>>8791535 I really like your coord! there's no need to feel insecure about it imo. I love both bags ad i think both would be a great fit. maybe the heart bag would give this outfit a "sweeter" touch while the IW one looks more classic. I personally would choose the heart shaped one because the dress has more of a sweet style. i personally would rather go for some white gloves instead of wrist cuffs, but the cuffs also look cute and would be a good fit. don't worry too much, you made good choices. i'd love to see a picture of this coord worn.
this is actually my first coord, so i'd love any help with changing, taking out, or adding anything, since im pretty new to lolita. i've done a lot of research and asked opinions of my lolita friends, but i'd love any help or advice if i've missed anything! I've got a soft spot for ott sweet, haha.
Need some help! I'm wearing this tomorrow but I'm pretty lost in terms of headwear. I'm trying to make this extravagant dress kind of normalfag and casual. My inner Momoko is telling me that I need some sort of headwear, but I'm lost. I'd usually opt for a headbow, but I'm trying to look normie for once. I'm thinking a loose low bun with the navy ribbon clip pictured. Any other suggetions for headwear? The tights are just knit lace, and I'm trying to choose between the navy loafer-heels and the white heels. Any other input is much appreciated!
>>8792055 This is adorable! What a great first coord, and long live OTT sweet. Everything looks really good except the wristcuffs, they look cheap. The ones from bodyline are pretty dang good, but you might as well invest $30 in a pair of cute AP ones if you see yourself wearing sweet lolita more. Also, what about your blouse?
>>8791708 I've read that the collar on this dress is stark white, I'd just ditch the cream. It doesn't look intentional. A red beret would tie things in well, just pick up a $5 one on ebay, but I can see white working too. White tights and shoes that match the bag seem like the best course.
>>8791535 I think you kind of have 2 directions going here. For the IW bag, you'd probably want slightly more mature white heel shoes, they would look great with the bag and socks. And like the other anon said, replace the wristcuffs with lace gloves. Or in the other direction, keep the tea parties and wristcuffs and use the AP bag and use a blue headbow instead of the veil.
>>8792357 I'm >>8792055, thank you so much for the help! I'll definitely switch out the wrist cuffs, and I'll try to get an AP pair! Oh and it's probably hard to see under the caplet, but it's an OP under there (sorry for tiny image haha)
I'm rather new to lolita and my favorite substyle is classic, but the majority of my main pieces are black. I need help with accessories, I don't want to look too gothic, so what are some staple accessories for a classic lolita?
I am relatively new (about 6months) so take my opinion with a grain of salt. >>8792401 Hats (like boater hats), boston bags or detailed elegant, not novelty bags, ornate/flowery bonnets, floral patterns, tights rather than OTKS...you can probably offset the gothic with things like pearls, feminine hats, and your hair and makeup (pic related, dont remember where I got it from but it definitely looks more classic than goth even without the full coord showing). Also be open to other colors besides black for legwear and blouses.
>>8792357 That bow doesn't really seem to match the navy of your dress and shoes (which look really good together btw...and I'd definitely go with the navy shoes!). Maybe a white hair flower/other themed barrette would look better. Also depends on the color of hair you're going with. I find with dark hair black or navy might blend in for photos, but I could imagine blondes might have a similar problem with white. Also idk if this is tipsy me speaking or not but I think a lavender blouse might look cute with that JSK...might mess up the balance you have going already but as it is now the contrast between the navy JSK and the white blouse looks kind of strong (but that could just be from the lighting in the picture)
>>8792415 Forgot to ask for my own advice. I posted this coord in the last thread but I've made a few more decisions. I finalized three pieces of head-wear of three shoes to choose from and I'd like some advice on which choice to go with.
>>8792401 this looks beautiful, anon :) I can alway recommend pearl necklaces for classic outfits or necklaces which have pearls in it. Necklaces with key-or cameo shaped pedants or plastic blossoms are also great. I also love flourishes! just make sure that they don't look bulky, too "modern" or have a lot of glitter (zircons) on them. Avoid choker, even though they may look beautiful I always find them strange with Lolita.
Here some examples i like: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91Vv8nio9hL._UX575_.jpg ( i own this and i love it to my classic coords)
>>8791708 I think you have a number of headwear options and either a white beret or white or wine colored bow would be fine. I was kind of thinking that a round brim hat like pictured could be cute too since it picks up the brass and yellow-brown tones. You could dress it up with a white or wine ribbon too. If the straw looks too country you can find similarly styled ones in wool/felt.
>>8792417 This is a bit of a mess. You need to change the tights, your coord is all dusty pink and then those are very pink-pink, they don't match the bag or the ring either. I would ditch all three of those and go for tights in the same shade as the blouse, a brown bag to match the brown shoes on the left and a ring to match the brooch. Brown shoes on the left, the others are kinda ok for normalfag or otome but not super lolita. The headdress looks like yet another non matching pink, so I'd go for the flowers instead
>>8791535 I think the rectangular bag and white shoes in a slightly more elegant style would be best. If you could find white wrist cuffs with blue bows that would be ideal but the ones you have work. If you could find the crystal pegasus necklace in clear it would look really neat with this!
>>8792357 Thank you! Don't worry whites actually match except for the shoes I will go with camel instead as the bag. >>8792507 I have a hat like pic related, which I will change the colour of the ribbon on it. Thank you so much!
>>8792753 it looks cute to me, anon, but the gold needs to be represented on the upper half of your coord too- it's only at the bottom at the moment. maybe a treble clef gold hairpin or brooch, or find a headbow with some gold accents
I'm working on a simple coord for a hanami event in March and I'm a bit stumped on headwear. I'm not sure if I should go with brown (a beret or a bow?) to go with the bag&shoes or if I should try finding something in antique pink like the skirt. The top is a bit hard to see but it's this http://item.rakuten.co.jp/dreamv/521708/ and I'll be wearing the dark pink rose bracelets with it. I'll also be switching out the cord that comes with the skirt (l353) to something nicer.
>>8792753 The top half of your coord is kinda boring since all the print and pops of colour are on the bottom. At the very least I'd get a necklace with a gold chain and either cat or music themed, and get some sort of gold accent in your hair rather than the plain black bow
I know wearing antlers makes it a bit ott but I am still trying to do an overall more simpler look. I suppose I'll have to see when everything gets here, but would it be odd to wear the headbow or the beret with the antlers or should I just stick to those by themselves? I feel like I want to add a little something else to my head area but I'm not sure what.
