Today’s favorite substyle marks the half-way point of my styles post! That’s right we are at 5 out of 10 days of non-stop fashion posts! I promise for my more nerdy readers that after this group of posts I will be doing a more nerdy set of posts – maybe even another top 10!
But onto the style of today, we have another Lolita style (number 4 is the last one I promise) and today we look at Classic Lolita!
Colour Scheme: Muted colours including dusty pastels and jewel tones
Inspiration: Regency and Victorian fashion
Popular Clothing Items: Headdresses, floral hairpieces, simpler tights
What: Classic Lolita is, according to many, one of the first Lolita substyles ever created and some even go so far to say as that it IS the first form of Lolita and that all other styles are substyles of Classic.
Classic Lolita is often considered a more mature style than say Sweet or Gothic, and many of its dresses could easily be passed off as ‘regular’ fancy event clothing.
It can be noted that sometimes Classic Lolita plays into colour schemes and prints of other substyles, particularly Gothic and Sweet, though personally I think the Gothic colour work best with the Classic aesthetic.
Common elements seen in Classic Lolita include:
- A-Line skirts rather than bell-shaped ones
- More simplistic head wear such as hair corsages, or elegant hats
- A more mature overall silhouette
- Less ‘poof’ in regards to petticoats
- Natural hair colour in wigs
What I Like: I am madly in love with the Victorian era. To be honest it is a bit of an obsession (to be completely honest I am just a vintage whore) so that is really what drew me to Lolita fashion in the first place. To me out of all the Lolita styles, classic is definitely the most ‘Victorian’ inspired.
I love the overall elegance of this substyle and real hair colours, less crazy patterns, it is just a style of less in comparison to other Lolita styles and I personally LOVE that.
What I Don’t Like: Cha CHING! All Lolita fashion tends to come with a hefty price tag. When you added the needed alterations of being a plus-size girl, Lolita is just not practical for the everyday persons wardrobe.
HOWEVER, I have been considering adding some Classic Lolita items into my wardrobe for fancier occasions, so one or two pieces will not be breaking my bank. (I predict future posts!)
Usually the next style post would be Friday but as I have my driving test that day (wish me luck), I will instead be doing the next style post on Saturday!