Saturday, January 18, 2014

Military Lolita

Normally I don't do item updates, but this spin on military-theme Lolita really caught my eye!
I'm preparing some posts on fabric shopping and exciting markets prepping for Chinese New year (at the end of the month this year), so keey an eye out for it ;)

Anyway, Yolanda on has a military-theme set that just went up:
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I love a few details in particular

The slight flare of the double-breasted piece, which can be removed, is a softer, more feminine take on the squarish cut of military uniforms. Without the piece, the golden details can be revealed:
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The epaulette details are added to the hem of the skirt in addition to the usual location on the shoulders:
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And the high-waist skirt looks more adult and the wide belt is a wonderful touch of detail without interfering with the lace-up back design:
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Plus, the golden stitching is just gorgeous!
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What is your favorite theme in Lolita fashion? I don't wear military-style fashion much, but I really like fairytale-theme clothing NOT using prints. It may not always be obvious what the theme is, but I think when teh inspiration comes from a place of fancy, there is a bit of whimsy and more elegance than is expressed with prints, since prints are the focus and the design shouldn't be too eye-catching to take away from it.