ITT we discuss how to wear lolita pieces at work/professional settings and share coord inspo.
Thank you for this thread! This is something i’m working up the courage towards.I’ve been doing a lot of soft lolita/otome but am ready to take the next step and incorporate brand
>>10622476I actually ordered bodyline's blazer in blackxwhite and it looks like a normal blazer if you remove the bow. I'm planning on claiming it is designer. This is the one I gothttps://www.bodylinetokyo.co.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=25111
>>10622485>I'm planning on claiming it is designer.Why lie though. Anyone who actually knows anything about designer shit is going to be able to tell that it is cheap. Anyone who works with fabrics or knows how to spot cheap fabrics or trims is going to be able to tell. No need to lie about something so retarded. You do not even have to say anything about it... lol
>>10622471As someone who works in an office and has to dress professional, this would not work at all.
>>10622485Kek as if people can't tell how cheap Bodyline is just glancing at it. The only kind of people you'll be able to fool are the ones who leave "super high quality" reviews on shein and aliexpress
>>10622468FR wore lolita items in very work appropriate outfits (for a creative type office) every day for years (which is probably when she gained most of her fans, including myself), so looking back at her tumblr for the era around 2013-2015 is a great source of inspo.
>>10622527she is absolutely iconic. i am happy for her current success as a brand model.
>>10622466besides office work, what professions are lolita friendly? academic work such as librarians or university instructors come to mind.
>>10622562I like this coord but I really don’t think you could get away with wearing knee high socks/otks in most professional positions. Just trying to be realistic
all of this just looks classic
>>1062258390% of sweet probably won't read "professional" unless you work in entertainment or kid related work space
>>10622583Classic pieces can just translate easiest, plus when sweet brands try to make blazer sets they end up looking classic. If you find any pink or sweet blazers link them please because I want pieces that translate easily.
>>10622557some types of retail, i've been able to wear lolita to retail jobs in vintage clothing store, antique furniture store, and a cooking supply store. all were small independently owned shops so no weird corporate dress code policies
>>10622583bit difficult to make punk work in an office
my office will have a “smart casual” dress code, which is just business casual but slightly more casual i guess. i’m wondering how much i can integrate as a sweet. they’re corporate but really trying to appeal to zoomers and millennials with a loose dress code.any of my prints would be too much, but i wonder if some of my blouses could work (without the detachable bows, probably with a cardigan and a more conservative skirt).
>>10622621this exists but it wouldn’t fly in an office i don’t think. being sweet is suffering
Nothing except maybe this >>10622468 is acceptable for a business casual office in my city. Some of the cardigans and simpler blouses would be okay with a pencil or A-line skirt, but at the end of the day workwear silhouettes are primarily sleek and lolita silhouettes are not.
>>10622667This. You might be able to work in a blouse or a toned down petti-less skirt here or there but you're kidding yourselves if you think any lolita is work appropriate outside of already quirky, alt-lifestyle-friendly workplaces.
>>10622667>>10622673this is mentioned every thread, and anons always counter with their personal experiences. in some places and companies it is inappropriate. in others it is fine.
office christmas party kei
Boz vest and skirt
>>10624353VW jacket, Boz skirt
remote work office wear: when you have zoom meetings for hours right up until tea time with the comm. business up top, party below the camera line
>>10624340This is so cute!
>>10622682what dress is this called?
>>10622525You do realize most normies have no idea what quality looks like, right?
Rosa Bianca makes JSKs that are usable for lolita as well as normie life
>>10629815Blouse and JSK are Rosa Bianca, belt is VM
I love the jsk
>>10625054if you work in an office setting maybe your coworkers won’t, but your managers and all other higher ups would have a laugh if you tried to call that bodyline blazer ~designer~idk i work at a pretty huge firm where my bosses are pulling a half mil and my bosses’ bosses are pulling a mil. they all wear nice, tailored clothes from reputable designers. they will know. unless you’re working at idk, a call center or something, it’s pretty embarrassing. anon should use their best judgement.
Of course you autistic neets would think these fits are appropriate for work. Sad!
>>10629918i make around 300k and have a small management position. there’s definitely a few that could work. but my office is also business casual so ymmv. like>>10629835>>10629833>>10629818>>10629813>>10624340would all be fine.
How many of you wear pettis at work, and how full are they? I've only been wearing JM and the like to work as normie bottoms but was wondering if people were able to get away with some poof without coming off as too weird.For the record I work in a prof casual setting. I've worn axes femme and don't to work with relatively positive comments from coworkers.
>>10629935>FintAutotranslate changed it to don't lol
>>10629918instead of "noooo that wouldn't fly at MY workplace!" post something that would be appropriate for you or just accept that people work in different places
are all lolitas in entry-level office jobs or something? unfortunately nothing here would be considered professional clothing. everyone posting here seems to think black and white is all you need for a professional dress code. lolita lacks the clean lines and visual conservativeness to be considered anything above business/office casual. this thread is full of poorfags.
>>10629935unironically the leg avenue petti i got when i was 13, or one of those tiny bodyline pettis/tulle skirts that people wear alone with fairykeithey keep the skirt from sticking to my legs without being in the way or obvious
>>10629941I don't get why people are so set on larping like they work at a prestigious law firm. Most office settings are pretty casual, even if you get more professional. Most people honestly don't know how to dress themselves.
>>10624732Pretty sure it's handmade. She runs an indie brand called Lily of the Valley.
>>10629942Thank you! How does the poof look? Is it obvious or does it just give a nice flattering shape?
>>10629935I bought an old meta petti second hand and it is perfect. It looks poofier in the stock photos, but it is just perfect for low poof and old school, etc.Plus, it is pretty and very lovely quality. I am probably just odd, but I prefer wearing nice and quality items, just makes me feel prettier and more put together, even if you cant see it.I think in general, most brand pettis are fairly low poof and made for stacking, so looking for any brand petti would likely be similar.
