I have always been under the impression that this community has many differing opinions on what type of person should wear lolita. Backlash (or positive endorsement) for ita, weeaboos, bro-lita, lesbians, faty-chans has been prevalent in secrets, arguments, and drama for years.
One of the common reasons there is so much issue over the "proper" weight to wear lolita are often the "one-size-fits-all" approach many brands take. (With the exception of BTSSB in recent years for offering multiple sizes shirts ad dresses). This often segregates the community into those that can and cannot fit into certain labels. And by proxy, this separates girls who can wear brand and who require commissions. There are of course accessories and what not, to spruce up your outfit in terms of the amount of brand (if you care about such things). But of course, the truth remains: Brand sizing limits certain people from wearing the clothing they love and in some cases, causes improper dieting, low self esteem, and eating disorders.
I recently found this article on change.org
. A fantastic website everyone should read at least once a day. They cover every issue known to man, and cite sources well, for all those skeptics out there. My favorite section is "Women's Rights
". This is an article they posted a few months back, but since I never saw it here, I am posting it now. I think it will be very interesting to read from a lolita standpoint, as it can influence the Japanese brands we like to wear. (Especially the waist size. Look for that measurement in the article.)
And as always: Let's keep the following discussion respectful! ( Collapse )Article
, March 15, 2010