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Last thread went sage >>10551609

J-Fashion questions only.

Cosplay Help is this way >>10537130
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>>10558217
maybe something like this where it's braided up top and then loose or in ponytails below
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>>10558229
or one of these braid-headband-looking styles
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Super stupid question:

Got my first salopette. Do you shove a short, low poof petti under there or wear them without poof?
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what is the jp term for slouch socks? i want to put some in with my FJ order
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>>10558270
ルーズソックス
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>>10558270
ルーズソックス
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>>10558271
>>10558272
thanks nonny, you are loved~
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>>10558262
Try it and see which you like best
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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?
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>>10558304
Yea, don't leave out parts of the postal code
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>>10558305
But like, the website is cutting of off? Not sure what to do here
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>>10558307
Does it also cut off the end if you remove the space?
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>>10558309
Yup, its N9U8L now. I feel like this is a IT problem now instead of a stupid j-fashion now.
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>>10558312
Probably. I just tried and had no issue filling in a lengthy postal code
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>>10558317
Well shit, thanks anyway!
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>>10558312
IT person here

Try it from a different browser or in incognito mode
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>>10558262
Yeah, 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
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>>10558312
Buy a label from PayPal instead, they have no problems with that and it will be cheaper.
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maybe very stupid question but is Maple Wigs no longer open? website gives me 502 whenever i try to open it.
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>>10558229
what jsk is this called?
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>>10558576
Tulle Apron Dress by IW
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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.
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>>10558687
probably because they have a tendency to bleed when new, outside of that idk
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>>10558687
Just put it in the washing machine
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>>10558687
Velveteen 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.
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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?
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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.
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>>10558739
What year is the blouse from?
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>>10558746
2010!
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What do you do about wigs if you have a round face? Bangs across my forehead turn me into a balloon-chan.
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What dresses are these in pic rel?
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>>10558814
I know we’re in the stupid questions thread, but this is making me sad
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>>10558687
if you wash velvet-like fabric it may ruin the direction of piles and your dress will end up looking really hmmmm extravagant

anon-who-has-ruined-a-60s-velvet-dress-by-machinewachining-it
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>>10558814
left one is Meta
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>>10558753
Are 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
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>>10558866
I'm definitely a little overweight but I've always had full cheeks so I don't think weight loss is gonna help there.
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>>10558868
Anon 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
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>>10558878
Nya 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
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>>10559008
Nta* Jesus autocorrect is a weeb
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Does anyone have advice how to mix textures in a tasteful way? Like mixing lighter fabrics with more heavy fabrics
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>>10559011
It really depends on the individual items
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>>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.
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>>10559032
Hit 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.
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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
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>>10559034
Thanks! 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.
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>>10559043
You can replace the inside stretchy waistband to be smaller.
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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.
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>>10559101
maybe something like this would work? Though it'd be harder to match on not star themed prints.
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>>10559106
these are like the lolita version of truck nuts
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>>10559111
kek
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>>10559101
How tall are you? I've just learned to like showing leggy. And strap extenders are literal magic
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>>10559106
I have never seen a good coord with this fucking underskirt. It's an ita magnet
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>>10559126
But muh OTT poly sweet :(
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>>10559123
I’m about 5 ft 11, or about 180 cm.
>>10559106
No. I’ve never seen this look good
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Do wristcuffs have to match the blouse color??
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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.
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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?
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Is Infanta as good for its price as people say or is it overhyped? Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask
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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.
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>>10559164
Not necessarily. As long as the colors match another part of the coord it shouldn’t look out of place.
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>>10559169
Try 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.
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Are lace-trimmed umbrellas useless in the rain? I'm wondering if the lace would be damaged.
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>>10559296
hell yeah that shit would get nasty and drip rainwater all over you
i mean you could find some probably that the lace trim doesn't hang over the edge of the umbrella part
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>>10559299
Thanks! 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.
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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.
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>>10559341
>Bittersweet lolita
Is not a thing no matter how hard people try to make it a thing.
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>>10559341
bittersweet 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.
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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
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>>10559445
if 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).
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Would this dress use an a line petticoat?
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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
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>>10559487
High waist AP looks best with a large cupcake petti
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>>10559489
no. 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.
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>>10559505
A cupcake petit is gonna look like you have a lardass underneath. This sack style is A line
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>>10559507
Thank you, ok will this will be good then? It seems casual bell shaped to me but Maybe is it too a-line?
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>>10559344
what's the difference between bittersweet, pastel goth and yami kawaii?
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>>10559523
I think this is the saddest petti I’ve ever seen
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>>10559527
Pastel 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.
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>>10559529
I 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 in

maybe this one then??
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>>10559535
Anon do you not know what screenshots are
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>>10559535
This one is much better, yes
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>>10559537
Everytime i screenshot it complains my image is too big to post so i have to crop it, but here

