Lolita Dress Concept And Classification

Lolita Dress Concept And Origin:

The term “Lolita” originates from the novel Lolita of the Russian-American writer Vladimir Nabokov in the field of literature, but in the concept of Lolita style culture, its meaning has nothing to do with the original. The name “Lolita Fashion” may have originated from “Japanese style English”, which is the vocabulary of the Japanese language that follows the pronunciation of foreign vocabulary and incorporates the meaning of national characteristics. In the beginning, Japanese Lolita style enthusiasts entrusted the meaning of “girl” and “cute” to “Lolita” which was subsequently used by other followers. In the fashion field today, the concept of “Lolita Fashion” has been recognized.

The basic style of Lolita dress is divided into three types: OP(One-Piece), JSK(Jumper Skirt), and SK(Skirt). It is equipped with KC(Katyusha), BNT(Bonnet), side clip, hair band, hand sleeve(Adornment worn on the wrist) and other small objects. The difference between Lolita and Cosplay is that Lolita is a daily dress for the enthusiast, focusing on the comfort of the fabric and the fit of the style; and Cosplay is a play on an anime character, with animation character prototype.

Origin Period:

The Lolita style originated in Tokyo Harajuku, the center of Japanese fashion in the 1970s. Young people who love to show their individuality create the unique style for themselves. A variety of street fashion styles have emerged and became popular. Lolita style is one of the most special ones. At that time, Lolita style did not develop a perfect dress system, and its appearance was considered to be an opposition to the fashion aesthetic that was becoming more and more exposed at the time. Lolita style clothing emphasizes the enthusiast as a woman elegant and lovely side, contrary to the simplistic and sexy trend of mainstream aesthetics.

Development Period:

The 1980s was the development period of the Lolita style. Maidens and romantic designs are becoming more and more popular, and this style of brand clothing is very popular.

Epidemic Period:

In the 1990s and beyond, many Lolita dress brands were founded, Lolita style was considered as a classification of fashion style, and began to be popular in a small area. At the same time, the visual rock band was born. The singers wore gorgeous and exaggerated costumes, with strong makeup, and singing in a performance style that attaches great importance to visual effects. In 2004, the aesthetic taste of Lolita dresses and wearers was recognized by people; in 2005 and 2006, Lolita style classification and dress code were summarized. Since 2010, Lolita dress lovers worldwide have gradually increased due to the spread of SNS. In 2012, the Lolita style was included in the fashion clothing museum of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which is very famous in the field of decorative arts and design. In 2013, the Japan Lolita Association was born, and tea parties and events were held around the world. More and more Lolita models and designers. “The idea of being as cute as a doll whenever” is coagulation in Lolita style, which has made Lolita style an independent fashion culture.

Lolita Dress Classification And Characteristics:

1.Sweet Lolita

Sweet Lolita is one of Lolita largest categories. It is also the most popular and recognizable category. It refers to sweet and lovely girls dressed like princesses or dolls. It carries a sense of cuteness and fantasy, showing a girl-like trait with innocence and romance. The patterns are mostly fruits, desserts, flowers, amusement parks, small animals, fairy tales etc.

2.Classic Lolita

Classic Lolita retains the quintessence of Rococo period costumes, focus on the overall line and waist tailor. The pattern and color are more mature and have a delicate, noble and generous breath. The colors of Classic Lolita dresses are mainly in shades of smoke pink, beige, burgundy, dark blue, and brown etc.

3.Gothic Lolita

The Gothic Lolita has always been involved in the development of Lolita culture. It combines the mystery, terror and other elements of the Gothic style with the Lolita style and is one of the most widely categorized classifications. Gothic Lolita dresses are black, white, dark blue and deep red. The pure color styles are simple in style. Pattern styles and ornaments are mainly composed of crosses, roses, and skull etc.

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