Not pictured are wristcuffs, trying to find some that are black with a red bow on them.
I purchased pic related in Babys winter sale because I think it's beautiful but I just know the purple's gonna be a bitch to match. I'm thinking I'll have to use brown for accessories but I'd love to get some suggestions for what colours you gulls think I could use?
>>8791622 I agree that you should change out the tights to something more true-black in color, but otherwise I think this is pretty cute. Do you have a purse you're planning on using?
>>8792055 This is super cute! The only thing I'd worry about is the pink of the shoes matching the pink in the socks/dress, since that seems like a brighter, more saturated shade than the shoes. Those bunny ear/bow barrettes are adorable, btw.
>>8792357 I vote for navy shoes. If you really wanted to normalfag this up, use brown shoes and a brown bag.
>>8792753 I think a cat-ear bowler hat would be especially cute with this coord, anon. I agree with >>8792755 that you should add some necklaces or a nice brooch to the upper half of the outfit to balance it.
>>8792843 I think brown headwear would look lovely with this.
>>8792870 I like the general idea you have here. I worry about that blouse's cut looking a bit off with that jsk, though. I want to see picks of the hat once you've put the charms on it!
>>8793339 So for one thing I had no idea that OP could look so cute with a ribbon belt, that's amazing. As far as the antlers go, I personally think they'd be cute with the beret. They might get a little lost next to the headbow, however.
>>8793645 Grey, brown like you said, or a light green color. Not like a bright mint but something a little dusty and more natural might look really nice, especially as a pop of color in a brown/purple coord.
>>8792513 Yeah, I figured I had some problems with colors. I tend to get attached to pieces and then go blind to whether or not they'll actually match. Working on replacing some pieces now. Thanks for the help!
>>8794144 Not them but I think this looks all right. Only thing I can say is I'm not a fan of the silver toned jewellery with this- stick to one metal. Also not big on fake diamond blingy stuff but the idea of bringing out the purples in jewellery. That peachy colour is like many vintage carved shell cameos I've seen. Really don't like that brooch.
>>8794144 Yeah I definitely think it works better. I'd be more keen on a plain brown bag, but that one could work. If you're going to go with silver jewellery stick with silver throughout, don't mix metals. Also the necklace may add too much detail at the neck with the brooch and bow already
>>8794144 This looks much better, I would suggest: >don't use the brooch; it's too blingy for a soft classic look >keep the necklace, I think it's cute >only use the gold ring with the white flowers, not the blingy silver one >a plain brown bag would be nice, but that could possibly work, too >the tights are better, either could work but I'm leaning towards the ivory
Salon de the rose jsk in lavender + OTKs are on their way to me. Trying to find a good headpiece to match since I'm not a fan of the bonnet from the set, or bonnets in general. I'm thinking of going with AP's mirage canotier or classical champagne headbow. I'm relatively new and am not familiar with as many pieces, so if anyone knows of headpieces that you think would look good with this I'm all ears.
>>8794784 dude i think you should put something brown as a second layer on the top, like a brown cardigan/bolero maybe.... (leaning towards cardigan because of beret - i personally just like it when people wear berets and cardigans together) since it's a simple coordinate i'm looking at stuff from brands like axes femme. i found 2 things there but one is all sold out.... sorry.... at least it's kind of a start? http://shop.axesfemme.com/femme-%EF%BC%88%E3%82%AD%E3%83%83%E3%82%BA%EF%BC%89%E5%88%BA%E7%B9%8D%E5%85%A5%E3%82%8A%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%83%BC%E3%83%86%E3%82%A3%E3%83%9A%E4%BB%98%E3%82%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%87/brandproduct/femme/0/MR167X46K/?cat=200201&swrd= (sold out) and http://shop.axesfemme.com/femme-%E3%82%B4%E3%83%96%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%83%99%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88%E3%83%AC%E3%82%A4%E3%83%A4%E3%83%BC%E3%83%89%EF%BC%AA%EF%BC%AB/brandproduct/femme/0/IM412X09/IM412X092814904024127/?cat=100&swrd= (not a cardigan lol)
i have really bad taste in legwear and need help (probably going to go with just white ap otks/white tights)
>>8794843 No problem Anon, they really are great shoes and considering I have bigger then Asian feet (25.5) elegant shoes are a miracle. I'm really considering ordering another pair in my next Taobao order.
And it's not bad advise at all! The top does come with a rose corsage but I have no idea how nice it'll be.
has anyone ever tried putting a seifuku top under a jsk? I have pic related and I want to make a sort of sweet sailor lolita coord, but I have no idea if the sleeves/neckline would look extremely tacky
>>8797076 I have this JSK and a galaxy seifuku top at my parent's house, I'll give it a shot and get back to you tomorrow anon. I'm thinking the neckline will be difficult though because the neckline of the JSK sits fairly high. Whether it's tacky isn't the question, imo. If you're going to do it, this is a good JSK to do it with because the print is both nautical and cutesy.
I'm working on my first ever coord and I'm stuck on the headwear. Does anybody have some recommendations? Also since this is my first coord, please tell me if this looks hideous so I don't end up embarrassing myself.
>>8797106 I like the general idea, anon! Maybe search for some tights that have pink and brown in them. also, for headwear, a hat similar to the one in the print would be cute, or you could wear a pink and brown bow- it depends on the color of your hair/wig
>>8797109 Chiming in to say I think this is a good idea. Also, are those music notes on your tights? You might not want to mix motifs too much. Stick to themes that are feature on the print or solid white.
I'd get a cute ladylike bag that matches your shoes, too. Maybe some a delicate necklace and bracelet. All in all, this is a good first attempt at a coord!
>>8797127 I think it's a touring hat? I usually just search local vintage shops or the vintage section of etsy.
>>8797076 There are lolita blouses and cutsews with sailor collars if you want that option, doesn't have to be a seifuku top . I think the trouble will be matching the blue and the front of the collar being too low.
