try to cheap out too drastically?
>>10257356Left-wing to the point where I could probably reasonably be considered a communist but I don't ever talk about it with people I don't know well
>>10259198It means if the seller doesn't accept your offer, but comes with a counter offer, they may decide you are willing to take that offer
>>10259011Same, 3 or 4 times in a row.
How good quality is anna house?
>>10258286I asked them 2 weeks ago and they said they don't
>>10259238I owned a skirt from them 10 years ago and was pleased with it. It was pretty good quality. I've never really heard anybody say anything bad about anna house, but then again I haven't heard any thing about them in years.
>>10259229I just used From Japan and it went through fine and was able to send payment.
>>10259238I have a skirt from Anna House. I'd say it's pretty nice, one or two steps up from nice Bodyline but it's no brand. The lace is cotton and pretty. It has grosgrain ribbons, but they don't look cheap. I had to replace the elastic in the waistband (bought secondhand, couldn't tell if elastic was stretched to all hell or the skirt was just for a hambeast, but it fits nicely now). I'd recommend it, anon!
How the fuck do I wear a beret without it looking like a goddamn chef's hat or a pancake laying flat on my head?
>>10258905You can't Even when I wear black and white coords without an apron, people ask of it's a maid outfit
>>10256834Do women actually have concious thought or do they just respond to stimulus like an amoeba?
>>10259669Use a thin towel to stuff it and then lay it flat, it will not be perked up like a chefs hat nor will it be a flat pancake. But in general, everyone who has ever worn a beret struggles, it’s either too far down on the head (chef) or falling the fuck off (pancake). Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying
>>10259685Nayrt, but this is a cool tip! Thank you
>>10259238holy shit I didn't know they still existed
Where do I find cute boots like Liz Lisa's boots that are affordable? I checked Yahoo auctions for second hand LL but they either look like shit or cost too much. I don't have any winter boots right now and I'm broke. Price should be around 30 euro..
>>10259683Females are barely sentient.This is why their minds barely extend beyond "I like pretty dress. Pretty makeup pretty.". There simply is not greater thought.
>>10259683They don't. Even 99% of men don't. You are the only actively conscious person in this world, anon.
What are the new reputable taobao resellers? Saw glitzywonderland, is my-lolita-dress a milanoo front or taobao reseller?
>>10259729I've never ordered from my-lolita-dress but afaik they're a legit reseller
Has anyone ordered from Anna House recently? I used to buy from them a lot back in the day, but their website seems like it never updates anymore. I tried to order something last year but it ended up being out of stock even though it was still listed as in stock on the website (they refunded me).
I wanna make my own clothes but I dont know anything about sewing and the like,how and where do I start learning?
>>10259729ive used both theyre just resellers
How to grieve on missed items more easily?
>>10260229It depends on the item but it's helpful to realise that it might not necessarily have looked good on you, no matter how much you wanted it and liked the design itself. I had to sell a bunch of dream dresses which obviously I had been pining after because they just did not look good worn on me. Not to mention more minor stuff.
>>10260065Get a book for beginners, take a sewing class, or watch Youtube tutorials. Start with something easy and use cheap materials in the beginning, you can get second-hand bedsheets at goodwill
What's it called when you basically wear frills and dresses like lolitas do but without a petticoat? I know it's not lolita already so don't sperg.>>10223121I'd be okay with wearing stuff like this daily but the petticoat is just tiresome and I'm not even complaining about wigs here. I just need to google it so I can see more images of the look I want. Providing me the tags would do more than plenty.
>>10260307It is called otome-kei. Or otome for short.
>>10256834Does anyone have any good non-taobao (resellers are okay though, just not in the mood to deal with shopping service atm) places to get pink or white lolita type boots? I want ones with more of the frills and bows and higher knee length but low to no heel and platform (like heel height no higher than tea parties)For some reason Bodyline is always out of stock and all the secondhand ones I see are always super high heeled. I'm short but have a short torso in proportion to leg and heels make me look apple shaped and imbalanced which is why I am searching for low heel.If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!
>>10260352Thanks bae you saved my life and I'm not a weeb
>>10260395Thanks for the tip! As long as they are not too much taller than tea parties (0.5-maybe 1.5 or 2 inches max, I'd be okay.
>>10260307It's not called otome kei, that's a dead style partly made up by Western lolitas. Maybe >>10260352 means casual lolita, which some people also call otome kei for some reason.Nobody regularly posts pictures of lolita main-pieces worn without petticoat, though you sometimes see it irl in Japan and China. So what you want is going to be very hard to find online. Misako tried to make "soft lolita" a thing but it didn't become popular.Anyway one important thing to learn when you get into jfashion, is that a lot of informative blogs spread wrong information because they don't understand Japanese. Otome kei is a good example of that.
Forgot to mention Alice deco ala mode. Maybe you should check out daily-ala-mode.livejournal.com if the images still work>>10260430
>>10260430Regardless, searching for "otome" will most likely get that anon what they want.
>>10260433The image she's referring to is classic with only solid pieces. What Westerners call otome kei is mostly worn with a petticoat and just has more colours and less lace than regular sweet.
