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.. didn't sage, it's just old, but I'll roll
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>>9655380
Got this one on the way, first dark coord.
I'm stuck on if I should wear black tights with a red accent in the design, or stick to all dark colors.

also, I know flower crowns are over done but I wanna do it so bad..
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Got this jsk with the headbow. I have a black cotton blouse, pink ap cardigan, and some pink tea party-ish shoes. Open to suggestions for legwear/bags/hats/accessories
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>>9655386
black tights with color accents are a good idea. i would say a headpiece with a flower or two, but a flower crown for this dress..
maybe a small bonnet with some flowers.
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>>9655805
Is your blouse all black? It might look a bit off with this. I'd suggest white, pink, sax, or black with a white collar instead. Even yellow would be cute, though a bit more difficult to find.
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>>9655386
I would actually play with the bronze colouring rather than red. The red only seems like a really tiny part of the print, and it looks more orange to me? I don't think a lot of reds would match it all that well.

>>9655805
I think the design of the dress is really busy, especially in black, so I would honestly just go for plain black tights to balance it out a little bit.


I really like this dress, but I've only worn cupcake before and generally really don't like a-line so I don't want to buy a petti just for this. Do you think it would look alright with a cupcake? (Not poof monster, just regular cupcake.) Thanks guys!
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This is kind of a general question rather than a specific coord question, but what are anyone's thoughts on underskirts as a way to stretch your wardrobe? I only have about 15 main pieces at the moment, but a chiffon underskirt could go with about half of my pieces to give me a new look. Should I get one or save my money for more main pieces?
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>>9656377
I like using underskirts for that, it's basically the only reason I keep skirts in my wardrobe at all because I generally prefer dresses. If it works with many of your pieces you should go for it.
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>>9655934
thanks! good ideas, glad I wasn't too far off taste wise
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>>9656292
I feel like it might hang a bit off the ends if a bell shaped petti is used, since cupcake has a down turn on the sides and this dress looks like it's slightly on the longer side.
If you already have the measurement and it fits with the petti you've got, I'd say go for it.

But also, maybe you haven't tried the right A-line for you to like? Melikestea might have some decent inbetweens
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>>9656377
underskirts can look sloppy if not done well, so as long as it fits and gives it a new dynamic, I think underskirts are nice.
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>>9655805
This design is really all over the place so I think you should stick to solid colors for the blouse, bag, tights and shoes.
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>>9655938
I mean the blouse is more for modesty; I'm pairing it with a pink cardigan and I do want some pastel/white blouses eventually but I'm transitioning from gothic to sweet right now so my wardrobe is lacking.

>>9656292
What about just some black lacy ankle socks?
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>>9656401
That's definitely in the back of my mind. I know that matching materials is important (ie a chiffon underskirt an old school cotton dress probably wouldn't look good) but do you think there's anything else that routine keeps underskirts from succeeding?
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>>9656413
honestly it might just have to do with styles, like I've definitely noticed that the ones that end up looking the best with an underskirt are elegant/hime styled coords.

I think it looks kinda silly with sweet looks
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Trying to make an Angel's Secret Winery coord. I have a ton of vintage gold-tone jewelry with wine and grapevine motifs, and my blouse is a silky ivory damask with the shape of pic related.
Hair-accesory wise, should I wear a hat, a braided hairstyle with the detachable grape pin/barette, or something else?
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>>9656726
>>9656726
. . . dropped the image. Damn.
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>>9656413
Like >>9656465 said it depends on the style, but it can depend on other things too like built in pettis or full lining that might give the skirt portion of your dress an odd look when paired with an underskirt. And of course materials matter too, chiffon might clash when paired with things like tulle or torchon lace etc.
I don't agree about underskirts not matching sweet, it highly depends on the underskirt you're using, how you wear it and what you coord it with; it's hard to lay down concrete guidelines for this sort of thing because it depends on a lot of factors and fashion isn't an exact science, more than anything it depends on aesthetic - That is to say, if it looks bad, you shouldn't wear it.
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>>9655386

If you're doing black legwear, stick to either sheer/lace stuff, or do one of those printed tights that will go grey when you actually wear it.

The dress print already looks grey in your pic, you can see it most obviously in the contrast between the waist tie and the rest of the print, but the ruffles and the collar are also noticeably blacker than the rest of the dress. If you keep adding opaque black stuff, the grey print is going to look out of place. So go for stuff that doesn't look true black, like lace or sheer tights that show your skin colour through them, or digitally printed tights that are done on white base and go grey when you pull them on. You could probably still do black shoes and purse once you take care of the legwear.