>>8797162 I thought about hunting down an AP one but I didn't want to spend the money for something I wasn't sure would work. I'd rather get a cheap $25 seifuku to experiment with than drop $60-100 to have it potentially look terrible
>>8797181 The one in the pic I posted was like $12 on Taobao. The quality isn't amazing, but it's decent enough, good for the price. I know you said it wasn't quite what you were looking for, but here's the link just in case.
>>8794148 >>8794271 >>8794760 Thanks guys, you're definitely right about the brooch and the blingy ring. I'm going to go with gold instead of silver since I feel like it goes better with the dress and the ring with the flowers is gold and I think it's really pretty. I found this brooch on etsy I'm thinking of getting, I think it's a lot better. I really like the idea of the cameo but I want to play up the flowers in the print with the brooch. Might try to find a cameo ring though!
>>8795993 seconding the vest being redundant. A cute frilly bolero would do a lot more for you, and would work well to balance your thin shoulders out. That blouse looks a little plain though, good on you picking a nice jabot. This needs like, fancy black gloves that continue the pearl motif. I also suggest getting heraldry motif OTKs...Teja Jamilla fleur-de-lis tights would go well with it, but the gold would need to be echoed in your bag choice...so maybe not. Definitely go for gold as an accent color if you can though.
Hello gulls!! So I posted this in the last thread right before it auto saged and was hoping to get a little more concrit on it!!
I have never done a coord based on a JSK without a pattern to draw color inspiration from, so I hope I am not too far off with using brown as the accent color. The green is just such a weird one to coord with. I am going with the blonde wig, the brown is just to show the beret! Any advice or suggested is appreciated!!
Oh god ok i am desperate for help. So im trying to pull off a military coord for an upcoming meetup, but military is so far out from what i usually do even though i love it. I have Wonder Queen in black so I kind of want to go for a royal military/soldier kind of look.
The boots pictured aren't the exact boots ill be wearing, imo mine are cuter, but that is the closest i could find. I figured the jacket might help the jsk look more military inspired As far as headwear i have no idea at all. The hat is cute but idk if it can work for this? And legwear? I have lace topped otks, tights, both ivory and black, but im not sure what. I love this series so much, please help me to not look like shit in one of my favorite AP dresses!
Well, sorry for the super shitty picture, my phone camera is working really bad lately I dont know why. The blouse, wirstcuffs and socks have a very similar cream tone. And the dress, heabow and shoes are also the same navy.
My problem is that I feel I'm lacking a red touch and accsesories. What would you recommend? What woud you change gulls?
>>8797740 Maybe burgundy tights to tie in with the bag and draw out the red in the print? I imagine not much will show between the hem and the boot-tops. I don't like that particular hat with the jacket. Colors match, but it looks like a 20th century field cap, too modern/casual for the jacket and tallboots. A shako would suit the jacket best but then you'd look too costumey. I dunno, a beret or tam?
>>8797816 I quite like the red understated, really love all the crown motifs. How are you doing your hair? it can be hard to balance those crowns out. What is the pile of lace with the bows on top, wristcuffs and brooch or something else?
I kind of wish it was one of the wide round necked frilly chiffon blouses with little three quarter sleeves and a long, simple necklace.
Not exactly coord help but I was hoping you gulls could help me figure out what to do to make the bodice of this dress look less awkward? I really hate the white lacing, but the print is gorgeous and I don't want to pass up on the dress. I was thinking I could replace it with gold or brown ribbon? Or leave it out entirely?
So I recently got one of my most desired dream dresses and have to face the fact tha tI have little to match with it. This is what I could put together with what I own. Any suggestions would be very appreciated.
>>8798191 Seriously? Striped socks have been around in lolita for years (although they're a bit of an ita staple too). It entirely depends on the socks, your coordinating ability and the outfit. Plenty of brands make striped socks specifically to match certain dresses.
>>8797968 Holy shit that blouse would be amazing with Krad Lanrete's jellyfish dress.
>>8798291 You should just alter it into a skirt, the whole white satin waistband is really awkward looking and the waist ties aren't removable so you won't be able to cover it up with a sash or belt or anything. The print is too lovely to abandon to that awful bodice.
>>8798682 I love how the crossed straps on the RHS echo the framing of the designs on the dress, A+.
Hey Anons. I recently bought this though I have removed the really dumb overskirt thing. I'm looking for coord ideas. I'd really like to coord it with a black blouse and tights, with gold details. Do you think that would work or would black be too harsh for it? I primarily wear gothic and classic. Thanks.
I'm trying to put together a coord for Chess Story's Le Printemps II JSK and I feel super lost. I want to pull out the blue more (maybe switch the shoes out for blue ones?) & include some bird themed jewelry but I can't find anything. I'm also not sure what blouse to wear with this neckline or what headwear to choose.
>>8800094 Eyy, anon, I was just about to post about me putting together a coord for Le Printemps II in mint. The only thing I'd recommend changing is the shoes, I think ivory or the same creamsicle color would be better than stark white-- I think trying blue shoes would be way too much of a sudden pop of color in one spot.
I'd stick to blue accessories, instead of trying to put in a large block of it. Maybe a necklace, or shoe clips with a hint of blue-- I'm sure you could find a lot of bird accessories in blue, but I'm unsure of what search terms for taobao to use.
This hat could be cute, depending on the actual colors of it: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3-c.w4002-11138214059.88.nxWjJR&id=520590828969
This bracelet, too: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.39.BOadSQ&id=45648552721&ns=1&abbucket=3#detail
I would like some opinions on this coord so far. I have a couple different blouse and bolero choices I'm going to try out, but this one just felt right when I tried to envision it all together. My biggest problem is finding good accessories, since I always seem to hit a wall there. I want to find some nice Norse inspired jewelry and such, but it's hard to find any feminine pieces in a sea of pagan metal bro wear.
>>8797855 Yeahhh ive been looking at shako and the only ones i can fond are band uniform shako. They look pretty neat, but they look just a bit "much". Maybe I'll keep the jacket and stick to the headbow it came with? And i love your burgundy tight suggestion! I dont think i have any that color that QUITE match, but maybe i can find some wine/gold diamond tights/socks?idk I'll look around! Thankyou!
>>8800377 I think the boots will match the JSK nicely, everything else looks iffy. I don'treally see the shade of the blouse on the print of the dress and the shawl will most likely hide and unbalance the JSK's colors. Same problem with the headdress, if you can find a headdress with some brown on it that would be nice. A white blouse would probably your safest option too. The tights don't seem to match either the aesthetic of the JSK nor theme.