Correction, the middle looks like it's floral but my poor Internet is too slow to bother loading the whole image>>10260437
>>10260436You're right, though even if it's a vague nonterm they'll probably like what comes up for "otome" if they go for the plain classic look.Also fuck me for leaving my email in.
Is Meta's Crown Label still a thing?
To get or not to get? I'm super on the fence about these. I watched a video clip of them and I feel like with them having that short of a heel and being fairly "open" there's not enough visual weight to them to work even in a relatively toned down classic coord. On the other hand they are lovely and I want them to work. Does anyone have examples of similar shoes done well?
Does anyone know where to get a cute black capelet that isnt a ridiculous price? taobao or otherwise
>>10260503MM has been dead for a while, anon
Is pic related too shiny for lolita? Got it from the bridal fabric section and I hope that it’s more of a soft sheen as opposed to weeb costume shinyPlanning to make a skirt to go with a shiro cord if that helps any
I hate anime and video games and cosplaying But I really want to fuck a hot girl in a street fighter / DoA costumeHow do I go about this?
>>10260527Try asking in a cosplay thread for starters
>>10260527dude i think you're in the wrong thread, go do us all a favor and visit /h/ pls
>>10260492I hate this shape. These shoes have a similar shape, they ruin the silhouette of the coord by making her look top heavy with toothpick legs. Round toe shoes with a thicker sole could've made the look complete
>>10260492Here's another. People need to stop recommending these ugly historical legbeard shoes. Another great coord dragged down by bad shoes
>>10260545...anon, those are just basic Oxfords...
>>10260548>>10260545I don't think those shoes ruin the coords. Sounds like you're biased.
Are brand petticoats worth it? Do they hold up well? Have beautiful lace? Or are they actually just pretty plain?
why are BST threads on cgl normal and cosplay commission threads no longer a thing?
>>10260646Cosplayers don’t really come here anymore, especially those who are skilled. Selling dresses you bought is easy.
>>10260648did the lolitas scare them away with their cattiness? what happened? I left cgl for 3 years and its so boring now
>>10260655Drama ban, from there people just slowly whittled away. Plus I think people just moved to other platforms.
>>10260645I have a old one from meta and love it. It's not super poofy, but it's super pretty and does work for old school looks I wear. It hasn't deflated any.
Do you guys rewear coords you like? I feel like there is a pressure not to outfit repeat but I love wearing certain coords over and over again.
>>10260670Yes, especially if you wear it to more than meets. It is not weird to wear the same outfit twice in your normal clothes, is it? I do try to get more creative for meets, but I have re-worn coords to meets when they are casual.
>>10260670Yes? Maybe for meets and social media don't wear the same coord over and over without breaking it up, but nothing should stop you from rewearing good coords if you like them. Anyone who wears lolita in their daily life is going to repeat things eventually, just like with any other clothes.
>>10260645I have one and I really like it. It’s not the biggest poof, but it doesn’t show signs of deflating like my other pettis. The construction is solid.
>>10260697When I modeled in a Baby fashion show they made us wear like 5 petticoats for the right poof. They really are not that big. I have one Baby and it is so comfortable I think I am going to just invest in some more over time.
What's a good way to incorporate a crochet collar in a coord? I got a vintage crocheted collar for something else and I was wondering if anyone had seen this in other coords. I've seen false collars in coords but the ones I've seen are mostly fabric, Peter pan collars, or sailor collars
>>10259685Whatever helps you sleep at night, anon.>>10256967Japonica also works for fril. My favorite as at the moment is JPshopping. I used to love using Muuh Tokyo on Facebook as well but she's raised the fees since she got a full time job.
>>10260522It is too shiny.
>>10260522I think you could maybe use it for small accent pieces but it's definitely too shiny to make up a main piece.
Is there any more specific name for this style than gothic lolita/ just goth? Mainly pic related not having any victorian-looking gothic pieces,adding a bunch of white details
>>10260824Edgy ita harajuku style made in Myanmar
>>10260722>I used to love using Muuh Tokyo on Facebook as well but she's raised the fees since she got a full time jobI feel like she has been replaced by a different person. She used to be much nicer, and her level of communicating and explaining her fees is different.
what's the sauce on the dress? i've never seen designs like it before.
>>10260878I'm gonna go on a limb and say it's from Angelic Pretty
>>10260878Astro regimen by Angelic Pretty
>>10260880lol>>10260881thank you so much anon!
>>10260715I think you can try it with crochet lace main piece.
>>10260824Looks like old school to me
Can anyone identify this blouse? I know it's AP but I can't find the name of it.
>>10261471Colorful Scalloped Collar Blouse
>>10258149Forums and taobao. But buying from them is hard with a SS, they often decline.
I have tattoos on my arms and legs and I try to never show them in lolita ( i don't think it's very kawaii)however, i really want a short-sleeved blouse for a coord im planning.Should I>do it anyways>put makeup on my arm>stick with long sleeves
>>10261513>Tattoos are not kawaii!!!I hate LARPers
why do you need a wig for lolita? isnt it supposed to be a fashion not a costume?
