nikorusama (nikorusama) wrote in egl,
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How did you know which style of lolita was right for you?

I am a lolita lover, I went the whole hog and bought my first outfit (AATP sleeping beauty in ivory skirt with matching brand clothing) some time at the beginning of the year. I went to my first meet in March and enjoyed it but I felt it was a bit too much for me and I was really overwhelmed. Subsequently I sold all my lolita items and quit lolita, I didnt go on EGL for about a month or two, perhaps even three, however I couldn't help but come back and lurk for a while as I love lolita and the community and I missed it. I am also in the middle of trying out fairy kei which directed me back to EGL and especially the sales comm as I could buy some accessories from there that would work well with fairy kei. Whilst I was in lolita I stuck to classic items as I thought that they would suit me more. My family doesnt really like lolita but I am 22, nearly 23 so it doesn't matter, I still have my own way of funding lolita, just need to keep it out of their sight until I can move out, otherwise i'll get comments. My problem is, that I love lots of fashion styles and can't stick to one in particular and tend to just buy what I like, however here is the problem:- I love sweet lolita most of all, I love all the cute accessories and everything. It however wont suit me, I am 5'11 and according to my boyfriend I suit more "cool" clothing like designer clothes. I think perhaps people want what they can't have as I have never been cute, I just want to be little and cute. My question is, how did you know which style of lolita to go for? Did you just go with what you thought would suit you or for what you liked most or perhaps tried a bit of all of it? Also do you think its wise for me to get back into lolita? I really want the new vampire forest in black when it is released even though it is not sweet, i just like it. My sweet lolita crush is milky planet in yellow (skirt).... I want it so badly except its not me :(

Just a few pictures of me so you can perhaps suggest what would suit me:-

 
Close up & one to show you my height.

Thanks for your help!


EDIT: Thank you all for your lovely comments, its actually given me a lot more confidence and made me think a lot about which styles I like. As I don't think i'll be wearing lolita on a daily basis since I work in a Laboratory, I think I might just go for pieces that really jump out at me, then find things to go with that outfit. I think when I first started lolita I had already decided that classic would suit me the most even if I didnt necessarily like that style the most. I think first on my list (which is lucky because my birthday is next month) is going to be the new aatp vampire forest when that is released and I am going to go for a jsk, piffle with the length. I probably will get milky planet as well at some point when I can manage to simultaniously find one and have the right amount of money in my bank account. I have a lot of OTT sweet accessories as I really love them and find them cute. I'll be able to incorporate milky planet into fairy kei easily as well and it wont matter about the length.
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