>>10559539
Thanks i will get this one then! Wish i could buy secondhand for eco reasons but understandably there aren’t shit petticoats on LM
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What shopping services can be used for Fril? I've been through several now with no luck
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>>10559551
Tenshi works
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>>10559019
check 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.
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>>10559551
Japonica buys from Fril
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>>10559551
fromjapan. they are cheap and good.
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Is this really possible? A bust width that stretches out 30cm? sounds too good to be true. picrel is the dress
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>>10559597
Possible 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
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>>10559602
Hm, 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
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>>10559597
Their stuff stretches a lot, so it should be fine.
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>>10559011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRbzheeRzGk
this is how I feel about cute and innocent looking lolitas
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>>10559608
it's the back corset lacing. if you look at the stock photo, you can kind of see the panel under the lacing is shirred.
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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?
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>>10559783
That depends, when was the estimated delivery?
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>>10559784
Oops! 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
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>>10559306
I 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.

>>10559341
This 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.

>>10559551
I use FromJapan as well.
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Does anybody know if the bow on Bodyline's L484 blouse is detachable?
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>>10559551
Japonica is super responsive, and I believe they've opened up to first time customers again.
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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
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>>10560106
I know this is the stupid questions thread but kek
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>>10560106
Get 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
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>>10560106
Are you that retard who kept searching “strawberry dress” to find berry prints? Go back
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>>10558753
Find a wig that doesn’t have blunt bangs...? Wigs come in more than one style
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>>10558753
Take 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
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>>10558214
What’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
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>>10560194
Don'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
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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
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>>10560244
I 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.
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How long does meta pre-orders usually sell out/last?
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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.
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>>10560877
Liz 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
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Does anyone have the BTSSB factory tour video? I saw a gull posted it recently, but I forgot to save the link fml
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>>10560956
look through the archive
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>>10560965
NTA 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.
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>>10559174
Never 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.
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>>10560993
>lolita isn't recognizable to the average person ANYWHERE. Even the average Japanese person wouldn't know about it

This is a lie.
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>>10559174
You'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.
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>>10559181
I 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"
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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?
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>>10561415
sure, they might look a little weird with more mature modern classic though
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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
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>>10561486
It 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.
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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).
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Do I need to worry about replicas on the Japanese secondhand market?
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>>10561731

yes.
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>>10560965
I have and I could not find it. Did anyone else see it?
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Is there a term for this type of makeup? I see t sometimes in street snaps or magazines from the 90s/2000s
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>>10561731
More about Taobao resellers.
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>>10561788
I don’t think there’s a term for it — that’s basically trendy makeup for the 90s/early 2000s.
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>>10561788
damn i didn't know AP was ever good but that coord is (probably) fire
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>>10561864
it is
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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
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>>10561887
either
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>>10561590
On the US version of Mercari, it does shoe views in the seller dashboard, so I assume the JP version does too
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Are there any blouse fabrics that someone should avoid in Lolita/are there fabric combos that look particularly bad (ie chiffon+cotton or something)?
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Do these shoes exist anywhere I can buy them? Bodyline is never going to restock them. Any taobao stores that are 90%-100% similar?
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>>10561989
Anything 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.
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>>10561994
F for bodyline not restocking shoes

Goth but similar cutout style: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=543070794577
Similar in that they're cute boots:
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=521441147068