You have a really solid start; great, simple main piece for a first coord!
I'd say stick with the white socks because it'll make your top half clash too hard with your bottom half. The ones you have are good, but if you can find some that are predominately pink with brown details, or white/ivory with brown details, then you'd be good. I'd suggest checking BTSSB San Fran for some socks; they have a few good pairs on sale right now. I would suggest doing ivory with this coord, but you'd have the change the blouse as well, which to be honest the blouse kinda throws me off. Something more delicate and lolita oriented like pic related would work much better, in my opinion. You could get something similar for around $50-60 if you search around on the second hand sites a little.
I think a straw boater would be really cute with this coord, as well!
>>8800136 Probably not unless you have a dress that combined the white and ivory colours. That's the only way I've seen it look good
>>8800377 Not convinced about the bolero but the rest is pretty nice. I can't help you with the accessories - I have the same issue!
>>8799597 I'm not convinced about black. I think you could have black accents, but a black blouse and tights would be too much unless you're basically covering the blouse with a non black bolero. Maybe black could work in a warmer weather outfit with a short sleeve blouse and ankle socks.
However, the color of the boots is more what I'm worried about over the color of the blouse. The JSK is very red-purple in person and not very brown, though it has brown in it. I have some ivory shoes, but I can only see those unbalancing things more. The tights match okay because the print is covered with roses (though they're hard to see), but I'd appreciate other suggestions, since I'm hitting a wall there, as well.
The shawl I could easily lose, and I have a couple different boleros that won't hide so much that I'll give a go. Thanks for that, I didn't think about how it could cover too much.
The headdress I want to keep in the coord; it's made of the same exact lace as is on the JSK, but I'll definitely change out the roses and tie-ribbons, since it all is detachable.
If anyone could link me any recommendations for jewelry or shops that could possibly have something good for this, then I'd really appreciate it!
>>8799597 Black would look okay, but I think navy or another deep blue would look really opulent.
>>8800136 I think you can do white + ivory if it's an ivory JSK and you add a third color. Do something to tie in the pink (red? I can't see) on the tights; corsage, hatband, detachable bows, waist sash, w/e.
Can I get some input on this coord? I want to wear this dress to an upcoming convention and so far this is what I have in mind (sorry for bad blouse picture, I couldn't find a pic of similar enough one and had to take my own). I'm not really sure about legwear, I have fleece-lined black tights but I also have some black with brassy details knee-highs. As for wigs I have a long flax Lockshop wig and a dark brown long GLW one, but I don't know which will look better with the red.
I'm trying to coord cream cat that I got a few years ago. I thought ti'd be a cute coord to wear to a cat cafe or something. Kind of kicking myself that I bought the ears instead of the headbow but well...there they are.
I'm kind of iffy on the socks since the print is really busy, I might just switch them out for something more plain.
>>8803747 Thanks anon! The socks are IW tea time OTK's and the boots are from here >http://world.taobao.com/item/41379578078.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7700824.w4004-8988265022.8.PKGmSi
>>8803835 You're probably right anon. Every picture I've seen of that cardigan has been varying in color depending on who took the photo. So I'll probably take your advice and just go with a pink bolero.
Gulls, can you help me out? I've just purchased Gardenberries but I'm a little worries about head/leg wear. I have a cream blouse, but would black leg wear (I was thinking those rose patterned tights?), black shoes and a black headbow with the clip bow be too dark? What should I have for neckwear? I plan on wearing a milk tea coloured wig and the JSK is black.
I thought about wearing my wine red/brown wig but my other option with that is a cream beret, which I think would unbalance the whole look.
Also is a black leather pouch embellished with fern designs an acceptable bag to carry? I'm very very new.
Doing in a taobao order soon, and stuck on whether these accessories really work together, and whether or not to buy them. I'm thinking of switching the rattan box to one closer to the shade of the boater, and finding better socks. No clue on a wig yet. Is this too busy?
>>8804647 >>8804648 You *could* do a gold star clip but imo that would ruin the elegance of the dress and the more mature feeling you have going right now. Same with gold shoes. Imo you don't really need to play up the white or gold too much. I'd say a dark blue and/or black headdress with small gold accents if you can find something like that
>>8797076 Anon, you're going to be wearing lolita with a sailor top. Yes, it's going to look a bit tacky, but also good. Every time that you put a 'costume' gimmick with lolita it will be questionable, and people are always going to critique you.
Wearing a uniform top will always look 'costume-ish' unless you're wearing that ridiculous nanchatte or whatever trend (still looks like cosplay), but blend those lines. Nautical looks look great!
>>8803633 I like this, but it looks like the boots might cover up part of the pattern on the socks which might look weird. I'd try them on together and see how it looks, but you probably want to have another pair of brown socks or tights as a backup
Im already worried about the mints not matching since i just agreed to buy the socks but does this look okay with the browns. im hoping the browns go well enough together since the socks have a few shades of brown in them.
I received this cute Dear Celine sailor op for my birthday and so threw it together as pictured so I could wear it, now I want to do something proper. I can't decide what color outerwear and shoes I should use + if I should change the beret color. Also I want to get a different bag but I'm not sure what style would suit this?
also also dumb beginner question probably but how accurately should colors match because the red on this dress is tricky and making my life difficult?
>>8807123 They seem okay from the photos but I think the best way to tell is to try it all on, take a photo in good lighting and have a look.
>>8807242 A satchel or similar bag would be cute. Regarding the reds, they should be close -the beret bow seems fine but the bright red charm on your bag isn't. You could possibly do white shoes with this outfit, and i probably would try to match one the dress colours for outerwear.
>>8808570 I don't like that blouse; the color is just off enough from the dress and shoes as to be annoying. I'd go for an ivory/cream/beige one instead. The cardi might also throw it all off because of how long and big it is, plus that neckline. Socks seem okay, but I think lighter ones would look better with the shoe.
>>8807242 >>8807371 The beret bow is a bit darker but it's hard to tell from where it is, so I guess it matches fine. The charm was a gift too I won't keep it in the coord haha. I came up with this pic but maybe I'll swap the shoe and bolero colors? I'll try both at least. Oh and instead of white shoes I'll try white socks or tights.