I think flower head accessories never really go out of style, flower crowns included. Just make sure it's a nice decent accessory and not a bunch of oversized flowers that add five inches to your height and overpower the rest of you.
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>>9656413

It isn't necessarily about matching the materials 100%. One of Metamorphose's Antique Bouquet re-releases features chiffon ruffles on the bottom of an old-school style cotton gobelin print (the result isn't necessarily old school, speaking volumes about the fallacies of making sweeping statements about how underskirts will or won't work with particular substyles -- if you can coord an old school dress to look modern, a chiffon underskirt can still work. Even sweet dresses can still work with an underskirt.)

The only thing that seems near-universal to me is whether the skirt merges with the dress or whether it looks like its own seperate entity. The ones where you can tell it's a seperate underskirt tends to look bad, I guess because most people immediately start thinking about hobo bag lady associations, the most common reason to layer everything you own together in one coord is when you're homeless and crazy (and lolita already tends towards a heavily layered look). The dresses where the underskirts look like an extra layer of ruffles on the skirt tends to look much better, maybe because it looks less sloppy when you're coordinated enough that your layering looks like one single dress.
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>>9656398
Thanks, I’ll take a look. Will it look overstuffed if I put the A-line over the cupcake? I really love full dresses.

>>9656407
I honestly think that would be really cute especially with the cardigan anon! What kind of wig were you planning to use with it? And I think definitely use lots of pinks and whites in accessorries, especially because your headbow is black too. I’m honestly excited to see your coord.

Also I completely forgot to ask the first time but also for >>9656292 I have no idea what I should be doing for blouses or tights. I’m usually gothic so this is totally new to me. I feel like wine red would look too off, but it would be impossible to match the green, and I shouldn’t want to shoehorn in another colour and seem awkward.
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>>9656292
>>9656773

nayrt, I think you're better off looking into classic substyle for ideas. It's just easier to find similar palettes in classic.

So, I'd go for an ivory blouse and tights, brown bag and brown shoes. I think there's some white on the print, which would allow you to add white tights if you prefer. Try to go for lace tights or something textured to add a little interest and look less boring. A small wine hairclip with some mushroom-themed accessories will complete the look.

Or, if it's pretty cold where you are (it's still hot here), you could go for a brown cardia or long-sleeved bolero, and a white dickey or blouse. Then white or ivory tights, maybe wine-coloured shoes and bag. A brown beret with mushroom accessories would look cute and be warm.
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>>9656751
the dress definitely has some off-black/gray qualities I didn't notice before, thanks anon
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I need to find some headwear and tights/socks for Pup in a Cup in black. Lend me a hand please?
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>>9655386
I would argue that sticking with dark colored accessories might also be nice; I’d personally pair tights like pic related.

Since the red is already in the bottom area, if you want an accent I would say go upwards, perhaps a half-crown of flowers in back of your hair?
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>>9656773
Thanks anon. So far I have pink shoes and some white/pink wristcuffs but maybe I'll add some pearls for a pop of white.
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This dress is impossible! I don't even know why I bought it! Help please?
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>>9657459
>impossible
>pink and white are on the print
>basic themes like flowers, crowns, castles and ribbons are present
>nothing particularly odd about the cut of the dress that would make finding a collar style difficult

I'm pretty sure you're just new
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>>9657274
That's a very simple OP to coord, pic related is only a small suggestion of a wide range of things you can pick for it.
The socks feature another BTSSB character but it's similar enough to the puppy to match, and judging by the pic, the colors should match as well. The headbow features strawberry lace to match the theme but any black headbow would work just as well, as would a bow in white or a headdress in white/pink. Black shoes would work easily but dark pink ones could be good too.
If you think this through I'm sure you can come up with many more coord ideas too.
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>>9657466
Colours are pretty off for me to work with, I've already failed at a pink blouse. I'm not new, I'm just lost on this dress
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>>9657459
>>9657507
It's hard to coordinate because the dress is ugly.
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>>9657507
It's really not hard, maybe you're just retarded?
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>>9657515
I guess so then
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I basically have everything in this pic sans black bow tie but I was wondering how to make a non-tacky ravenclaw inspired coord with stuff I could get that would be here in time for Halloween.
Thank you!
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I'm pretty new still but I have this dress and I'm not 100% on how to coord it. I feel like a flower crown is a given, but I'm not sure if that's all I can do with it. I haven't really seen anybody wearing it, either. Am I just overthinking it and it's more versatile than what I imagine?
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>>9657459

I think someone has mentioned the pink is hard to match because it's not the normal pastel pink lolita brands normally put out. Every coord in that colourway that I've seen uses a white blouse. Maybe go with that, white legwear and then match your bag to your shoes and repeat the colour once on your head (ie- a hairclip or something). You could probabl do black or brown shoes/bag/hairclip. I want to suggest gold too, but I'm not sure if it'll clash with the print. For hair, if you don't have the matching headpiece, I'd recommend a floral hairpiece, preferably one that has some matching wine in it (you can detach one of the waist ties when you go shopping so that you can match them irl). Even if you can't find a close match, a group of close-ish wine-coloured flowers with some other white/yellow smaller flowers, glued onto a headband should work fine.

