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Unread 01-08-2009, 09:33 PM   #61
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I was wondering if these shoes would work with a sweet loli ensemble. They're my absolute favorites and I wear them all the time, and I was wondering if they would also be able to work with lolita.

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Sorry for the icky insides... they have a cute heart pattern inside the shoes but like I said, I wear them all the time :/
Probably not, wedges aren't terribly lolita. They're cute though.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 10:23 PM   #62
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How about similarly cut shoes, but black, without wedges, and for a Classic outfit? I'm having a simply terrible time finding Mary Janes that fit me. My feet are an average length, but I have unusually high arches, and my feet are a bit wider than most.

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http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...a/Photo1-2.jpg
Flat
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...a/Photo2-2.jpg
And one with my foot/sock
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...hta/Photo3.jpg
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Unread 01-08-2009, 10:42 PM   #63
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How about similarly cut shoes, but black, without wedges, and for a Classic outfit? I'm having a simply terrible time finding Mary Janes that fit me. My feet are an average length, but I have unusually high arches, and my feet are a bit wider than most.

Angle
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...a/Photo1-2.jpg
Flat
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...a/Photo2-2.jpg
And one with my foot/sock
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...hta/Photo3.jpg
They look like just ballet flats right? Those should be fine. I prefer Mary Janes, but just flats can look alright with an outfit.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 10:43 PM   #64
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I wear ballet flats often with lolita, but I know some people frown upon it as ballet flats are commonly made in really casual styles. Those look a little bit too much like bedroom slippers for my taste, but aren't entirely horrible. I don't think they would be bad for a very casual coordinate involving a cutsew, but for a more formal coordinate, they look too casual.

You can get some ballet flats for under $20 with more shoe-like fabrics and details as opposed to slipper-like fabrics and details. DEB and Charlotte Russe have a lot of dressier-looking flats. Something more like these would suit the look better without sacrificing comfort.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 11:07 PM   #65
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Okay, well, at least I know I have shoes that are okay if I run out of time, but I shall continue my search!

Pink_Lightning, those shoes are really cute! I will definitely be on the look-out!
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Unread 01-10-2009, 10:58 AM   #66
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Probably not, wedges aren't terribly lolita. They're cute though.
oh okay then. thank you.

I was trying to find a compromise in shoe styles as the huge chunky shoes often seen in lolita are the one aspect of the style I can't stand... but I guess I will just stick with flats! I have enough of them already anyway. XP

how would you guys feel about black flats, similar to mary janes but with the strap around the bottom of the ankle instead of across the foot?

and could silver be an appropriate footwear color?
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Unread 01-10-2009, 11:17 AM   #67
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oh okay then. thank you.

I was trying to find a compromise in shoe styles as the huge chunky shoes often seen in lolita are the one aspect of the style I can't stand... but I guess I will just stick with flats! I have enough of them already anyway. XP

how would you guys feel about black flats, similar to mary janes but with the strap around the bottom of the ankle instead of across the foot?

and could silver be an appropriate footwear color?
Not all lolita shoes are chunky! I'm not the biggest fan of those giant Mana platforms either, I just wear normal mary janes quite a bit. Black flats with an ankle strap should probably be okay, though it's hard to judge without seeing them. Silver shoes wouldn't work though.
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Unread 01-10-2009, 05:08 PM   #68
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Not all lolita shoes are chunky! I'm not the biggest fan of those giant Mana platforms either, I just wear normal mary janes quite a bit. Black flats with an ankle strap should probably be okay, though it's hard to judge without seeing them. Silver shoes wouldn't work though.
the way I feel about it is that lolita is supposed to be dainty and feminine, and platforms just don't seem to go with that aesthetic. I've never understood that kind of shoe. A lot of people like them though I guess... or else they wouldn't be so prevalent. or else I'm waaayyy off the mark about what lolita style is.

anyway, no silver. okay. I had a feeling that wouldn't work.
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:28 AM   #69
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heey~
i just attempted to make a lolita dress, but i've never made one/owned one before. I was looking at other dresses online, but im really not good at making comparisons.
So would this be considered lolita? (once i put a petticoat under it)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...c&id=509452909

sorry for the bad quality and photoshoping...my friend took and sent me the picture, so i dont have the original.
the grey part in the middle has ruffles going down either side of the buttons!

thanks, much appreciated
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Unread 01-11-2009, 01:58 PM   #70
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....^^; Oh boy, I feel like such a Lolita n00b.... D: Well, I've been researching Lolita for quite a while, and I'm in love with it. *o* I plan on making a Hime-Loli this summer, out of black velvet, but before I touch on that subject... I've only made one Loli-inspired outfit thus far, and now I'm terrified that it doesn't even qualify as Lolita-Inspired, let alone Lolita. So please, any help with that? I wish to know as much through trial and error BEFORE I tackle anymore outfits. And if this seems off, it's probably because I made it in two days with material I found in my garage, seeing as my friends wanted to drag me off to a tea party. ^^; And also, PLEASE forgive the makeup job. That was simply because it was Halloween when these pictures were taken and everyone wanted to see me try "gothic" makeup. I do not plan on wearing it like that normally. At all.

http://fc99.deviantart.com/fs34/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg
http://fc38.deviantart.com/fs35/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg
http://fc28.deviantart.com/fs35/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg

...I think I was going for some sort of "country" loli...Only a little darker? Like a "Dark Picnic" theme? ^^;
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Unread 01-11-2009, 06:57 PM   #71
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I would like to see straight forward view of it, since your arms are often in front of you, but I can say that it really shouldn't be off of your shoulders like that, since modesty is the best policy.
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Unread 01-11-2009, 07:23 PM   #72
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^^; I know I have more photos of it, I'm just trying to find them on my computer. @.@; And yeah, I figured the shoulders as much...I didn't intend for them to be like that, just, like I said, I made it quickly and the shoulders came out a little too big, so they would droop. >_<; I know that in itself is a BIG Loli No-No, because Lolita outfits are supposed to be well-fitted. I suppose I'm just wanting to know if what I view as Lolita is what Lolita is supposed to be viewed as.