Any tips on adding some busyness to the bottom of a coord? I'm doing my first super OTT coord, and it's some OTT sweet and OTT classic behemoth. I have a ton of shit going on on my head and bodice area, but my legs seem kind of bare with just plain lace tights and bow heels. I would do lace ankle socks, but it seems kind of out of season for that.
>>8809111 Can you post a picture of the shoes you're wearing? Off the top of my head: a darker color of solid tights under your lace tights to up the contrast of the pattern; ballet-style ankle ribbons (don't have to attach them to your shoes, tie them under your instep); a spray of lace inserted where the tongue of the shoe would be (this was a Rococo fashion trend); tassels added onto the bows
>>8804760 You look like you're trying too hard to make a non sailor dress sailor themed with a side smattering of country with the rattan basket bag. What colour is the dress supposed to be? It looks like it matches nothing else in the outfit, but IW also has shit stock photos. I'd lose the socks, bag and the idea of replacing the bows and just go for cute and summery
>>8804769 Ah thank! The op have small gold star embroidered on the back collar so I thought it'd matched. Actually I'm purchased a black veil along with this op. But I want another accessorie choices. And do a grayish blue wig matche with this Op?
>>8808999 Anon for god's sake throw away that cardigan and NEVER use it in a lolita coord. Ditch the black beret, it goes with nothing, don't coord navy with black (unless gothic). You are on a good track otherwise. White tights would be cute.
>>8809415 It's kind of a light grey? Unfortunately I don't have a camera that does it justice. I really appreciate the feed back! - it was one of the first pieces I bought, and have coorded it was navy pieces and silver jewelry before - I just thought it looked a bit too plain without the theme. But I absolutely understand what you're saying thanks! How would you suggest (other than nixing said items) making it 'cute and summery'?
>>8809473 dw my guy I don't have the cardigan I just wanted to check if the colors looked ok. I picked up a cute ruffle trimmed bolero in the same deep red as on the dress. Can you not use black even as an accent color, like maybe black shoes or a ribbon? I know I'm forcing it but I just like black I guess uh. colors together is something like pictured now and I'm debating if this bag still looks good or if a plain white one would be better.
>>8809515 I think the straw hat is cute so I've based this around generally beachy with an air of "promenading along the pier at brighton" rather than "as many anchors as possible, everywhere". I like the idea of putting white in the outfit and making it lighter, and for visual interest I've tried to go for a more subtle theme in the accessories (keeping them in silver/pearl tones so they don't stand out as much and are quite elegant - I love the idea of plain pearl jewellery with this as well). Struggled to find legwear to balance the navy though - if you were keen on white tights with a subtle pattern I think this could work better, and you could balance the navy with navy shoe clips. Alternatively, I would switch it up entirely and go with a patterned/embellished blouse in a pastel shade(s).
>>8809550 There isn't gray on the dress so I'm not sure it would fit in? The photos probably don't show the dress well the pattern is red stripes outlined in white over navy, and the whites are all stark white. damn I could use some kind of lolita color rules post since I am such a know nothing baby
>>8809936 I think a square neck blouse could look really nice.
Anyone has any ideas of what kind of headwear would suit Musée du Chocolat? I'm planning a really simple coord, more classic than sweet, the colors I'm using are ivory, chocolate and gold for some accesories.
>>8810612 Grosgrain ribbon is a prominent design feature of the dress, so maybe just a simple ribbon head bow if you can find a matching shade of brown? You could embellish it further with the kind of braid that's used to trim the bib, or with gold charms featuring some of the motifs in the print (crowns, fleur de lis).
>>8809530 Honestly if you use black accents with navy on a dress that has not already got navy x black or an outfit that's super balanced, you just look like you got dressed in the dark. I think that outfit is a huge improvement, presuming that's a navy beret rather than black.
Looking for some feedback on this coord. I really don't know if I rather go with the Bonnet or the Veil. (Also, not that particular veil, I'm currently making one. That's the closest picture I could find to what I have.)
>>8810632 >>8810683 >>8810934 Thank you all for your help! Maybe I'll go for one of IW's side headbows like pic related or the art nouveau headbow that has golden, although I'm not sure if the browns match perfectly. I love the idea of the sweet girl room bow, the colors are perfect, if I see it somewhere in the second hand sites I'll definitely get it!
This is my plan for a Kuragehime themed coord. Mine is Kuranosuke and my friend who has the navy version of the jsk is doing Tsukimi. I know people generally hate cosplay themed coords but at least I'm not making a maid dress, sticking an Uchiha fan on it and calling it "cosplay lolita desu." Trying instead to go for something I think he would wear, so slightly OTT and hime inspired Concrit or suggestions would be really helplful since I'm (obviously) a newbie
>>8813021 I like the concept but your execution definitely needs some perfecting. Long sleeves and gloves are going to be too much. Also not sure about your blouse choice, as that blouse isn't meant for a dress with straps. You may end up needing to take the bow off the chest area of the JSK in order to prevent it from looking weird. Not sure why you're taking the rose off the headpiece but I hope you have something good to replace it with or that's going to look really odd. And of course don't forget the tights, Haenuli makes tights that match this dress but there's lots of options out there if you don't want to be too matchy-matchy.
>>8813021 Instead of taking the rose off the headpiece (he's canonically a fan of giant rose hairclips), why not add rose clips to the shoes for a bit of extra OTT? I think false nails will look better than lace gloves. Also more OTT poof in the wig and the petticoat will make it more recognizable.
>>8809530 Thats better for the colors, love the bag, but I still say kill the cardigan/bolero in the pic. It just hides the really cute sleeves of the OP. Unless you add some good details to it like wristcuffs (not lacey kind), a brooch pinmribbon.. It just brings fown the whole coord imo.
I'd really appreciate some feedback on this coord, especially regarding accessories.I feel like it's missing some red but I'm not quite sure where to push it in other then buying a extra bracelet and using the strawberry charms from it on the bag. As a blouse I'll probably be wearing Bodyline l076 but couldn't edit it into the picture.
>Also, if anyone could find more info on this dress that'd be great >Found a similar dress on lolibrary but not in this cut. >Seems to be a version of APs Strawberry Chiffon series.