>>10261678Some people like matching wigs to their coord,some have thin/hard to style hair, some maybe have haircuts/hair colours that may clash with a coord, some just want a different look, etcTLDR it’s just personal preference Also I once saw a girl pair a white wig with a red/white coord and I guarantee you it would not have looked as good with her natural dirty blonde hair
>>10256834how the hell do i stop my headbow falling down every 5 minutesmy god its so annoying
>>10261827Bobby pin it
are there any sites besides flickr or facebook for searching photos from conventions that people use often?
>>10261678You don't, who told you you did? Wigs are a more recent trend but they were worn much less before the past few years.There has been a shift in the fashion to lolita worn for photoshoots instead of as a daily fashion which is one reason why wigs are booming. Not a fan myself.
>>10261851>You don't, who told you you did?have you seen the ita and CoF cgl threads? they demand everyone with natural hair or no bangs wear a wigbut I agree. I don't particularly like the overuse of wigs in lolita either.
>>10261855I tend to assume they're larping or are the aforementioned "photoshoot only" lolitas.
>>10261519But anon, the larper is right. Tattoos are not kawaii.
>>10261513I think it depends on the style but if you think they'd look bad with the outfit, just cover it up - there are a lot of great tattoo cover products these days.
Any lolitas have healthy weight loss tips? Freshman 15 hit me hard and I'm pushing 150 and now my AP is tight on me. I'm trying to cut carbs and go to the gym but with type 1 diabetes it's hard to keep my sugar up while dieting and exercising and I end up drinking sugary juices or consuming other highly caloric fast acting carbs. Suggestions for shedding a bit of weight/getting some tone on my muscles and still keeping my sugar up? There's a really nice gym/aquatic center on campus so that helps.
>>10262135Count calories using MyFitnessPal or a similar app if it doesn't trigger you. That way you can still sip juice while knowing you haven't had too much juice for the day. Lift weights to avoid skinny-fatness. You can lift dumbbells at home to a YouTube video if you don't like the idea of going to the gym. Obviously if you become a full-on athlete, you might have a hard time fitting muscular arms into tiny jp short-sleeve openings, but that's not something to worry about as a beginner. Fat takes up 4x the space of muscle, so on a beginner the muscles won't be to blame for fit issues.
>>10262135Eat less total calories, don't bolus for however many carbs you usually eat while exercising in your meal before exercising, reduce your basal rate before exercising if you have a pump
>>10262145There's a huge weight room in the campus gym so I can use that for my primary exercising. I don't intend to get hella ripped just want less flubber and a bit of tone.>>10262148I'll have to experiment with lowering my bolus before exercise to see where the goldilocks effect lies. I'm on injections with a cgm so maybe my overall basal dose is too high. I do see my endo soon, will get more tips on how to safely lose the weight from him.Thanks gulls!
>>10260827Im pretty sure angelic prettys mto's are made in myanmar.
>>10257121Depends what dress it is. Their most common ones are either twill (it's commonly translated as "burberry" fabric(in katakana) in their original sales pages, if you can get to to those pages). The other one is baniran weave fabric. They favour these two, like probably 90% of cotton print dresses is either one of these. Occasionally you'll find the odd cotton jacquard or something else unusual though (yes, we're talking prints on cotton. For solids they have a karami weave that comes back every year on top of these).
>>10261971That's just like your opinion, man.
So. I got bunch of Halloween themed JSKs because I'm weak. Mostly AP prints. They're sweet and cute. But I coord them with black. My issue is that people call it gothic lolita just because it's coorded with black. Is there any real name for such style?
Are Lolita coats any good? I’d like a pretty warm one for the upcoming winter. My state gets very cold during that time and I don’t want to buy an expensive coat that will barely keep me warm.
Is there a gallery or blog post that lists brand lace designs? This would help me as a noob to avoid replica designs for handmade items, and I'm also curious if Moitie ever makes lace without crosses in it.
>>10262493It's just sweet. Some might try to call it bittersweet, but it's just sweet. There's nowhere saying that sweet lolitas can't use the color black.
>>10262495The 90% wool ones are supposed to be quite heavy and good for cold weather. I've ordered two wool btssb coats and one should be arriving today or tomorrow so I can give you an update on the quality then. I'm Canadian so my standards for warm are pretty high.
>>10262543Agreed, people who call it gothic just because it's black don't know anything about gothic lolita.
>>10262543any examples about this style?
>>10262493It's sweet lolita but you can call it bittersweet if you like to, people here will just act butthurt about it. If you want to find coord inspiration it's a useful term.
>>10262523Moitie did roses, coffins, MmM, candelabras... You should look at their official webshop or lolibrary.org before asking something this retarded.
>>10262547Did you order straight from Baby, anon?
>>10262566I did look at the WW shop, but I only saw designs that include crosses. I don't have enough autism to look at every single item every single brand has made on lolibrary, so I was hoping maybe there's a blog post or image gallery that collects all AP lace designs, all Moitie lace designs, etc. Non necessarily all brands in one place since that sounds too ambitious, but maybe a fan of a brand has kept track of that brand's lace.
