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Unread 04-04-2013, 05:05 AM   #1
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An idiot thinks of starting to wear lolita.

Full title: An idiot thinks of starting to wear lolita and ponders as to whether they can do it.

I've loved lots of different Japanese fashions for a while now, and my main question is whether or not I could only wear lolita sometimes, and wear jeans and a t shirt another day, and miniskirts and thigh-highs another. I'm afraid of being frowned upon for not adhering to a set of rules and, since I never really sick to one style at all times and only wear nice clothes on good days, that I would be considered as just cosplaying lolita.

I'm fourteen, so I can't really afford that much, living in the UK and shipping and other stuff and all.

So, yeah. Good idea?

i'm so sorry this is such an infodump i don't even make sense gfdi.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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I actually had a similar question a while back. You don't have to wear lolita every day. You can just wear it to an event such as a lolita meetup or a con, or you can wear it on a regular day. No one really cares if you fully incorporate lolita into your life or not.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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There's no rule saying you could only wear lolita o_O that would be extremely impractical.
A lot of the time people into the fashion have to limit wearing it to weekends or days off because it may not be appropriate to wear to school or work. Or sometimes they just don't feel like it that day. Doesn't make them any less lolita.

So no need to worry about it
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Unread 04-04-2013, 12:04 PM   #4
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Thanks! ^.^ I forgot to ask which the best places to buy lolita from in the UK are?
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Unread 04-06-2013, 09:02 PM   #5
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Agreed, there is nothing that says you have to wear it all the time I wear sweet lolita often and rockabilly/pinup other days, which are fairly opposite to eachother!

There aren't many physical lolita shops that i know of, the big brands have some in Paris and San Fran. Most of the time you will be ordering clothing online Bodyline is a popular inexpensive lolita company, most of their items are okay quality and shipping is $10 for airmail no matter how much you order, which is good if you are buying heavy things like shoes.

For more local shopping, you can also try shopping secondhand. There is a fb group called Lolita Sales in English where many girls sell thier secondhand lolita clothing, often for cheaper than retail price And you can make a wtb looking for U.K sellers. Just make sure you read the rules!

Another big place for secondhand shopping is egl_comm_sales.livejournal.com. This requires you to have an LJ account, and make sure you read all the rules carefully before you post, but you can find great deals

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Unread 04-09-2013, 08:44 AM   #6
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Thanks! This is really useful!
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Unread 04-09-2013, 04:31 PM   #7
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Try thrifting. Go to cute vintage shops and you can often find skirts that are very loli-able.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 01:09 PM   #8
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I agree with Madam Neko, there are Facebook groups where they do Lolita sales and can sell the, for ridiculously cheap! :O There's the EGL Comm Sales as well, but if you can, you should give Taobao brands a try, Chess Story is very cute and also very cheap comparing to brands, but you'll need to look for a Taobal agent to buy these items and send them to you, Taobaoring and Dolly Poodle (FB) are really trustable Bodyline is good too :3
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