In response to the original post, people started to say, "we don't look down on you if you're not wearing burando!" And then later, there were people who were basically saying, "we don't look down on you if you're not wearing burando... except you'll never be a good enough lolita because you don't have high quality fabric."
And yes, if you look in that thread, you'll see it. I'm not making it up.
And so my question, or more of my request is - for those of you who own these "high quality materials" to provide some examples and comparisons to "non high quality." Because honestly, I'm a little confused myself. I was under the impression that some of the cottons that I've bought at the fabric store (joanns, yay!) were just as good as some of the dressy tops (not lolita) I've bought from stores.
I know it's sort of difficult to compare fabrics over the internet since it's such a tactile thing, but if any of you could at least try, that would be very much appreciated. Because it sucks to be condescended to (oh yes, and that's what it is), and I'm sure all of us would like to change that aspect in what we wear (so people DON'T say those things to us).