>>10262594Nah, I picked them up from closet child and fril.jp. They seem to be very good condition, but we'll see.
Does anyone have Romantic Cat who can vouch for/against the quality?I love the print, but I'm really turned off by the fact that it's polyester. Is the fabric gross?
why do you always have to wait for zenmarket to ''check'' things before you can purchase it? it would be much faster if you can purchase it and then they check while they are purchasing it..
>>10262633no it’s not, it’s thin and light, perfect for warm weather and the colors are bright.
>>10262602i hate people who don't have autism
>>10262652they could also whitelist a whole bunch of shops.. seriously what do they need to check every time
>>10262633I liked it enough to get both the JSK and OP, but I don't mind polyester.Like >>10262653 mentioned, it's light and nice for warm weather, which I appreciate.But I will say that the fabric has sort of a sheen to it. It doesn't photography badly and I think the sheen gives it a glittery feel so I like it, but just FYI.I hope this picture helps to clarify what I mean. Dreaming Present does not have this shine to it.Other releases have this as well and I like how it looks.If you want more close ups let me know
>>10262664More examples of this sort of fabric.Lavender is Drink Me. The other is one of the newer Meta fruit prints. Can't remember the name at the moment.
>>10262653>>10262666>>10262664Wow, thank you so much for the input! The photos are so helpful!It looks like a nice synthetic silk IMO. I think I'll go ahead and get it (been mulling over the OP in grey) and just resell if I end up not liking it in person.
I want to buy this pair of BTSSB shoes, my foot size is 25.5 cm and I have seen that it is LL but I don't know if they fit well or don't
>>10262495>>10262547Coat anon here, this arrived. The quality is great and it's definitely thick. It has that kind of felted texture of coarse wool or lambswool. It's also fairly loose, esp in the arms, so layering would be really easy.I paid 90k yen for it, definitely worth it at that price. I wouldn't say it replaces an engineered down parka, but ymmv depending on how brutal your winters are.I'll have to test it out whenever it actually gets cold here.
>>10262741How much bigger does a Lolita coat need to be to fit properly? I've always liked Baby coats but I haven't got a clue.
>>10262741You paid 90k for a coat? I hope that's a typo, damn
>>10262749kek, yes it was, I meant 9k
>>10262450Thanks so much anon!!One of the prints I own with it is kumya-chan's sweet chocolate if that helps. I think it is the baniran maybe; it's got this faint crisscross pattern on it that shows up from the weave, while my only twill AP dress has this tiny diagonal pattern running through the weave which is what I see in pictures online of twill.
What do I do about a buyer on Lacemarket who didn't read my terms and conditions?They didn't realise I wasn't in the US and they think the standard shipping price is too high
Friends are taking me to my first .com thia year. One other member of our group is going for the first time too. She wants to go as Ako Tamaki. She wants to know what style of hair she would say to the lady at the salon? I would say layered with bangs. Or does it have an official name?
>>10262774I've had this happen to me before as well. Twice, actually. I simply told them that I could not change the price of shipping, and asked them to tell me if they were still interested in purchasing the item. They declined and I relisted the dress with "Relisted due to non-paying buyer" added to the description.
Can normies actually see the difference between the low effort ita (unironed tacky dress, no makeup and hairstyle, "i-tried-to-spend-as-little-as-possible") and the neat coord (nice fitting dress, high quality lace, colour balanced)?
>>10262858No. It all look like costumes to them
>>10262858Honestly, I think so, but it depends on the person. People who generally have a sharper eye for quality materials, fit, etc, and care about their clothes would notice a difference.
>>10262803Get a wig. It will look a million times better.
>>10262858It's only a difference of "that's a very cheap costume" and "that's a costume" to them.
>>10261973Do you even have tattoos? Any product you use, and I’ve used about every single one under the sun, has the potential to rub off on clothes and stain them. Despite fixing sprays, setting powders, hopes, prayers and my best efforts, there’s no safeguard. I wouldn’t use any of them if I were wearing clothes that I gave a damn about.
Has anyone tried using this dress for a Suiseiseki cosplay?I know it's not dead-on in accuracy, but I can't help but think of the character whenever I see it.
Has anyone been scammed by DevilInspired/given estimates for the completion of a custom sized item and then lied to/ignored by CS? I was told my item would take a while and it has been well beyond all time estimates they have given me. Then today when I called them out on it via email just asking for either a refund or shipping information or some sort of realistic update, they ignored my emails and then sent one saying my order status was changed to 'reversal', then 'pending'. Does anyone know what this means? I opened a PayPal dispute specifying I wanted shipping information, the actual items, or a refund within whatever time frame PayPal allows the seller to respond but I genuinely don't know if they're trying to refund me or trying to string me along and keep my money. LovelyLor I guess loves supporting a shady company so long as she gets free shit. I was expecting it to take time but not weeks longer than their longest estimated time *after* already having extended the estimated ship and arrival dates.
