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Last thread went sage >>10551609J-Fashion questions only.Cosplay Help is this way >>10537130
>>10558217maybe something like this where it's braided up top and then loose or in ponytails below
>>10558229or one of these braid-headband-looking styles
Super stupid question:Got my first salopette. Do you shove a short, low poof petti under there or wear them without poof?
what is the jp term for slouch socks? i want to put some in with my FJ order
>>10558271>>10558272thanks nonny, you are loved~
>>10558262Try it and see which you like best
Hey, stupid question, but I'm mailing something to Canada and USPS keeps cutting off the last 2 digits of the postal code. If the pc was N9U 8LK, could I just put N9U or do I have to include the 8LK part too?
>>10558304Yea, don't leave out parts of the postal code
>>10558305But like, the website is cutting of off? Not sure what to do here
>>10558307Does it also cut off the end if you remove the space?
>>10558309Yup, its N9U8L now. I feel like this is a IT problem now instead of a stupid j-fashion now.
>>10558312Probably. I just tried and had no issue filling in a lengthy postal code
>>10558317Well shit, thanks anyway!
>>10558312IT person hereTry it from a different browser or in incognito mode
>>10558262Yeah, get one of those $2 leg Avenue or bodyline pettis and see if you like it. Some salopettes look good with that, some don’t
>>10558312Buy a label from PayPal instead, they have no problems with that and it will be cheaper.
maybe very stupid question but is Maple Wigs no longer open? website gives me 502 whenever i try to open it.
>>10558229what jsk is this called?
>>10558576Tulle Apron Dress by IW
Why does the wash label of velveteen oldschool stuff say not to wash these? My normie velvet clothes are all safe for the washing machine. I got a velveteen bustier today and all the chemical cleaners in my area are closed bc of china flu.
>>10558687probably because they have a tendency to bleed when new, outside of that idk
>>10558687Just put it in the washing machine
>>10558687Velveteen will rub away with friction, and usually are not color fast. Your normie ones will do that too, and so will anything flocked with time. its best to spot clean them. Also pls dont iron it.
I've always assumed that AP's rectangular tags were sewn on, but I washed one of my blouses and now the tag is peeling off from the corner. Are they just glued on, or are some of them sewn on?
I have a big head. where can i find cute girly/otome headbands like pic rel?Ap headbands are a little too tight on me for head size reference.
>>10558739What year is the blouse from?
What do you do about wigs if you have a round face? Bangs across my forehead turn me into a balloon-chan.
What dresses are these in pic rel?
>>10558814I know we’re in the stupid questions thread, but this is making me sad
>>10558687if you wash velvet-like fabric it may ruin the direction of piles and your dress will end up looking really hmmmm extravagantanon-who-has-ruined-a-60s-velvet-dress-by-machinewachining-it
>>10558814left one is Meta
>>10558753Are you overweight or chubby? If you aren’t, then you’re overthinking it and you look fine. If you are overweight you should probably lose some weight to get some fat off of your face
>>10558866I'm definitely a little overweight but I've always had full cheeks so I don't think weight loss is gonna help there.
>>10558868Anon you should probably lose weight. Were you ever slim?Jenna coleman has super chubby cheeks but she still doesn’t look like a balloon if she has bangs. You underestimate how much fat will go into your cheeks
>>10558878Nya but I have a round face too and I feel like both I and Jenna Coleman look off with bangs, though she's most attractive so it's not THAT bad. I don't think it's fat for me because I'm almost underweight but I still look like that
>>10559008Nta* Jesus autocorrect is a weeb
Does anyone have advice how to mix textures in a tasteful way? Like mixing lighter fabrics with more heavy fabrics
>>10559011It really depends on the individual items
>>10559008>tfw always have a double chin no matter what I weigh I'm seriously considering getting surgery for it, I'm getting a complex over it.
>>10559032Hit share, and the "copy link" button will be one of the options. Assuming you have used literally any mobile app before, even if you don't read Chinese you should recognize the symbol.
best way to make a skirt without waist ties fit better? It has an elastic/button thing like on kids clothes but even that as tight as it goes, is too big
>>10559034Thanks! I actually just figured it out after I posted it though haha. It’s a complicated site (at least compared to JP stuff which I’m used to) but I think I’m getting the hang of it.
>>10559043You can replace the inside stretchy waistband to be smaller.
Is there a way to make underskirts not look retarded on sweet prints? Sadly I’m a Statue of Liberty chan and everything is so fucking short. My knees will be forever out on display.
>>10559101maybe something like this would work? Though it'd be harder to match on not star themed prints.
