History UsefulNotes / LolitaFashion

19th Apr '16 1:18:44 AM aye_amber
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* Many UsefulNotes/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 UsefulNotes/VisualKei 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]]
1st Jan '16 3:54:36 AM Morgenthaler
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** Mana of MaliceMizer (mentioned above)

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** Mana of MaliceMizer Music/MaliceMizer (mentioned above)



** Creator/YuiItsuki of YouseiTeikoku wears some form of ElegantGothicLolita clothing, but also showcases other styles, more specifically Ero and Classic Lolita.

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** Creator/YuiItsuki of YouseiTeikoku Music/YouseiTeikoku wears some form of ElegantGothicLolita clothing, but also showcases other styles, more specifically Ero and Classic Lolita.
8th Sep '15 1:00:52 PM M__M
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* CrackIsCheaper: Lolita is widely known for its overall high quality, expensive fabrics and intricate construction, regardless of brand and/or style. New outfits easily cost $300USD minimum, possibly more depending on the particular brand and popularity. Add that the matching accessories (and there are a lot) and it's little wonder that the first piece advice given to beginners is to save as much as possible. Even used Lolita clothes (from any brand and style) don't sell for less than $100USD. It's possible to acquire a wardrobe on a budget, and in fact many within the fashion do just that, but it requires:

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* CrackIsCheaper: Lolita is widely known for its overall high quality, expensive fabrics and intricate construction, regardless of brand and/or style. New outfits easily cost $300USD minimum, possibly more depending on the particular brand and popularity.popularity, not to mention shipping and handling if buying from outside Japan. Add that the matching accessories (and there are a lot) and it's little wonder that the first piece advice given to beginners is to save as much as possible. Even used Lolita clothes (from any brand and style) don't sell for less than $100USD. It's possible to acquire a wardrobe on a budget, and in fact many within the fashion do just that, but it requires:



** Compromise (buying a much less expensive dress from an independent brand that is not of bad quality, but quality-wise will usually fall short of the quality of brand dresses.)

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** Compromise (buying a much less expensive dress from an independent brand that is not of bad quality, poorly constructed or unoriginal, but quality-wise will usually fall short of the quality of brand dresses.)
1st Sep '15 9:10:11 AM Llygodenfawr
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* {{Guro}} Lolita: The subset of Lolita that [[MoralGuardians concerned parents]] [[HateDumb hate]]; it is BloodierAndGorier than other Lolita styles, and also the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest, most extreme]] style of them all. The style follows the basic Lolita silhouette, but focuses on a "broken doll" image and features a ''whole lot'' of {{Gorn}}, complete with distressed fabrics (white being a favorite color, as it contrasts well with red), torn-up clothes, bandages, messy hair, heavy makeup and fake blood. Slasher film-inspired elements such as fake wounds, slit wrists, bloody weapon props and corpse paint are very popular. The style takes cues from {{Emo}} at times, and might come across as being as [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]], but keep in mind that Guro Lolita does NOT promote self-harm in any way. A lot of Guro Lolis base their style off medical themes and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]]. [[NotSafeForWork Generally not an everyday style]] for Lolitas and usually reserved for certain occasions.

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* {{Guro}} Lolita: The subset of Lolita that [[MoralGuardians concerned parents]] [[HateDumb hate]]; it is BloodierAndGorier than other Lolita styles, and also the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest, most extreme]] style of them all. The style follows the basic Lolita silhouette, but focuses on a "broken doll" image and features a ''whole lot'' of {{Gorn}}, complete with distressed fabrics (white being a favorite color, as it contrasts well with red), torn-up clothes, bandages, messy hair, heavy makeup and fake blood. Slasher film-inspired elements such as fake wounds, slit wrists, bloody weapon props and corpse paint are very popular. The style takes cues from {{Emo}} at times, and might come across as being as [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]], but keep in mind that Guro Lolita does NOT not promote self-harm in any way.self-harm. A lot of Guro Lolis base their style off medical themes and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]]. [[NotSafeForWork Generally not an everyday style]] for Lolitas and usually reserved for certain occasions.
16th Aug '15 9:57:30 PM starhands
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* AllWomenLoveShoes. Shoes are an essential part of any Lolita style, consisting mary janes platforms

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* AllWomenLoveShoes. Shoes are an essential part of any Lolita style, consisting mary janes platformsthe archetypal shoe for the lolita is the Mary Jane.



