Monday, 17 December 2012

10 Of My Dream Lolita Dresses

I was going to do another Fashion Round-Up about Lolita but Lolita fashion is rather a large topic...you have to split it into all the separate styles you like and would wear in real life, then go from there. I got the basic Gothic, Punk and Bittersweet (just sweet prints in black/dark colours) but I thought I'd take a look at the kind of dresses that are on my wishlist. I have a rather large wishlist of dresses I love but this is partly so I can pick and choose a dress that suits my budget when it eventually comes to buying brand. I will definitely buy brand in the near future but I just can't see the point of dropping £300 on a dress...£200, yes, especially if it is very good condition or a rare print but you can easily find dresses just over £100 second hand and on auction sites.

Anyway, let's take a looksie!

Angelic Pretty - Merry Making Party in black

I have absolutely adored this dress ever since I saw this photo of, to me, the epitome of bittersweet Lolita.


 I want to look like her in every way! I think the AP Engineer boots are sooo cute too!

Angelic Pretty - Fantastic Dolly in red or pink

I really, really love this dress too and wouldn't mind it in red, pink or maybe even purple/lavender - they would all equally look great with black! I would definitely wear them with a black blouse, black tights, coloured shoes to match the dress colour and the matching hair bow. I think it'd look so cute but I wonder if it'd feel too bright for me? I'd love to try it on before purchasing but chances of that happening are slim.

Alice & the Pirates - Masquerade Theatre Print JSK in navy or black

This is wonderfully opulent and elegant - I did like it in red/bordeaux too but I'm not fond of the white ruffles/detailing on the bodice that contrasts a bit too starkly for me. I think I'd prefer this in navy so I have a bit more colour in my wardrobe.

Baby, The Stars Shine Bright - Baby Cafe Print Doll JSK in black & pink (Framboise milk?)

This is amazingly detailed and luxurious and I don't think it'd be too bright for me either. I love all the ruffles, bows and the combination of stripes and spots. There is a girl selling it for approximately £200 at the moment and I'd love to buy it but I can't afford it right now - maybe in a month or so, so I hope she still has it!

Innocent World - British Bear JSK

I fell in love with this the moment I laid eyes on the skirt in Vol. 5 of the English Gothic & Lolita Bible. I really love this enough to want it and would wear it with a black or white blouse - I think I'm okay with red as far as dark colours go. It's just so classy and beautiful, I love the tartan pattern!

Angelic Pretty - Glitter Playing Cards JSK in grey

This is a wonderfully classy piece from Angelic Pretty that has such a pretty print - I love card suit motifs!

Angelic Pretty - Macaron Tartan Rider in pink

This is amazingly cute and punky - I love the vest style bodice but it looks like this is so hard to find! >_< Maybe I could make a similar piece myself by attaching a vest/waistcoat pattern bodice to a gathered, asymmetrical skirt with black tulle ruffles peeking out on one side - cute!

Alice & the Pirates - Alice's Never Voyage Skirt in black/blue

I really love the punky, asymmetrical look of this skirt too and am more fond of it than the dress with the long sleeves and apron. I adore the print and think it'd look amazing with more casual coords too!

Innocent World - Chandelier OP in grey

This is another dress I spotted in my first ever issue of Gothic & Lolita Bible and is just sooo gorgeous and classic! It's made from thicker fabric too so is awesome when it turns a bit chillier and could even be worn to more mainstream occasions such as Christmas parties, cocktail gatherings and other social events.

Baby, The Stars Shine Bright - Alice Bambi Print JSK in black

This is an amazingly beautiful piece by Baby and who doesn't love a good Alice print? I love the traditional woodblock images of Alice in Wonderland and the gorgeous chiffon fabric makes it look so floaty and light.

I think I will definitely do more of these posts as I love window shopping for dresses until I can actually buy them! And everyone loves drooling over pretty dresses. Do you have a dress that you would give your right arm to have, my lovely readers? I'd love to see photos!

2 comments:

  1. I love the last two dresses! I've always wanted something with the... 7 Keys by BTSSB? I'm not sure about the name. I saw a stunning A-line skirt with this print on beige cotton. I eventually got at least a tote bag in pink, but it's nowhere near as pretty as the skirt was.

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    1. Wow, that sounds absolutely lovely! I'm not very good on print names though, unless they're super well known - I have a Notepad document with the names of dresses I'd love to own, so I don't forget, ha ha! My first brand item was a Baby tote bag, it's really pretty! But I know what you mean...I don't think I will consider myself owning brand until I have an actual dress or skirt!

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