>>10559106these are like the lolita version of truck nuts
>>10559101How tall are you? I've just learned to like showing leggy. And strap extenders are literal magic
>>10559106I have never seen a good coord with this fucking underskirt. It's an ita magnet
>>10559126But muh OTT poly sweet :(
>>10559123I’m about 5 ft 11, or about 180 cm.>>10559106No. I’ve never seen this look good
Do wristcuffs have to match the blouse color??
anyone know how to get a stain out of a wool coat? my red purse stained my pink wool coat on valentines day because it was snowing.
Not sure if this is the best thread to ask, but does anyone have experience wearing lolita in Korea? Is it recognizable there to the average person there or will I look like a retarded foreigner wearing it?
Is Infanta as good for its price as people say or is it overhyped? Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask
Does anyone else own the Melody Toys OTKs? Do they look crappy when worn? I finally managed to get a pair secondhand and the border of the stripes look like they're coming unraveled. It's a huge let down, but I've noticed that AP's socks are not all made equal. Some accommodate lots of stretching, while others get strained really easily and become ruined after like 3 wears. I'm just wondering if this is normal for the Melody Toys OTK or if the first owner took really bad care of them.
>>10559164Not necessarily. As long as the colors match another part of the coord it shouldn’t look out of place.
>>10559169Try to carefully steam the spot and blot the stain off. Do not rub on wet wool too much. If that doesn’t work, try glycerol or get it dry cleaned and hope for the best.
Are lace-trimmed umbrellas useless in the rain? I'm wondering if the lace would be damaged.
>>10559296hell yeah that shit would get nasty and drip rainwater all over youi mean you could find some probably that the lace trim doesn't hang over the edge of the umbrella part
>>10559299Thanks! Yeah, the one I'm looking at (pic related) doesn't have the lace trim right over the edge, but it looks quite delicate, unlike the raschel lace I usually see on lolita umbrellas, so I'm not sure it could stand up to wet weather.
What is Bittersweet lolita? I thought it was just pastels on black, but recently I've seen posts insinuating that there has to be gothic motifs too.
>>10559341>Bittersweet lolitaIs not a thing no matter how hard people try to make it a thing.
>>10559341bittersweet is just sweet with creepy/cute elements in it. The coord u posted isnt bittersweet; that is just sweet in a black colourway. See pic here: is bittersweet bc of the "creepy" accessories.
I recently got a popular dress for an absurdly good price (about 35% of what it typically sells for). I'm happy with it now, but if I decide to sell it at a later date, would it be considered scalping if i priced it higher to match past sales? It seems to be one that has retained its value over time
>>10559445if you put it up for bid instead of BIN, then nobody can fault you for the end price (except idiots, but idiots can fault you even if you put it up for cheap, so ignore them).
Would this dress use an a line petticoat?
I am baby jfash and just got this skirt! Will it work with an A-line petti for very casual coord? I don’t like the bell shape and want minimal volume/poof while still giving the skirt some shape
>>10559487High waist AP looks best with a large cupcake petti
>>10559489no. the shape of the petti is based on the skirt shape. you can get a bell petti with less poof, but an a-line won't sit right under the skirt.
>>10559505A cupcake petit is gonna look like you have a lardass underneath. This sack style is A line
>>10559507Thank you, ok will this will be good then? It seems casual bell shaped to me but Maybe is it too a-line?
>>10559344what's the difference between bittersweet, pastel goth and yami kawaii?
>>10559523I think this is the saddest petti I’ve ever seen
>>10559527Pastel goth was a dumb tumblr trend in 2010–not actual goth. But you can be goth and like pastels...just these people were not that. Yami kawaii is just edgy cute; not related to lolita. It’s a general term really not a specific style.
>>10559529I mean yeah but i’m in the market for a piece of crap cupcake petti that will give ‘enough’ shape. I’m more otome than lolita but slowly making my way inmaybe this one then??
>>10559535Anon do you not know what screenshots are
>>10559535This one is much better, yes
>>10559537Everytime i screenshot it complains my image is too big to post so i have to crop it, but here>>10559539Thanks i will get this one then! Wish i could buy secondhand for eco reasons but understandably there aren’t shit petticoats on LM
What shopping services can be used for Fril? I've been through several now with no luck
>>10559019check for malocclusions and look into tongue posture first, this might be what's causing it. my permanent double chin went away after I got both fixed.
>>10559551Japonica buys from Fril
>>10559551fromjapan. they are cheap and good.
バスト 約70cm〜105cmIs this really possible? A bust width that stretches out 30cm? sounds too good to be true. picrel is the dress
>>10559597Possible with full back shirring. But if it's only partial shirring or has a zipper, then take off several cm of that. don't necessarily expect a comfortable fit if your bust is the max though. you should ideally allow yourself space to account for any eating or bloating throughout the day
>>10559602Hm, I can't tell at all with this pic. But I'm about 94cm with a sports bra on so I'm seriously considering it, thanks anon
>>10559597Their stuff stretches a lot, so it should be fine.
