What is Classical Lolita fashion?
Classical Lolita is one of the subsets of Lolita fashion, a style of street fashion that originated in Japan during the 1980s. The fashion is largely an adaptation of Victorian clothing, mimicking the attention to detail as well as the bell-shaped silhouette of the knee-length skirts that were worn by Victorian girls; Lolita fashion also borrows certain elements from the Rococo fashions of the 18th century. While the fashion stresses elegance and modesty, it largely builds on the principle that "dress is a form of art." Classical Lolita, in particular, is the most historically-oriented subset, as it aims to create a more mature look than the others, namely Sweet Lolita. As with all the other styles, Classical Lolita stresses modesty and elegance, but it places extra emphasis on elegance; this style is mature, refined, and classy, but also youthful. The most notable Classical Lolita brands include Innocent World, Mary Magdalene, Victorian Maiden, and Juliette et Justine.Cappuccino
This is another mostly-brown coordinate that I based on an outfit from the 1920s. The design features an empire waist with a chiffon neck-tie and matching chiffon lower-sleeves in blue and yellow polka dots; the faux wrap overskirt features a blue and cream kimono-inspired pattern. Because the dress is simple, I added a long strand of beads in cream and orange, and sheer stockings to match the neck-tie and lower-sleeves. For the head dress, I went with a brown turban that's decorated with cream and yellow calla lilies, since turbans were still popular in the '20s and I thought it might be a nice change of pace. Turbans haven't been used in Lolita outfits as far as I'm aware, and, while they probably won't go with most coordinates, they work with a more contemporary outfit like this. They're also another option for Lolitas who have very short hair and can't wear the giant bows and hair clips that are popular right now.
Dahlia © ~Seitou