I never thought about it before, but my wardrobe is pitiful. I have worn lolita on and off since 2007, and I really wear the same 3 pieces over and over. So lets bring on the goods! Never before on display, my entire lolita wardrobe:
**~** OPs and JSK **~**
|Anna House OP|
For a long time this was THE dream dress.
Sadly when it got to me the bow was torn, and I repaired it by adding the sash under the bust to cover the hole.
|Bodyline Rose Print JSK|
One of two Bodyline pieces I own. I wear the heck out of this JSK.
I learned that Bodyline is too short from me, so both pieces I own from them I added some extra fabric at the waist.
|Bodyline Rose Print OP|
The second of my "too short in the middle" Bodyline pieces.
I removed a LOT of scratchy lace from this piece, and its not bad, but I don't wear it much.
|Handmade White Sprig OP|
This is my second attempt at sewing for lolita. I have always liked the idea of this dress,
but something in the execution has always felt... disappointing.
**~** Skirts **~**
|Handmade Black Skirt|
Plain black skirt, nuf said.
|Mottled Green Skirt|
This is probably my most worn lolita piece. It has a rather long history in my wardrobe. This WAS my very first brand piece. It started its life as this. Yes, a Meta OP. I was in love with the shiro/kuro look, and I snapped it up cheap on the sales com, as this dresses 4th (yes 4th) owner. It never fit right, and was the victim of a tea stain I couldn't get out, so I dyed it and cut it down. Now it gets more wear than any other piece I own,
and I love the marbled effect I got with the dye.
**~** Tops **~**
|Cardigans, All Off Brand|
Left to right: Mudd, Talbots, and Sweetness
Both thrifted and remade. I swear the left one is black, but it photographed very poorly.
**~** Accessories **~**
|Except the white hairbow and the black headband that are off brand,|
everything is handmade here. The ring off to the right and earrings are hard too see,
but the ring is a spoon ring, and the earrings are cupcakes!
|Shoes, Left An*tai*na Right Bodyline|
So that is it. 7 years of lolita summed up in 12 pictures. Somehow all laid out, my beloved wardrobe seemed very small, very beginner. It doesn't LOOK like I have worn the fashion ever before. I see the wardrobes of girls who become lolitas when I did - after I did- and their wardrobes span pages, full of brand and perfectly chosen handmade frills. A week, then two, then three went by and I never posted my wardrobe to the EGL comm. I nearly deleted all the pictures without ceremony, but then had second thoughts.
Why should I hide the wardrobe that a month ago I loved so dearly? Clearly my tastes have changed over the years, and early pieces aren't so bad. Aline is in again, I have lots of fabric left over from sewing projects. Perhaps my disappointment with my wardrobe should be a call to action, to revisit each piece and try to bring out its full potential. A rose sprig skirt with neat ribbon trim would be darling! A white dress with frothy ruffles, and brown trimming would put new life into my spring coords. Why should I stew? There is work to be done! Stay tuned for new outfit snaps as dresses get new life!
<3 kimberly="" p="">3>