Last post is saging.Anyone have good tips on how to use press on nails, or how to make your own? Since they're plastic, can I literally use acrylic paint to create designs? How easy are they to remove and store, and how many uses can they last for?I try to keep my nails painted, but it's hard to keep up with, and regular polish takes so long to dry and chips. Gel seems like a pain in the ass to remove. I'd love any insight to your best methods, thank you kindly!
this question is too fucking stupid. it's not even jfash related. just use google if you're this retarded. t. anon who makes her own press ons.
Okay anon, so what paint products do you use to make your own press ons? I can find the gems and bits myself. I'm looking for ones that won't dissolve in acetone. Also, how is this not j-fashion related? Lolita and gyaru in particular have very detailed nail designs. Anons have even had argument here about judging girls on the state of their nails.
>>10775897I buy fake nails in bulk from AliExpress and then aggressively grind them down with my Dremel to fit my tiny nail beds (I have tiny child sized hands and most press ons don't fit me correctly)Then I rough them up with some sandpaper for better adhesion and put gel polish over them. The number of uses you can get out of press ons depends on your lifestyle and how gentle you are taking them on and off. If you make a set, it wouldn't hurt to make a few extra nails in case one gets lost or damaged. Also, highly detailed designs don't look good with lolita, they look tacky. It's okay in gyraru because that style is meant to look trashy and tacky
>>10775897>ones that won't dissolve in acetoneNayrt but good luck with that. Acetone is an extremely powerful solvent and most nail products and press ons are purposely made to be removed with acetone.
>>10775900>highly detailed designs don't look good with lolitaDefine highly detailed. I've seen 3D sculpted acrylic nails that would probably look great with sweet lolita. Like a lot of things it depends on substyle.
>>10775900This is excellent advice, thank you nonny. What products do you use to adhere and remove them?And I get what you mean as far as highly detailed - it's wiser to make some sets that can be versatile rather than specific for ease of use. Since my wardrobe has a specific palette and recurring themes, I'd probably make sets that coordinate with cherries, or bows, or the like.
>>10775882this girl just posted this pic to instagram like 2 hours ago and its already a thread pic? kind of weird lmao
>>10775917OP here, it's no coincidence, her post inspired my question in the first place.
>>10775918Those nails are hideous and don't even look like they belong with jfash
>>10775919Well I think they're pretty and go well with her sax coord. Check your salt level.
Nice self post M0 M0
>>10775944She literally made a post promoting press on nails, why would she make this post? Christ you're daft.
Anyone know of somewhere that sells heart shaped openwork/pointelle knit fabric in pink, red, brown, etc. colors? I cannot for the life of me find any in stock at online fabric shops, even though pointelle knits have been kind of trendy recently in normie fashion.Failing that, if anyone's got recs for taobao shops that sell cardigans with a heart knit like this, feel free to drop a link.
>>10775964And I'm sure you look like this. Can you all stfu if you cant stay on topic??
>>10775905I meant that the paint itself won't dissolve - just the glue. Sorry for the confusion.
>>10775986The polish will still dissolve if you're soaking them off in acetone sadly. If you want to remove press on nails without damaging them, I recommend either using sticky tabs (less secure but easy to remove from your nails and the press ons), or if you want to use regular glue, then use one of the methods where you soak them off with dish soap and warm water, then let them dry and use a dremel or efile to file away the excess glue.Mine usually fall off naturally after about a week and I just save them and clean the underside with alcohol before and after filing away the glue. You could also probably just pop them off after a light soak in plain warm water if you're afraid the method with soap would be drying or bad for your hands or natural nails.
Is there any way to buy a digital pattern from jp online store?
>>10775986You will have to soak them off in hot soapy water. Nail glue is standard but its strong, you gotta be willing to keep them on til they fall off.
>>10775882Another Dallas asswipe shitting up this board. It’s too bad you can’t buy taste because yeesh those nails…
>>10775882Just find a good nail salon or an independent nail artist and get your nails done once a month, press-ons look like shit 99% of the time
>>10775882why would anyone choose to wear a choker over neck straps... can't avoid flexing her overpriced costume jewelry?
I recently lost all my interest in Lolita fashion after being quite active for several years. What do you do in such a phase? What do you do to make Lolita spark joy again?
>>10776129Think back to what made you love it. Stop looking at insta lolita and what's popular and trendy. Comparison is the killer of joy. If you have never been in a comm, go try a big meet. If you're in a comm try to lone lolita it up or just dress up whike hanging with normie friends. After an insta cleanse re-evaluate your lolita style. Maybe you're actually into a different substyle but got swept up in the trend flow. Try out a different alt fashion.
>>10775882nail anon here. these look poorly done, especially the aqua metallic glitter nails. is she charging for these?
>>10776165Girl in OP pic didn't make them herself, she bought them or got them for free from a nail artist who sends for free or sells a lot of press ons to lolitas that are active on IG.Idek if the girl who makes them is an actual nail tech or just a hobbyist; all her sets are simple stuff with stick on charms and decals.
>>10776174well the polish work is very messy.
>>10776182what about the quality of the nails aside from the design itself can you even see in such a deep fried photo?
>>10776186...i looked up the original photo?
>>10776186you can tell from how the light reflects off of it. the polish has pitting and isn't level, which is indicative of poor skill. that's wht the metallics look worse.
>>10776191Ah, that makes sense.
dumb petticoat question that has probably been asked a billion times,but I like lower poof, old schoolish style, slightly more a-line? (i hope im describing ok)does anyone have any petticoat reccomendations?
>>10775944Shut the fuck up and crawl back to your discord server
>>10776216You've probably already heard this but malco modes. They have lots of shapes available and you can always modify one to have a shorter waistband or less poof. Plus they last forever, I have one that's over 10 years old and taken some serious abuse and still holds it's shape well.
