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noob lolita a.k.a first attempt

Back in October, I purchased my first lolita dress and decided to attempt it. I used it as a Halloween (my excuse to "try out the style") and purchased the dress from Rakuen because it wasn't too expensive. I don't think I pulled off "lolita" (like, all the rules and stuff like shape of skirt and proper use of a good petticoat) but I did succeed in trying out the fundamentals of the style. Is it for me? A lot of people (boyfriend, friends) loved it and my mom thought I looked cute, also. When I wore it to college on Halloween, a lot of people liked it, also, and although people don't USUALLY randomly insult you, I didn't get any negative remarks.

So, I'll point out what I think I did wrong and I'd like it if people here would tell me:

  • if the style is good for me
  • if I totally butchered the style and did everything wrong and should stop before I go buy brand clothing
  • what I did wrong/what could be improved
  • anything else
People say "dress for yourself" but I mean, I wouldn't walk out nude because I like it, but everyone else didn't. So as much as I love lolita, if everyone else thinks I don't look good in it, I wouldn't wear it (not often, anyway). I do dress for myself, but I also dress to represent myself, and I think that's true for a lot of people. You don't go to a job interview wearing something inappropriate because you're dressing for yourself. You dress for the employer unless, of course, you don't really want the job. :3

At a lolita fashion shoot here in Montreal, Canada:





NOTE: The other lolitas there are way more experienced than me (and also have more money for brand/can sew their own clothes, hehe) so please don't compare me to them @_@;;

I'm wearing:

Dress: Rakuen
Petticoat (although it was pretty useless): Rakuen
Headdress: Rakuen
Socks: Canadian store (Zellers :3)
Shoes: Some store downtown. Not very lolita (just heels) but they went okay, I think

What I think I did wrong:

  • Petticoat/shape of the dress (not sure it that's exactly my fault but yeah, bad dress choice?)
  • Tying the thing around my waist in the front (the dress looked really bad if I didn't do that...but a friend tied it in the back in a bow for me because she said it didn't look good)
  • Could've got better shoes (and I would've had I more money)
  • Not smiling :3


Thanks a lot!
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