>>8813266 It's from Meta, I'm not sure if they still have it on the site because I bought it second hand and the site is giving me some issues now. http://lolibrary.org/apparel/short-sleeve-rose-embroidered-bolero
>>8813259 I like it with the red headbow. Maybe bring in more red by swapping out the corset lacing ribbon? I think the bracelet charms will look disproportionately small if they're the only red on the bag, could the lace bow be swapped out for a red ribbon one? Either that or some kind of strawberry applique patch pinned to the basket weave part?
>>8812581 with those fancy 3/4 sleeves I honestly don't think wrist cuffs are necessary, I think some elegant rings in gold with red gems and gold with pearls would be a better option. A gold and pearl choker type necklace would look lovely with this too.
>>8813151 yeah I'd rather have the sleeves show too but I'm going for something seasonally appropriate right now haha. previously I wore it with a coat and got too warm so I wanted to try something lighter. the bolero I have has ruffle edges and sleeves and I've ordered a whole bunch of badges/broaches/ribbons etc so I'll try to make it work! If needed would navy non lace wristcuffs be the way to go?
>>8809072 I feel like the tights design is getting lost because of the length of the boots, not to mention the print looks like it's competing with the design on the skirt of the jsk rather than complimenting it. I'd actually prefer off-white lace tights with those boots.
I think adding more pink, red, off white rose mix to the side of the bonnet would look lovely too (pic related for color scheme more than anything).
Adding pink bows to the wrist cuffs with a small red rose in the center of each bow would be a really nice touch too.
>>8813539 wow this is so pretty anon, to keep balance and focus on the jsk print, I'd be tempted to go pink/peach bag (although the lower contrast of the heart bag has a lot of charm too) with quality cream lace tights - I think the thinness of the material plus print of the ones you chose would be too distracting and throw it off.
>>8813539 AAAAAAH the cockatiel dress! I like the heart bag. It coordinates perfectly with the shoes, and it doesn't compete with the plentitude of textures and patterns you've already got. I think ivory tights would be fine, the ones you posted from eBay seem too reddish-pink and not peachy-pink enough to tie in with the colors of the print.
>>8812611 Thanks! I actually just tried it on for my boyfriend and he said the same thing. He said to lose the stockings for some sheer plain black ones and get shoes that come up a bit higher, maybe booties. Any ideas or suggestions? Was thinking something like pic related
>>8813553 Thanks! That's why I was tempted to go with the peach bag, to match the detail of the ribbons, because I didn't want to overload mint onto the coord. Still debating between the two, though..
I thought the print would be okay-ish, (although I tried to cancel it 30min after I bought it, and it wouldn't let me, oh well.), but I agree that a creamy lace would probably be fore the best!
>>8813569 Oh, I bought the blue pair! It seemed like it faded into a really soft tinted white, but I guess I'll see when it gets here. I'll definitely go with ivory tights, though!
I'm debating between the heart bag and the pink-- if the heart bag was a bit smaller, I'd probably go with that immediately, but being as big as it is seems like it might crowd the coord with mint to much? Or maybe I'm being too meticulous...
Maybe I could decorate the front with some pink/salmon colored flowers, or a string of pearls? To throw in a tiny bit of that color? I'll probably be buying some pink flowers to add to the hat, anyways..
>>8813045 >>8813072 I'll ditch the glove idea and go for nice nails, thanks. I might end up removing the chest bow but it looks okay to me, when it's all on. I like the rose on the headpiece but it just feels very out of place in a ocean theme coord, and it's attached with a safety pin so I can put it back on if I change my mind (the entire head piece is actually three head pieces all clipped together that can be worn together or separately, which is really cool! I didn't know until it arrived). I'll consider matching tights but I'm worried because I have muscular legs and when I bought my Royal Crown tights they stretched and looked really ugly. Thanks guys, I'll keep this stuff in mind while I keep working on it
>>8813863 I think it fits thematically, especially if you go with a pink blouse to push the sweet feeling the food motifs give. I'd remove the waist ribbon and go for matching browns in the belt/purse/shoes to make sure you have an even distribution of the third color.
>>8814245 ooh would you have any recs for pink or peachy colored blouses with long sleeves? Replacing the ribbon is a good idea too, thanks!
I'm looking at socks and want to go with something chocolate or cutlery themed. do the ones in the pic look alright with the dress and shoes+ what are more suggestions for socks because I'm not sure what I'll be able to get?
Are people gonna sin it if I wear pic related with a military themed coord? My dress has a lot of soutache braiding in the print, so I tried to go with a hessian-style shoe or boot but so far it's been an impossible find. If anyone finds a black heel/ankleboot/boot with gold button or trim I'm interested.
>>8814521 I like the top left OTKs the best. The AP tights are too Rococo for that dress (like the framing elements, they look weird next to the cutesy watercolor-llustration + gingham IW print), and the bottom ones are motif-clashing (card suits) and too fancy (again with the Rococo designs, but now compounded with gold). Blouses are hard. I'm guessing you want a peter pan collar because overall youthful impression given by the gingham + sweets. I kind of like this one from Anna House (http://www.annahousefashion.com/detail.asp?catid=76395&subcatid=0&pdtid=712042&private=), it's available in pink and the lace on the collar and sleeves has scallops that echo the ones in the print. It does have that horizontal ruffle across the chest, I dunno if that'll play nice with the neckline of the JSK itself.
>>8814985 The card suits are actually matching! The pattern along the bottom is cards and it is bordered by little card suits. You can only really see it close up... but anyway that's why I considered those socks. I do like the beige ones at the top I think they have the right amount of cute. Hopefully I can get them or something similar enough.
Definitely want a peter pan but for some reason I thought a larger collar would look good? Like maybe this one (out of stock though) >http://www.annahousefashion.com/detail.asp?catid=76395&subcatid=0&pdtid=685460&private= It doesn't have the scallop detail but it's pink and pretty nice overall.
pic related I'm really into this type of chiffon blouse. I think this one's strawberry witch? The embroidery might be mismatching but I'd love something in this style.
Baby's first coord and I'm not really sure what to go for accessory-wise. Or if what I've got looks nice, for that matter, but hey, that's why I'm asking. I really want to put together something nice, this dress won't get out of my head.