>>10775976Anon, it's not exactly what you're looking for, but I'm working on developing a machine knit cardigan with a very similar eyelet pattern. My machine is standard gauge (4.5mm), so it could knit something pretty fine, but not that fine. Photo is the punch card I made + a photo of what it's supposed to look like when finished (because on the punch card it's distorted due to the way the machine needs to read it). Finished photo is not mine btw (it's from a hand knit chart I translated for the machine), my crazy work schedule has been keeping me from actually testing it out so it's purely theoretical right now. I'll post updates in the handmade thread once I get around to knitting a swatch if you'd like to see it.
>>10776259This is wonderful! Thanks anon. I have a knitting machine and finally have some time to learn how to use it. I didn't really see any instructions for knitting these patterns with a machine, only by hand, so the punch card alone is very helpful.Picrel is an example of something someone else has knit with it, so it's also not able to knit as fine as the store bought things, but definitely enough to do what you've shared here.
>>10776297If you'd like to knit this pattern with your machine in a semi-automated way (vs manually moving stitches around each row), you need to have a machine that has a lace carriage. You can knit lace on a manual machine too, but you will have to use your transfer tool to move stitches around by hand. I had trouble drawing on the sheets to annotate the lace carriage directions (even permanent markers weren't really sticking) and the k carriage returns, but I could write it out/create a diagram for you if you need it since some of them are a bit weird (mostly the eyelet at the very bottom of the heart and one at the top center that's actually a centered double decrease instead of just a single slanted decrease)
>>10776297>>10776340Oops I realized I dropped my pic showing samples from the same type of machine I have
>>10776251Nayrt, which one do you have?
how tall is too tall for ega style stuff? i'm 170cm and i'm worried about the skirts being an awkward length on me
Should I wear a necklace when my OP has neck ties? I'm afraid it'll look weird if I do. The necklace is not short but I still can't figure out if it's gonna look good. Side note I'm new into sweet and I wouldn't like to buy a 10 000¥ AP necklace if I'm not sure
>>10776569I think you will be fine, we are similar height and I do not find them awkward on myself.
>>10776594You can wear a necklace along with neck ties. although if you’re new to sweet maybe hold off on $100 necklaces until you have a more cohesive sweet wardrobe. you don't really need a necklace if you already have neck ties. But getting a pearl/faux pearl necklace would be a good idea since those match almost everything
>>10776594I don't like the look, myself. Being new, I wouldn't recommend it.>if I'm not sureIf you're not sure on any purchase, then don't.
Could anyone tell me what these plaid skirt pants are called?
>>10776594Look at the OP photo. It looks stupid.
>>10776594only if you wear a longer one that doesn't interfere with them like a choker or short necklace in OP. neckties kind of exist so you don't need a necklace because they fill out the space. don't make the coord too cluttered or it will begin to look messy.
>>10776922try looking up (punk) bondage pants. don't always have the skirt-like part but sometimes they do
>>10777054thanks anon, now to find a pair that will fit my 180cm as
>>10777062Get the vintage VW ones and you'll have something to flex, unlike girl in the OP pic
>>10776922They're a type of bondage pants. Sometimes the "skirt" is a skirt or called a pleated flap or butt flap. I've seen them called trousers on some JP sites.
I'm tall and have big (though narrow) feet. Will shoes marked as size 26~26.5cm be okay for 25.5/26cm feet?
>>10777183I have 25.5cm feet, which are also skinny and narrow, and in theory 26cm is the smallest size you should buy shoes in - you need to add an extra 0.5cm to get your actual shoe size. Sadly, I end up swimming in most shoes my size width-wise. If you have the same problem, my advice would be to make sure the shoe provides ample support and is made of sturdy materials, and get a nice orthopedic insole to fill it out a bit. The extra 0.5-1cm will really help not to make them too tight to walk in with said insole.Not sure which brand you're buying from, but just as an FIY, Angelic Imprint platforms are always a horrible fit for narrow feet. Had to sell both pairs I ordered, I knew I'd break my ankles walking in them with how wide they were.
What do you think of turtleneck sweaters in lolita? Would lettuce-edge help to cute it up a bit for sweet? It's in style for normie fashion so there's a lot to choose from. Funny to see it now since my mom used to dress me in a ton of lettuce-edge as a kid.
I watched a documentary about BABY on youtube and they were showing their production process and factories. Can anyone help me find it again?/anyone know the title? I think it was in Japanese.I know they have a GLB X BABY dvd but I'm not sure if it was from there.
>>10777307Is it this one?https://youtu.be/DWeaHCKbnmU
WW ships preorders separately right? like even if the item is coming out soon they won't hold the rest of your order for when it comes out to ship everythingjust wanted to make sure before I made an order
>>10777307>>10777310No it's not that one but holy shit I finally found it!! I'm definitely going to save it this time. Thank you for helping though!
>>10777321Can you post it? I'd also be interested in seeing it
>>10777322Sure! I found it on dailymotion this time: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x40qvv1Note: the narrator's voice is agitating but it's probably for international audiences.
>>10777289It's cute, I like how comfy and casual it is
>>10777327The doc must be from 2013 as the two dresses behind the founders are from that year
>>10777322Haenuli appears for a bit in this Korean doc if you're interested in this kind of thing https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x40qbeh
When will baby have more of the giant usakumya rucksacks?
>>10777378They just had a release, anon! you just missed it.
>>10777380I know ugh. but when will they have another one? Is it a yearly thing?
>>10777386I think the one before that was 2 years ago...might be better off buying one secondhand
>>10777289I personally really like them a whole lot when the weather is cold, they're so comfy. I primarily wear classic, I have a couple of these kinds of turtlenecks with lace that I wear under my JSKs.
How do I get into a vetted discord as a lonelita? I think I'm finally ready to make some friends in the fashion
>>10777537Let me know all about once you find out~I'm ready to return from my retirement and no longer want to be a lonelita as well
>>10777538no one wants a crazy troon in their discord
>>10777538Fuck off, troon, I wouldn't want to join any discords that let the likes of you through anyway
>>10777537Make a post in the friend finder thread.
>>10777546>>10777551Stop comparing me to trannies lolI hate the trans community the most!
