History UsefulNotes / LolitaFashion

27th Aug '17 5:19:33 PM Wyldchyld
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** That said, with the [[BerserkButton sheer amount]] of [[{{Hatedom}} hate]] targeted at LoliconAndShotacon, many anime and manga creators take care to develop characters that would not imply anything of an [[FetishFuel erotic nature]] and instead would appeal more to, let's say, VisualKei fans, {{Goth}}s or the ShoujoDemographic, leading to more true-to-life depictions of lolis. For more specific examples, the ElegantGothicLolita has a list of them.

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** That said, with the [[BerserkButton sheer amount]] of [[{{Hatedom}} hate]] targeted at LoliconAndShotacon, many anime and manga creators take care to develop characters that would not imply anything of an [[FetishFuel erotic nature]] nature and instead would appeal more to, let's say, VisualKei fans, {{Goth}}s or the ShoujoDemographic, leading to more true-to-life depictions of lolis. For more specific examples, the ElegantGothicLolita has a list of them.



* Many VisualKei artists, even those who don't play GothicMetal, wear Lolita clothing for {{Fanservice}}, either as a form of FetishFuel or simply for added [[CostumePorn visual flair]]

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* Many VisualKei artists, even those who don't play GothicMetal, wear Lolita clothing for {{Fanservice}}, either as a form of FetishFuel fetish or simply for added [[CostumePorn visual flair]]
3rd Aug '17 5:29:41 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Most TurnOfTheMillennium anime in general, especially MagicalGirlfriend, MagicalGirl, {{Iyashikei}}, [[ShonenDemographic shonen]] and most [[ShoujoDemographic shoujo]] series, feature characters who dress up in Lolita clothing (most often, ElegantGothicLolita clothing) as a form of eye candy for {{otaku}} who are part of the PeripheryDemographic, which is often wrongly viewed by outsiders as fans of "{{Lolicon}}" (and which is not welcome for discussion here).
** That said, with the [[BerserkButton sheer amount]] of [[{{Hatedom}} hate]] targeted at {{Lolicon}}, many anime and manga creators take care to develop characters that would not imply anything of an [[FetishFuel erotic nature]] and instead would appeal more to, let's say, VisualKei fans, {{Goth}}s or the ShoujoDemographic, leading to more true-to-life depictions of lolis. For more specific examples, the ElegantGothicLolita has a list of them.

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* Most TurnOfTheMillennium anime in general, especially MagicalGirlfriend, MagicalGirl, {{Iyashikei}}, [[ShonenDemographic shonen]] and most [[ShoujoDemographic shoujo]] series, feature characters who dress up in Lolita clothing (most often, ElegantGothicLolita clothing) as a form of eye candy for {{otaku}} who are part of the PeripheryDemographic, which is often wrongly viewed by outsiders as fans of "{{Lolicon}}" "{{Lolicon|andShotacon}}" (and which is not welcome for discussion here).
** That said, with the [[BerserkButton sheer amount]] of [[{{Hatedom}} hate]] targeted at {{Lolicon}}, LoliconAndShotacon, many anime and manga creators take care to develop characters that would not imply anything of an [[FetishFuel erotic nature]] and instead would appeal more to, let's say, VisualKei fans, {{Goth}}s or the ShoujoDemographic, leading to more true-to-life depictions of lolis. For more specific examples, the ElegantGothicLolita has a list of them.



* AdultsDressedAsChildren / AgeInappropriateDress: The majority of Lolitas are teenagers or adults who dress like prepubescent princesses. [[{{Lolicon}} Possible implications aside]], [[FemaleGaze it]] [[MaleGaze works]]. and is [[RuleOfCool awesome]].

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* AdultsDressedAsChildren / AgeInappropriateDress: The majority of Lolitas are teenagers or adults who dress like prepubescent princesses. [[{{Lolicon}} [[LoliconAndShotacon Possible implications aside]], [[FemaleGaze it]] [[MaleGaze works]]. works]] and is [[RuleOfCool awesome]].



* FandomBerserkButton: {{Cosplay}} to some extent, as Lolitas feel that it cheapens their dedication to wearing the fashion. Mentioning {{Meido}} or associating it with the scene would incite some negative reactions as well. Pure {{Goth}} or {{Emo}} aesthetics are considered in bad taste within the community. But the worst is associating it with the sexual connotations thanks to its shared name with the [[YouDoNotWantToKnow infamous novel]] and [[{{Lolicon}} its subject matter]], to the point where bringing it up ''even once'' in Lolita discussions or merely mentioning it around a Lolita will cause all sorts of reactions, ranging from disgust to rage to viewing you as a {{Lolicon}} or another {{Troll}}, or ''at least'' another FacePalm.