>>8816222 Looking okay so far anon, I would personally choose different socks because you've already got one tiling print so far (the harlequin diamonds on the JSK) and it might look really busy. If you can't find the matching headbow for this series, try a solid pink katyusha and a couple of chocolate/dessert/cat-themed clips to go with it. Whichever of those themes you chose to run with should be what you use throughout the rest of the outfit to avoid going full clusterfuck.
>>8816502 Thank you Anon! I also tried looking on Hellolace in the wayback machine but most the images are dead. I did manage to find the same dress for sale in black but no print name/year. Thanks again!
Bought this recently and I have some nice enough things to coord it with, but the neckline/collar is killing me. Should I get a high-neck/collarless blouse for it or just wear a standard blouse? Before it arrived I had planned to just wear it blouseless with a little blazer or bolero and a nice necklace or something, but the neckline is much lower than I expected and I'd be uncomfortable with it (and really cold, probably).
>>8817975 Wearing standard peter pan collar blouses with JSKs that already have collars usually looks a bit odd but the "collar" of this JSK kinda looks like lapels on a vest so you could try wearing a standard blouse with it and see if it works. Otherwise, definitely get a high collar or square neck blouse for it.
>>8818005 That's what I was afraid of. I was hoping I could work with the round-collars I have because I've accidentally started a collection of blouses at this stage, but hey, I could do worse. Thanks for the advice, I'll see if I can pick up a nice high-collar for it.
I bought this cape and I would like to do a skirt coord with it, but I'm not really sure what will go with it in terms of colors. I know excentrique has a matching skirt but I'm far from fitting in it. I feel like an ivory blouse would look nice with the olive green but I'm not sure on skirt color. Black?
My comm is having a fancy hat meet and I'm planning on wearing gardenberries, but I'm not a hat person so I have no clue what to wear with it. Any suggestions? I'm pretty crafty so I can easily diy something, I'm just stuck for ideas.
>>8821801 If you're going to go with pretty big/ornate headpiece like that bonnet, you need to balance it out with more accessories. Some bracelets/rings would help. I feel like the shoes are also not as elegant/ornate as the rest of the coord, but that's probably me being nitpicky.
>>8821801 I would definitely add some more accessories as the bonnet and print are very OTT, also maybe a blouse that has fancier sleeves maybe? I would also suggest some shoe clips, maybe some roses, just to make the shoes look a bit fancier! Otherwise, it looks great!
>>8821801 I was about to say the same as >>8821867 , some lavender flowers like the one in your head in the shoes would look great. And more lavender/pink accesories in the middle area. But it's a great first coord, anon!
>>8819022 >>8819025 Black would work, so would maroon, chocolate brown, beige or a mid toned pink or purple
>>8819210 Try rockabilly, square dancing, or websites selling 50s style clothing. Mid calf length is more popular with those groups. Otherwise try melikestea.
>>8819462 If you can find it, pick up the purple in tights and floral hairpiece, with tan or brown shoes and bag. There also looks to be some peach/apricot tones in the dress which could also be used as accent colours
>>8820395 Something like this but possibly a brown ribbon, consider adding more stuff to it as well like flowers, leaves to match the dress
>>8820417 No blouse needed, but if you do wear one, wear something with a high collar.
>>8821801 Your hands and wrists look a bit bare, and I would also consider flower shoe clips to match the ones in your hair
Please pardon the poor Photoshop; No good pictures of this dress in the colorway I have and I plan to paint a pair of shoes to match. I was aiming for a sort of snakey/fancy-druid/slytherin theme and got a bit lost on the way. I should also note that the dress has more blue undertones in real life.
>>8823307 I would just say do your research on finding a good shoe paint if you don't know just because sometimes painted shoes don't always look so nice. I think black shoes could work just as fine if you try to put more green elsewhere.
>>8823307 Painting shoes can be risky, so check for the right paint and material to work with. Either that or go for custom made options. If you want a different colour for the shoes, go for a sheer tights so that it won't appear so heavy with black when you pair it with black shoes. Or opt for socks that has green in it so it will go better with the black shoes.
>>8823321 >>8823364 Gonna be using Angelus, and I've been watching tutorials. Also gonna do a test run before the final shoes. If that does fail, though, I'll have a pair of black shoes on hand just in casies. Thanks for the concern though! Having seen some shit paint jobs on shoes back when I was more into cosplay, I know where it stems from.
>>8823307 I'm really not sure about those arm warmer gauntlet things, and I actually think patterned tights and more elegant held would be really nice with your theme rather than socks and platforms since there's nothing else old school about the outfit
>>8791454 I'm trying to figure out how to do a more toned-down, practical coordinate with dream fantasy, if possible. It's not really my style anymore, but it was a gift from my mother one christmas, so there's no way I can give it up. Any advice or examples would be appreciated!
>>8824057 I really like the beret actually, it matches well. I'd definitely add some more red in, red shoes would be better definitely and a little cuter/fancier than what you have, tea parties would work if you don't want to wear heels. For tights you could do some white tights with a gold pattern on them.
>>8823935 I like the headwear but I'm not sure about the bracelet - maybe incorporate the blue in that?
>>8824057 Sheer tights like that are generally only seen in vintage inspired coords, and the shoes seem very out of place as well. Red Mary Jane shoes would be better, and white socks or possibly white/gold tights like the other anon suggested
>>8824181 I would dress this down with a turtleneck, black blazer, pastel tights, and black boots.
>>8823935 Anon, if you haven't already, please don't buy that blouse. Its so stiff and scratchy that I can't stand to wear it for more than 5 minutes. Also the buttons make it impossible to wear under a JSK because they're so big/round. You can find some nice second-hand brand or taobao blouses that are far more comfortable for only a bit more.
I'm not sure about your choice of socks, maybe look for white socks with gold star accents or something with bears/bunnies. Also I feel like your wrists are going to look bare with only one bracelet. Maybe try something like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/113896620/evening-star-jewellery-wrist-cuffs-all Otherwise make sure the shoes and beret match the pink in your skirt.
>>8824329 oh its funny you should say that actually because when i brought the blouse i thought the same thing, but i ended up replacing the buttons and i use fabric softener whenever I wash it! although i might use a different blouse with the coord since its kind of short
those wristcuffs are beautiful!! im going to wear some pearl bracelets with the other one, but i like the wristcuffs more so ill probably buy those! thanks so much.
>>8824432 I actually have earrings JUST like those! thanks!