** Skill (handmade outfits is a hallmark of Lolita fashion).

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** Skill (handmade outfits is a hallmark of Lolita fashion).Skill.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Kuro Lolita, being a darker version of Classic. Gothic Lolita is even darker than Kuro, and {{Guro}} is arguably the most extreme of the styles, being more [[BloodierAndGorier explicit]] and more [[NightmareFuel disturbing]]. Punk Lolita is seen similarly as well.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Kuro Lolita, being a darker version of Classic.Classic or Sweet. Gothic Lolita is even darker than Kuro, and {{Guro}} is arguably the most extreme of the styles, being more [[BloodierAndGorier explicit]] and more [[NightmareFuel disturbing]]. Punk Lolita is seen similarly as well.



* 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 Loli 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]], to the point where bringing it up ''even once'' in Lolita discussions or merely mentioning it around a Loli 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.



* FrenchMaidOutfit: Commonly misassociated with Lolita fashion. Sweet Lolita dresses have elements of this, though.

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* FrenchMaidOutfit: Commonly misassociated with Lolita fashion. Sweet Lolita occasionally dresses have elements of this, though.



** It actually makes sense to upgrade one's wardrobe as one discovers more styles, and, according to many Lolitas, may actually be helpful in getting used to the subculture and its demands. Given the [[CrackIsCheaper cost]] of outfits and [[ItsHardSoItSucks difficulty]] of acquiring them, many newbies to the subculture start off by making/buying at least one outfit (preferably a simple one, to keep costs down) and just stock up on inexpensive but decent accessories over time (as an expansion pack of sorts) while saving up cash for higher-end outfits and accessories until they can make/purchase their desired coordinate set. The same process applies to Lolis who wish to change styles.

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** It actually makes sense to upgrade one's wardrobe as one discovers more styles, and, according to many Lolitas, may actually be helpful in getting used to the subculture and its demands. Given the [[CrackIsCheaper cost]] of outfits and [[ItsHardSoItSucks difficulty]] of acquiring them, many newbies to the subculture start off by making/buying at least one outfit (preferably a simple one, to keep costs down) and just stock up on inexpensive but decent accessories over time (as an expansion pack of sorts) while saving up cash for higher-end outfits and accessories until they can make/purchase their desired coordinate set. The same process applies to Lolis Lolitas who wish to change styles.



* GiantPoofySleeves: Ubiquitous in almost all styles, and extremely common in all styles with the notable exception of Ero Lolita and Aristocrat.

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* GiantPoofySleeves: Ubiquitous in almost all styles, and extremely Extremely common in all styles with the notable exception of Ero Lolita and Aristocrat.



* HairDecorations: Lolita fashion calls for elegant and cute hairpieces like bows, corsages and lacy headdresses.

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* HairDecorations: A mandatory component of a Lolita fashion calls for coordinate. Lolitas often choose elegant and cute hairpieces like bows, corsages and lacy headdresses.



* ImprobableHairstyle: Not necessarily a requirement, but many Lolis do crazy things to their hair. By [[GirlishPigtails tying it up in pigtails]], [[BraidsOfAction weaving it in braids]], [[DyeHard dyeing it]] [[YouGottahaveBluehair in different colors]], etc..., they can achieve a rather complex, sophisticated look.
** Wigs and hairpieces are a popular (but optional) item among lolis for this reason.

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* ImprobableHairstyle: Not necessarily a requirement, but many Lolis Lolitas do crazy things to their hair. By [[GirlishPigtails tying it up in pigtails]], [[BraidsOfAction weaving it in braids]], [[DyeHard dyeing it]] [[YouGottahaveBluehair in different colors]], etc..., they can achieve a rather complex, sophisticated look.
** Wigs and hairpieces are a popular (but optional) item among lolis lolitas for this reason.



* SeriousBusiness: The common stereotype of Lolis holding tea parties in heavily decorated rooms while listening to ClassicalMusic (or any music with "classical" elements) doesn't sound too exotic at all; in fact, some lolis follow what is called a "Lolita lifestyle" where anything that adopts a similar aesthetic to Lolita (elegance and antiquity) is included in their lifestyle.