Wasn't really sure where to ask this and /fa always fails but cgl delivers consistently.What dress is Reina Triendl wearing bottom left? Navy/white colorway with the interesting collar. Have some additional images from her insta:instagram. com/p/BPVB450j8AO/?igshid=12c0nkvhr25l8instagram. com/p/BPVGXAbDh2t/?igshid=evcw4upxwdfp
>>10257356I'm very much slightly right authoritarian. However anytime people are talking about politics my views are almost opposite but i never say anything unless i am asked directly. And if someone has complete opposite views as me i enjoy talking to them about it, as long as they don't get angry or are rude to me.I did get banned at a con however for a 'right wing' meme. I showed the wrong person.
Anyone knows of a pink gothic-like blouse?I want to make a semi sweet outfit for an upcoming meet.I might just buy a cheap bodyline blouse in white and dye it or something
Is there any way to buy items from mercari that are "Japan only"? The proxies I've tried have rejected it.
>>10262858I think they would be able to tell the difference but not actively think about it because they just dont know anything. Id even say that an ita and a properly dressed lolita wouldnt even register as the same thing unless they were walking next to eachother. A nicely dressed lolita has a different feel to it you know?
If i take a dress to get altered to have a bigger bust how to i ensure that they don’t fuck it up?
>>10263238How is it even possible? You surely can make something smaller, but not bigger.
>>10263247You can let out the seam allowance or add more fabric
>>10263238>>10263247It's actually possible, but not by a huge amount. You would likely have to ask around to find a tailor who can do it for you.
>>10263238>>10263251>>10263252I saw someone get a dress altered larger by having the tailor use the waist ties to add fabric at the sides. It looked surprisingly good, but I bet that depend heavily on the pattern on the dress.
>>10263247You can add a bustle
>>10263219Aren't most things on mercari Japan only?Which proxies have you tried? They may just not want to purchase from mercari in general.Try Japonica or JPShopping.
>>10263296Zenmarket and FromJapan. I've been able to buy stuff through their Buyee partnership thing, but some items say "sorry, Japan only" on them.Thanks, I'll check those out.
Has anyone bought from shop-list.com? Is it safe? They have a Liz Lisa item I want still available in low stock from a past season.Also if I'm a solid size 8US in shoes, would LL be too big to wear?
>>10262879She has hair down to her waist. Can you use a wig with that much hair?
>>10263306Depending on how thick her hair it is it can be tough, but you can flatten anything down into a wig cap with enough patience.
>>10262946She tagged it on her Insta? It’s by Katty Xiomara, a Portuguese fashion designer.
If bloomers are considered lingerie, why peeking bloomers style is appropriate?
>>10263306I have my hair past my ass and I can squeeze it in a wig.But like >>10263310 mentioned, it is harder the thicker the hair is. I recommend buying a wig cap that has a hole at the top.Don't make two braids, wrap it around your head and then put the wig cap on like some people recommend for long hair.From experience that makes it more bulky. You do want to separate into two sections and twist them so you can warp them around your head in a compact way at first.Then pull the wig cap up (I put it around my neck so it makes things easier and them pull above my head). Through the opening at the top, move the hair around so it is as flat as possible on top of your head. Pin the wig cap so it doesn't side around and you're ready to go.
>>10262806Whenever I see that my eyes roll into my skull. Just relist it, you don't need the catty title.If anything add that as a note in the description, anything more prominent and you're being foolish.
>>10263343Nayrt but they said they put it in the description... Me personally, I always put it in case people get confused seeing it sold again. You don't have to interpret everything as spiteful anon
>>10262925Anon Devilinspired is a dropshipper. They literally buy off taobao shops for you and charge 2x-4x the price you would have paid if you copy pasted a link into a SS website. That's why it takes so long, it ships from the original taobao shop in china to you. And taobao custom orders are usually a pain, I once waited 6 months for a HMHM coat.You have no one but yourself to blame.
>>10262925>>10263347Sorry, correction: They might not even order from taobao but from aliexpress.
>>10263252I need 4 cm for it to fit comfortably so hopefully I can find someone who can do it properly
>>10263347I knew they get them from Taobao shops and resell and all but expected their time estimates that they directly told me to be accurate? Like I was fine with waiting a while but not being lied to. If they said "would take 6 months" that is different than "this will take 3 months" and then when 3 months have passed telling me "it will take 3 weeks" and then after those 3 weeks saying "it will take 3 more weeks" only after filing a PayPal claim. Time isn't my issue. The lack of transparency/blatant lying is.
>>10263360Waist ties are the most common way I've seen to increase a dress bodice size. You could probably also buy the matching skirt and use that fabric but for 4cm waist ties should be enough. Even Holy Lantern's thin waist ties are about 2cm wide each.
Where can I find a decent tall friendly underdress for lolita?
>>10263314I wouldn't consider them lingerie, they're more just an extra layer for modesty and comfort. They keep your petticoat from feeling scratchy on your legs and allow you to bend down, sit on the ground, etc. without your butt showing.Like many things in lolita, the peeking bloomers look comes from historical fashion. It was a common look for young Victorian girls. They'd make their bloomers slightly longer than their skirts so they could run around and play freely. People with more money to dress their children would make them fancier, like pic attached. Think of visible bloomers like an optional extra layer, like wristcuffs. Not always neseccary for every coord, but sometimes just a cute extra layer of frill. It's also a lot more common in Japan for women to wear safety shorts under their skirts in general, not just in lolita fashion.
