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Unread 12-05-2007, 01:12 AM   #1
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Overweight and Loli???

Does anyone have tips for Lolita fashion in overweight people? I've tried some stuff, but I tend to look like a huge, ruffled... thing.
I love the Amaloli and Kurololi styles, and I just want to know how to deal with the designs...
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Unread 12-05-2007, 08:31 AM   #2
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Try Casual lolita basicly no pettie it will work better doesn't make you look so fluffy. Also when I was a fluffy-chan as I like to call it (makes me feel better) I also wore corsets they work wonders. My friend I Aya use to wear gauz (sp??) Around her tummy storta like a stomach binding to make her self look thinner. I hope this helps.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 03:38 PM   #3
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shirring doesn't flatter chunky people so try to stay away from it. also, it may be best to stick to dark clothing. it gives an illusion that slims down overweight people.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 03:46 PM   #4
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shirring doesn't flatter chunky people so try to stay away from it. also, it may be best to stick to dark clothing. it gives an illusion that slims down overweight people.
Ironic since its shirring that allows the bigger girls to fit. As for shirring, try for back shirring and don't try pushing the shirring to its limits (strecting it out).

I wear Spanx to keep my pudge at bay. I am not obese but I lack the 24-27" waist to fit most brand.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 03:49 PM   #5
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I'm going to second the corset suggestion. I've done a lot of work with plus sizes (size 20 and up) and using a proper corset can make the biggest difference. Just make sure you get one with steel boning. If it is your first corset, aim to go 2-4 inches below your natural waist line.

You can also look for dresses that have chevron patterns in the front, v-shape seams in the front, etc. Also, I wouldn't swear off petticoats altogether. If you're worried about proportions, you also have the option of padding to balance out everything. Pad up the bust and hip area to make everything look more balanced.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 05:27 PM   #6
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What's shirring? *googles*

I was thinking corsets. It's not like I'm not used to them. (Ren Faire bodices are a type of corset.)

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Just make sure you get one with steel boning. If it is your first corset, aim to go 2-4 inches below your natural waist line.
Yay... details.
Do you have any places to buy steel boning or reasonably priced steel boned corsets online? In my ren faire exp. I really only see the plastic boning, and when I do see steel boning, it's fairly expensive.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 05:40 PM   #7
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for example this lovely baby OP has full shirring (meaning the the whole top is stretchY)

http://www.babyssb.co.jp/en/en_shopp...ce/131327.html

It can fit up to a 100cm bust and waist. 40" bust and waist. Thats about as big brand gets.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 06:00 PM   #8
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Yay... details.
Do you have any places to buy steel boning or reasonably priced steel boned corsets online? In my ren faire exp. I really only see the plastic boning, and when I do see steel boning, it's fairly expensive.
If you're planning on making the corset yourself, you can purchase steel boning here. If you've never made a corset before, I would recommend purchasing one, as making a proper corset that will last a long time and fit well is fairly daunting.

As for purchasing a corset, I'd recommend one of two companies:

Vollers: All hand made in London, all good quality. They don't have a retail site, but there are quite a few Voller's distributors on the www (in fact, I'm a Voller's distributor). Fair warning though, you're very unlikely to find a full, overbust corset for less than $200.00.

Timeless Trends: If you don't mind using an underbust corset, I'd get one from http://www.timeless-trends.com/. I know the owner and let me say that customer service is fantastic, and the corsets themselves are amazing quality for the price.

Once you purchase a corset, make sure you have a "corset buddy" to help tie you in.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 06:06 PM   #9
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@ Clueless Case: Oh! I was guessing that. (I did go and google it after I posted.)
I like that brand soooooo much!

@ godsavethequeen: Thank you so much! I prefer underbust, but I'm gonna go look about on those sites.
You being a Voller's distributor, would I be able to contact you?
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I own a timeless trends corset and it's really amazing for the price that it is,
but if you looking to train your waist then a custom-made is the way to go.
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I have 2 vollers corsets and would recommend them to anyone.
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@ godsavethequeen: Thank you so much! I prefer underbust, but I'm gonna go look about on those sites.
You being a Voller's distributor, would I be able to contact you?
Sure. Just shoot me a PM. However, if you're looking for an underbust corset, definitely get one from Timeless Trends. It will be cheaper than the Voller's underbust corsets, and as stated before, the quality is very, very good.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 07:29 PM   #13
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Sure. Just shoot me a PM. However, if you're looking for an underbust corset, definitely get one from Timeless Trends. It will be cheaper than the Voller's underbust corsets, and as stated before, the quality is very, very good.
The prices for Timeless Trends are phenomenal! It might be worth the investment, considering I need a good corset for Griddlebone anyway...
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The prices for Timeless Trends are phenomenal! It might be worth the investment, considering I need a good corset for Griddlebone anyway...
Brute Force Leather makes awsome corsets to and I know the owner, shes a great seamstress.

http://www.bruteforceleather.com/Scripts/default.asp
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Hahaha, at least half the lolis I see are overweight to some extent.

Stick with basic fashion rules for larger people and you'll be okay. Just remember that lots of ruffly stuff, shirring, and high waists tend to accentuate problem areas. Stick to cleaner lines and more subdued prints. And although brand is tempting, if you can't fit into it, don't buy it. That does not mean, possibly I can squeeze myself into this if I really try. You will only make yourself look like a very festive sausage. If brand isn't big enough get a reproduction or something along those lines.

EDIT: I know someone who has the Treasure Map hard leather corset from Brute Force, and it's a gorgeous piece of work. I want to steal it every time I see her wear it.

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