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* SeriousBusiness: The common stereotype of Lolis Lolitas holding tea parties in heavily decorated rooms while listening to ClassicalMusic (or any music with "classical" elements) doesn't sound too exotic at all; in fact, some lolis lolitas follow what is called a "Lolita lifestyle" where anything that adopts a similar aesthetic to Lolita (elegance and antiquity) is included in their lifestyle.



** Actually, even non-lifestyle Lolis [[LiveActionRolePlay stage Victorian-style parties and meet-ups]] with other Lolis in cultural conventions and similar events.

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** Actually, even non-lifestyle Lolis Lolitas [[LiveActionRolePlay stage Victorian-style parties and meet-ups]] with other Lolis Lolitas in cultural conventions and similar events.



* TastesLikeDiabetes: OTT Sweet Lolita. It's also sometimes TheScrappy of Lolita, and has gained a fairly sizable {{Hatedom}}, even among Sweet Lolis, due to [[ItsPopularNowItSucks its massive mainstream appeal]].
** Speaking of TheScrappy, Casual Lolita also gets some hate for being a less classy, [[ItsEasySoitSucks less-challenging]], [[ItsPopularNowItSucks more mainstream]] version of the style.
* TooManyBelts: Many styles. Special mention goes to Pirate Lolita for associating this trope with the style. Ero Lolis make use of useless garter belts. Aristocrats often make use of seemingly useless belts as well.

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: OTT Sweet Lolita. It's also sometimes TheScrappy of Lolita, and has gained a fairly sizable {{Hatedom}}, even among Sweet Lolis, Lolitas, due to [[ItsPopularNowItSucks its massive mainstream appeal]].
** Speaking of TheScrappy, Casual Lolita also gets some hate for being a less classy, [[ItsEasySoitSucks less-challenging]], [[ItsPopularNowItSucks more mainstream]] version of the style.
style, or it often gets pegged as "not Lolita enough".
* TooManyBelts: Many styles. Special mention goes to Pirate Lolita for associating this trope with the style. Ero Lolis Lolitas make use of useless garter belts. Aristocrats often make use of seemingly useless belts as well.
16th Aug '15 9:40:45 PM starhands
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* Classic Lolita: arguably the "parent" style where the other styles draw inspiration from. It is a mature and modest style that draws heavily from Rococo and Victorian-era clothing. The stylings are between the Gothic and Sweet styles, with more emphasis on creating a natural-looking appearance: it is DarkerAndEdgier (though usually just more mature and elegant) than Sweet Loli, but LighterAndSofter than Gothic Loli. Coordinates are usually exquisite and more grownup-looking than in other styles, with A-line skirts, corsets, muted colors and classy fabrics like florals adding to the look. Accessories are kept to a minimum, but the NiceHat is fairly common, as well as very beautiful, intricate jewelry. Music/KanonWakeshima is this.

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* Classic Lolita: arguably the "parent" style where the other styles draw inspiration from. It is a mature and modest style that draws heavily from Rococo and Victorian-era clothing. The stylings are between the Gothic and Sweet styles, with more emphasis on creating a natural-looking appearance: it is DarkerAndEdgier (though usually just more mature and elegant) than Sweet Loli, Lolita, but LighterAndSofter than Gothic Loli.Lolita. Coordinates are usually exquisite and more grownup-looking than in other styles, with A-line skirts, corsets, muted colors and classy fabrics like florals adding to the look. Accessories are kept to a minimum, but the NiceHat is fairly common, as well as very beautiful, intricate jewelry. Music/KanonWakeshima is this.



* {{Guro}} Lolita: The subset of Lolita that [[MoralGuardians concerned parents]] [[HateDumb hate]]; it is BloodierAndGorier than other Lolita styles, and also the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest, most extreme]] style of them all. The style follows the basic Lolita silhouette, but focuses on a "broken doll" image and features a ''whole lot'' of {{Gorn}}, complete with distressed fabrics (white being a favorite color, as it contrasts well with red), torn-up clothes, bandages, messy hair, heavy makeup and fake blood. Slasher film-inspired elements such as fake wounds, slit wrists, bloody weapon props and corpse paint are very popular. The style takes cues from {{Emo}} at times, and might come across as being as [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]], but keep in mind that Guro Loli does NOT promote self-harm in any way. A lot of Guro Lolis base their style off medical themes and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]]. [[NotSafeForWork Generally not an everyday style]] for Lolitas and usually reserved for certain occasions.

