How do you guys feel about peeking bloomers?
I'm planning on doing an oldschool inspired coord- the shoes, socks, headpiece, and certain aspects of the dress are oldschool inspired. Although the coord isn't oldschool, I'm hoping that it will remind people of it when they see it.
I would just have the ruffly part peeking out barely. I read online that they're ruffly at the bottom so you can peek them out to add detail- is that true? I feel like in a lot of coordinates it would look out of place, but I think it looks lovely when done right.
Can we make this a "pushing/revisiting theLolita guidelines" thread? Such as jsks that look good without blouses?
I guess for you, OP I wouldn't be sure what to say without a reference photo that more accurately depicts what you are going for. You say its not old school but that's all I'm getting.
>I read online that they're ruffly at the bottom so you can peek them out to add detail- is that true?
It's true but only when it's done right. Ones like in pic related don't look good in my opinion because tulle lace looks too thin (torchon, eyelet, and good quality raschel are my personal favorites); it looks cheap compared to the OP pic.
>I wouldn't be sure what to say without a reference photo that more accurately depicts what you are going for.
I haven't put together a photo yet, but I will try to describe it as best as I can:
The dress isn't oldschool, but it has oldshool inspo- the lace and sleeves are reminiscent of it. The shoes will be something that was popular back then- I'm debating between RHS or the classic clunky heel. I will also have the knee high ruffly socks that used to be popular, and a rectangle headdress. The dress itself will be keeping the outfit from being oldschool but it's meant to remind people of that era.
I was planning on getting some similar to OP pic. I agree that those look too thin!
I love a lot of old school trends so I think you could definitely make it work. People that are too obsessed with da rulez need to calm their tits and be open while still keeping a critical eye. Of course some rules need to stay to keep it lolita, old school lolita is still lolita so. No issues with me.
I have this but I don't know if it really looks good without a blouse. A lot of okay no blouse looks would look so much cleaner with a blouse imo
I think it looks fine in the stock picture but I guess it depends on how it fits you personally and how you coord it; dresses that look flattering on IW's models don't necessarily look the same on everyone else, after all, and some JSKs look a bit boring without the added details of a blouse or a bolero.
It also depends on the JSK itself as many with classic cuts look worse with a blouse, pic related.
I think the Gingham Rose Ribbon JSK looks really cute without a blouse, especially with the straps down a little. My shoulders are pretty broad so it looks bad with a blouse due to the nature of the straps but I don't have the courage to wear it like that in public and put a cardigan over it instead.
In truth, there are some jsks that I think would look just too frumpy with a blouse
And I can never figure out what to do with Juliette et Justine necklines.
I think jsks with detachable collars look just fine without a blouse too.
I was under the impression JSKs with this type of collar were intended to be worn without blouses. I own pic related and it looks really cute without a blouse, or with a cardigan.
I think this particular jsk looks great without a blouse, you could probably work a fairly simple high neck one into it, but that would pretty much be for the sake of perceived rules in my opinion, rather than for any aesthetic ideal. Sometimes, honestly no blouse is ok - there's a difference between clueless newbies that do it and those accustomed to the fashion that understand the guidelines but also be stylin'.
That's what I thought too but then I see people pull pic related and it makes me question everything
Fashion isn't a precise science, it doesn't have concrete rules (despite what some people might think and tell you). I'm not a huge fan of this specific blouse in this coord, personally, but it's possible that another blouse could look good with this JSK (though it would look perfectly fine worn on its own).