>>10777257I'm buying the Moitie pumps. I know brand shoes are not the greatest quality, but I'm obsessed with the chunky yet elegant design. Thanks for the info and the heads up about Angelic Imprint, I was thinking of buying a pair of huge platforms. Glad I waited.
>>10777600You're a mtf that was a moderator in a discord that groomed children, sainte
>>10777656which part? That you're trans? You said so yourself. The grooming? I don't want to have those kinds of images saved on my phone but anyone can see the receipts on the farm
>>10777662Literally all I said in the comments wwas that I was done with my chores and it would sit out the rest of the day doing nothing.Where's the evidence that I was a moderator that groomed children? I rarely even chat in discord servers so go figure
>>10777669You were a moderator in that server, that got closed down by discord for CSA.>I-I don't even use discord!!Convenient lie, strange you were made a mod then.You're fucking crazy and a legit danger to other people.
>>10777675>You were a moderator in that server, that got closed down by discord for CSA.Not my fucking problem, honestly bringing up these memes with snippets of out context postings from that server doesn't even prove anything dumbass YOU KNOW JACK SHIT MY DUDE!I got demoted as a mod after a week of mod abuse with banning and kicking people simply because I didn't like them.The final straw was me defending another mod abusing their powers too.We literally did not give a single fuck about the server laymaoLike I said, I rarely even engage in servers like that afterwards because it's mostly a waste of time and of no value. And for the record, I never said I was fucking crazy and a legit danger to other people. So kindly stfu
>>10777687kek you're nuts. keep dancing, crazy tranny monkey!
>>10777688Here you go, I literally got demoted as a mod in that lame server after going against the server owner's back with defending the other mod he was referring to.Only reason I became a mod was that I asked the serber owner to make me a mode. They obliged. Laymao Nothing even happened in that server other than my friend Cass posting pics of her selfharm which ended up with a server wipe by discord going against the TOS.
So when is jannies going to ban this emotional troon
>>10777700After all that commotion we used to joke about how I stepped down "gracefully" from modhood. But the truth was that I got demoted for defending our boi Flan. Laymao.Anyways, I will reiterate that none of you know jack shit of what actually happened in the server with my involvements in them.
>>10777709we don't actually care either. specifics don't change the fact that you should kys!
>>10777713I'm already saint laymao
>>10777715become a martyr instead and die for the sins of your ugly sissy brothers.
Does La Luice periodically stop taking orders?
>>10775882Just buy stuff to do SNS nails or get them done at a salon. I got tips with sns, grew them out over a month and then did sns on my natural nails bc they were finally long enough for it to look OK. It's been another month and they're as long as my usual tips. I soak off and redo the sns and they last 4 weeks at a time, but now I like to do them every 2 weeks to avoid bad looking regrowth.
1- i havent coorded a skirt before (only ops & jsks) does anyone have general advice? i dont want the top half to look too plain, or is it supposed to be? 2- tangentially related, what are things you look for when buying cutsews? still trying to develop an eye for stuff that isnt just overpriced tshirts
>>10777797A cardigan or bolero does a lot for adding balance. You can go short sleeve if you're hot.
>>10777600You like underage kids judging by the discords you’ve joined
>>10777814Not true, not even in the slightest.
>>10777687>>10777700>>10777709knew you'd chimp out once actual solid proof of screenshots showed up, also weird how you completely ignore the dozens of posts of grooming kids, cp exchange, and so casually mention the self harm as if that isn't also super fucked up that your server allowed/encouraged it. You're so crazy you can't even see how crazy you are.PS: nice new LM account(s)
>>10777797for cutsews, look for cute details. ruffles on the bottom and sleeve, peter pan collar, lace details, bib neck, pintucks, neck ties, puffy sleeves etc. Safest bet is to buy from established lolita brands (AP, Baby, etc have lots of cute cutsews). Look on mercari for second hand stuff from Japan. Once you're feeling more comfortable, for dirt cheap cutsews that are very casual, check out Axes femme and other casual brands on Closet Child. you can find cute tops for $3-$10. Pic related is something I'd wear in a pretty casual coord (I wear mostly classic)
>>10777827dropped pic hurr durr
>>10777825I'm a pretty decent person lolNone of those anonymous claims are even true. I'm not even trans btw, I'm a saint.Maybe get to know someone before passing unfair judgments???
>>10777860yeah it's not like you have multiple posts in the archives stating that you're male, then mtf, then now this weird autist saint larp. and it's also not like you have over a dozen posts of whining about being forever alone and also trying to hook up with /cgl/ girls. gross creep.
>>10777862I never said I was a creep
>>10777869>Grown ass man >A discord mod
>>10777869most creeps don't call themselves creeps, dumbass
how long should I wait before I worry about someone shipping my purchase lol
>>10777876Kek whatevsAnyways, you're all so creepy for digging through archive to find posts to attack me. It is crazy unhealthy how obsessed some of you fat itas are about wanting to make drama about me. you literally cannot make this shit up.laymaoI'M A SAINT GODDAMMIT
>>10777883if it's been over a month file a paypal claim, otherwise just message them if it's been more than two weeks.
>>10777900this saint shit has to be the cringiest bit about this whole thing.
>>10777900Can this annoying ass tranny get banned already
>>10777918>>10777930I'm not even as bad/annoying as you guys have exaggerated about me. I do not behave like I do on here IRL, not one bit
>>10777943I don't even believe you go to lolita meets in the first place, so why would anyone give a shit what you say about your IRL persona when it's this bad, online?you seem like an incel troon forever alone type
Anyone have tips/resources/links on how to determine the age of old pieces? By tags or whatever else. Specifically struggling with some ETC stuff and miscellaneous I can't find any record of online.
>>10777995Items labeled "Emily Temple" with a white on white tag and 1xx sizes are from the 90s or earlier. As for ETC stuff, the best you can do is familiarize yourself with the look of their identified older pieces or compare product numbers with other items. You'll probably need to create a spreadsheet for that, and monitor the second hand market for images
>>10778002Thank you nonna, this helps! I think I'm in for more work than I thought with this lol
>>10777958he's right about not being as cringe irl, but that's just because he's a shy fugly tranny.