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* {{Guro}} Lolita: The subset of Lolita that [[MoralGuardians concerned parents]] [[HateDumb hate]]; it is BloodierAndGorier than other Lolita styles, and also the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest, most extreme]] style of them all. The style follows the basic Lolita silhouette, but focuses on a "broken doll" image and features a ''whole lot'' of {{Gorn}}, complete with distressed fabrics (white being a favorite color, as it contrasts well with red), torn-up clothes, bandages, messy hair, heavy makeup and fake blood. Slasher film-inspired elements such as fake wounds, slit wrists, bloody weapon props and corpse paint are very popular. The style takes cues from {{Emo}} at times, and might come across as being as [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]], but keep in mind that Guro Loli Lolita does NOT promote self-harm in any way. A lot of Guro Lolis base their style off medical themes and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]]. [[NotSafeForWork Generally not an everyday style]] for Lolitas and usually reserved for certain occasions.



** Pirate Lolita: A subset of Sailor Loli that is more heavily based on pirate themes. Usually incorporates elaborate, pirate-style outfits [[InTheStyleOf a la]] PiratesOfTheCaribbean, complete with [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatches]], [[TooManyBelts plenty of belts]], [[HellBentForLeather leather]], treasure chest-styled bags, ruffly blouses with jabots and [[OrnamentalWeapon sword/gun props]]. The look isn't complete without tons of jewelry or an elaborately feathered tricorn hat. Mostly [[TropeCodifier popularized]] and supplied by [[CaptainObvious Alice and the Pirates.]]

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** Pirate Lolita: A subset of Sailor Loli Lolita that is more heavily based on pirate themes. Usually incorporates elaborate, pirate-style outfits [[InTheStyleOf a la]] PiratesOfTheCaribbean, complete with [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatches]], [[TooManyBelts plenty of belts]], [[HellBentForLeather leather]], treasure chest-styled bags, ruffly blouses with jabots and [[OrnamentalWeapon sword/gun props]]. The look isn't complete without tons of jewelry or an elaborately feathered tricorn hat. Mostly [[TropeCodifier popularized]] and supplied by [[CaptainObvious Alice and the Pirates.]]



**Casual Lolita is usually not considered a proper substyle because it is just the toning down of other styles. So one can have Casual Classic Lolita, Casual Sweet, etc.



** Music/{{Versailles}}. Of special mention is their guitarist, Music/{{Hizaki}} who is a ''man'' [[WholesomeCrossdresser wearing]] a full Rococo-inspired Hime Loli dress.

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** Music/{{Versailles}}. Of special mention is their guitarist, Music/{{Hizaki}} who is a ''man'' [[WholesomeCrossdresser wearing]] a full Rococo-inspired Hime Loli Lolita dress.



* {{Pokemon}} has a few characters (and some Mons) showcasing Lolita design elements. One of the most recognizable lolis in the series is Sinnoh Champion Shirona (Cynthia in the English releases). Another one is Mai (Marley), one of five trainers the player can team up with in the Gen. [=IV=] games. The Gothitelle evolutionary family from Gen. V showcases the Gothic Lolita style.

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* {{Pokemon}} has a few characters (and some Mons) showcasing Lolita design elements. One of the most recognizable lolis lolitas in the series is Sinnoh Champion Shirona (Cynthia in the English releases). Another one is Mai (Marley), one of five trainers the player can team up with in the Gen. [=IV=] games. The Gothitelle evolutionary family from Gen. V showcases the Gothic Lolita style.
10th May '15 5:39:58 PM Fruitmassacre
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** Kuro Lolita is also often considered more of a color scheme than a true sub-style, much like Shiro Lolita.