Anyone know where I can find a rockabilly wig like this hairstyle?1/2
>>10263404Don't you think the peeking bloomers might just be because kids grow fast and clothes were expensive? So the dress used to cover the bloomers, but the kid grew up and it wasn't a big enough deal to warrant a whole new dress yet.
>>10263454It probably started that way but for a while there it became a look itself
>>10263312Ty Anon. Not too familiar with how Instagram works.
>>10263343I literally said I added it as a note in the description of the item. Sorry you're salty, miss non-paying-buyer-chan.
what would be a good shirt fabric to wear tight if i want it to be matte and breathable?
>>10263454Partially that too! Their exact purpose and look really depended on the class of the people dressing their child, but overall the purpose is still freedom of movement while maintaining modesty. It was even a trend for grown women to wear peeking ankle length bloomers in several eras of Victorian dress, like the 1830's. Long bloomers are a good way to stretch the life of a dress for a growing child, but they're also a good way to show off fancy lace trim you were wealthy enough to dress your child in. There's even some really funny articles from back then on how to dress your little girl fashionably without being too tacky and preventing her from playing because you piled too many feathers on her head. Here's a website that copied them down, I found it to be a really entertaining read! It actually reminds me a bit of our arguments about toned down vs. OTT lolita. http://www.victoriana.com/edwardianfashions/edwardianchildren.phpGetting your photo taken back then was quite expensive, so most of the actual historical photos we have are of the fancier looks, but people with less money definitely would've just dressed their little girls in simple cotton or linen bloomers they could easily run around and play in and they would've recycled their garments as much as possible.
>>10263440If you want to wear it pulled back on the sides like that, you'll need a lace front for a realistic hairline. If you're not good at wig styling, look at drag wig sellers on Etsy. They can easily make you something already styled. If you're good at wig styling, I'd suggest buying a basic black lace front from anywhere, like Amazon, eBay, your local beauty supply store, wherever, and then cutting the bangs yourself. There's lots of YouTube tutorials for that style, they're called Bettie Bangs. If you're using synthetic hair, you'll have to part off the section you're using for the bangs and steam it so it lays down in front of your forehead rather than the part a lace front usually comes in, then cut the bangs and use a flat iron on low heat to bump them. You can use rollers and steam again to curl the rest of the hair. You'll need a mannequin head for the steaming process, but cut the bangs with the wig on so they're the right length. Unlike human hair, synthetic only changes it's shape and direction with heat, hence why you'll need to use steam.
>>10263390Little Dipper on Taobao makes some pretty underskirts that are quite long in lots of classic friendly colors. There's also several Etsy sellers that can make you one completely custom (color, # of tiers of ruffles) if you just search lolita underskirt. Make sure you have a nice heavy duty petticoat or hoop skirt to layer though, underskirts can be quite heavy and crush your poof.
>>10263520cotton or linen
>>10263619Thank you so much for sharing, anon! I love learning more about historical fashion.
I was wondering, why can't you take pictures in lolita stores ?
>>10263702Mainly because of obnoxious normie tourists.
>>10262682I'm a size ten in US shoe sizes. I bought those or a very similar style in red in LL and they fit surprisingly well. Not tight, plenty of room for socks.
>>10263702>>10263704yup. to add on to that, also to prevent wear and tear on the clothes from tourists trying them on to take stupid photos and leave.I wish more US stores would adopt a similar policy, I hate being treated like an attraction in a store by Karens when I'm just trying to shop.
What is the best collage maker besides layout for Instagram?I need to be able to do stuff like resizing photos to fit together and put photos next to each other with out a border.
>>10263619That link was an awesome read, thanks for sharing!
>>10262806Should I leave bad or neutral feedback?
What dress is Midori wearing here?
>>10262774I've made the same mistake a few months ago. I filter out US sellers from my search results, but lacemarket still sneakily shows "featured" listings from the US. Luckily in my case, someone outbid me.
>>10263715Thank you, I'm size 9 so I'm going to buy it
I’ve never owned an OP this long and I’m at a loss as to what petticoat to use ... Any recommendations?
>>10263910linecamera has a collage option, you can control the size of your cells and the overall ratio too.
>>10263988If you're normally shaped, none. If you really need to smooth out some weird hip shape, then one of the fluffy chiffon taobao underskirts will do the trick.
>>10263962Needs to be an app
best way to prevent faux leather from peeling?
>>10263773>>10263704Thank you ! I thought it was that but I wasn't sure
>>10264094photoshop has an app
>>10264195I have two photoshop apps but they're both terrible.>>10264031Thanks, I really like it so far
>>10257246You could try applying for a 7-11 bank account and debit card. I think you should be able to if you have a proper visa. I work here and it was easy enough and the application is all online in English.
What are some nice, staple a-line dresses? I got a petticoat that I thought was cupcake but it turned out to be a-line (there were no hanger photos in the listing). All of my dresses and skirts take a bell/cupcake shape.I know it's kinda silly to look for a dress to match it instead of just re-selling it, but I've been meaning to get some more classical pieces some time anyway.