If you want more options than just white blouses (which is actually quite plentiful, you can change up the tone of the outfit by changing from short sleeves to long sleeves, princess sleeves, high neckline to wide neckline, etc etc), I'd suggest taking it straight to a tailors and getting them to make a blouse in the exact pink or wine that matches it.
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>>9657556

Same way as you'd get a t-shirt outfit to look HP instantly, throw the wizard cloak and appropriate house scarf over it, maybe add a hotglue DIY wand or an eagle necklace in bronze if you want. It's nothing genius, but since HP is probably in most costume shops right now you can easily get it together by Halloween fast enough without biting your nails waiting for shipping.
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>>9657561

Overthinking. The blue doesn't seem hard to match, you'd be able to throw on any polyester blue bow, headdress, veil, etc etc. So long as the colours aren't too far off from the dress (and the dress has multiple blues, so that's a lot of leeway to matching), it should be fine. Try to avoid old school style headbows though, the style and the more solid cotton twill weave could look odd on this newer style dress.

I think the official pics for the other jsk doesn't use a flower crown either, it's a veil matched to the blouse.
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>>9657515
why don't you tell them what to coordinate with then
unless you're also retarded
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>>9656726
Like I said, I'm completely lost for hair accessories.
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>>9657514
bingo
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>>9657901
God I love those shoes.
I'd dial it down on the gold accessories, comes off as a little gaudy, the necklace is fine though.
As for a hair accessory, I think maybe some small wine colored roses with pearl links to the side? The ivory/white of the pearls would bring together the lighter colors in the dress

Or hell, if you really wanna keep with the gold theme, maybe even a gold leaf barrette, the leaves would fit with the winery theme
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Thinking of purchasing this dress from Boz, but I'm blanking on blouses it would look good with so I could vary it up. I'll probably have it with a corset 99% of the time as I hate high waist. I can see an off the shoulders blouse looking great with it, maybe a square neck with hime sleeves and it would be a good warm day gothic dress with a jacket on top and blouseless (and that's how Boz coorded it). But...with how awkwardly high the top part is I can't think of a more traditional collar blouse would look alright. I'm probably just not thinking outside the box enough.
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>>9658347
High collar blouses.
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>>9658347
moment i saw this i thought of an over the shoulder blouse, I think it's a safe bet
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>>9663676
why only prints, anon? that's a tough shade of lav/dusty pink so I'd go solid white main with shoes matching the shawl color and fluffy white earmuffs.
alternatively, you could find a classic floral print that either matches or compliments that warm color. creamy pearl accessories to bring out the buttons.
classic, or classic sweet may be the best way to go, especially if the fur trim is a more warm off-white irl.
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are there any marine themed dresses that would coord well with this colorway?
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>>9667669
I can't tell if that color is just straight up sea foam green or if it's a kind of sax
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>>9667669
Literally anything as long as it's solid colored? It would look really cute with while and mint details, but... >>9668001 yeah i think it's supposed to be sea foam green and not mint, so it might be hard to find a perfect match. As long as it's not wildly different and not close to the cutsew itself it should be fine though
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Can you help me on that matter? I'd like to attend AP tea party in Paris, and i want to be sure that i don't show up in replicas!
I can't simply get AP shoes because my feet are too big.
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>>9668623
Aren't all of these meant to be TPS replicas in one way or another? Why not invest in a less obviously copied/"inspired" design?
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Just got this home and I'm sort of freaking out, I didn't realize how dark the blues in the print are and the dress itself isn't really as dark as it in looks in the picture. Got any ideas how I should coord it? I'm mostly concerned what kind of headwear I should use...
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>>9668643
Maybe stuff from cottoncandyfeet then?
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>>9668654
That's another TPS replica.
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What would tights/accessories would go with this dress i don't want to wear my first lolita like a ita it's my worst fear
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>>9668647
can you post some photos of the dress in normal daylight so i can get a feel for how light we're talking?
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>>9657901
you might want to swap socks for something lighter or blouse for something darker because as of right now, you've got only dark stuff on the bottom but then this stark white blouse on top
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Recently bought this but I have a completely sweet wardrobe and am looking for some cheaper options in order to coord this. I’ve got gold shoes, a black Headdress with gold on it and a black cardigan. I know the dress has gold pieces on the bow but I feel like I’m shoehorning the gold in.

Thanks in advance for the advice!
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>>9668695
It's not exactly a navy color, but I think the closest color would be sort of navy/gray or very matte navy
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>>9668695
>>9668736
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>>9668668
First of all, chill out.
Second, just wear plain lace topped lolita socks, pink shoes and a simple pink bag.
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Acquired this Honey Honey JSK but am not really sure what style of blouse to pair with it.