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* FandomBerserkButton: {{Cosplay}} to some extent, as Lolitas feel that it cheapens their dedication to wearing the fashion. Mentioning {{Meido}} or associating it with the scene would incite some negative reactions as well. Pure {{Goth}} or {{Emo}} aesthetics are considered in bad taste within the community. But the worst is associating it with the sexual connotations thanks to its shared name with the [[YouDoNotWantToKnow infamous novel]] and [[{{Lolicon}} its subject matter]], matter, to the point where bringing it up ''even once'' in Lolita discussions or merely mentioning it around a Lolita will cause all sorts of reactions, ranging from disgust to rage to viewing you as a {{Lolicon}} paedophile or another {{Troll}}, or ''at least'' another FacePalm.
2nd Aug '17 11:56:48 AM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* CostumePorn: Might as well be the [[SugarWiki/MostTriumphantExample best example]]. The number of possible looks and styles are virtually limitless, despite being based on only [[StrictlyFormula one silhouette]]. Fans of the fashion [[FlameWar often]] [[InternetBackdraft argue]] about [[NoTrueScotsman what can be considered "Lolita"]] but generally, any style can be made to fit, in one way or another, after some modification.

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* CostumePorn: Might as well be the [[SugarWiki/MostTriumphantExample best example]]. The number of possible looks and styles are virtually limitless, despite being based on only [[StrictlyFormula one silhouette]]. Fans of the fashion [[FlameWar often]] [[InternetBackdraft argue]] about [[NoTrueScotsman what can be considered "Lolita"]] but generally, any style can be made to fit, in one way or another, after some modification.
1st Jun '17 11:14:39 PM Gravityman
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** A new trainer class called "Fairy Tale Girl" appeared in Generation VI, coinciding with the introduction of the Fairy type and exclusively specializing in said type, which dresses in Sweet Lolita style.

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** A new trainer class called "Fairy Tale Girl" appeared in Generation VI, coinciding with the introduction of the Fairy type and exclusively specializing in said type, which dresses in Sweet Lolita style. This generation also introduced Valerie, the first Fairy-type gym leader in the series who is a fashion designer that dresses in the Wa style.
30th Apr '17 5:47:40 PM nombretomado
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** Special mention goes to the {{Touhou}} [[CashCowFranchise franchise]] by ''ZUN'', which takes Lolita [[UpToEleven to extremes]]. The entire series features LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters dressed in some form of Lolita clothing, (with some characters progressively lolified in later releases) battling it out in eye-catching BulletHell duels.

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** Special mention goes to the {{Touhou}} VideoGame/{{Touhou}} [[CashCowFranchise franchise]] by ''ZUN'', which takes Lolita [[UpToEleven to extremes]]. The entire series features LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters dressed in some form of Lolita clothing, (with some characters progressively lolified in later releases) battling it out in eye-catching BulletHell duels.
3rd Apr '17 12:04:46 PM Rabbitear
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A comprehensive list and description of the most prominent sub-styles of lolita fashion can be found [[http://hellolace.net/ here]].

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A comprehensive list and description of the most prominent sub-styles of lolita fashion can be found [[http://hellolace.net/ here]].
somewhere else. The link that used to be here was dangerous.
26th Feb '17 4:12:04 PM lavendermintrose
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* Anna Kushina of ''Anime/{{K}}'' is an example of lolita fashion done well.
12th Feb '17 10:46:02 AM AzuCat
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* Sweet Lolita: also called "Ama Lolita" or "[=AmaLoli=]", characterized by brighter, more colorful aesthetics, focusing more on the cute than elegant. Fairy Tale themes are very common; sweets, pastries, toys, flowers, fruits and cute animals are commonly used themes as well. Coordinates tend to be [[CostumePorn colorful and highly intricate]], and bright colors such as pink, pastel yellow, white, sax blue, pale yellow, lavender and red have become the norm. If that wasn't enough for you there is Over-the-Top (OTT) Sweet Lolita which takes it to a whole new level, known for [[AnimeHair very fancy]], [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair very colorful hair,]] dresses with energetic pastel prints, coordinates consisting of nearly the entire pastel rainbow, and elements of Decora in accessorizing, creating an image of extreme childlikeness. Music/KyaryPamyuPamyu is well-known for a more flamboyant and costume-y version of Sweet Lolita.