Anyone know how long it takes to get your account verified on Lacemarket? I've never used this site before to be honest, I emailed the mods about my account a couple of days ago but still no verification so I'm assuming it's probably a small team. No worries, but I don't want the thing I want to get bought before my account even gets verified haha.
>>10778104Try messaging them on facebook
Anyone have recs for a Korean SS? Looking to buy some normie Korean designer clothes but I dont think the brand ships internationally
>>10775882How do you get the wrinkles out of a ruffle trim? specifically in vm and mm dresses, picrel. i've tried stand steaming, and it doesn't work because the material is a little too heavy/tough to release. Hand ironing is hard because i'd have to do individual plats, but that would make it look too crisp instead of flowy.someone mentioned using a slow release spray water bottle to slightly dampen the ends, and then using a blow drier on medium high while holding it taught, but i feel like it could damage it?
>>10777827>>10777828NAYRT but thanks for the tips. In your opinion, what to look out for in a bad cutsew? What mistakes do you see that make you cringe?
Anyone have tips on where to look for a midi length low profile petticoat? Looking to use it in otome and general outfits for a bit of a sillouette but still being fairly normie-passing
>>10778231dampen with water then use the steamer.
Two for the thread:1. In Closet Child's "Payment" section at the bottom of the site, they say they have 'installment payment' available. Is it available to overseas customers, and how do I request paying that way?2. Would it be a bad idea to try and build a coord based around miko/shrine maidens? I do like the design elements and the red/white color scheme, but I know wa lolita is a tough one to get right. I also feel like SJW types will hop on the cultural appropriation part, but that's a bridge I'll cross/burn when I get there.
>>10778323The shrine maiden thing would be pretty cringe. One of the only whiteys I've seen actually be able to pull off wa is mysterious_condiments
>>10778323>'installment payment' available.I believe this is just a standard credit card option in Japan. Their credit cards give you the option of installments. Foreign credit cards can't do the same thing.
>>10778323The installment payments aren't under the "Overseas" section so I'm assuming it's a Japanese credit card thing. You can use PayPal's 'Pay in 4' if you wanted to use a payment plan, but you work directly with PayPal, not CC.
>>10778266I guess mine would be shitty material (too thin, see through, mostly poly instead of cotton, shitty scratchy lace). second thing would be anime-ish, overdesigned styles, but I think that doesn't really happen as much as with main pieces. Also, when coording, mind the pain piece you use. Some pieces are more versatile and can be dressed up or down easily, but if you have some sort of clusterfuck or ruffle, overlay, and ribbon, it probably won't look great with a cutsew. I think this is kind of the main thing. Another thing is using t-shirts - it's harder to pull imo unless you go for a specific style. I personally think they look best with skirts. It was common with old school and I've seen some cute coords like that, but again, a bit harder to pull off.
>>10778323Worry more about your ugly "themes" moreso than the imaginary SJW, ita
I've heard Antaina can make anything, but to what extent is this true? If I send them a photo of an old shoe design that hasn't been made in years, are the chances high they will take the order?
>>10778328>>10778333Ahh, gotcha. Thanks for the heads-up before I made a mistake.>>10778449Damn, nonny, just call it cringe like >>10778324 did and call it a week, kek.I haven't bought anything at all, just throwing around some thoughts.
>>10778323>Would it be a bad idea to try and build a coord based around miko/shrine maidensIt would be very hard to do without making it look cosplayish/costumey. Esp bc the hakama is usually bright red and while I do think that red looks great as parts of prints, or a base colour for sweet prints, that bright shade on a solid skirt combined with the white starkness of the blouse/top is gonna look off to me, idk. I would encourage you to just try regular wa instead. Do a pleated skirt on bottom (to mimic hakama) and then either use a real kimono as a top (you'll have to study how to wear and fold kimono though) or use a blouse and a haori. you could also try a colour scheme that's a nod to the shrine maiden colour scheme, like a white or off white blouse and a wine skirt. Wa is notoriously hard to pull off though bc you need to well versed in not only lolita, but also have to have some knowledge of kitsuke if you're going to incorporate kimono into your outfits (unless you wear one of those wa styles dresses like Meta puts out). in fact for the longest people called wa ita near unanimously, since the most common wa stuff we would were those awful sets from Bodyline lol.
>>10778464I asked them once a few years ago and they said they could but then I asked them again last year and I didn't get a reply
>>10778323>Would it be a bad idea to try and build a coord based around miko/shrine maidensmy question is why?
>>10778422Thank you for the thoughtful reply! This all makes sense. I'll keep it in mind.
>>10778231Hand iron and then leave it to hang for a bit before you wear it, the ruffles will relax slightly and look more flowy. You'll steam the vertical lines into the fabric if you just steam it.>>10778323I think a shrine Maiden specifically will be hard to pull off without looking like a costume. You could maybe put a lightly patterned haori over a white lolita blouse and a pleated red skirt and pair it with a few other wa accessories? But I think anything that's based off a specific character/job/role is going to usually look a little more costumey. Wa is hard as it is so you'd probably be better off starting with something that's not so specific.
Does anyone know where I could find scans of cutie magazine? I checked lolita history but there weren’t many
>>10778586here nonna, hope it's what you're looking for https://ita.toys/scans/cutie.html
>>10778467If you really want to do it meta has some red and white hakama cut dresses and haori sleeve blouse or Cardi's
>>10778589Wow, thank you!
I wanna try some sort of Lolita fashion but like, I’m really clueless and don’t wanna put a lot of money and effort into coming up with and buying a coord that may not even look good on me. Is there anyone who’s known to be like really knowledgeable or whatever who I could like pay to put together a coord specifically for me? I also have a weird body type due to being 6’2 and 125lbs so that’s part of my concern too about things fitting me. Like I’m usually a US0-4 dress size so I’m small, just really lanky and tall.Thanks for listening to my ramble yeah <3
>>10778604Part of the fashion if you're plus sized (tall is considered plus sized also) is just kind of having to deal with trial and error. Lolita is good because there's a pretty good chance you'll at least get most of your money back when you sell. It's just something you'll have to learn to deal with. Learn your measurements in detail also. Some taobao brands do custom sizing.