>>10559011https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRbzheeRzGkthis is how I feel about cute and innocent looking lolitas
>>10559608it's the back corset lacing. if you look at the stock photo, you can kind of see the panel under the lacing is shirred.
If I won a lottery from BTSSB’s USA shop in late December and it still hasn’t shipped yet, should I be concerned? Have they ever lost/sold reserved packages before?
>>10559783That depends, when was the estimated delivery?
>>10559784Oops! I thought it was early February, but turns out it’s mid-to-late February instead. I just got concerned since an order I made to them later on shipped already. Thanks for following up even though I made a mistake haha
>>10559306I was just looking at this one; doublecheck the details of the listing or try to look up whether that collab was made UV/rain safe. I have other lace-trimmed Lumiebre umbrellas and they work just fine in the rain, if they're intended for rain then the lace will be synthetic to dry out more easily.>>10559341This was a long-debated thing about 8 years ago.... To be honest everyone has their own definition which is sort of one of the reasons it's disliked/died out.>>10559551I use FromJapan as well.
Does anybody know if the bow on Bodyline's L484 blouse is detachable?
>>10559551Japonica is super responsive, and I believe they've opened up to first time customers again.
How the heck does one search on Mercari properly? I look up “lolita fashion” and brand names and get like 20 listings at the most
>>10560106I know this is the stupid questions thread but kek
>>10560106Get rid of "lolita fashion" in your searches. Stick to brand names or specific prints. Even if the brand name or print is in English, sometimes sellers will list it in katakana. so you have to play around with different searches and be willing to look through a bunch of pages of stuff.eg. I've found that メタモルフォーゼ will often yield more results than just metamorphose. Or as another example, "Holy Lantern" will get you results, but some sellers title it exclusively as ホーリーランタン. Right now, searching one or the other will give you different results without any overlap
>>10560106Are you that retard who kept searching “strawberry dress” to find berry prints? Go back
>>10558753Find a wig that doesn’t have blunt bangs...? Wigs come in more than one style
>>10558753Take your face shape into account and style bangs that suit it. Blunt bangs are popular but don't work for all face shapes. Lacefront wigs are also a thing but can be difficult to get right if you aren't used to them, and imo a lot of jfashion looks better with some form of bangs anyway
>>10558214What’s the best time of day to post to COF? When are most people actually checking it? Cringe but I don’t wanna be one of those cute but ordinary girls who get like 20 likes because they posted at 3am in a certain time zone whilst some ita or scrote gets like 400
>>10560194Don't know the global distribution of people on cof, but a lot of groups seem to be fairly American dominated. Lunch hours, after 5 pm, and late at night tend to be when people check up on social media, but those times would obviously vary depending on your own timezone. Also, getting a lot of engagement right away will make the algorithm prioritize the post and push it up more in peoples feeds. Asks your friends to like and comment on it right after you post
What are nice quality jfash/egl shoes that I could walk around town in reasonably comfortable, not peeling, and maybe also have some arch support?I see eastboy loafers for a good price gently used. Leur getter shoes also look cute and seem to be leather, but I’m unsure about the $200 price tag...Is it just $200 of cute or is it cute and comfy?I have that asian ankle/heel problem and western shoes always tear up the backs of my ankles with the extra space
>>10560244I recommend looking in the old lady's section at shoe stores, they have very comfortable supportive loafers that don't look different to the average school uniform ones.
How long does meta pre-orders usually sell out/last?
Does anyone know if any of the nicer brands make larger sized coats? I want to buy one new ideally. I was thinking about buying one from Lief but they sold out in their large size. Ideally with a max bust around 110 for comfort. Taobao ok too, but in that case I'd prefer Western Indie or custom for a more reasonable sleeve length since I'm tall. Any help is appreciated.
>>10560877Liz lisa has a tall size line now, its new. I’m not tall so i have no idea about the fit. but I imagine you could get a seamstress to add paneling on the sides of the coats if your tits were still too big
Does anyone have the BTSSB factory tour video? I saw a gull posted it recently, but I forgot to save the link fml
>>10560956look through the archive
>>10560965NTA but if you search it in warosu nothing pops up. I also looked up 株式会社 ベイビー、ザ スターズ シャイン ブライト 工場 and same. nothing.
>>10559174Never been to Korea but lolita isn't recognizable to the average person ANYWHERE. Even the average Japanese person wouldn't know about it and would assume you're some weirdo cosplaying in public.
>>10560993>lolita isn't recognizable to the average person ANYWHERE. Even the average Japanese person wouldn't know about itThis is a lie.