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* Sweet Lolita: also called "Ama Lolita" or "[=AmaLoli=]", characterized by brighter, more colorful aesthetics, focusing more on the cute than elegant. Fairy Tale themes are very common; sweets, pastries, toys, flowers, fruits and cute animals are commonly used themes as well. Coordinates tend to be [[CostumePorn colorful and highly intricate]], and bright colors such as pink, pastel yellow, white, sax blue, pale yellow, lavender and red have become the norm. If that wasn't enough for you there is Over-the-Top (OTT) Sweet Lolita which takes it to a whole new level, known for [[AnimeHair very fancy]], [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair very colorful hair,]] dresses with energetic pastel prints, coordinates consisting of nearly the entire pastel rainbow, and elements of Decora in accessorizing, creating an image of extreme childlikeness. Music/KyaryPamyuPamyu is well-known for a more flamboyant and costume-y version of Sweet Lolita.childlikeness.
14th Jan '17 6:15:26 AM DustSnitch
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** Elegant Gothic Aristocrat: Arguably the [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]], more {{Badass}} version of Boystyle and Lolita. The style focuses on awesomeness and elegance. Expect to see the various forms of {{Badass}} clothing (BadassCape, BadassLongcoat, BadassLongRobe, etc...) being worn by someone somewhere in the sub-scene. Also expect to see [[NiceHat cool headgear]] being worn. If headgear aren't worn, expect to see EightiesHair and other full-looking hairstyles. The style usually bears a resemblance to Edwardian, classic gangster, or Mafia fashion styles in its least impressive form, and royal fashion in its most extreme. Crosses over with VisualKei. As an androgynous style, it caters to both men and women, and Aristocrat outfits can be worn by both sexes. Music/{{Versailles}} is this. {{Gackt}} used to be and still has elements of this. Moi-Meme-Moitie is an example of a brand that regularly has EGA clothes.

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** Elegant Gothic Aristocrat: Arguably the [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]], more {{Badass}} badass version of Boystyle and Lolita. The style focuses on awesomeness and elegance. Expect to see the various forms of {{Badass}} badass clothing (BadassCape, BadassLongcoat, BadassLongRobe, etc...) being worn by someone somewhere in the sub-scene. Also expect to see [[NiceHat cool headgear]] being worn. If headgear aren't worn, expect to see EightiesHair and other full-looking hairstyles. The style usually bears a resemblance to Edwardian, classic gangster, or Mafia fashion styles in its least impressive form, and royal fashion in its most extreme. Crosses over with VisualKei. As an androgynous style, it caters to both men and women, and Aristocrat outfits can be worn by both sexes. Music/{{Versailles}} is this. {{Gackt}} used to be and still has elements of this. Moi-Meme-Moitie is an example of a brand that regularly has EGA clothes.



** Averted with the more mature Aristocrat style (and Classic Lolita to an extent), where the main point is to look as {{Badass}} and classy as possible.

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** Averted with the more mature Aristocrat style (and Classic Lolita to an extent), where the main point is to look as {{Badass}} badass and classy as possible.



* {{Badass}} clothing: Has become the norm for the Ero, Gothic, Guro, Kote and Punk styles. The Elegant Gothic Aristocrat style is built on this.



* OminousOperaCape: Optional, but it adds a lot to the look of the darker, more {{Badass}} styles.

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* OminousOperaCape: Optional, but it adds a lot to the look of the darker, more {{Badass}} badass styles.
28th Nov '16 7:50:11 AM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack and WomanInWhite: Kuro Lolita and Shiro Lolita, being both the DarkerAndEdgier and LighterAndSofter variants of Classic Lolita. [[ElegantGothicLolita Gothic Lolita]] takes the former trope UpToEleven while {{Guro}} Lolita is a darker take of the latter. White and Black are of course very common colours in the fashion.

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* WomanInBlack and WomanInWhite: Kuro Lolita and Shiro Lolita, being both the DarkerAndEdgier and LighterAndSofter variants of Classic Lolita. [[ElegantGothicLolita Gothic Lolita]] takes the former trope UpToEleven while {{Guro}} Lolita is a darker take of the latter. White and Black are of course very common colours in the fashion.
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