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** Kuro Lolita is also often considered more of a color scheme than a true sub-style, much like Shiro Lolita.
10th May '15 5:38:56 PM Fruitmassacre
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Punk Lolita: Defined by less emphasis on the Lolita image and more on [[DarkerAndEdgier darker, punkier]] styles. It draws heavily from punk fashion (HeavyMetal fashion is fairly popular as well), but stays true to the Lolita silhouette (though not always). The image is usually stripped-down and very difficult to achieve, and is usually characterized by blouses, band shirts, jackets and skirts instead of dresses. Boots are worn instead of Mary Janes or platform shoes. [[HellBentForLeather Leather]] accessories are very common, [[TooManyBelts sometimes used in excess]]. [[{{Zipperiffic}} Zippers are also used as decorative accents]] and a typical Punk Lolita coordinate will involve plaid. Punk Lolita usually features AnimeHair in [[ImprobableHairstyle one]] [[DelinquentHair form]] [[SpikyHair or]] [[MegaTwintails another]], and styles start looking a bit more like VisualKei than Lolita. Less-flashy Punk Lolita styles resemble {{Emo}} or PerkyGoth styles to some extent. While not a Lolita designer, Vivienne Westwood [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is very popular in this scene]] for her Japanese punk fashion collections.

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Punk *Punk Lolita: Defined by less emphasis on the Lolita image and more on [[DarkerAndEdgier darker, punkier]] styles. It draws heavily from punk fashion (HeavyMetal fashion is fairly popular as well), but stays true to the Lolita silhouette (though not always). The image is usually stripped-down and very difficult to achieve, and is usually characterized by blouses, band shirts, jackets and skirts instead of dresses. Boots are worn instead of Mary Janes or platform shoes. [[HellBentForLeather Leather]] accessories are very common, [[TooManyBelts sometimes used in excess]]. [[{{Zipperiffic}} Zippers are also used as decorative accents]] and a typical Punk Lolita coordinate will involve plaid. Punk Lolita usually features AnimeHair in [[ImprobableHairstyle one]] [[DelinquentHair form]] [[SpikyHair or]] [[MegaTwintails another]], and styles start looking a bit more like VisualKei than Lolita. Less-flashy Punk Lolita styles resemble {{Emo}} or PerkyGoth styles to some extent. While not a Lolita designer, Vivienne Westwood [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is very popular in this scene]] for her Japanese punk fashion collections.
10th May '15 5:38:21 PM Fruitmassacre
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* Punk Lolita: Defined by less emphasis on the Lolita image and more on [[DarkerAndEdgier darker, punkier]] styles. It draws heavily from punk fashion (HeavyMetal fashion is fairly popular as well), but stays true to the Lolita silhouette (though not always). The image is usually stripped-down and very difficult to achieve, and is usually characterized by blouses, band shirts, jackets and skirts instead of dresses. Boots are worn instead of Mary Janes or platform shoes. [[HellBentForLeather Leather]] accessories are very common, [[TooManyBelts sometimes used in excess]]. [[{{Zipperiffic}} Zippers are also used as decorative accents]] and a typical Punk Lolita coordinate will involve plaid. Punk Lolita usually features AnimeHair in [[ImprobableHairstyle one]] [[DelinquentHair form]] [[SpikyHair or]] [[MegaTwintails another]], and styles start looking a bit more like VisualKei than Lolita. Less-flashy Punk Lolita styles resemble {{Emo}} or PerkyGoth styles to some extent. While not a Lolita designer, Vivienne Westwood [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is very popular in this scene]] for her Japanese punk fashion collections.

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*
Gothic, Sweet, and Classic are often considered [[RuleOfThree "the big three,"]] as they are the most commonly worn and well-known styles. There are many other defined styles, including:

Punk Lolita: Defined by less emphasis on the Lolita image and more on [[DarkerAndEdgier darker, punkier]] styles. It draws heavily from punk fashion (HeavyMetal fashion is fairly popular as well), but stays true to the Lolita silhouette (though not always). The image is usually stripped-down and very difficult to achieve, and is usually characterized by blouses, band shirts, jackets and skirts instead of dresses. Boots are worn instead of Mary Janes or platform shoes. [[HellBentForLeather Leather]] accessories are very common, [[TooManyBelts sometimes used in excess]]. [[{{Zipperiffic}} Zippers are also used as decorative accents]] and a typical Punk Lolita coordinate will involve plaid. Punk Lolita usually features AnimeHair in [[ImprobableHairstyle one]] [[DelinquentHair form]] [[SpikyHair or]] [[MegaTwintails another]], and styles start looking a bit more like VisualKei than Lolita. Less-flashy Punk Lolita styles resemble {{Emo}} or PerkyGoth styles to some extent. While not a Lolita designer, Vivienne Westwood [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is very popular in this scene]] for her Japanese punk fashion collections.



