Yes, you read that correctly - this week I turned my gothic MMM skirt into a Wa-lolita coordinate. Many lolitas shy away from the wa substyle mainly because there was a large stretch of time where the only wa-lolita coords were far less lolita and far more ita. It's difficult to put together while still looking polished and not like a complete disaster. Additionally, many wa lolita dresses come off looking very Japanophile-at-an-anime-convention. For a while, the only images one could find of wa-lolita were of lumpy, costume satin Orientalist-patterned bodices covered in the cheapest lace possible and paired with an overly short ruffly skirt. Not something any lolita would like to be associated with, but I promise you that tasteful wa-lolita does exist! And here I hope to convert you:
Fashion Point: Matsuri Meets Mana
Yukata: Japanese Offbrand
Hair piece - Innocent World (cravat)
Gloves: Anna Sui
The two kinds of off-the-beaten-path fashion that I love are lolita and Taisho Roman which is an elegant styling of kimono. I thought what better way to celebrate these two loves than by combining them into one coordinate? I have to say that I'm very pleased with the result. I'd like to keep experimenting with wa and see where it takes me - who knows, maybe I'll make it my primary style one day!
Let me know what you think of this coord in the comments - I'd love to hear your opinions~
Be sure to check out the other lovely lolitas who participated in this week's theme!
Until next time - much love,
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