I was considering the Gigot sleeved blouse on the far right since the cats in the print are all dressed like little astronomers and I thought the sleeves were very...astronomer-y, but I also like how sheer and wispy the other blouse is.

I was hoping to pair it with some tights similar to the ones pictured (possibly in navy, though?) and the champagne gold shoes, but I would probably go with navy shoes for more contrast if you gulls think offwhite/ivory tights would look better.

as for hair accessories...uh, i'm not really sure what to do atm so i just kinda threw some stuff i'd been considering in there. i'm not very attached to any of the pictured accessories, however

thank you in advance for the help!! i was really excited to get this dress since i'm...a bit of a crazy cat lady in the making
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this is just out of curiosity
what dress is this?
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>>9671122
I'm sorry, all I can think of is "Ruby's Diner uniform"
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>>9669941
I have the other (simpler) version of the JSK, and the gigot sleeved blouse in black, which is very comfy.
As the dress is very ott, i don't think a simple side bow would be the better choice. Plus the dress already have 4 bows (not counting the one on the back), so i think the bonnet would be the best choice not to be too redundant. But again, i'm fond of bonnets, so i might be biaised about that.
I personnally accesorized my other jsk with whitexgold thights and navy shoes to balance out the bonnet/headpiece. Also not fond of gold shoes, i find them tacky. But I think those shoes in Navy with the gold star thingie would look great: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5-c.w4023-15029634060.16.72b24e2173nYaf&id=543767220158

Hard to decide for the blouse, but i think that high neck would be better
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>>9671373
ah, thank you so much!

I've never tried on a bonnet before so I'm not too sure how good it will look on me but I'll have to try and see.

and those navy shoes are precious! <3 i was leaning toward gold because I had another dress (infanta's rose cathedral) I was hoping to coord them with, but the navy would work with it, too, i imagine. The only reason, too, I was planning on gold for Rose Cathedral is because I was going to pair dark navy and gold-accented tights with it. Come to think of it, though, the gold accents in that dress are probably more of a gold-gold than champagne gold : / sigh

and thank you! i was kind of favoring the high neck as well
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>>9668647

For headwear, just match it to one of the other things you're wearing. for eg:

>>9668736
- white flowers match her white bolero
>>9668739
black hat matches black blouse and shoes

You actually have a lot of leeway, no one flips out when a JetJ coord isn't 100% matchy set. If you're really at a loss, you can stick to black, white, grey. A dusty brown could also work if you hit the right shade, or a nice grey that isn't too warm. I think there's a lot of other colours that could work with it, these are just the easiest to throw on and not have to think too hard about balancing them.
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>>9668623

The easiest answer is white shoes. Ditch the idea of getting cutesy pastel lolita pumps and just get some feminine white pumps. It's going to be easier to buy a white AP bag and work your coord around the shoes and bag, than to search for cutesy pastel shoes in giantess sizing (sorry) that looks like AP but isn't AP.

If you're somewhat handy with DIY stuff, you can get some Angelus leather paint or flora paint and paint the white shoes pink, or whatever colour you need. You can also cover them in modge podge and glitter, and make shoe clips with earring backings.

As another option, Antaina makes custom shoes, so if you can draw up your own cutesy shoe design that doesn't look too closely like AP shoe designs, you can have them make one pair for your size. They take a few months and aren't cheap, though, so maybe not a viable option for the tea party.

If you can find a Melissa store, they often do shoes in pink or white (sometimes some other funky colours as well). Occassionally there's a pair of heels or something that works well with lolita. This does depend on their seasonal stock, though.
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>>9668699

It isn't very obvious the dress has gold in it, I only know the stars are gold because I have the same dress. If you still want to coord gold shoes I'd suggest adding more gold to make it fit in more, for eg a large gold brooch (don't rely on small little things like the gold chain on a necklace or a small tiny pendant in the headdress that people might miss entirely).

There's also a little bit of disconnect between what you're trying to get across, gold shoes are really eye-catching, so they work the best for OTT coords where you want to stand out. But the black cardigan seems to say you're dressing down and want to tone things down? It's not that you can't wear a cardigan and gold shoes together, but maybe you want to give a little thought about what image you want to get across and let that guide you? If you want to dress down, black shoes with black cardi. If you want to be flamboyant, add a bigger headdress, more gold, then do the gold shoes.
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>>9671646
Nayrt, I had no idea these shoes came in pink, that's super cute!
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Less lolita related and more just girly fashion, but I'm planning an outfit for a disney trip next year and wanted opinions.
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>>9671763
cute but I would add the following.

>change tights
the white next to the ivory skirt is gonna look shitty

>pins
do you like disney pins? Even if you're not a trader, a couple duffy pins in the jacket would be very cute. Japan isn't into trading much anyway which makes it cooler to have one.

how will your hair be done? makeup?