>>10559174You're going to look like a retarded foreigner. Am Korean. Don't let it stop you though if you're visiting Sweet Weekend or a cute cafe.
>>10559181I can't testify for their new dresses but I have a dress from 2010 and it's good. It's made of a really thick, beautiful cotton. It's not burando quality though obv, the construction is a bit off at parts and the lace is crap. Overall though, for its price I'd recommend it, I've heard positive stuff about their other older pieces too. It's perfect for "I don't want to risk my brand but I want to look cute"
This may seem like a dumb question, but are all of these dresses appropriate for both classic lolita and old-school lolita, depending on how they're styled?
>>10561415sure, they might look a little weird with more mature modern classic though
If I’m 1 inch below the minimum listed waist measurements for a dress on lolibrary...if it has corset lacing or a ribbon tie for the back, would that generally fit me then if I tied it tightly?I don’t have a dress in mind, but in general.I had this nice IW jsk once but it was way too big on the waist, so I want to avoid having to resell stuff right after trying it on
>>10561486It should fit perfectly fine, corset lacing works wonders. I've made it work for me on dresses with waists 8 cm~ bigger than me. Also remember you need to account for your blouse and petticoat.
Can Mercari users see how many views their items get? I'm trying to figure out why items that I saved keep drastically increasing in price the more I view them (they're not placeholder prices, and there's no comments).
Do I need to worry about replicas on the Japanese secondhand market?
>>10560965I have and I could not find it. Did anyone else see it?
Is there a term for this type of makeup? I see t sometimes in street snaps or magazines from the 90s/2000s
>>10561731More about Taobao resellers.
>>10561788I don’t think there’s a term for it — that’s basically trendy makeup for the 90s/early 2000s.
>>10561788damn i didn't know AP was ever good but that coord is (probably) fire
Ok not really a jfashion question so please excuse me but when people here talk about the farms are they referring to kiwifarms or lolcow
>>10561590On the US version of Mercari, it does shoe views in the seller dashboard, so I assume the JP version does too
Are there any blouse fabrics that someone should avoid in Lolita/are there fabric combos that look particularly bad (ie chiffon+cotton or something)?
Do these shoes exist anywhere I can buy them? Bodyline is never going to restock them. Any taobao stores that are 90%-100% similar?
>>10561989Anything super shiny. If it’s a high quality synthetic material it’ll be okay. Some people still prefer cotton blouses, me included. These blouses almost always look bad.
>>10561994F for bodyline not restocking shoesGoth but similar cutout style: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=543070794577Similar in that they're cute boots:https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=521441147068Idk others, I didn't find anything similar to the bodyline ones when looking for "lolita长靴" on taobao. Antaina will do custom designs I think, if you feel like trying that.
What are mary jane shoes called in japanese? So i can search on mercari . I dont think the term i’n using is right
>>10561788I love the contrast between the really mature makeup and frilly dresses in old snaps
>>10561788>>10561823 is right, it's just the makeup style of the 90s and early 00s. Here's some characteristics to aim for if you're trying to recreate it>thin, dark brows>eyeshadow is usually a single light color across the lid, sometimes a darker color on the outer corner>minimal eyeliner for jfash looks, generally only on the top lid>sometimes tightlining on the lower lid for more gothy looks>no falsies or circle lenses>no contouring>usually no blush, or very very minimal>deep red lipThe brows and lips are really the focal point of the look, even if you have bangs like the girls in the pics. If you're struggling you can look up tutorials, but I'd suggest sticking to actual "vintage" 90s/00s tutorials rather than modern recreations.
>>10562015I've had success with the term strap shoes, which is ストラップシューズ
Scandi anons, how do you guys manage to buy lolita? I'm not very techsavy and I don't want to end up getting scammed if I try buying from a reseller or from oversea websites. I had the idea to buy from a reseller in the US/UK because at least in that way I can easier communicate with them if something goes wrong. I don't have any friends that knows about these things either.
>>10562212Using paypal will help with the avoid being scammed part. But most of us use LM or buy directly from the brands. What websites have you been looking at? Also I’m sure whatever country you’re from has a sales fb group
Alright, this is an absolute newfag question but where is the best place to get a petticoat nowadays? I used to make my own in the past but I’d rather spend the money to buy one now.
>>10562212if you're not willing to buy from overseas websites you're gonna have a tough time with this japanese fashion
Is there a reason the new CCC has such different stock photos than the old ones? Did AP change their photo methods or has the construction of the dress changed? I don't buy from AP too often so I'm not very familiar with the whole 'decline' controversy
>>10562376Aurora and Ariel on taobao, and MeLikesTea for western indie seem to be the go-to's these days.