>>10778604>don’t wanna put a lot of money and effort into coming up with and buying a coorddon't bother then. lolita requires both, if you don't even wanna try, what's the point?
>>10778604even if you pay someone you'd have to do research of your own to know what do you like in the fashion, brands, substyles, specific itens and pieceslearning about the fashion and deep diving into it is one of the important parts of lolita
>>10778604you wouldn't learn a thing if you paid someone to coord for you. not to mention, coording is like.....the entire fashion? picking things and putting them together in a cohesive way all on your own is such a satisfying feeling that you would be missing out. look into brands that do plus size such as Metamorphose and go from there.
>>10778606Well I have both, I’m just scared to put a lot of effort in and then look stupid and not have the heart to keep trying. I’d rather have like one complete nice outfit that someone else curated, and then I can go from there on my own? Idk if that makes sense but it does to me>>10778605Ah that makes sense. I’m less worried about what will fit and more what will look good since this is so far outside of my normal fashion>>10778607Yeah! Like I still want to learn things, I just want a curated first outfit so I don’t make a fool of myself I think lol. And reasons I said above
>>10778608Hmmm yeah I guess that does make sense. I think though that having a sense of style is a skill on its own and this is so unfamiliar with me that I’m basically at ground zero as far as knowing what’s considered a “good” outfit and what makes things work and such. Idk i get the feeling that’s harder to learn than just the brands and items and stuff.
>>10778610If you don’t know how to put together a good outfit, your lolita coords will be abysmal. Just don’t bother.
>>10778610that's okay, it sounds daunting but thankfully we are living in an age where tons and tons of resources are available to all of us. even if you look into the big brands, you can catch glimpses of what outfits are supposed to look like, and you can use things like LiveJournal for specifics regarding the intricate rules and tons of other things. i promise you, as long as you got the rules down, the rest of it (depending on what sort of Lolita you wear) comes down to color balancing/general matching. it's overwhelming with all the info we have, but not complicated. take everything bit by bit and i pretty promise you will find your way! also, it's alright to have a few bad coords at the start, part of learning is making those mistakes.
>>10778611Well that’s my point. I can put together outfits within my style but I spent like years being interested in it and experimenting with clothes and wasting money and stuff. I’d rather just throw money at someone to put together a nice outfit for me as a good start & then I can experiment with swapping stuff around and such.>>10778612Guh I’m okay with learning but I don’t wanna waste money on stuff I won’t wear or will embarrass myself wearing, or will kill my motivation due to not being able to put together a good outfit.
>>10778610>>10778604Why not have a "curated" outfit by copying a good coord that people clearly like? If you're relying on one person's taste, there's no guarantee they have any style.
>>10778616I thought about that but it doesn’t take into account my weird body proportions. Idk I’m gonna start like an inspo folder and see where it takes me
>>10778620Nart bu try to find lolitas with similar height and style to you and go from there
>>10778630sorry i had a stroke apparently
>>10778620I think iiraline has your proportions, not sure if she's still around but she'll have a lot of old inspo. She's a huge inspiration to me
>>10778639Sorry, who? I tried googling that name and don’t get any results
>>10778620I suggest you get to know your measurements really well in both inches and centimeters, both circumference and across. Across helps when someone measures a garment flat. Measure shoulders, bust, waist, hips - - - but also importantly, from your shoulders down to your crotch and your shoulders down to your hips; your waist down to your crotch and wait down to your knees. That way you can see if a dress or skirt, respectively, are going to leave your ass hanging out. When you're lucky enough to have that measurement in the listing, ofc.
>>10778620Sorry, for this >>10778684 it should have been shoulders down to crotch and shoulders down to knees, it should have been. Not hips.
So what's the best methods to remove yellow sweat stains?What are preventative measures to keep in mind, especially for ivory & white blouses etc?
>>10778703I recently bought a blouse that had pit stains... They were pretty light, but I let the blouse soak in oxiclean overnight and they basically disappeared.Me personally I wear an undershirt like picrel under lolita to avoid sweating directly onto it. You can get them from uniqlo, they're very light and moisture wicking so good for summer.
>>10778703I've removed stains out of a lot of things. Either bought stained for cheap to remove or because I am a walking disaster.- Oxyclean can do wonders. Otherwise an acidic cleaning agent can work too like white vinegar or Grandma's stain remover. Just watch with the acidic stuff on anything that isn't white. I've only experienced bleaching with some bodyline blouses. But try to make sure it's dissolved in water. An all-over soak overnight will work pretty well for most things.- If there is odor, you'll want to pre-soak or do a second soak with baking soda.- Wash your items ASAP. Don't leave them to sit. Even so, you can generally get stuff out even if it does. It's just less of a pain when caught early. If it's an OP, particularly a print that bleeds, you'll want to spot treat ASAP and then dry clean. If you're wearing a print that bleeds it's just a good idea to wear protective undergarments or those arm-pit pads.- Never use bleach, even on whites. It will just turn it yellow and set it in.
Is there a name for this kind of lace trim with ribbon woven into it? I absolutely adore it but I never know what terms to use when looking for pieces with it.
>>10778886I think japanese brands tend to call it ladder lace but I see it called ribbon eyelet lace if you're looking for sewing supplies in the west.
