Is there a place for tea parties and frilly dresses for women in the 21st century? The answer is a resounding yes from these lolita fashion ladies!
Lolita fashion is a subculture that originated in Japan but has now spread around the world. While there are many sub-styles, in general it’s an elegant look inspired by Victorian clothes with lots of frills and bows. Meet-ups are a big part of the culture and are often lady-like outings for tea parties or picnics. These events offer an opportunity for girls to get together in their fanciest outfits and have a good time together. I was able to attend one such meetup, an international tea party in Tokyo organized by our hostess Ai Akizuki.