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Three Questions. Help me out! 
17th-Nov-2012 05:24 am
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1. As of late I haven't able to find skirts and blouses in specific colors I want. So I was wondering if it would be a good idea to buy said items in white and dye them in the colors I want. Good or bad idea? Tips?

2. My body type is generally an inverted triangle (broad shoulder, large bust, small waist), so it is suggested I stay away from high-collared blouse. However, I wear turtlenecks and I generally look well in them, and the idea of accentuating my broad shoulders doesn't sound terrible to me. Should stay away from high collared blouse or throw caution to the wind?

3. I was wondering has anyone as of late bought from Little Chili Shop on ebay? I saw blouse I wanted, but I'm skeptical about the quality. Any recent reviews would be nice. (Yes, looked through the feedback, but they don't go into detail about the quality)
17th-Nov-2012 11:53 am (UTC)
Q1. I don't see why not - buy cotton to help the dye take and bare in mind the lace may not take the dye depending on the material.

Q2. I'd recommend trying on a few in a shop before buying so you can see if it does/doesn't suit you.

Q3. I used to buy a lot from LCS (until I stopped fitting the clothes) and the quality is pretty good on a lot of the items, she sells G.L.P and Punk Rave clothes. I've purchased two coats, blouses, skirts and dresses and only one had slightly scratchy lace, which just needed fabric softener.
17th-Nov-2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
1. Clothes are usually sew with polyester threads and it's veeeeery hard to dye it, so for example if you dye a white blouse to blue, threads will probably stay white.
Also zippers and some lace may be hard to dye. You have to be sure that your clothes are made from cotton, linen or vicose.
17th-Nov-2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
1) Dying is tricky if you're not experienced in it. There are a lot of variables; the fabric of the blouse itself, trims, thread, zippers, you may have to change the buttons out. That sort of thing. Do you have any experience in sewing? It may just be better to sew your own blouses if you do. Or even commission someone to make you the blouses you want in the colors you're looking for.

2) I say, if you look good in that sort of thing and don't mind showing off your broad shoulders, I don't see why not. If you can't try on the specific type of blouse you're looking for in-store, I'd buy one blouse online, maybe two, max and see how they look in a full outfit. If you like it, keep going. If not, well at least you didn't invest too much into it.
17th-Nov-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Question 1: I don't see why not, just make sure you know how to do it correctly according to the material of your skirt or blouse.

Question 2: It's because the typical Lolita silhouette accentuates the waist and makes your shoulders appear even broader. If your turtleneck is a baggy, loosely fitting shirt it's fine, but with something that's tightened in the waist, it might look a little odd.

Question 3: I never bought from them but I looked up for some reviews. Apparently they're of a good quality but not flawless (the reviews I found were for RHS). I guess it must be about the same thing for clothes, but I can't be sure unfortunately.
17th-Nov-2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
I have bought from them alot I have always had good quailty clothes from them.
18th-Nov-2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
I've got broad shoulders too; high collared blouses look fine on me (and I rock turtlenecks; I actually find them to slim down my shoulders). It's the puffy sleeves I have to watch out for! I'd opt for blouses that have a more classical (as opposed to sweet) cut, with tailored shoulders or only gently puffy sleeves.
19th-Nov-2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
2 (not an answer, but a related comment) I have very broad shoulders, and depending on how broad they are, you may not fit into some blouses and OPs, especially ones of asian origin. I prefer to opt for puffed sleeves since my shoulders can fill the air space, but it's really up to you. Plus you'll have your little waist and, you know, the massive petti to balance out any broadness.
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