In past years, I separated my wardrobe out into Lolita and Dandy clothing. This time I'm just throwing everything in at once. Mostly because many of the accessories and coats I wear with both Dandy and Lolita, so separating them out would have been a task.
I photographed almost all my main pieces, but when it came to accessories I just chose a few key representatives.
Medusa Couture Bonnets.
Luntic Lemony Lolipop Headbands.
Red and white Accessories
My most used Handbags.
Banned Clothing bat-embroidered cardigan.
Putumayo cross pattern knitted bolero.
Vintage surgical corset.
Restyle Skeleton Belt
Offbrand red leather belt.
White Metamorphose Blouse.
White "Lab coat" style Metamorphose Blouse.
Vintage white blouse.
F+F bat tailed coat.
offbrand black tailcoat and point collared shirt.
AATP Black Tailed Waistcoat
AATP White and Cream striped wailcoat.
Lady Sloth, Waterhouse Painting Waistcoat
AATP Black and Green stripe waistcoat
Cream BOZ Roland Jacket
F+F gold brocade waistcoat
Metamorphose cream coat
Bunny And Black Nurse JSK.
I got this on pre-order, and despite getting it so long ago, have never worn it.
I accidentally ordered it too big, and still haven't got around to having it altered.
Angelic Pretty Candy Treat JSK.
This is almost too sweet for me, I've only worn it once or twice over the last several years.
I initially liked it as it was the closest thing to an actual Guro dress avaliable, due to the red/white colour scheme. But in recent years I've pretty much replaced it with less sweet items.
Royal Princess Alice Ghost JSK
Souffle Song Cathedral Print OP
AATP White Coat
BTSSB Marie Antoinette JSK
Metamorphose Wonder Silhouette OP
Dangerous Nude; Medusa's Severed Head Skirt.
Haenuli Stained Glass print JSK
Metamorphose Winged Cross print OP
Angelic Pretty Holy Lantern special set JSK
Putumayo Red OP
AATP Funeral Procession OP
Metamorphose Dim Light JSK
Blood Splatter Stockings.
Nude Sox stiched up tights (and bandage stockings in packet)
Sourpuss blood drip socks.
Offbrand bandage leggings.
Triple Fortune Blood Drip Skirt.
(had to photograph this one draped over the sofa, as the ruffle around the bottom makes it impossible to lie flat)
AATP: Vampire Forest, Vampire Requiem and Vampire Nocturne JSKs
AATP: Vampire Requiem and Vampire Prelude
Metamorphose White and Black Cross Skirt.
Violet Fane "Asylum" Skirt.
H.Naoto White OP
Phantom and the Maiden white and gold bat embroidered JSK
OTT was always a sweet lolita thing, until recently when OTT Goth and OTT Classic started becoming popular for major events and conventions. I think this is only going to get bigger! And even more niche styles will pick up on it., and even whole OTT outfits on one single motif nevermind one specific style. Wings, Staffs, Huge hats, decorated glasses with themed chains, many many layered skirts that can be seen from out the bottom of the each other. Skirts worn over dresses, worn over underskirts and so on.
2. Simple OldSchool will also come back.
As an equal and opposite to the utter madness of extreme OTT, I think very simple, solid colored, barely accessorized old school outfits will also be a trend.
All pink and white outfits, with no print and black platforms, with a white rectangle headdress.
These two styles might be seen as "rivalling" each other, the way Goth Vs Sweet is sometimes joked about as a rivalry.
3. Mainstream Shoes
The days of specially made tea parties with bows front and back are fading out. These will still be popular, but probably seen as an old-school thing.
Mainstream fashion heels, flats, loafers and brouges will replace the specifically Lolita Shoe.
This is one may seem like purely wishful thinking on my part, but, with the recent Gurokawa and menhera fashions, and even Triple Fortune bringing out an explicitly Guro Lolita print last year.
I really think Guro might be in for a little bit of a boost!
5. Non-Lolita Brands worn with Lolita outfits.
More non-lolita Japanese fashion brands will become popular among lolitas, and items from these brands will appear more and more in lolita fashion outfits.
This week's Lolita Blog Carnival theme is "One Main Piece, Four Seasons".
Basically, using one main outfit piece, create a co-ord that is appropriate for each of the four seasons.
I chose Angelic Pretty's Holy Lantern special set JSk for my main item.
No blouse, in fact, no sleeves at all. I would probably have put in a short sleeved blouse with this one but I actually dont own any short sleeved blouses.
Ankle socks, because those are always handy in summer. Still lacy, still cute.
The matching hair clip that came with the jsk, I imagine in a simple natural hairstle, as a wig might be too warm.
Much the same as summer, but with full length lace tights instead of ankle socks and I added a long sleeved white blouse. It's still airy and light, but with a little extra protection.
A vintage, velvet cardigan over the blouse and dress for a little extra warmth.
Thick knee-high socks, and ankle boots to keep your feet warm too.
I changed the white blouse for a black cutsew. The thicker material is a little cozier.
I added a knit bolero, instead of the velvet cardigan as it is a little thicker and cozier.
The boots are knee-high, and have a fluffy lining, they're warm even in the snow!
And a matching hat, that can still be worn with the clip on the side, for a last touch of warmth.