With so many cheesy, cheap cosplay styled insincere Lolita brands on the market, respectable and revered brands like Metamorphose continue to hold a true and dedicated fan base. And for good reason! Though consistent high-quality products of dresses, shoes, bags and accessories, Metamorphose continues to value it’s supporters by constantly releasing desirable Lolita fashion!
和ロリ /和ゴス？！ The Depth of Japanese Lolita and Goth Styles
Japanese Lolita fashion is as vast as it is intricate. With sub-genres focusing on girly pinks and pastels to retro punk and nihilistic blacks of gothic tones the world of Lolita is a hotpot of varied styles, senses and emotions. That said, with the majority of Lolita fashion being spawned out of the fashionable soup- kitchen that is Harajuku, (elsewise from trendy Namba/Osaka or Nagoya) there are a few key elements that connect the entirety and delicate subtleties of each sub-category of the fashion.
Uses of traditional kimono fabrics and prints within Lolita outfits is described as being和ロリ ♥ Wa-Loli / Japanese Lolita. The style is further characterized by high volume skirts which are representative of a traditional hakuma. Common coordinated looks are inspired by the student uniforms of the Taisho Era (1912-26), which followed the moderation and Western influences of the Meiji Era (1867-1912). The colorful prints and designs also contrast beautiful with typical Japanese straight black hair. ♪
Popular 和ロリ Wa-Loli Brand ✿ metamorphose temps de fille
One of the most popular brands of Wa-loli fashion is metamorphose temps de fille. The Gorgeous dresses above are perfect examples of this! With cute cranes, chrysanthemums (the national flower), lace and ribbons are part of the exquisite “Japanese Pattern Series”. The lace trim and feather pattern and origami crane motif, cutely decorated with buttons is marvelously kawaii! The Taisho-Roman series is also full of vibrant colors and delicate designs. ♪ This style of creating ethnic fabrics and techniques is also becoming very popular with the more gothic designs of fashion brand “gouk” and indie brand “彩～aya～.
Indispensable Accessories & Footwear for Wa-Loli and Gothic Wa-Loli ♥
Whilst traditional “tabi” shoes or wooden “geta” sandals would also fit with wa-loli gothic wa-loli, long boots in style of the American pioneer era or the United Kingdom’s Victorian era of fashion also work very well! ☆ Furthermore, these fashionable footwear can be used with a variety of other fashion styles, such as Steampunk which focuses heavily on antique and vintage leather accessories, corsets, lace-up boots and bags etc. ♡
Other accessories that work well with Wa-Loli and Gothic Wa-Loli are; ribbons, sash, clips, brooches, bonnets, headbands, drawstring or basket bags, along with many other items which feature elegant Japanese patterns are all highly recommended!
Coordinating Wa-Loli with Princess Style Blouses ♥
Looking good in Lolita fashion is easy! Yet looking amazing in Lolita fashion is no harder at all! By coordinating exquisite wa-Loli dresses and jumper skirts with gorgeous princess style or oscillating style sleeved blouses, strong impressionable looks can easily be achieved. The two articulated blouses featured above, are inspired by Medieval Rococo era styles, much like from the aristocratic courts of Marie Antoinette. These beautiful blouses with their tailored, flared cut and tight cuffs create an attractive slimming effect of the arms. So if looking for a delightfully charming feminine atmosphere, then look no further than mixing these divine blouses with wonderful Wa-Loli fashion! ☆
Fashion Styles that are Similar to Wa-Loli ☆
Within the world of Harajuku fashion, there are a number of other varieties and sub-genres of Lolita fashion that are similar to the Japanese Lolita, Wa-Loli style. Here are but a few with brief descriptions of the style.
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Qi-Loli : Lolita fashion fused with elements of traditional Chinese style wear.
Qi-Goth-Loli : Essentially a darker, gothic coordinated Lolita look focusing on China-dress styles.
Wa-Cyber : Cyber punk (futuristic punk styles featuring digital, space-age elements) blended with traditional Japanese kimono components.
Wa-Goth : Very similar to the Wa-Loli as mentioned above, yet with darker, gothic aspects.
Other styles which tend to focus on more regal and traditional elements also include Hime-Loli (Princess Lolita) and EGL (Elegant Gothic Lolita) etc. For more information on the varieties and subtlities of each sub-genre of Lolita fashion, be sure to check out the pleathora of other articles available on KawaCura!