>>10629963the leg avenue one is like a very very light a-line shape, i wouldn’t say it’s too obvious! like it just barely gives the skirt a shape so it doesn’t look sadpicrel, obviously this is not corpo but i just happened to be getting dressed so i took a pic with that petti
>>10629956>like they work at a prestigious law firmas if that would change anything. wf/pm works as lawyer and we've all seen how she dresses.
>>10629956it really just depends. if you're working for a big prestigious firm and you have to interface with clients (and idg why this would be considered larping, it's not out of the realm of possibility at all?), the dress is rigid. it varies from office to office. so we're going to get some people who say "this would get me laughed out of the office" and others who say "i'm going to wear my bodyline blazer."
>>10629918>fitscrossboarders go home
>>10629993I mean sure, but the original question implied the only job you can get wearing the most casual of lolita is a shitty entry level job which you acknowledged yourself isn't the case.
>>10629941IT office jobs, no matter if you're a supervisor, director or entry have pretty lax dress codes that I've seen. No lolitas just people wearing kigus, have a drag queen that dresses up sometimes and a director that wears his brony twilight hat sometimes. This is across 6 companies I've worked for in various ways. If the job doesn't require the customer to see you or coperate heads to see you, dress codes are pretty lax. When Coperate does come by, we're given a few days notice to dress up in professional office gear. I will mention however, that dress codes end up changing and become stricter when certain parties take the lax dressing too far, like when guys wear pants too tight so you can clearly see their dicks or girls wearing things that show cleavage.
>>10630017*I've seen no lolitas at my workCorrecting this sentence as currently it implies that no lolitas are allowed. They would be, it's just I haven't seen any at my jobs.
>>10630017just out of curiosity, would you say those jobs were in a more liberal area? like coastal or in a big city. i'm just trying to get a frame of reference. i work IT in the south and the stuff you described wouldn't fly at the places i've been (not doubting you or anything).
>>10630022South Texas for me is where all my jobs have been.
>>10630023I'm in central Texas and it's honestly the same. Unless photos are being taken for something we dress however just no flip flops or booty shorts or whatever. If you're fashionable you'll look different but fine in even sweet lolita.
>>10630026I honestly think it has to do with the millennials aging up and taking over more of Gen X's place in business, ESPECIALLY IT, and has made it more and more lax. By the time Zoomers are company leads, I bet we'll see an even bigger shift in what is and isn't allowed as dress code in more corperate settings outside of IT.
I am this anon, >>10629971and this anons pic is pretty much what my meta peti looks like under a skirt >>10629978
>>10629963woops, forgot to reply to you.>>10630033
>>10630023>>10630026well shit, i am also in central texas. but the place i am working/have worked are like... large, and there's an IT department, but the overarching business dress code still applies because clients (for other departments) might enter the building at any time.i almost want to pick your brains about where you've worked so i can exit over there, because i'm sick of wearing things i hate. could probably get a raise too.
>>10630043South Texas person here. IT call centers have been my jobs varying from cell phone companies, to cable companies to govt, even a car company. If you're working under a contractor, they tend to be more lenient but the working conditions are also lax enough to be bad for you as an employee. Working directly for corperate is stricter but better working conditions.
>>10630029It's definitely happening gradually. Years ago my father used to complain about having to wear a suit jacket to repair shit (electrical engineer). Then his direct boss who was a boomer was replaced by a younger Gen X-er and all of a sudden everyone was wearing jeans bc the boss wore jeans and hated suit jackets. Obviously he doesn't work in an office, but you can extrapolate the phenomenon to other places. It also depends on what sort of business you work in. Small business, start ups, and big corporations will all have different work culture. My first big girl job was doing admin for a moving company (small business). Dress code was very relaxed, hell I even wore a pastel seifuku to work one day and both of the owners were delighted. Then I quit there and went to work at a non-profit women's day program (also admin) and that would have never worked there, so I wore vintagey stuff but didn't dare push it further than that. The clients we dealt with were often incredibly troubled or poor or had a history of trauma and idk, it just felt sort of weird to be so overdressed in this environment. Not because I was worried about my clothes, I just wanted to present a more approachable or down to earth image. ymmv.
>>10630052ah, okay. call center dress code being more lax makes sense to me. i do consultancy for a big 4. i get contracted out to companies but still do my work from the home office (well, home right now because of the panini). but when i meet with clients i have to look up their dress code and try to match. it blows.
Working as software developer for small, medium, or large companies: dress code is: "For the last time, please wear shoes if you are leaving your work area."
>>10629941>>10630000unless you're client facing, entry level dress codes are MORE strict in my experience, and you get more privilege to go outside the box as you advance and become more valuable and trustworthy
>>10630120This. I’m a senior engineer and have worn melty cream donut in the office twice with wigs, bows and a full cupcake petticoat. No one gives a shit if you’re good at your job
>>10629989As a lawyer I wear classic jsks and high-waist skirts pretty often. Just not on days I’ll be attending hearings or depositions.
>>10630302Congrats, you're the kawaii version of the NCIS goth girl.
>>10624495what dress is? I've seen it so many times but never remember the name.
>>10630896holy shit I'm a retard who can't spell. but ya'll get the point
>>10630896Haenuli, The Promise of Eternal jsk
>>10631707Nope, it's Tulle Rose OP by moitie
>>10631810the shoes are cute af
>>10625054You have to be stupid as fuck to think obviously cheap quality like Bodyline is designer and good quality
>>10631865normies thought Michael Kors purses were designer just a few years ago. Also they buy from instagram boutiques aliexpress drop sold clothes for a 500% markup. They wouldn't know quality if it ate their ass.