>>10562212Wunderwelt is really easy to use and navigate and I have never had issues with them. Closet child is good too, a bit harder to navigate than wunderwelt tho. If you want to use lacemarket and you're worried about customs/scammers/communication I'd recommend using advanced search to only look at listings in Europe (or the EU, idk if the UK will give you worse customs). I haven't used a lot of resellers unfortunately. The only place to get lolita in Scandinavia as far as I know is through dejmo.com (previously lolitabutiken.se), but their range is very limited now that they online sell their own stuff. Oh, and always pay through paypal, no matter where you're buying from.
>>10562433*only sell their own stuffdamn it
Speaking of purchasing sources, has anyone ever bought from Otaku Mode? I noticed they have some items I want that are sold out elsewhere but I've never heard of them before.
>>10562472They’re a safe official retailer, just kind of expensive/overpriced and they mark up shipping.
>>10562472I've bought from them once and had no problems, did it during a free shipping event. I don't really have a need to use them now since I have a jp address, but if you want to use them they're fine, idk if they still do it but they would always give you a cute sticker and clearfile with every order
what kind of jumperskirts are okay to wear without a blouse?
>>10562485I don't like them often but personally I feel like the best candidates for this are those minisleeve JSK's, halterneck JSK's, and certain bustier JSK's that work for gothic or ero-leaning coords.I think skirts with a loliable cami work better if you're trying to do sleeveless, though.
Any recs for confortable tea parties? My feet are apparently delicate, specially on the back of my ankles, for clarification purpuses, ccf shoes takes the skin out of it even if I have socks on and I don't want to spend money on something I think looks cute but will literally draw blood from me.
is the Novala guy a creeper, or is that only the Yan guy?
What's up with Larme? When is the next release of the magazine?
Would wearing a binder look bad under lolita? I'm in the process of losing weight but the bodice still fits really tight
>>10562683no. lurk moar
>>10562671Just the "Yan" guy.>>10562674Last regular issue (47) was released in Dec. They released supplement sort of issue, named Peche, in Jan. Since the change in management, their focus has changed pretty heavily and there hasn't been any news of a new issue, but they use their SNS to promote cosmetics and clothing that they sometimes carry in their online shop. They are also looking for models again. It may be a while till we see anything new.
Is there a video or references on how people style Angelic Pretty ribbon combs in their coordinates? I get using them at the back of the head but what are other ways of styling them?
>>10562689I have seen a few people on cof do pigtail braids and stick them in there
>>10562699im a dumbass! i didnt think of cof tags thanks anon. However i noticed a lot of the instances the girls are wearing the combs in wigs, which, have to tendency to be easier placed just wherever. And if it's on natural hair--they put it in front of buns. Ah well I'll figure it out!
>>10562689There are so many ways to wear these...you can even just make a thick side braid (fishtail or braid) and stick one at the top and end. I think my favorite is making a heart using braids in the back of the head and decorating the midpoint of the heart and the bottom with them. I seriously am considering just making my own video on them since I love them so much.
Is a size 6 usa woman for shoes, equal to size 22 or 23 japan?I found tables saying it’s 22 jp and some saying it’s size 23 jp, so which is it? I’m trying to buy shoes from fril
>>10562728hi im size 6. you get medium size aka 23/23.5
>>10562688That is so frustrating, but thank you for explaining what's going on with the magazine and brand.
>>10562728Their shoe sizes are in cm. Just measure your feet to know for sure.
Does anybody know the name of those type of asymetrical draped dress/ skirt in gyaru ? I'm sure I saw pictures of skirts in this styles some years ago but I have no idea if it have a specific name. If someone have other pics with similar dress/skirt I would really love it !
>>10562671Nah Novala is a creep too but people will asslick him here because of his ~contribution to the fashun~.
>>10562930I thought Novala was gay? His writing is extremely cringe and would be creepily sexualizing of young girls if he isn’t gay, but if he is it seems like more of an aesthetic thing and isn’t as physically threatening as Yan and his open pedophilia.
How long does baby sf take to ship out orders
>>10562930i agree, he’s gross and the weird hero worship of him here makes me wonder if anyone has actually read his creepy shit
>>10562955Seconding this, starting to get concerned about a reservation of mine
>>10562955>>10562983VERY long, i placed an order on 11/29, they sent out an email saying it'd be shipped the next day on 12/02, and it just came this morning in the mail.
>>10562990It's been a week and all I've gotten was the automatic confirmation email. I'm starting to worry my order might get cancelled, it wasn't even anything big, just some accessories :/
>>10562996i don't think it'll get canceled! Baby has been taking an eternity shipping out people's orders. i've made 2 orders since COVID and while communication was sparse, everything came safe and sound eventually. have faith, anon!
If I have a booty, what ouji pants might fit me? Are they stretchy generally? I fit into oldschool meta without problems and i don’t need to lose any more weight. it just all goes into my butt somehow
>>10563006Thank you so much, this made me feel a lot better :) Fingers crossed!