Idk 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.
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What are mary jane shoes called in japanese? So i can search on mercari . I dont think the term i’n using is right
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>>10561788
I love the contrast between the really mature makeup and frilly dresses in old snaps
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>>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 lip
The 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.
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>>10562015
I've had success with the term strap shoes, which is ストラップシューズ
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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.
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>>10562212
Using 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
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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.
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>>10562212
if you're not willing to buy from overseas websites you're gonna have a tough time with this japanese fashion
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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
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>>10562376
Aurora and Ariel on taobao, and MeLikesTea for western indie seem to be the go-to's these days.
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>>10562212
Wunderwelt 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.
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>>10562433
*only sell their own stuff
damn it
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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.
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>>10562472
They’re a safe official retailer, just kind of expensive/overpriced and they mark up shipping.
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>>10562472
I'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
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what kind of jumperskirts are okay to wear without a blouse?
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>>10562485
None.
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>>10562485
I 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.
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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.
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is the Novala guy a creeper, or is that only the Yan guy?
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What's up with Larme? When is the next release of the magazine?
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Would wearing a binder look bad under lolita? I'm in the process of losing weight but the bodice still fits really tight
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>>10562683
no. lurk moar
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>>10562671
Just the "Yan" guy.

>>10562674
Last 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.
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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?
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>>10562689
I have seen a few people on cof do pigtail braids and stick them in there
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>>10562699
im 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!
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>>10562689
There 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.
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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
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>>10562728
hi im size 6. you get medium size aka 23/23.5
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>>10562688
That is so frustrating, but thank you for explaining what's going on with the magazine and brand.
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>>10562728
Their shoe sizes are in cm. Just measure your feet to know for sure.
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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 !
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>>10562671
Nah Novala is a creep too but people will asslick him here because of his ~contribution to the fashun~.
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>>10562930
I 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.
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How long does baby sf take to ship out orders
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>>10562930
i agree, he’s gross and the weird hero worship of him here makes me wonder if anyone has actually read his creepy shit
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>>10562955
Seconding this, starting to get concerned about a reservation of mine
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>>10562955
>>10562983
VERY 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.
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>>10562990
It'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 :/
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>>10562996
i 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!
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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
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>>10563006
Thank you so much, this made me feel a lot better :) Fingers crossed!
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Anyone recognize what brand these shoes came from? I’m not a fan of teaparties but these really look cute and elevated
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>>10563083
reverse 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?
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Where do I buy Military Lolita? Any reputable brands/websites?
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>>10563097
No, you have to wait for a military themed release
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>>10563097
Atelier Box, some Meta, taobao has a lot of it.
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>>10563097
https://lolibrary.org/search?categories[]=op&tags[]=military&page=1 Have fun.
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>>10563097
Taobao is drowning in it but the dresses often come out looking like trash outside of photoshoots
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What is cornet in japanese, so I can find their stuff more easily on Japanese secondhand sites?
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>>10563100
Ah yes Lolibrary, the great secondhand market.
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>>10563138
? You can find the brands that interest you and use that to look them up it's a good starting point
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Is Maxicimam ita? I haven't seen this combo of bunny and wa before and I think it's cute.
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>>10563146
Thats super cute for jfash but definitely not lolita
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>>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.
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>>10563097
not specifically a lolita brand, but Amavel does some different military pieces as well. Several got listed on Mercari recently
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>>10563092
You’re awesome! Thanks! I knew the photo styling looked familiar
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>>10563132
Google translate
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>>10563041
No 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!
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Is there a place I can get JSK strap extenders or do I have to make them?
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Does anyone know the taobao link to those cursed chick-chan replicas? or is it gone now?
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Anybody know a good place to buy cute cutsews?
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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.
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>>10563517
i 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
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>>10563517
hope you asked for a partial refund because yikes
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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?
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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.
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>>10563594
you should start by buying a solid colored jsk in your preferred substyle. they’re easier to coord and usually much cheaper than prints
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>>10563594
you 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
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>>10563585
Depends 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.
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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?
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>>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.
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>>10563735
Is 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...
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>>10563208
You can commission dreamypebble on IG. She's made some before.