Otherwise looks pretty cohesive and cute.
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>>9671763
Thanks for the crit!
The tights are meant to be ivory but I guess they're showing up as white. I'll see if I can find some that are more definitively ivory.
My friend just got me into pin trading but I didn't think about the fact that they must have some Duffy/ Shellie May ones! I'll have to look into that.
I''ll just be using my natural hair, and it's brown in a mid-length bob. Make-up fairly natural, blush pink lips and brown eyeliner.
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I have this Physical Drop dress coming in and although I love it, I'm a little stumped on ways to do it justice. Any ideas?
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>>9672137
Wear it with the skirt portion open on top of an ivory JSK, coord it with ivory, brown (for shoes and a purse) and gold for jewelry, either antique or bright, whichever you prefer. For hair accessories, I'd suggest a large headbow that's less structured and more "floppy" compared to most headbows commonly seen in lolita, like pic related; you could make this yourself. Or alternatively, this OP makes me think of mori girl so if you go with a layered look, you can work a flower theme into this with your accessories, and if you choose to wear a flower crown, make sure that you don't pick one with ridiculous oversized flowers, those always look shitty.
Just a few ideas to help you start with this gorgeous dress.
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>>9671479
I think bonnets flatter you particularly well if you have a round face
If the gold is the same as the simple jsk, it's not champagne yep
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>>9672137
I know this has the potential to go horribly wrong but if you coord it with orange, it could make a great pumpkin Halloween coord.
Maybe add an orange overskirt, and some orange accents here and there, a pumkpin shaped bag, black and orange socks, also some items that are black, like a witch hat, the shoes and a corset/belt.
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>>9672291
That sounds horrible. Have you ever worn lolita fashion in your life? Because this reads like something a cosplayer would write.
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>>9671763
where is the cardigan from? been searching a lot for good casual cardigans lately
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>>9671763
>planning a casual outfit for next year
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>>9672310
I found it on ebay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Women-Ladies-Chunky-Knitted-Long-Sleeve-Midi-Length-Cardigan-Jumper-Top-Sweater/142548915857?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=441538126038&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
>>9672312
I like to plan things out, sue me.
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>>9672295
>implying Halloween coords aren't a bit costume-ish per say
I have seen people mix purple with orange or blue with orange, the colour pattern is usually a bit strange for Halloween. I personally think a see through orange overskirt that has an open front might work. It was also just an impulse based suggestion based on my first association with that dress, a coord like this obviously needs some more work and though put into it.
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>>9672388
It's not necessarily the color scheme as it is the idea and how you described it. Looking like you're wearing costume is one thing and not a big deal on Halloween, but looking like shit is another thing entirely, unless your costume idea is to dress like an ita.
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Someone gave me the idea of making a coord with this dress that was old school inspired and I would like to have opinions on this coordinate I thought of. I forgot to add this but I wanted to incorporate the gold on the dress with jewelry (like with for example, a simple necklace with the gold baby logo on it).
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>>9671668
Thank you so much for the advice! My wardrobe is all sweet and maybe a tiny bit classic, so I’m going into unknown territory here. I really appreciate your response though, I was struggling to come up with something.

>>9673067
This is soooo cute. I honestly just like it how it is.
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>>9673067
I think you have a little bit of incongruity going on. Pockets embroidery was a late old school item from 2007-8 and touched on the hime gyaru trend at the time. Baby hadn't really made form fitting waist dresses until then. It was meant to be a fancy princess dress, so it was probably worn mostly with heels. RHS are from an older era of old school and go best with more doll like coords. That being said, I don't think they look bad together now, but it might be a little bottom heavy.
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How would you coord this dress if you look bad in white?
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>>9673075
Thank you anon!

>>9673082
I figured the dress's waist might be a problem for the coord, and to be honest that's what I'm worried about, but I'm glad you think it works! I would love to do hime lolita with it someday, but I thought about giving the old school idea a go after a girl in my comm gave me the idea. Maybe some mary janes might suit it better than RHS? I know these are still very old school but they might fit the dress better, especially because I can switch the bow to the black one, and the rhinestone heart goes well with the dress since the dress has rhinestone detailing in the embroidery.
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>>9673381
Don’t get it? You need to balance out the lace somewhere, even if you brought in a 3rd colour.
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>>9672147
This is the most elegant way to wear it imo.

>>9672388
The orange see-through overskirt is too costumey for sure, but the rest of the idea is not TOO bad.
Personally, if you're aiming for a Halloween theme, I'd go with a witch coord.
>hat is Taobao Sweet Dreamer - any higher quality hat would be fine, you could DIY/customize too
>buckle shoes from a thrift store or any black shoe that fits the theme
>there's tutorials for making book bags online
Any black goth bag will be fine probably, or if you're inspired, maybe a basket with poisoned apples.
Complete with adequate accessories (like a pentagram necklace or something like that).
You could do a Slytherin coord too if you're into that.