Anyone recognize what brand these shoes came from? I’m not a fan of teaparties but these really look cute and elevated
>>10563083reverse search gave me axes femmes twitter: https://twitter.com/axesfemmeonline/status/1360876435913719816 https://shop.axesfemme.com/s/brandproduct/femme/0/TL621X03S/ I'm too lazy to google translate but I think it was a preorder?
Where do I buy Military Lolita? Any reputable brands/websites?
>>10563097No, you have to wait for a military themed release
>>10563097Atelier Box, some Meta, taobao has a lot of it.
>>10563097https://lolibrary.org/search?categories=op&tags=military&page=1 Have fun.
>>10563097Taobao is drowning in it but the dresses often come out looking like trash outside of photoshoots
What is cornet in japanese, so I can find their stuff more easily on Japanese secondhand sites?
>>10563100Ah yes Lolibrary, the great secondhand market.
>>10563138? You can find the brands that interest you and use that to look them up it's a good starting point
Is Maxicimam ita? I haven't seen this combo of bunny and wa before and I think it's cute.
>>10563146Thats super cute for jfash but definitely not lolita
>>10563146>Is Maxicimam ita?Kind of, but that doesn't stop me from loving it. A lot of their stuff can be really tacky if coorded poorly.
>>10563097not specifically a lolita brand, but Amavel does some different military pieces as well. Several got listed on Mercari recently
>>10563092You’re awesome! Thanks! I knew the photo styling looked familiar
>>10563041No stretch, except for maybe a small amount in the waistband but not usually in my experience. They're tailored, fitted pants, mostly designed for slim figures. There are styles that flare at the hips which is accommodating for curvier shapes, there are also shorts with small waistbands and wide leg holes. I know you said pants but there's also pumpkin style shorts which should be flattering on you. Ouji pants/shorts often have a slightly oversized look to them, and they also come in men's sizes sometimes, which are slightly larger. All in all, it's a lot like regular lolita, you need to carefully look at photos to figure out fit and there's a bit of trial and error involved to find what works for you. You can always take things to a tailor as well. Good luck!
Is there a place I can get JSK strap extenders or do I have to make them?
Does anyone know the taobao link to those cursed chick-chan replicas? or is it gone now?
Anybody know a good place to buy cute cutsews?
How do I get these stains out? I bought this jsk in good faith as it was stated "in perfect condition"I don't want to mess up the pastel yellow color, the saturation of the keys, or the glitter.
>>10563517i have magic princess in yellow and have successfully washed like i do everything else(glitter intact). In a mesh laundry bag, gentle cycle cold wash. Hang dry. wash ur damn brand anon
>>10563517hope you asked for a partial refund because yikes
How do you do trades? I'm guessing you just trust somebody who has a lot of reviews and seems genuinely interested? Is there sending and holding money involved of just send it off and hope for the best?
Apologies that this genuinely sounds stupid, but please hear me out. I've been building up my wardrobe and getting a few Taobao dresses and want to move on to getting my first burando. However, the secondhand market seems a little slow right now and all the pieces I'm interested in don't get listed a lot or just aren't in my preferred colorway/style. Are there "beginner dresses," so to speak, that are common (like Girly Sticker?) that I should settle for until what I like pops up? Or is it all a big waiting game? Sorry if this is a bit bloggy, I didn't want to ask BSOLF and be told to go back to devilinspired or something. I want to reform my poorfag ways.
>>10563594you should start by buying a solid colored jsk in your preferred substyle. they’re easier to coord and usually much cheaper than prints
>>10563594you should wait until something you like pops up. there's always lulls in a secondhand market, especially now with no huge holidays coming up that would cause people to want to buy/sell. but >>10563602 is also solid advice as well
>>10563585Depends on the people involved. You can both pay each other a fixed price through PayPal so if something happens either party can push for a refund. Or you can have blind faith.
How safe is it to put a black velveteen old school piece into the washing machine? I'm planning to do a cold wash on delicate, with no spin cycle, then laying flat to dry sandwiched between two towels. Anything I should add or change? Should I do a presoak or deep water when washing?Also is steaming velveteen ok?
>>10563721 I really would not wash velveteen in the washing machine unless you need to, it isnt meant for that kind of stuff. Do it inside out at least. I would also not soak it either, that may help it bleed.Steaming is ok if it is a steamer not a function of an iron. Also may want to not do it directly but have it inside out.
>>10563735Is there an alternative to machine washing velveteen then that isn't dry cleaning? Is spraying the inside with vodka/rubbing alcohol ok? Or should I handwash for 15min max using soft detergent like Soak Wash? I just wanna wash it because it's ~20 years old and idk how many previous owners it had.Did not think about the bleeding, it has a non-detachable ivory bib so definitely do not want to ruin that...