>>10264443there are sweet dresses that work with aline, look for sailor pieces
>>10264445Thanks, found some great options!
>>10262633I know multiple people who have bought it and sold it due to the fabric. It's quite shiny and thin irl.
This year I'd like to get a lolita coat, a heavy and warm coat. What are the best brands for this kind of coat? I'm afraid of ordering, spending a lot of money, and getting something that won't help me through winter.
>>10260889No. And here's why!>awful lace, and not in a charmingg, old-school way. Just looks cheap, literal dollar bin items.>The blouse on the right is too new-school>The shoes on the right look too modern. Soles with treads give a modern look to a coord.>The one on the right has a modern, larme hairstyle with larme-style hairclipsAll of this screams MADE IN CHINA
Extremely dumb question: where can I find leather upper lolita (or lolible) shoes? Brand and Taobao have PU upper which isn't great for me as I'm always accidentally scuffing my shoes. I can't really minimise the damage with my PU shoes like I can with my leather upper normie ones...fml
>>10264608Emily temple cute sells genuine leather shoes. Or did, I don’t keep up with the brand too much but own a pair of knee high boots and tea party like shoes that are both leather.
>>10264443>>10264445>>10264473Just to make sure I'm not crazy, this IS A-line, right?
>>10264498Having modern elements doesn't instantly make something not old school. Those coords have modern elements but they clearly lean more old school rather than modern lolita.
Where can I find a list of really /alt/ styles? I like milshit and things like pic relatedor masculine women in general but most look like transgenders or 12yo boysmight be a better question for /fa/ but this board is much more geared towards nicher things and girl aimed
>>10264646Yes. Also very, very generally, you can sometimes wear an a-line petticoat with dresses that could fit more poof, but you can't ever stuff a cupcake petti into an a-line dress, if that makes sense. It doesn't always work, but its worth trying on what you have with your a-line petti to see if it works. As long as it doesn't look excessively droopy or deflated, styling a dress with a lighter a-line petti can even be a good way to tone a look down.
>>10264664Thank you for the tips!It's an extremely poofy, thwack-things-off-surfaces a-line petti -- I tried it with Magic Princess and it was not quite right.
>>10264618Double checked and their shoes are leather! Thank you so much, anon!
>>10264669This honestly sounds like the petticoat might be too poofy. It's not a square dancing petti, is it? They tend to be overly fluffy at the bottom and not poofy enough at the top.
>>10264715Nah, it's classical puppets.
I’m a little out of the loop, did vm decide not to close after all? they’re still releasing stuff now and it’s been more than a year since the announcement
What's the average price for a secondhand Usakumya rucksack?
>>10264495Classic brands are my favourite for coats. MM made nice, heavy ones that come up on second-hand sites pretty frequently. VM is good too.
What was the ihop-chan incident?
>>10264732They had a kick-starter of some sort that was successful and it saved them.
>>10264735earlier this year some girl was posting people to the ita thread for being fat, and I can’t remember how, but she outed herself and turned out to be way fatter and more ita than the people she was posting. She ate at ihop a lot I think, hence the nickname. I might have some details wrong though
When you sell something in LM, your invoice should include the shipping cost right? And you need to ask the buyer for their shipping address? Im selling something for the first time and I want to make sure I do this right...
>>10264809Yes, send an invoice that combines cost of the item + shipping.Some people have it in their terms of service that they’ll only ship to the PayPal address and just use it, but personally as a buyer I like being asked to confirm the address.
>>10264655this is definitely the wrong board if you’re looking for masculine women. if it’s not weeb fashion then go to /fa/
>>10264655try visual kei (vkei), or ouji; or even just punk
>>10264809There's a box for adding the shipping price on PayPal invoices, so yes, you include it. You must send to the address you receive on PayPal or you will not have seller protection. And unlike the other anon, I prefer not to have the seller ask me on LM my address because it's redundant and less secure.
>>10264495Do not get ap if you want a warm coat
>>10264864this, I own 2 AP long coats and they suck in comparison to my normie coats
>>10264859I’m the other anon - I agree it’s redundant, but it’s not less secure imo.Of course the shipping address they tell you on Lacemarket should match the one in PayPal. If it’s a completely different address, I probably wouldn’t ship it there.I have things shipped to my workplace and PayPal displays the address in a really weird way, so I like being asked so I can make sure the seller has all parts of the address in correct order.
>>10264898I don't trust LM to keep my pm private. I'm not sure why you do?
If in the process of losing weight, is it best to wait until all the weight is lost before trying to wear lolita or altering already owned dresses in reversible ways?I have no intention of reselling any of the dresses I own (and bust altered items seem to go quickly secondhand anyway) so I'm not concerned about the resale value going down.I only have 2 dresses I can currently wear comfortably but I often look at my other dresses hanging there and wish the weight loss process wasn't so long and hard with little reward for me until close to the very end...Sometimes wearing the brand I do have makes me more excited to keep going so I'm wondering if it would be good for my motivation/morale to alter one or two of my things so I can have a slightly larger wearable wardrobe in the meantime
>>10264949If it makes you happy, go for it. You already stated that you don't really care about resale value, so what is stopping you? Especially if it motivates you to lose more weight. Good luck with your weight loss anon, I don't know how much you still need to lose but keep up the good work.
