Lolita isn’t the book by Nabokov well Lolita is a book by Nabokov but in goth fashion Lolita is the term given to a Japanese street fashion trend inspired by clothing design of the Edwardian and Victorian eras. Japan has launched a lot of fashion trends in the alt scene like Hello Kitty for the Emo Girls and Cosplay (costume play) for the Cosplay and Steam Punk Girls.
Lolita fashion started in Japan about 20 years ago and has been adopted as a current goth fashion trend especially in the US and UK. As an Edwardian example see Helena Bonham Carter’s black gown she wore to the 2011 Oscars that I wrote about. Very Lolita style. She got fn ripped on the fashion blogs for the dress: like she looked in shambles like she walked out of Dickensian novel like she looked like a Dress Lodger* but I knew what she was going for and I’m sure most Lolita fashion fans did too. I have a couple of Lolita dresses I bought on eBay Japan. But then I found this website with a lot of Lolita dresses not too out of reach spendy. I have my eye on this one:
and this one:
Likey? Mostly I wear Lolita dresses to parties cuz otherwise ppl would think I work at the Renaissance Faire as a serving wench who brings tankards of mead to the wood plank table. Yeah the Ren Faire @ here gives jobs to a lot of ppl in the summer. I was thinking about applying if I run low on cash. Don’t I kind of have a medieval fairie girl look?
*Dress Lodger is a 19th century term for a London street prostitute who would take over the dress of a hooker who had died of disease and then when/if the girl died, the dress would yet again be passed on to the next unlucky prostitute. I learned about this sad fate in one of my Fashion Design classes. This would be an example of a Dress Lodger-esque Gothic Lolita Dress:
Dresses by Milanoo.com