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29th-Apr-2014 09:05 am
I never thought I would have so much difficulty finding something so basic. Even though I'm not particularly tall, I find a lot of my dresses end up higher on me than I would prefer, so I'm hoping to invest in a versatile, black underskirt to wear beneath them, preferably in chiffon.

However, I'm having a LOT of trouble even finding one. I used to think fanplusfriend had some but when I searched there was nothing, etsy only has a tiny handful and most with bustles, and ebay/google is no use as I find results referring to actual petticoats, not underskirts. Are there any suggestions for where I might be able to find one? I only need a couple inches or so of extra length, but it's a big enough of a difference to put me off of wearing my dresses to work now that it's summer and I'm not wearing tights.
29th-Apr-2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
I reserved one from Alice and the Pirates - the Lady of the Camellias Petticoat. It's a little pricey, but it's made specifically to go with lolita skirts and dresses, so it might be worth it to increase the versatility of your wardrobe.

I believe some of the Taobao lolita brands make underskirts as well, but I can't think of them off the top of my head. Maybe someone else will be able to point you in the right direction.
29th-Apr-2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
I purchased one from taobao via little dipper. it is AWESOME. for the price you can't beat it. the materials are really nice (soft chiffon) and its a godsend when you are 5'9 like I am and everything comes up short.
29th-Apr-2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
Have you checked Taobao? Little Dipper has some chiffon underskirts.
And you can check out the "underskirt" tag on this blog for a bigger list. :)
29th-Apr-2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
I believe Atelier Dormir is taking commissions for underskirts, although I'm not sure if they are chiffon or cotton. I suggest dropping them a note to check :)
29th-Apr-2014 07:14 pm (UTC)
I believe that Atelier Dormir recently started offering underskirts.
29th-Apr-2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
You should try The Floral Notebook, she makes amazing chiffon underskirts that are fully customizable in length and size for a really low price. You can find her on Facebook!
30th-Apr-2014 01:53 am (UTC)
I ordered one from Chess Story on Taobao!
It looks a bit big though for a light summer wear..
30th-Apr-2014 12:00 pm (UTC)
I would recommend you this little european indie brand:
Her "universal skirt" is a perfect underskirt and she sews it in few variations and you can choose either long or short version :)
I can say she sews really good, I love her clothing, and the prices are quite low :)
30th-Apr-2014 05:35 pm (UTC)
Dear Celine also has one available in a few colors right now:
1st-May-2014 05:36 pm (UTC)
You posted this at a good time because I was having the same problem. This is so helpful!
5th-May-2014 04:13 pm (UTC)
Here are some that I ran across while derping around on qutieland :) And underskirts are actually really simple to make if you would like, so here is a link that I had lying around. ->
Hope that helps!
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