>>10778557Mostly the interest in wa, but with something of a guide to try for. I'm not aiming for 100% translation (such as carrying torimono or other ceremonial pieces) as much as it is using their colors and shapes (or similar) and working those into a coord of its own. >>10778593I figured it'd be more looking at Meta's stuff and trying to piece things from wa, to be honest. But I do thank you and for chiming in for some possibilities. >>10778472Thank you, as well, for the suggestions! I'd love to eventually work in kimono at some point, just gonna be a long while before I can get one. I'll probably just put the entire thought on the back burner for now and work on some more simple coords for a bit first. Also, >since the most common wa stuff we would were those awful sets from Bodyline lol....I just found some of them on Lolibrary. Those models weren't paid enough, especially this poor girl, lol
>>10778945>not knowing who VenusAngelic isMan I feel old and I'm not even old
>>10778945>Those models weren't paid enough, especially this poor girl, lolAYRT, lmao, that's Venus Angelic and she won the opportunity to do the modelling in a "contest"If you weren't around then I recommend looking it up, it was a bunch of drama. and her mother is a piece of workAlso, if you're looking for a vintage kimono but don't want to spend a fortune, I recommend second hand. Places I've purchased from: Ohio Kimono (US based, more expensive, but more curated); mercari or yahoo auctions (more annoying, more expensive shipping, dirt cheap kimono that often starts at 100 JPY); and ebay. A lot of items are in rather poor condition, but you can wash or repair them. I have a friend who wears wa often and she looks for cheap pieces that are ruined on the bottom, and then she cuts and hems them so she can wear them with skirts with much less bulk around her waist. I used to buy from sou_japan on ebay pre-pandemic, they had a lot of auctions that start at $1 for vintage items. They often list items as "not in wearable condition" and thus are cheap,but then it turns out they just have a handful of stains you can treat. However, since the pandemic their shipping has gone way, way up, it's like $10 per item and they don't combine shipping anymore that I know of. Hopefully one day they get back closer to how they used to be.
>>10778967Not that anon but I found a kimono recently that I wanted to purchase since it was cheap and had a cute print but it had tiny stains all over. Do you have any suggestions on how to wash them? I've washed plenty of lolita by hand but I've never washed silk and I don't wanna ruin it.
>>10779094Silk can be handwashed. Use cool water and a gentle detergent. You can leave it soaking for 30 mins or so, then swish around, gently rinse, and roll in a towel to get rid of excess water. Then you can hang to dry. You can also do a presoak with vinegar for 15-20 mins.If you're nervous, you can take it to a dry cleaner, although I know not every dry cleaner knows how to handle silk properly. Kimono is actually supposed to be taken apart at the seams, given a proper cleaning, and then resewn. I do wonder if anyone actually does that sort of treatment anymore. Maybe for very formal or antique items?
>>10779161Thanks so much nona! Since it was damaged and cheap anyway maybe it won't be a great loss if it gets ruined. I'll give it a try
>>10778553I think you have to message them on AliWangWang. I heard that they haven't been answering emails for months.
okay I have no clue whether I should feel embarrassed for writing this but here goesI'm 29 years old and grew up in a conservative family in the third world. I only recently moved to GermanyI have been interested in j-fashion since I was a teenager but never got the chance to actually dress that way until recentlyI love lolita but find it way too expensive and impractical to get into at my age although I always find myself browsing this board to look at cute coordsI also like styles such as pic related that are more casual but still have that kawaii aestheticIs there such a thing as a mix between the two? Where do you even shop without emptying your entire wallet?
>>10779216Maybe girly fashion (like ryousangata)
>>10779216did you tried to browse mercari, yahoo auctions etc? theres cheap itens there. i don't know about girly fashion etc, but i think if you tried you would actually want to wear lolita even more, but could be a nice transition
>>10779216Casual fairy kei, otome, and types of gyaru are probably what you're looking for. Just know that these styles aren't really as set in stone as lolita is so if you go in with a lolita substyle mindset you're probably going to get stuck and/or put yourself in a box. Honestly I really just give you the names as search terms for coord inspiration.
>>10779243I'm a little insecure when it comes to the idea of wearing lolita because of my age and because I have no idea if I will enjoy wearing it myselfI'm half tempted to buy a cheap lolita dress with petticoat since i have some blouses of my own i can wear underneath to get a feel for itWould it be okay to purchase an offbrand lolita dress for that purpose? Or perhaps find something on ebay or yahoo auctions like you said>>10779254Tbh I'm starting to lean with the idea of just wearing lolita when I really feel like it and casual outside of itI never really cared how I look but there are times I want to go all out for no reason just for myself. Kind of like playing dress upI seem to think thats how lolita works for a majority of people. It would be exhausting to wear it everyday I think
>>10779266most lolitas are in their late 20s/early 30s as it is a fashion that requires financial independencehonestly i think you should find a dress you really like, build a coord with quality itens and it will satisfy you so much more, besides if you don't really enjoy it you can resell for a similar value
>>10779266you a guy?
>>10779269Thanks for the advice anonI'll try to look up some dresses and go from thereBtw was I right to assume lolita is not an everyday thing but more worn for special occassions?>>10779274No, why would you ask that?
>>10779287I think most lolitas only wear the fashion on weekends, to go out with friends, to meets or special eventsThere are "lifestyle lolitas" that wear it everyday, but even them tend to wear it more casually and only go all out in special occasions
>>10779269"most lolitas" where exactly? in china, it's mostly teens from rich families
>>10779287lolita can range from super casual cutsew/cardigan+skirt to full OTT stuff for events. I wear stuff like picrel daily since it's not much more of a hassle than a normie outfit and also own some more dressy pieces for special occasion. Some lolitas do just wear OTT coords daily too though, since whether it's toned down or not all lolita is strange to most people there's not really such thing as being overdressed. There's nothing wrong with only wearing lolita on special occasions either though.
>>10779340anon who is this from it's cute af.captcha: spygg
>>10779338Are they actually teens or just younger looking than a 20 year old fat white woman with age spots due to her binge drinking habits and the fact that she doesn't wear sunscreen?
>>10779343they are literally teens, it's known as a teen trend in china. there are ones a little older like up to mid 20s but not old biddies like anon is saying
>>10779343it's literally rich teens larping as himesamas with mommy and daddy's moneyThe western comm skews older because most of us aren't born with a golden spoon in our mouths and have to wait until we have well-paying careers before we can do our princess larps
>>10779356>old biddiesYes, 20s-30s are old biddies anon. Good luck on your algebra test next week.