I suppose while I'm here anyway, here are some outfits I drew... Are they Lolita-ish, or am I just way off?

http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs23/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg
http://fc42.deviantart.com/fs36/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg (and I'm pretty sure the one on the right is more "Aristocrat" for this one)
http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs37/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg
http://fc57.deviantart.com/fs37/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg

^^; I'm writing a manga with the main character being an American Lolita (or at least trying to be one) so any input on these would be really helpful. These were outfits I'd just sketched out, but now I just really want to make sure I know what I'm doing, because I feel like I don't...
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Unread 01-11-2009, 07:53 PM   #73
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....^^; Oh boy, I feel like such a Lolita n00b.... D: Well, I've been researching Lolita for quite a while, and I'm in love with it. *o* I plan on making a Hime-Loli this summer, out of black velvet, but before I touch on that subject... I've only made one Loli-inspired outfit thus far, and now I'm terrified that it doesn't even qualify as Lolita-Inspired, let alone Lolita. So please, any help with that? I wish to know as much through trial and error BEFORE I tackle anymore outfits. And if this seems off, it's probably because I made it in two days with material I found in my garage, seeing as my friends wanted to drag me off to a tea party. ^^; And also, PLEASE forgive the makeup job. That was simply because it was Halloween when these pictures were taken and everyone wanted to see me try "gothic" makeup. I do not plan on wearing it like that normally. At all.

http://fc99.deviantart.com/fs34/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg
http://fc38.deviantart.com/fs35/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg
http://fc28.deviantart.com/fs35/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg

...I think I was going for some sort of "country" loli...Only a little darker? Like a "Dark Picnic" theme? ^^;
Sorry but this really doesn't look very lolita to me. The bodice is awkward and while the lace is good quality, there is too much of it and smothers the outfit. I'd get rid of the lace on the bottom and settle for either ruffles or smaller lace. As you stated, yes you are showing too much shoulder and you might also want to bring up the bodice to make a square neckline. I wouldn't try for a country lolita look with that print, especially with the cut of the dress. Perhaps you can trim it a bit by putting in more seams and making it classical instead?

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I suppose while I'm here anyway, here are some outfits I drew... Are they Lolita-ish, or am I just way off?

http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs23/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg
http://fc42.deviantart.com/fs36/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg (and I'm pretty sure the one on the right is more "Aristocrat" for this one)
http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs37/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg
http://fc57.deviantart.com/fs37/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg
The first one is nice and seems very Mary Magdalene. And yes the one on the right of the second image is more aristocrat. The corset lacing in the third one is very costume-y. And the last image is looks very awkward and heavy. Perhaps a nice avant garde lolita piece, but otherwise I wouldn't use it as a typical lolita outfit.

I suggest you continue to do more research on the style first, but you seem to know what you are doing. Look at brand sites and the lolita community on livejournal for more inspiration.
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Unread 01-11-2009, 08:31 PM   #74
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Secretmirror180: o.o WOW! I'm actually pretty relieved with your post! =3 Yeah, I wasn't too pleased with how that outfit came out, to be perfectly honest. ^^; My friends all insisted on me making it though, and no, the bodice was horrible. That outfit didn't fit right at all, so the bodice was thrown together at the last minute to cover up the bottom of the shirt (it actually showed me tummy) The bodice was just a tube-shaped fabric with ribbon attached in a corset pattern. And the skirt was WAY too short, so I made the lace at the bottom extra long...And I was aiming for "Classic" Loli with that outfit, but my friends insisted that it looked more "Country" to them. Yes, it has "Disaster" written all over it, but at the Lolita tea party I went to, a lot of people complimented it and thought I bought it in a store, so maybe it looks a little better in person...? (though, there was this one Sweet Loli at the party that wouldn't stop giving me evil glares and scoffing, which I thought was rude, but I can see where she's coming from. ) Unfortunately, It was the only outfit I have of Loli, so it was the only one I could post...^^; Which is why I posted my drawings instead for the next post.

And that was some good feedback for the drawings! =3 The first one is my favorite, and I am hoping to make my Hime-Loli outfit like that...(except with black velvet rather than wine) And the last one was meant for special occasions (in a sense) so I'm glad it doesn't look too off. I thank you VERY much for your feedback, and will continue to do my research! =3 I'm glad I'm on the right track, and I will try to listen to my friends a little less....^^; (they do make their lolis out of broadcloth and wear cat ears...Maybe that's a sign for me to avoid a little more? D: )
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Unread 01-11-2009, 10:16 PM   #75
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I suppose while I'm here anyway, here are some outfits I drew... Are they Lolita-ish, or am I just way off?

http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs23/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg
http://fc42.deviantart.com/fs36/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg (and I'm pretty sure the one on the right is more "Aristocrat" for this one)
http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs37/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg
http://fc57.deviantart.com/fs37/i/20...by_Kim_Ai1.jpg
The third one (the one on the left specifically) would look better with just a contrast panel with lacing just at the bust area, rather than the lacing all the to the hem. And it would look nice with a simple blouse with a Peter Pan collar.

The first is, like what was mentioned, very Mary Magdalene. It is lovely! The fourth is a little busy, and I personally dislike the train/draped bit on the back hem. Perhaps losing some of the skirt details and using tea gloves over opera length would help pull it back. ^__^

I love the EGA designs, especially the one on the left!
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