It's a great dress anon, I could do coords for it all day honestly.
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>>9673381
Just wear all black?
If you think it's a must, you can always add white with accessories. White shoes, wristcuffs or a even a choker.
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>>9673640
It's hard to say if those would go better. In black they seem a little gothy to me. I'd say if you already own both pairs of shoes then try them out and see which you prefer, if you don't own one already then no need to buy more shoes imo
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>>9672147
Thank you this sounds like a simply gorgeous idea! The tip with the softer bow is especially good, I wouldn't have thought about the great impact this could have on the overall look.
It should be coming in this week so if I can come up with anything acceptable with my current ivory dresses I'll post it!
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>>9672291
>items
I can sort of understand where your idea is coming from with the Pumpkin theme, and maybe someone really experienced could pull it off which could be really fun! I would probably mess it up big time, but it's a really nice reminder that even though it's such a specific color, I still have a lot of room for color play. Thanks for your idea anon!
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>>9673666
Oh the striped socks and black accents with this is so neat! From the measurements, I think it might be a bit short, necessitating at least an underskirt. I can't wait to try this out! Thank you for your inspiration!
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Looking for something casual to wear with this skirt.
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>>9668668
Sorry, your first few coords aren't gonna look great. They might even be extremely ita. I'm not saying that to be a bitch, my coords aren't that great either. It's fine. It's a fact of being new. It's not the end of the world if some anons make fun of you. Get out of your "every coord must be perfect!!!!!" newbie phase and accept your growing pains while striving towards improvement and accepting concrit graciously, you'll have more fun.

>>9669941
I'm a fan of the veiled headbow. It's intricate enough to fit with the OTT-ness of the rest of the dress. The bonnett would also be fine, but I hate bonnetts, so those will never be my first choice. I do think if you use either of the bows, having a subtle touch of pearls somewhere else would be nice. Add just a little bit more continuity to your outfit. Pic related is a cute, subtle way to do that.
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I'm not super sure what shoes and accessories to use for this. I had an idea of really high platform heels or something more along the lines of the low heel boots seen in gothic lolita and even classic for shoes. As for accessories I was thinking of a cameo necklace with a red rose instead of a woman's head, black pearl bracelet, and that's about as far as I got for accessories besides the matching bonnet it comes with. I'm interested in hearing your thoughts and recommendations! I'm absolutely in love with this jsk and would like to do it justice, thank you so much!
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>>9677919
choose one or the other of the tops both at once look bad. I think you can just sort of mix and match between these ideas. Plain black mary janes with a single strap and low heel would be very sweet as well. I tried to capitalize on the "cute" aspect.
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>>9677930
thank you, anon! cats' astrology anon here. incorporating the pearls is a great idea, and omg - that pic is so adorable! is that a product photo, and if so...can i get the link? thank you so much!
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>>9678762
heels are kind of a must for this in my opinion, it's too close to hime to wear platform heels
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>>9678975
thanks anon for going through so much trouble! Much appreciated.
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>>9679246
I was thinking something more like pic related! I've personally never seen something like that in hime though? Than again I haven't seen too much Hime to begin with. Any suggestions for what other shoes or accessories though? I really appreciate your help!
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I know y'all hate fandom coords but, I want to try out a lolita Eleven from Stranger things and was wondering of your opinion and concrit on the ideas.

I chose Country of Sweets by Angelic Pretty, because it has waffle castles on it so I thought the theme was there. The other one is a shitty bodyline dress, is shorter but would work with more authenticity. Thinking of pairing with white socks and white shoes
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So I just bought Candy Sparkle and it's on it's way, but I'm facing a little bit of a time crunch; I could risk waiting until after it arrives and measure it myself, but I was wondering if any of you gulls might have this dress and might be able to give me the numbers ahead of time?

My master plan is to order a chiffon underskirt and chiffon overskirt from the same indie designer so the fabric will match. However, this means the pieces are going to take additional time to arrive because they are made to order. I have an event in Dec so the time is kinda funky.

My intent is to length visually Candy Sparkle and to "tone down" the brightness of the print to make it look better on a more "mature" person. I'm only in my 30s, but that's ancient in Lolita terms; I just love this print because it reminds me of the artistic themes of 1980s-era cartoons with space, random cuteness and transparent crystal elements.
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>>9679762
I don't own this JSK so I can't help you with the length, but a black underskirt likely won't look good under white lace. I'm not entirely convinced that an all-chiffon (i.e. no lace) underskirt will look good with tulle lace, either. I'd look for a white underskirt that has lace at the hem if I were you.
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>>9679642
I think you should go with the plain BL dress. The Country of Sweets coord isn't recognizable as Eleven, it just looks like a bad coord, to be honest. I understand what you were trying to do with the theme, but I don't think it works. I think that the plain dress is much more recognizable.
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>>9679206
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=535748332743
Right here! The shop has a lot of accessories in this style too if you poke around. I've got the pins plus the matching choker.
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>>9679765
I'll take everything you said into consideration; still haven't placed the order. I'm one of those Lolitas that can invest in a coord but doesn't have enough to recover last-minute from purchasing mistakes, so all the input to avoid failure is very appreciated.