>>10563594
Wait until something you like pops up. You'll regret buying something you don't truly want.
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Will the AP US store get the ccc re release or is it a paris+japan exclusive?
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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
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Would wearing rocking horse shoes with a non oldschool dress clash too much?
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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?
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What bra shapes are best to wear under lolita? I don't want to ruin my coords with a weird shape situation
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>>10563950
Not necessarily, depends on the dress.
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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.
>>10563991
I'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.
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>>10564015
As 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
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>>10564015
I 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
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>>10564061
I heard melikestea is overpriced.
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>>10563522
thanks for the tip anon. just got it, was wondering how to wash it besides taking to the dry cleaners.
>>10563524
she gave me $50 back in paypal, it says refunded and completed in paypal but there's no money in my account, wtf
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>>10564056
>The only usakumya that isn't very versatile is the strawberry hat one
the hat comes off
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>>10563791
Even for the stupid questions thread, this is bad
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>>10564056
>>10564107
I think that one is the most versatile! I love berry prints and you can remove her lil strawberry hat if needed too <3
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How's the quality on the AP parasols? Do they hold up well?
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>>10564117
Agreed! I have the strawberry usakumya and she matches with almost anything.
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>>10563794
I thought AP ones all had metal cores, it should be somewhat bendable
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>>10564118
i've had mine for 10 years and it's still perfect.
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>>10564122
Its 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
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>>10563991
Heada 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.
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Is there a preferred area to tie a headress (under chin vs behind hair)?
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>>10564181
I 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.
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>>10564184
Seconding. 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.
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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
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>>10564196
Cutsews, 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.
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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
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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?
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>>10564269
Pink House does some stuff like this.
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would anyone be able to help me out on this print? i cant figure it out and the print is very washed out
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>>10564316
You’re probably trolling but Jewelry Jelly
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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?
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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?
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>>10564366
sounds like that would be easiest for everyone
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>>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 wacky

Is 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.
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>>10564415
It’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
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>>10564415
this is cute, i want it in pink though
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>>10564421
> Oldschool didn’t have petticoats
That’s not true at all
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>>10564439
You’re right i got confused and tried to multitask 4chan and work. I was thinking about the old cornet stuff
Oldschool def had petticoats but some lolitas didn’t wear them. Depending on how oldschool you wanted to go
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If BABY SF is shipping something out in “mid-to-late February”, when should I start to worry? Are they ever late?
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>>10564415
I really like this actually, do you have a link?
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Should I try to replace this JSK zipper? (aka pay someone to do it) It's broken and I couldn't repair it myself.
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>>10564506
Are 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.
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>>10564525
I 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?
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>>10564528
I 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?
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>>10564540
Pic is how the zipper looks right now.
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>>10564544
It 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
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>>10564544
Are the teeth broken or is it just misaligned? If it's just alignment, just google how to zip it.
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>>10564550
I think they're broken because I tried to repair it using tweezers and it got worse and now it's all deformed...
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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.
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>>10564061
About 40-45cm usually, or 60-70cm for tea length

>>10564176
Wtf, they douse their items in perfume? Why...?
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Can anyone help me find the JSK stock photo of this Dangerous Nude Sox medusa(?) print. It’s not on lolibrary
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>>10564583
I have 4 of their pettis and I've never experienced this.
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>>10564420
>>10564421
Thanks anons!

>>10564492
Yep! Second pic in this xiaohongshu post
http://xhslink.com/YRr3sb
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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
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is it legal for me to go to a convetion naked and say im cosplaying as someone with foreskin?
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>>10564666
idk cheap brands, but I've seen Maison de Fleur do some stuff
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>>10564586
It seems like that is the stock photo. Here is their ameblo entry on the item
https://ameblo.jp/d-doris/entry-11892977843.html
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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
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>>10558814
Right one is snow white print by btssb
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>>10564669
I know I shouldn't respond but did you make this post just so someone could say...
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"get out scrote"
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>>10564723
Thank you. The link helped me find what I was looking for
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>>10564666
The 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.
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>>10558814
Left one is Meta's Velveteen High Waist Ribbon JSK with a Velveteen Cape. Both items were released in 2004.
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>>10558745
I believe this headband is from Swankiss. Rose Marie Seoir has some that give a similar feel.
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Are Lief shoes any good? What's the fit and quality like?
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For my fellow busty lolitas: are there any Atelier Boz coats that you've been able to fit/find flattering? I've got a 98cm bust, and can take it down to 94 cm with a compression shirt (prefer that to a full binder). I was thinking maybe the mens sizes might be the way to go, but I prefer more of the womens styles
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>>10558745
i had a tight headband, but after buying a headband display rack on amazon, i think it loosened up a bit
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>>10564866
oh okay that's supposed to be gum
thought this model had a joint in the thumbnail