>>10563208You can commission dreamypebble on IG. She's made some before.>>10563594Wait until something you like pops up. You'll regret buying something you don't truly want.
Will the AP US store get the ccc re release or is it a paris+japan exclusive?
Which brands have the comfiest headbands? maybe that have more ‘give’? I love my mary magdalene one but there aren’t a lot of them on sale atm.How are btssb headbands? I have an AP headband bought directly in store and it digs into my scalp like no other
Would wearing rocking horse shoes with a non oldschool dress clash too much?
any suggestions on where to get some of the lolita basics? i'm just getting into the fashion now and don't want to misstep on the essentials before i dive straight into burando. i was thinking melikestea or maybe classical puppets for petticoats/bloomers?
What bra shapes are best to wear under lolita? I don't want to ruin my coords with a weird shape situation
>>10563950Not necessarily, depends on the dress.
What should I know before buying an usakumya, if anything? I'm more so confused if it's supposed to be a one coord thing or if it's supposed to match many coords.>>10563991I've only heard good things from melikestea and I really like them. If you're going Taobao though maybe skip on classical puppets, anons have been saying quality has gone down and have since switched to Aurora&Ariel instead.
>>10564015As long as the colors match/compliment a coord you can use them, though people really like them when you're also wearing an usakumya print. Some dresses release with mini coords for your usakumya if you want to match heavily, but that only requires one plush bag. The only usakumya that isn't very versatile is the strawberry hat one in my opinion
>>10564015I think i might go with melikestea! Their stuff looks really cute - shame about classical puppets though, i heard they used to be very good. stupid question mayhaps, but is there a good "catch-all" length for a petticoat, or should i just suck it up and buy multiple sizes
>>10564061I heard melikestea is overpriced.
>>10563522thanks for the tip anon. just got it, was wondering how to wash it besides taking to the dry cleaners.>>10563524she gave me $50 back in paypal, it says refunded and completed in paypal but there's no money in my account, wtf
>>10564056>The only usakumya that isn't very versatile is the strawberry hat onethe hat comes off
>>10563791Even for the stupid questions thread, this is bad
>>10564056>>10564107I think that one is the most versatile! I love berry prints and you can remove her lil strawberry hat if needed too <3
How's the quality on the AP parasols? Do they hold up well?
>>10564117Agreed! I have the strawberry usakumya and she matches with almost anything.
>>10563794I thought AP ones all had metal cores, it should be somewhat bendable
>>10564118i've had mine for 10 years and it's still perfect.
>>10564122Its the end pieces that dig into my scalp, the rest of it is ok. It’s not that bendy. I recently got it. i think AP changed who makes their accessories and went to a shittier factory because i like none of their headwear.I also had a party ribbon headband from them. that was also very uncomfortable to wear
>>10563991Heada up, if you get a petti from melikestea, make sure you ask for no perfume! I didn't on my first order, and three years later, after multiple wears and washes, I can still smell it.
Is there a preferred area to tie a headress (under chin vs behind hair)?
>>10564181I think it just depends on your face shape.My face is round so I tie behind my hair. Under the chin just turns me into the moon with frills and lace.
>>10564184Seconding. If you have more of a heart shaped face or a dorito chin you can get away with tying it in front, but rounder faces should tie it in the back.
with everything having bijou button nowadays (looking at u, swankiss), how do yall wash those clothes? is washing per hand the only option here? really want to clean everything before wearing it
>>10564196Cutsews, shirts and skirts I machine wash on cold, hang dry. Anything with delicate chemical lace or flocked fabric is dry clean. For any prints where I'm worried about fading/bleeding I hand wash inside-out.
Do mary Magdelene coats look good without petticoats? I've been thinking about buying one to pair with my normie work clothes, particularly in the colours of wine and brown
Is there a name for this type of fashion, or other brands besides HEIHEI (what she’s wearing) that make stuff like this? Huge ruffly proto lolita looking waistless dresses that make you look like a baby doll?
>>10564269Pink House does some stuff like this.
would anyone be able to help me out on this print? i cant figure it out and the print is very washed out
>>10564316You’re probably trolling but Jewelry Jelly
What happens if you auction something on LM but then the top bidder backs out? Would you just message the second place bidder and create a reserved listing for them if they're still interested?
I’m a pretty casual follower of lolita fashion, so not very knowledgeable about ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’Are Chinese brands like Bacio Bouquet disdained in the community? I think this coord is very cute but I’m curious to know what other people think. Are huge wristlets like these ‘ita’? Is her petticoat too limp?