My reasoning was (and this isn't a defense it's just explaining out the thought process) that there is a lot of black and white contrast with this dress, so I thought the white lace resting on top of a layer of black chiffon would 'go' with that. My other accessories with the cord so far are black items (tights, bolero) with some metallic thread to offer a "twinkle" and solid black oxfords.

I'm also wondering if I should stick with wrist cuffs or go look for gloves; I'm not old, but I do want to dress in a way that acknowledges my age and I wonder if going more "retro" with gloves conveys that. If I went with gloves, I'm also wondering; can I just wear wrist cuffs with my gloves to make them seem more decorated? I have solid black chiffon wrist cuffs and white ones; but they're kind of a dull white and not a "bright" white.
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>>9673990
Thanks for your input, anon! I dont own any pairs so i cant really try them on and see which looks best, and the pairs of shoes I already own dont fit with the aesthetic I want. If you can suggest me a pair of shoes that you think might go well, do let me know! Though im inclined to the platforms, I think the bow gives them more of a sweet look despite being gothic shoes
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>>9680099
You can definitely use your wrist cuffs to decorate your gloves, assuming it looks good in practice. You gotta try it to be sure.
About the underskirt, do you have a solid black skirt you can wear under the JSK just to get an idea of what it'll look like? Maybe the black underskirt will actually look fine.
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>>9680099
>>9679762

Actually, there’s at least one AP dress that has a black ruffle underneath white lace, and your dress has enough white accents to balance out white lace on black ruffles, so I think that would work out.

The skirt is ~50cm, but this doesn’t matter. When you put the dress on the waist often doesn’t match up with your own waist where you’d put the underskirt, so knowing it’s 50cm doesn’t really help. You may be better off measuring 84 cm from your shoulders down to see where the dress will end at, and then measuring from your waist down to get the right length for the ruffles to start.

OR, if you look up brand underskirts (JetJ’s petale de Rose skirt for eg), you’ll see that they usually do layers of ruffles . This means that if the dress is shorter, you get more layers of ruffles, if the dress is longer, you get less. That way the dress length doesn’t matter, and you can use the underskirt for many different dress lengths.

About toning down the high contrast of the dress, I don’t think adding an overskirt and underskirt will really do it — the bodice of the dress is still pretty bright, and the bows get in the way of throwing a bolero over it. Assuming you’re older, giving a nod to your age is going to be difficult, too, most of the cutesy details are in the bodice bows and such. A lot of times, it’s honestly easier to simply start with a dress or a brand that already looks toned down, I’d suggest looking at IW for toned down cutesy dresses instead of AP if you want to do toned down sweet, it's easier.

If you really want to stick with this dress, what I’d really suggest is a custom sheer overdress, like what VM put out earlier this year or a previous release by Dark Box. But then you’d have to snip the chest and waist bows off your burando (you can keep them in a box and resew them when you want to sell, but I understand not everyone wants to alter their burando).
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>>9679769
Thanks anon, will definitely take in this advice.
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I just bought this dress online and I'd love to do a coord with it for a Christmas meet, what do you think I could pair it with in terms of accessories to give it a festive feel without being gaudy? I'm a little unsure. I'm not a fan of socks so I won't be using them but then I'm a bit unsure of the colours I should use. I've put myself into a bit of a rut by mostly wearing pink dresses.
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>>9680640
Jewelry in gold, also maybe a pair of bauble earrings in matching colors to the print. The latter is a bit tacky but I feel that's kind of unavoidable with holiday coords. If you're wearing this with a blouse or bolero with long sleeves, add a pair of wrist cuffs in ivory for extra detail, like pic related for example.
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I just got Tartan Check Shirring Princess and would really appreciate some suggestions for hair accessories and legwear, for this dress specifically but also for tartan dresses in general, because I love them and intend to get a few more.
While, for legwear, I'm thinking plain solid tights matching the blouse (matching lace-topped UTKs would also work, right?) but with headwear I'm drawing a blank. Matching it to the blouse/tights and leaving the dress as the only colorful piece sounds boring, but I realize finding the matching bow might take forever, and mismatched tartans will look awful.
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>>9682514

Agreeing with most of your points, mismatched tartans are pretty bad, so sticking to solids and matching the headbow to something other than the dress sounds right.