>>10779341I don't remember lol sorry
is it possible to turn an OP into a JSK? if so, how?
>>10779338yeah I was definitely talking about china in this site with predominantly english speaking usersAnon is living in europe and most lolitas there seem to not be teens too
>>10779387well it depends on the construction of said Op but probably it's just a question of removing the sleeves and finishing the armscye seamsif you post a picture of the op you have in mind it's more easy to answer
>>10779391i am so sorry for the awful pic, it's all lolibrary has. it's the Flowers and Ribbon Salon Music OP from Baby
>>10779395Yeah, sure, you could turn that into a jsk Just hire a good seamstressWhy are you trying to alter it though? Is it damaged around the sleeves?
>>10779397god gave me wide ass shoulders for the funny so it doesn't fit, i thought binding would help a little but nope, it's the shoulders
>>10779408Oh then i think it's going to work for what you want, if you decide to do it I'd like to see the results
>>10779216I didn't buy my first lolita piece until 24 and still wear it at 32 and don't plan on stopping any time. One of my best friends didn't start till after 30. So it' never too late, but I understand it can be daunting.If you wanna ease into cute girly fashion, I recommend casual girly brands like Ank Rouge, Liz Lisa, etc. some of them get very cheap second hand. Tops for $5 and under, dresses for $20 and under etc. Best places to look are Mercari (you have to use a shopping service, as you're essentially buying second hand from Japanese sellers) or Closet Child, which is a second hand store that sells lolita, gothic, and casual brands among others and just churns out cheap items. The only thing you should worry about in Europe is customs fees when you buy stuff online. I recommend also checking out Keimarket and Lacemarket and seeing if people within EU are selling things you like.
>>10779341I thought it might be ETC since they have a few prints in this style but it's called Candy House and it's by Meta.
>>10779480You're a real one, thank you!
>>10779430Thank you so much for the encouragement and advice anonSo I found these two on Lacemarket that I really like compared to the others I've seenI dont mind paying the extra in shipping since these are rare dresses but I'm not sure if the deals are any good?https://egl.circlly.com/auctions/ap-cotton-candy-shop-salopette-in-pinkhttps://egl.circlly.com/auctions/my-favorite-room-jsk-pink-setThat and I have no clue what a salopette is even after looking it up since I have no idea what the context is within egl cultureTbh I rather not make any impulse decisions yet until I 100% know I want to get into lolita irl but I do want the information as to whats acceptable in terms of prices, coords, etc from now
>>10779568A salopette is kind of like the lolita version of overalls. They’re more casual than a JSK and usually have shorter, less voluminous skirts. I find they’re a bid harder for new lolitas to coordinate because of that so maybe steer clear for a while if you aren’t confident that you can coordinate well right off the bat.
how often do kumya dresses come out and is it during a certain time of year? where do people find out about new baby releases- we don't seem to have baby threads here very often? i've obviously never bought baby before, really want some kumya dresses though
>>10779568Since you appear to be interested in sweet and are worried about age, don't make a fuss over it.I started wearing the fashion at 30, and I'm now 40. I wear predominantly sweet. Although my tastes are leaning away from OTT pastels and more toward elegant prints or berries/fruit. As long as you take good care of your skin and health, most people won't be able to tell.Most people in the fashion tend to skew a little older in the West because it's easier to afford when you're older and stable. You'll find that most lolita comms tend to have members in their mid twenties and up, with very few minors or people in their very early 20's.
>>10779953follow their insta
>>10779973Yeah I very much love pinks and pastels mixed with cute printsIt's funny because as a kid and even now I love wearing black and generally being unnoticed but with lolita I just want to be this bundle of pure girly cutenessI generally have started to stop caring if people stare as I grew older because honestly fuck normiesMy one gripe I have is that my bust size is pretty large but I am also short af. So I have always had the issue of having to wear a size L because of itNow thats fine for normal clothes even if it is baggy everywhere else but I wonder if this is an issue in lolita fashion? Specifically that the dresses may be too long for me in a large
>>10779991Assuming from above that you're not in the USA, you should have little problem with an L. Even someone wearing an L in US with vanity sizing will have a lot of choices and not feel very limited. Having been both US size L and US size XXL I still wore AP / Baby (but had more options when I was on the smaller side of course). It helps to know your bust measurement in cm as well as underbust and make sure that you fit within the listed measurements. You should be at least 3cm or under the listed max for comfort. Some older pieces don't have max measurements listed though. Generally I've found the maxes for AP/Baby as:full shirring maxing between: 110-125 cm half shirring maxing between 105 - 110 cm.Partial maxing between 95 -105 cmAnd no shirring generally around 96 cm or under. But that depends on the brand, release, year and other factors.
>>10780059For older pieces, in my experience you'd want a bust 86cm or under to fit into pre 2005 pieces.For reference, I own a wardrobe with mostly pieces from around 2002 and everything is unshirred. Older Meta is usually more roomy though, my baby stuff is the smallest.
>>10776216Go for a brand tulle one - my BTSSB petti is exactly what you're describing, low-poof A-line, and it's held up for years so it's great value. Never tried a Malco Modes so I couldn't give you a comparison.
>>10779991if you have a large bust, don't wear salopettes
>>10780146Nayrt but what waist/underbust size would be best for that time period?
Does anyone have recs for long sleeve blouses and OPs that have really long sleeves? 5’9”/175ish tallita and I’m tired of getting things in the mail and having to resell because the sleeves are freakishly short on me. I’m mostly into oldschool and gothic
>>10780256Ooh same boat anon, and unfortunately not. I have been making do with meta blouses and altering off brand blouses to suit lolita more.
