I've been lurking about lolita communities and forums for awhile now, but as I live well below the poverty line I've not done anything active about my interest in the fashion. Right now though, I'm trying to build my first outfit and I would appreciate some help.
Alright, I'll show you photos of the things I have photos of.
I don't own the petticoat yet, though I'll be ordering one soon. That _is_ satin you see under the lace (though the lace is nice.)
I bought the dress for $8 at an opshop, so I can't really complain at that price...
This is homemade, and technically a work in progress. (I broke my big old needle trying to thread the ribbon through. I also have some flowers which I will attach to match the pearlish bits on the 'belt' of the dress. Does it look roughly the right shape to you guys, or should I start again. (I still have plenty of cotton, and some lace.)
Just some plain white Mary Janes. I found out that I fit into childrens shoe sizes, horray.
I have a bag too, a white one with a bow on it that I picked up at an opshop. I left it at a friends house, and so I have no photos of it at the moment.
If you can give me any help about any other accessories to add, or have anything to say about the pices I've so far aquired, please let me know. <3
Now, the main question I want to ask is one regarding footless tights. A friend of mine knows I'm trying to make this outfit. She's the kind 'o gal who things that strappy sleeveless dresses without a blouse can fit into lolita, so I'm not too keen to trust her judegement on whether footless tights count as lolita or not.
I've never in my memory seen a lolita wearing footless tights, so I want to ask you girls if wearing footless tights is alright in this style. (I found nothing about it in the memories, or a search. I'm sorry if it's a stupid question.)
Here's a picture of how the shoes look with the tights, just out of interest:
If footless tights aren't suitably loli, what would you suggest I wear? Knee high socks, or plain white tights?
Thankyou for your time. <3