Got drunk and bought two things from Wunderwelt Fleur impulsively like a retard. Can I cancel my order?
>>10264958It says this in their Q&A:Can I cancel my order?Generally we don't accept order cancellations for any reason. Please make sure to confirm the item details, item condition and size/measurements before ordering.Under certain circumstances orders can be canceled as long as they have not been shipped yet.Customers wishing to cancel their order should contact us as soon as possible via phone or email.We cannot accept order cancellations under any circumstances after orders have been shipped. Thank you for your understanding.
>>10264971Holy fuck, anon. I messaged them an hour after I realized what I did. Fingers crossed.
>>10264955Thanks for the advice and encouragement anon; I took the plunge and disassembled one JSK just now and was able to use the matching tote to add extra matching fabric to the bust and straps without having to use the waist ties. I'm going to stitch it up tomorrow and wear one of my favorite prints for the first time!(And I'm a relatively experienced seamstress so I will totally be able to resize it for a better fit as my bust and torso shrink with continued weight loss!)
what style is liz lisa targeted for? Don't say gy*ru pls.
>>10264990himekaiji, but sometimes its a little more larme/general, depends on what pieces youre looking at
Is a blouse or cutsew neccesary when wearing a jsk +short sleeved bolero?
>>10264646There are dresses that work with both, meta makes ones like pintuck tiered jsk and also newer IW can fit either
>>10265066Depends if the JSK is particularly low cut, but usually no.
>>10264949I lost weight, and although I altered the dresses I wish I hadn't. The job wasn't bad and they look fine, but they hang off me now.
>>10264653No, not at all. Also they're ita as fuck.
>>10265076Did you alter the items yourself or pay a seamstress? I guess I have the benefit of being able to make adjustments on my own time and for free, while for some it would be neccesary to pay someone.I totally get how things being too big would get frustrating later on down the line.
>>10265069So as long as there is no visible cleavage I'm good?
>>10256834Ok, so I'm guessing sweet j-fash and maybe even sweet lolitas do know about specific panties, tops, bras, and hair decoration like hair gums and stuff like that. I'm interested in that, for my gf, anyone can give me directions or examples?
What's a good taobao store where I can buy berets?
Any taobao or indie shops like Souffle Song that do custom blouses? (Or have really large busted plus sizes? Willing to do an SS if there are any really really good shops with nice feeling materials or cotton/breathable synthetic fabrics. I know an*tai*na has some items available on Amazon for reasonable price and all are listed as cotton, but I'm looking for more color options (pink, white, off white, black, maybe lavender). Basically done buying main pieces for a while unless they are my DDs or specific themes that suit my wardrobe, so now I'm trying to build up a better blouse and accessory collection.
>>10265003Alright thanks. Also, why is it frowned upon to wear a classic lolita coord without petticoats? It seems to always end up in it a threads.
>>10265270Lady Sloth and Triple Fortune do plus-size. Iirc Lady Sloth has lots of colours unless you buy something with custom lace.
>>10264653We only call coords old-school if they are really old-school in every aspect and detail.
>>10265285Every lolita coord regardless of substyle should usually have a petticoat. No petticoat = ita if you are trying to pass it as lolita rather than otome or something. Petticoats are generally speaking a requirement of the fashion, and necessary to give dresses the appropriate silhouette. You can wear brand pieces without pettis or lolita styling but then the outfit isn't lolita even if the main pieces are brand.
>>10265260Not sure if you're looking for plain or decorated berets but these stores have both. Hope that helps!Four Girl's Hat Museum:https://super44.taobao.com/shop/view_shop.htm?spm=a1z0k.7386009.1997989141.3.26884b611oPCJM&shop_id=67066689Miss Soso's Shop:https://lovelysoso.taobao.com/shop/view_shop.htm?spm=a1z0k.7386009.0.0.26884b611oPCJM&shop_id=58787603
>>10265309Stop telling people otome doesn't use petticoats lol
How do you cope with wearing lolita in a hot climate? I want to go out for the first time wearing lolita, but i don't want to get all sweaty.
>>10265500You can wear pettis with other styles too but anon specifically asked why no-petticoat lolita outfits get put in the ita thread and I just explained that lolita needs a petticoat so if you wear brand and are going for lolita and not another style, you need a petticoat.Never once did I say you can't use it in otome. Just that you have to in lolita and that's why not doing it will get you called ita.
>>10265657fuck off maleposter
>>10265077Oldschool can be ita too.>>10265287>weAnd we don't. Your point is?
A legit stupid question: Why are rectangle headdresses and wristcuffs a thing in the fashion? Where do these pieces draw their inspiration from?
>>10265285It's a staple. It would be like a "goth" outfit that was in pink or a "victorian" period wear outfit that uses more edwardian elements.No petti can only work if it's a very tastefully done oldschool coord that's very clearly going for the pre-petti era.