>>10780256I am the same height and I have the exact same issues. I find this particular model of baby blouse, that they frequently rerelease in their classical series, to have sleeves that aren't comically short on me.https://lolibrary.org/items/btssb-back-pin-tucked-blouse-1Some of the more modern gothic blouses like AtePie's have oversized sleeves for a dramatic effect. They won't be as oversized when you are 5'9, but they make do too. >>10780270Offbrand blouses are my friend too, as well as wearing short sleeve blouses and supplementing those with cardigans when it gets colder.
>>10780256I can vouch for other anon. BTSSB has great blouses for longer arms. I own 3 or 4 that have >68 cm length sleeves which is great. A lot of gothic brands (Moitie and Atepie in particular) have longer blouses which are intended to have that kind of "sweater paws" half-showing hands look for shorter women but end up very nicely fitted on tall-chans.The absolute bane of my existence is AP blouses, esp during golden age sweet ~2012. On average they're at least 7 cm shorter than what I need, both in the waist and sleeves. It drives me insane.
>>10780273>Offbrand blouses are my friend tooWhere do you like to get them?
How long does it take to get something from WW to the USA? Something I need in 13 days is probably unrealistic, right?
>>10780720It's actually viable, they've arrived within a week for me. I live in a major city on the west coast, for reference.
>>10780730Sorry, east* coast
>>10780730>>10780731Oh damn I got excited since I'm west coast lol. But I'm still shocked. Within a week? Damn. There goes my main excuse for not spending money
Anybody recognize what shoes she's wearing?
How scratchy is IW lace? I'm looking at a halter jsk but I don't want the back of my neck to suffer
>>10780894It's decent. Not my favorite in terms of softness but the IW pieces I've owned have used tulle lace when I tend to prefer cotton.
>>10780862looks like iris corolla's https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c-s.w4004-18371919975.7.12d55e4aD6rMye&id=575106870930
Is it worth it to get a brand petticoat if the opportunity arises? Or is it better to get off brand?
>>10781330Brand pettis aren't worth it. Dunno what style you're into but everyone seems to like A&A or melikestea
Total noob here, my girlfriend's been talking a lot about wanting to get into lolita fashion lately, so I've been thinking about getting her a dress since her birthday's coming up soon. The only issue is that she's really short, thin, and busty, and from what I've seen so far lolita dresses seem to to either have a very "flat" chest area, or try to force a Y shape figure which I'm worried won't work well with how big her chest is. Does anyone have any suggestions/inspo for a something that would accentuate a bigger chest? Maybe something with a corset? Thanks
>>10781759Here's a thread for lolitas who struggle with big boobshttps://desuarchive.org/cgl/thread/10710813/I don't know if it's any useful but maybe it can give you some insight into how to work around it.You may also find some other threads in the archive if you try searching
>>10781796Ok, I'll look around, thanks!
Does anybody know where I can find pleather stars to make star clips? All of the star clips I can find on etsy are holographic/glittery and I just want a plain color. I just figured I would assemble the damn thing myself but google has failed me. Looking for stars like in the pic.
>>10781759I don't know if it's a good idea for you to buy her very first dress.Lolita is more than one dress. Why doesn't she have any lolita already? Is it money? Because if you just give her a dress, especially if it's a jsk instead of an op, before she can have a full coord she'll need to buy a petticoat, a blouse, shoes, legwear, and headwear. There's also outerwear, jewelry, bags, but they're not as necessary as the former list. She might have some normie things that could work, especially if she's into classic or country or she's already a goth, but it's hard for us to tell through you secondhand. There's no way she has a petticoat at least. There's lots of different substyles of lolita and there are lots of bad lolita dresses out there. Even if my boyfriend had my inspiration album specifically for lolita I'd wear, I don't think he'll be able to tell which parts I'm thinking "I like this aspect of this coord but I'd change this other aspect." If he gifted me the aspect I wanted to change, that'd be embarrassing.There are also dresses that I drool over and might even describe as my "dream dress", but they are ones that I never would actually wear out or own, I just like imagining them.
After watching and reading countless interviews from Japan talking about lolita being feminine and for girls/women, including in brand concepts, I wonder how the West got so accepting with male lolitas. I've even come across some mercari accounts saying "no men" etc. Are we just more accepting than them or do a lot of us pretend to be woke because we're afraid of what others may think of us? e.g. you're (xx)ist and (xx)phobic. Do you think the presence of lolitas on social media has had an effect on this matter?
>>10781978Nta and actually agree. I would look up resources, become educated on it and offer to "pay" for something she picks out rather than just buying it. Personally, even with my boyfriend knowing my tastes his are different and he offers to buy them for me for gifts, usually, which is better
>>10782151japan also has them (excluding mana) because japan has weird views about gender. also don't forget that many of the ideals about femininity in lolita come from european pedoshit like alice in wonderland.
I'm in a boring routine because of pandemic; what are some places any of you enjoy coording up to visit? Or errands or events, etc
>>10781330I like my IW petti for super low poof and it held up really well over the years, but if that's not what you're going for, I wouldn't recommend them
>>10782151>do a lot of us pretend to be woke because we're afraid of what others may think of us? e.g. you're (xx)ist and (xx)phobic. Do you think the presence of lolitas on social media has had an effect on this matter?Yes. There has always been a very small minority of male lolitas with a genuine interest in the fashion who wear it correctly and can pull it off like VK guys, but the current influx of sissies, troons, and generic fetish crossdressers getting little to no pushback from the comms they invade is a relatively recent phenomenon. Nobody wants to be the one who points out that the emperor is naked because they will get crucified on social media for being a “bigot” even if everyone privately agrees with them.
>>10782169Literally anywhere clothes are required.
Whats this LOC I've been seeing on so many people's bios these days? Am I missing something? What does it have to do with lolita
>>10782169Botanical garden, nice places for tea or lunch, museum or outdoor exhibit, farmer's market, a walk to see some historical buildings or sites, flea market, craft fair, forest walk, vintage shopping, library or book stores. I am a daily lolita so I even wear full coords to the grocery store or laundromat, but this is a list of nice activities I like to do every once in a while to give myself a break from my routine.
>>10782364100%. It's kinda sad how we pretend we encourage free speech when we really don't.