* Shiro Lolita: Lolita all in white. The hair is usually bleached to match with the white fabrics. Most outfits showcase a wedding theme, complete with kid gloves and veils. Common with Guro Lolita at times due to the typical "broken-bloodsplattered-doll-all-in-white" look.
* Kuro Lolita: Lolita all in black. Hair is usually raven-black, and accessories are kept at a minimum. Most outfits showcase a funeral theme. Usually crosses over with Gothic Lolita, which generates a lot of confusion for the average person, considering how stylistically similar the two subsets are already.

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* Shiro Lolita: Lolita all in white. The hair is usually bleached White wigs can be worn to match with the white fabrics. Most fabrics, but natural colored hair and wigs are more common. Many outfits showcase a wedding theme, complete with kid gloves and veils. Common with Guro Lolita at times due to the typical "broken-bloodsplattered-doll-all-in-white" look.
**Shiro Lolita is often not considered a proper sub-style at all, but as simply a color scheme.
* Kuro Lolita: Lolita all in black. Hair is usually raven-black, and accessories can be dyed black or black wigs can be worn to match the clothing, but other neutral hair colors are kept at a minimum. Most also common. Many outfits showcase a funeral theme. Usually crosses over with Gothic Lolita, which generates a lot of confusion for the average person, considering how stylistically similar the two subsets are already.already.
**Kuro Lolita is also often considered more of a color scheme than a true sub-style, much like Shiro Lolita.



* Wa Lolita: Characterized by an emphasis on traditional Japanese styles. Dresses resemble kimonos with long kimono sleeves and puffy bottoms, and traditional footwear like geta are worn instead of doll shoes. The overall style bears some resemblance to ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters. Generally quite rare, due to the possibility of looking like a hot mess when you wear it being pretty high. Metamorphose occasionally releases Wa Lolita dresses.

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* Wa Lolita: Characterized by an emphasis on traditional Japanese styles. Dresses resemble kimonos with long kimono sleeves and puffy bottoms, and traditional footwear like geta are worn instead of doll shoes. The overall style bears some resemblance to ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters. Generally quite rare, rare and unpopular, due to the possibility of looking like a hot mess when you wear it being pretty high. Metamorphose occasionally releases Wa Lolita dresses.



* Ero Lolita: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. It focuses on a HotterAndSexier image while retaining the modesty of Lolita. Common garments include thigh-high stockings, garter belts, [[HellBentForLeather leather]], [[OfCorsetsSexy corsets]], bustiers and shorter skirts. Can sometimes have TooManyBelts. A rather controversial subset, as making use of revealing attire while trying to maintain a modest appearance means that things can go [[SexyWhateverOutfit horribly wrong,]] and most Ero Lolita outfits are subject to debate by the Lolita community whether or not they can ''[[NoTrueScotsman actually]]'' be considered lolita. miko of Music/ExistTrace and Creator/YuiItsuki of Music/YouseiTeikoku often wear attire that can be described as this.

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* Ero Lolita: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. It focuses on a HotterAndSexier image while retaining the modesty of Lolita. Common garments include thigh-high stockings, garter belts, [[HellBentForLeather leather]], [[OfCorsetsSexy corsets]], bustiers and shorter skirts. Can sometimes have TooManyBelts. A rather controversial subset, as making use of revealing attire while trying to maintain a modest appearance means that things can go [[SexyWhateverOutfit horribly wrong,]] and most Ero Lolita outfits are subject to debate by the Lolita community whether or not they can ''[[NoTrueScotsman actually]]'' be considered lolita. Ero Lolita is also a rare sub-style among lolitas, due to aforementioned controversy and difficulty in pulling it off well. miko of Music/ExistTrace and Creator/YuiItsuki of Music/YouseiTeikoku often wear attire that can be described as this.
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* Classic Lolita: arguably the "parent" style where the other styles draw inspiration from. It is a mature and modest style that draws heavily from Rococo and Victorian-era clothing. The stylings are between the Gothic and Sweet styles, with more emphasis on creating a natural-looking appearance: it is DarkerAndEdgier (though usually just more mature and elegant) than Sweet Loli, but LighterAndSofter than Gothic Loli. Coordinates are usually exquisite and more grownup-looking than in other styles, with A-line skirts, corsets, muted colors and classy fabrics like florals adding to the look. Accessories are kept to a minimum, but the NiceHat is fairly common, as well as very beautiful, intricate jewelry. Music/KanonWakeshima is this.
** Although more commonly associated with understated elegance and considered the more subtle styles, Classic Lolita does have an Over-The-Top element, becoming extreme opulence with large bonnets, and overload of accessories like pearls, cameos and roses, and skirts layered over skirts, some of which are at ankle-length.
** Brands that specialize in Classic Lolita include: Innocent World, Mary Magdalene, Victorian Maiden and Juliette et Justine. Check Triple Fortune for examples of opulent OTT Classic Lolita.