I have been trying to find a nice bag and shoes to go with a coord I'm working on with this dress and blouse, but not having any luck. I wanted to go with black, but since I might wear black stockings, I thought it would be too much black. The brass color of the instruments is a hard color to match too, so I'm at a loss. Any advice?
>>8825019 I was gonna go with a violin bag (I've always wanted one), but the ones I've found are a darker brown than I would like. That's why I was playing with the idea of getting a black one. But a black bag just wouldn't feel right with it imo. Tan boots would look really nice with it. I'm gonna see if I can find matching tan boots and a bag.
>>8825333 >I own exactly one brand skirt Well you picked a good one. God, I love Mozarabic Chant. I think I'd wear this with jewel-tones (you can cheat and match the burgundy or peacock blue of the other colorways, or maybe a deep celestial blue) instead of brown, and match the blouse and tights so you're framing the print of the skirt.
>>8825357 The blouse is actually burgundy- I looked at the pic on my pc and wow, it is way yellow. Do you think the same black shoes would work with burgundy tights? Also, what other style of blouse would work here? I really only have this one, haha.
I obsessed over Mozarabic Chant from the first time I saw it in a taobao brand thread. It's so beautiful- this is one of those skirts that I feel like I could keep forever.
I bought my two first main pieces and i litterally have no idea on what to do especially for the skirt. Kinda lost for the Karami JSK too besides slapping on a white blouse underneath,white headbow or headdress,white socks and white shoes with wooden sole and there done.
See the thing is, I'm so lost about building my wardrobe, i need versatile things first but i don't want to be boring either. What can i do gulls? I was supposed to go darker but shit, that skirt and that jsk were so cheap. And cute.
>>8830168 Here is my try for the Karami JSK I just wanted to try a old school feeling, so maybe i'll swap the bow for a white maxipad headdress. I litterally have nothing besides my two main pieces and two petticoats on their way
>>8830180 Love the hat. Cuffs might be better if you weren't mixing ivory and plain white. If you like that colorway put some more ivory in there. The pink of the bolero is noticeably off; usually I'm not one to nitpick about that but it's obviously much warmer. The style is good though. Needs teeny berry accessories and you're good.
>>8830183 Real cute, but maybe a few more rings and bracelets if there's nothing in the hair.
>>8830191 The ring is from Baby actually, i saw knock offs somewhere
Yeah thinking the same for the cuffs, i was thinking that mayybe it didn't have to be exactly matchy matchy, it's on closet child for not much so i really thought about buying it but meh...Plus would it be versatile enough? I think about having a light blue main piece in the future and it's still good for my white jsk so...but idk really.
I'm glad you like it overall. Yeah i didn't exactly finish the last "coord". I'm more "simple" than lots of accessories everywhere i knew lolita when i was about 12 and that "old school" aesthetic stayed with me. Now i am 20 and can finally begin to wear it, but i don't have a job yet, money is tight ;_;
>>8830176 This coord is good but it's a very versatile JSK so don't be afraid to mix things up a bit and add new elements and colors to make it more interesting. Instead of a blouse under it you can also wear a bolero on top in a new color (black? red? pink? sax?), tuck the neckties into the bodice and wear a simple choker or necklace (a ribbon? a strand of pearls?), wear shoes in another color (black? brown? red?), maybe even boots. This JSK and the skirt can both be worn in many different ways, the ideas I suggested are only examples, so don't be afraid to experiment. It is important to have a cohesive wardrobe however so if you're not entirely sure what you're doing at this point, try making more collages like these before buying more items. You're on the right track, though!
>>8823913 Woah i haven't chacked back on this thread in forever. That is such a cute idea anon thankyou! Idk why i haven't thought about that myself! Even though it's a little off season, ill keep my eye out for something!
>>8831001 It looks like your blouse is going to be a fair bit darker than the roses on the dress/headband, so why not match the shoes to the blouse, and consider attaching flower shoe clips? Bag wise it might be nice to pick up something from the Snow White story - maybe a dark red apple shaped bag?
It's that "AP schoolgirl skirt with a pochette"-anon again.
Since I have no idea what this skirt is worth and I've only worn it like twice reeeally ita-like, I'd like to give this skirt at least one decent coord before I sell it to someone by force.
Now, I can't call myself a lolita since I stopped wearing it years ago, this was my only brand piece and I was a horrible ita, but for the sake of the cuteness of the dress I'd like to take it to a jfash convention and actually look good in it, but I'm at loss how to coord it.
If you suggest wigs, shorter length flatters my face better and I do like a more otome-ish/mature look than super sweet.
ideas for my first ever coord, please be honest but not in a harsh way.. Not so sure about this but I feel like it's alright. Any tips or ideas or changes? Or is the whole thing terrible and I should start over, lol
>>8831866 the brown socks are too plain/ugly and they stand out too much. you would need more brown elsewhere in the coord to make that work. Just stick with pink and white for your first coord, take out the brown stuff
>>8831866 Not completely related to the coords themselves but where are you planning on buying that skirt from? It's an AP skirt and that stock picture looks obviously stolen. Unless you're buying the actual skirt secondhand, you might want to look for something else from a reputable store because you'll most likely end up with a shoddy replica if you buy that.
>>8831882 Def not the original site, I found it really difficult to find skirts I like (picky, I guess) that go with the top in a nice way (I already bought the top on the left) and kinda settled for this. Where should I look for better ones that'll be good quality? I wasn't sure where to go.
>>8831891 I haven't bought anything from Taobao in a very long while so I can't quite think of any stores at the top of my head, but for secondhand brand you can try looking in stores like Closet Child or Wunderwelt, and maybe check out Yahoo!Japan auctions and Mbok (you'll need a shopping service for the latter two). It might take some time and patience to find something you like for a good deal but it's worth the effort imo.
>>8831891 >>8831897 +lacemarket and the sales thread.It's not too hard to find pink skirts secondhand. For taobao maybe look at my-Lolita-dress and clobbaonline for brand ideas. I agree that the way it is now it would look better with just pink and white. If you used a skirt that had some brown in it instead it could work though.
I always have so much trouble with legwear, can anyone help me out? I have black shoes, a black purse with gold accents and a headdress with the same color scheme. Yet I'm afraid that tights that are black with gold scrrenprints on them will look tacky. What do you gulls think?
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