some weird fake looking gum though.
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>>10565454
I think it's like a little spoon with what looks to be a bit of ice ream of something like that on the end
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I was wondering what was style of circle/color lens that was first worn outside of japan? Especially for jfashion. I remember a lolita anon talking about the first type of lens they could order online which where similar to the barbie pearl ( the black one on the pic ). An anon also showed me in the past the GLB cover from 2004 where the model wear brown lens ( but not very enlarging). I remember buying my first pair of lens in 2014 which wear like the top right one, but there where already a lot of different styles.
Does experienced anon remember which styles appeared trought out the years and where exported out of japan ? I never really found stuff about it online
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Any idea what this might be gulls? A friend sent it in my taobao package and I don't want to be rude and ask her.
Its about 90cm, the bow thing is attached with snap buttons but there's also regular buttons and elastic loops. The tag is cut off.
My waist is 60cm so way too big for an overskirt.
Pls help
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>>10565985
A capelet maybe?
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>>10566011
still too big for that
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>>10565985
It's a plus sized overskirt, duh.
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where do you get those bigass dolly parton ass hime gyaru 2010s sweet poofy wigs in 2021
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>>10566158
Buy a wig, buy a ponytail clip and then cut, back comb that bitch and style the waves/curls.
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>>10566158
Maple currently has a few different types on sale right now. You'll need a shopping service.
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could royaltex bags be appropriate for classic lolita or otome?
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is victorian maiden's beth basically for casual classic lolita?
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Which SS do you use for mercari? The one I normally used hasn't responded after more than 2 days
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>>10566171
>>10566304
Ty to you both <3
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>>10566325
yes
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I need new shoes but I don't want to buy from taobao or Japanese brands because I have issues with my feet (don't want to go into detail). What should I do? Any European shoe brands that go with lolita? Right now I only have a pair that goes with simple classic coords from Clarks but I want to wear sweet too.
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I bought shirring princess from mercari m and I’m so sad because it came stretched out on one side (strap and bodice). The other side is fine though for some reason. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
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Weird question but what nail polish has the closest shade to moitie's blue?
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>>10566309
That's cute, I'd say so.

>>10566354
For gothic and classic I can recommend Neosens and Chie Mihara (EU based JP designer), they'll be expensive though. For sweet there's UK based Irregular Choice but if you have actual medical problems with your feet I don't recommend, their shoes are not made for comfort at all.
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>>10566407
A seamstress worth their salt can replace the elastic in the channels fairly easily, if that's the issue.

>>10566417
I would just bring a small Moitie accessory along with you to a Sephora or something and match it in person. Moitie's blue isn't always totally consistent anyway.
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BTSSB is taking reservations for these aprons in Japan. What’s the best way to snag one as an American? Will the SF store take reservations too? I’m not seeing it on their blog.
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What's a good otome/cute jfash brand for a coat that won't break bank in your experience? I have pic related in grey and black and love it but it doesn't come in offwhite or beige sadly.
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Is ebxbexiko on Yahoo Japan a legit seller? I'm new to the fashion and searching for secondhand burando in the oldschool direction, keep stumbling upon her, but something makes me wary to buy from her.
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>>10566558
She’s well known for being a scalper, but if you don’t care about that she’s legit
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>>10566438
have you tried the mail order function on their site? I did for the pink and they got me one.
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Where can I get classic lolita suitable otk and tights, that are not necessarily brand? Maybe with some nice florals on them.
I just want to buy 5 pairs of stuff from the same place and not worry about it being sold out, or having to track shipping from 5 different sellers on mercari
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>>10566692
You can get some decent tights from Sock Dreams but their selection isn't as interesting as it used to be. I've been buying mostly from Aliexpress/taobao for interesting tights.
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Is antique beast dead? I feel like I haven't seen any socmed updates in months
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>>10566417

This >>10566431. I have at least three different Moitie blues and I only have three blue Moitie stuff lol.
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>>10566746
I think they shut down for a bit to ride out during the pandemic, I figure they'll likely open again when shipping becomes more widely available again
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how can I wear a polyester valetta as a headbow? It comes with an alligator clip but can I put a headband through it or something? Or just wear it on the side of my head/on my pigtails/ with a hat?
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>>10566698
sock dreams sucks ass unless you want pride flag socks my dude
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>>10566692
Morun x Muuna Stoik have a few floral printed options. Not all of their styles are lolita suitable, but KiwandaKiwanda carry a range of OTKS, tights and, UTKS.
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>>10566800
>but their selection isn't as interesting as it used to be

Reading comprehension hard





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