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 n Victorian eras. Japan has launched a lot of fashion trends in the alt scene like Hello Kitty for the Emo Girls n Cosplay (costume play) for the Cosplay n Steam Punk Girls.
Lolita fashion started in Japan about 20 years ago n 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 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 n 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:
n this one:
Likey? Mostly I wear Lolita dresses to parties cos 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 n then when/if the girl died from same disease, 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