* Classic Lolita: arguably the "parent" style where the other styles draw inspiration from. It is a mature and modest style that draws heavily from Rococo and Victorian-era clothing. The stylings are between the Gothic and Sweet styles, with more emphasis on creating a natural-looking appearance: it is DarkerAndEdgier (though usually just more mature and elegant) than Sweet Loli, but LighterAndSofter than Gothic Loli. Coordinates are usually exquisite and more grownup-looking than in other styles, with A-line skirts, corsets, muted colors and classy fabrics like florals adding to the look. Accessories are kept to a minimum, but the NiceHat is fairly common, as well as very beautiful, intricate jewelry. Music/KanonWakeshima is this.
** Although more commonly associated with understated elegance and considered the more subtle styles, Classic Lolita does have an Over-The-Top element, becoming extreme opulence with large bonnets, and overload of accessories like pearls, cameos and roses, and skirts layered over skirts, some of which are at ankle-length.
** Brands that specialize in Sweet Lolita include: Innocent World, Mary Magdalene, Victorian Maiden and Juliette et Justine. Check Triple Fortune for examples of opulent OTT Classic Lolita.
** Shiro Lolita: Lolita all in white. The hair is usually bleached to match with the white fabrics. Most outfits showcase a wedding theme, complete with kid gloves and veils. Common with Guro Lolita at times due to the typical "broken-bloodsplattered-doll-all-in-white" look.
** Kuro Lolita: Lolita all in black. Hair is usually raven-black, and accessories are kept at a minimum. Most outfits showcase a funeral theme. Usually crosses over with Gothic Lolita, which generates a lot of confusion for the average person, considering how stylistically similar the two subsets are already.

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* Classic Lolita: arguably the "parent" style where the other styles draw inspiration from. It is a mature and modest style that draws heavily from Rococo and Victorian-era clothing. The stylings are between the Gothic and Sweet styles, with more emphasis on creating a natural-looking appearance: it is DarkerAndEdgier (though usually just more mature and elegant) than Sweet Loli, but LighterAndSofter than Gothic Loli. Coordinates are usually exquisite and more grownup-looking than in other styles, with A-line skirts, corsets, muted colors and classy fabrics like florals adding to the look. Accessories are kept to a minimum, but the NiceHat is fairly common, as well as very beautiful, intricate jewelry. Music/KanonWakeshima is this.
** Although more commonly associated with understated elegance and considered the more subtle styles, Classic Lolita does have an Over-The-Top element, becoming extreme opulence with large bonnets, and overload of accessories like pearls, cameos and roses, and skirts layered over skirts, some of which are at ankle-length.
** Brands that specialize in Sweet Lolita include: Innocent World, Mary Magdalene, Victorian Maiden and Juliette et Justine. Check Triple Fortune for examples of opulent OTT Classic Lolita.
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Shiro Lolita: Lolita all in white. The hair is usually bleached to match with the white fabrics. Most outfits showcase a wedding theme, complete with kid gloves and veils. Common with Guro Lolita at times due to the typical "broken-bloodsplattered-doll-all-in-white" look.
** * Kuro Lolita: Lolita all in black. Hair is usually raven-black, and accessories are kept at a minimum. Most outfits showcase a funeral theme. Usually crosses over with Gothic Lolita, which generates a lot of confusion for the average person, considering how stylistically similar the two subsets are already.
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