>>10564366sounds like that would be easiest for everyone
>>10564415>Are Chinese brands like Bacio Bouquet disdained in the community?50/50. People who can't afford to be brand whores/have trouble fitting into the brands they like say Chinese brands can be really good. People who can afford brand or have the patience to save up for it say secondhand brand is superior to new Chinese releases. Everyone agrees some Chinese brands are better than other Chinese brands.>Are huge wristlets like these ‘ita’?Yeah, those are wackyIs her petticoat too limp?Not in this case, because it's an oldschool-inspired look. Low poof/built-in-petti-only poof is acceptable in oldschool. For other styles, this petti might be something you wear casually to run errands but don't post to your socials unless you're strong of heart.
>>10564415It’s very clearly a ‘new’ oldschool style. Its pretty cute. Oldschool didn’t have petticoats (or very minimal ones) and you can get away with weirder things for oldschool since thats when lolita was first starting and anything went. The arm warmers are perfectly fine for oldschool style.I haven’t heard of anyone disdaining bacio bouquet. but the market right now is for sweet and not neo oldschool. People will shit on bodyline though but thats because the quality is cheap and looks cheap
>>10564415this is cute, i want it in pink though
>>10564421> Oldschool didn’t have petticoatsThat’s not true at all
>>10564439You’re right i got confused and tried to multitask 4chan and work. I was thinking about the old cornet stuffOldschool def had petticoats but some lolitas didn’t wear them. Depending on how oldschool you wanted to go
If BABY SF is shipping something out in “mid-to-late February”, when should I start to worry? Are they ever late?
>>10564415I really like this actually, do you have a link?
Should I try to replace this JSK zipper? (aka pay someone to do it) It's broken and I couldn't repair it myself.
>>10564506Are you going to wear it often or otherwise sell it? If you sell it, is it worth paying the cost of replacing the zipper? You can search past sales on Lm for this.If so then yes.
>>10564525I don't feel like selling it but I'm afraid the zipper broke because it was too small for me? Are the zippers supposed to be weak and can I actually replace it with a stronger one?
>>10564528I mean how easily does it zip up? Yes zippers will break if you are too large for an item. If thats the case then you’re also destroying the seams of the dress by overstretching it.But often times they just used a cheap zipper and it’s fine. How did it break exactly? Is it just the zipper handle or the whole thing?
>>10564540Pic is how the zipper looks right now.
>>10564544It doesn’t look like an overstretched ‘this dress is too small for you’ break at all., otherwise there would be broken threads coming out the zipper edges. looks just like cheapo zipper failure. They should be able to replace it for you
>>10564544Are the teeth broken or is it just misaligned? If it's just alignment, just google how to zip it.
>>10564550I think they're broken because I tried to repair it using tweezers and it got worse and now it's all deformed...
Anyone still order from Clobba?I placed an order, but my last one was years ago. Should I expect instant communication or only an email when my order is ready to ship? I ordered shoes, so production time is 1-2 weeks.
>>10564061About 40-45cm usually, or 60-70cm for tea length>>10564176Wtf, they douse their items in perfume? Why...?
Can anyone help me find the JSK stock photo of this Dangerous Nude Sox medusa(?) print. It’s not on lolibrary
>>10564583I have 4 of their pettis and I've never experienced this.
>>10564420>>10564421Thanks anons!>>10564492Yep! Second pic in this xiaohongshu post http://xhslink.com/YRr3sb
Any brands of adorable jfash bags that you could conceivably use in daily life? Such as picrel? Would prefer jp brands i can find on mercari /fril because i don’t know how to use taobao yet
is it legal for me to go to a convetion naked and say im cosplaying as someone with foreskin?
>>10564666idk cheap brands, but I've seen Maison de Fleur do some stuff
>>10564586It seems like that is the stock photo. Here is their ameblo entry on the itemhttps://ameblo.jp/d-doris/entry-11892977843.html
Is it too risky to buy Dream Marine secondhand? I know the US store has some but I want the gradient version. I've heard there's a lot of replicas though
>>10558814Right one is snow white print by btssb
>>10564669I know I shouldn't respond but did you make this post just so someone could say......"get out scrote"
>>10564723Thank you. The link helped me find what I was looking for
>>10564666The brand you posted is Merry Jenny's collab with Miffy. They often have cute bags. I agree with >>10564683. Maison de Fleur has some good choices. You may also have luck with brands like Emily Temple Cute, Honey Salon (image related), Swankiss, Rose Marie Seoir, and their sister brand Myrtille.
>>10558814Left one is Meta's Velveteen High Waist Ribbon JSK with a Velveteen Cape. Both items were released in 2004.
>>10558745I believe this headband is from Swankiss. Rose Marie Seoir has some that give a similar feel.
Are Lief shoes any good? What's the fit and quality like?