Sweet Lolita Fashion
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Lolita fashion (ロリータ・ファッション Rorīta fasshon) is a fashion subculture originating in Japan
that is based on Victorian-era clothing, but the style has expanded greatly beyond Japan. The Lolita look began primarily as one of modesty with a focus on quality
in both material and manufacture of garments.
The original silhouette is of a knee length skirt or dress with a "cupcake" shape assisted by petticoats, but has expanded into various types of garments including
corsets and floor length skirts. Blouses, knee high socks or stockings and headdresses are also worn.
Lolita fashion has evolved into several different sub styles and has a subculture that is present in many parts of the world.
The movement started in the late 1970s in regional Japan and slowly began to spread as various trendy clothing labels and boutiques began to sell items that would be considered
'Lolita' by today's standards.
In the 1990s, Lolita fashion became better recognized, with bands like Princess Princess becoming popular
at the time. These bands wore intricate costumes,
which fans began adopting as their own style.
commonly referred to as Puri-Puri
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The style soon spread and ultimately reached Tokyo where it became popularized throughout Japanese youth culture.
Today, Lolita fashion has gained global popularity and can even be found on the racks in department stores in Japan.
Lolita fashion exploded in the West after the release of 'Kamikaze Girls'
(下妻物語 Shimotsuma Monogatari, "Shimotsuma Story"),
film adapted from the popular light novel, and subsequent manga, Shimotsuma Monogatari.
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Lolita fashion has evolved into several different sub-styles, such as,
Princess Lolita (aka Hime Lolita or 姫 Lolita),
Shiro & Kuro Lolita,
Ōji Lolita (Boystyle),
Guro (Gore) Lolita (aka 'Broken Doll' style),
Wa Lolita (aka Wa rori 和ロリ),
Qi Lolita and
- and has become a recognizable subculture in many parts of the world, and there is a growing group of dedicated
western Lolita fashionistas who wear Lolita clothing on a semi-regular or even a day-to-day basis.
ŌJI LOLITA (Boystyle)
SHIRO and KURO LOLITA
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