schekotiki (schekotiki) wrote in egl,
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General sizing questions and... a lolita rap?

I've been lurking for way too long on this community, and I wanted to ask a general sizing question and share a piece of lolita writing I did.

 
(I did search to the best of my ability, but if anyone has already asked this, then I apologise.) Even though I've been into lolita fashion for a few months, I don't have any brand clothing yet. I have a very small build (read: NO CHEST), and though most skirts seem as if they would fit me fine, I've noticed that the sizing of one-pieces, jumperskirts, and blouses seem to run much bigger.

My question, then, is how much ease is too much? Does the adjustable waist/shirring in many items really make them one size fits all?

Secondly, at my sister's behest, I wrote a silly rap about lolita a few months ago. I think a few people (at the Vivcore forums) have already seen it, but if you haven't, please enjoy.

The EGL Unit Theme Song
When we just walkin’ down the street, people often turn and stare.
They’re nonplussed to see these teenage girls without their cleavage bare.
We’ve retreated into modesty, wrapped up in bows and frills,
Picking stockings over slutty jeans and headbands over grills.

Defiant spirit wrapped inside a frilly bell-shaped dress,
Lolita is a fashion that demands a large excess.
Yeah, these socks were thirty dollars, but don’t snicker and don’t hate.
You don’t get that it’s all worth it to look like you just turned eight.

Though our fashion isn’t normal, you don’t have to taunt and jab.
We would rather don our frilly gowns than put on something drab.
Lacy crinolines and bloomers and pink ribbons in our hair—
What you think just doesn’t matter, ‘cause we like the stuff we wear.

But if you’re rude, don’t just assume that lolis can’t kick butt.
You’ll think anew when you feel pain from parasols to the gut.
We will kick your shins in platforms and throw hot tea on your face,
And you’ll rue the day that you poked fun at ribbons, pearls, and lace.

EGL-Unit in the hizzouse, yo.
Tags: discussion: misc, discussion: size in lolita
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