You're not really limited to solely adding one other colour as the blouse that has to be your socks and headbow colour as well, though. I think you can pull red, black and (off)white from the dress, and if you like brown or gold, they would work pretty well with the dress as well. So you could do lace-topped socks, but they can be white lace on black socks, not just solid black/white socks, or if you're daring you could even try wine red socks with white lace, black shoes and blouse, red headbow. The bag and shoes add another colour, so instead of matching your headwear to your blouse/tights you can match them to your bag/shoes. Or you could do both -- a larger headbow in the colour of your blouse/cardigan, and then a smaller bow or a hairclip in the same colour as your shoes and bag (or vice versa).

The only issue is to balance all the colours so one colour doesn't stand out too much, and make sure you look good in the dominant colour.

It's actually a pretty versatile dress, you can coord it with many different combination of those colours on the blouse/cardigan, legwear, shoes, bag and headbow.
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Just got her in the mail today ~~~ however, I bought socks to go with, the diamond honey nurse bunny otks, but they arrived with printing errors and are GREEN. I now have no idea what to wear on my feet for ILD and honestly I don't really want to go through taobao again. Any ideas, gulls?
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>>9683462
Check lolita collective for gothic. I also know Puvithel has some cute tights with pills, if you want a sweeter menhera take.
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I bought pic related a while back and can't decide what I want to do for a blouse. I already have black UTK's with white lace and platform mary janes to go with it for a goth-styled look but all the blouses I own are on the sweet side of classic.
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>>9683706
selfpost
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So I came up with this as another idea, any suggestions? I'm still stuck on shoes
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>>9683985
The blouse comes in black by the way!
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>>9673672
This looks really bad, don't do this
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>>9683902
Nah, but I just saw her this weekend. Her stuff's a little overpriced, but the designs are okay, and lolita collective is always my go to for US lolita retail.
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Would this jsk be alright for a first coord? I'm a little skeptical but the reviews are good and I wanted to start small for my first coord. I was thinking of going for a classic, Madeline-esque school look with it, if that would look okay?
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>>9685899
>Madeline-esque school look
This JSK is fine but please don't base your first coord on a character.
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>>9685907
That's not what I meant by that, I meant more that kinda of style - French school uniform, so lots of navy and probably a beret. I just wanted to clarify that I wasn't going for a fetishy 'school girl' look but more reserved and classic uniform.
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Trying to figure out how to style this into a casual coord but I'm really stumped.
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>>9685916
That looks nothing like a school uniform and your Madeline coord is going to suck if you use it. Buy the JSK and coord it normally and don't do character coords until you know what you're doing.
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>>9686538
>clarify that I'm not trying to do a character coord
>still tells me not to do it
thanks gull
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I have IW's Constance in brown, which I love for everyday wear. Its very flattering and fits well and can be toned down very well.

I'm going to an event in a couple weeks that I'd love to dress up this dress. I have two ivory colored printed sets of tights, one with mushrooms and one with nautical elements that I'd used before, but I'd like to go a little bigger. What sorts of accessories do you think would really pack a punch with this? My immeadiate thought would be brooches and necklaces, but are there any other things I'm missing? Interesting belts, pretty high necked blouses?
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>>9685899
Wear it with a nice peter pan collared blouse and a boater hat of some sort, accessorize with a ribbon under the collar and lace topped OTKs/knee socks depending on how long the JSK is on you and what you find more comfortable, and you should be good to go. It's a very basic and simple look that's easy to pull off as a beginner.
And a small tip: Try coording it with a sailor collared blouse and accessories to go with the sailor theme in the future for a different look, it'll be cute like that too.
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>>9687689
My kneejerk reaction is to suggest an underskirt, but not one of those terrible long and gaudy ones that you see everywhere today. Something like the Little Dipper underskirt can be cute, as long as you pick one that isn't very long; I suggest you pick a skirt that's about 5cm longer than your JSK just to have one row of frills showing. Also, a statement necklace of some sort will be great (think a large pendant that matches whatever theme you're going for), the bodice is rather plain so you'll be able to add some interest to it very easily.
I'd suggest you go with the mushroom tights and build something from there, it'll look better coorded with brown imo.
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>>9679357
no problem anon!
and those shoes are cute, but my are they ..edgy? Your dress has dark colors but has a classy/softer vibe to it than the shoes are giving off. I think the shoes should be kept solid colored and simple, and perhaps a chunky heel is fine too.
your dress has a lot of amazing details that should be showcased more than the shoes
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>>9687700
I've been thinking about getting an ivory underskirt for this dress (and a few others). I think you've cemented my decision. Thanks anon!
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Never been to a themed meetup before and all my other dresses are grandma's couch-kei. Would it be possible to coord any of these in a holiday/winter theme? Meetup organizer is ok with otome but I rather lolita unless they don't suit the theme. Thank you!
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>>9689661

The most obviously Christmassy dresses are the two red ones, and they do look otome-ish, but if you can throw an IW bolero over the onepiece (and not die from the heat) it will look more lolita. The red jsk can probably be styled lolita, or at least soft lolita with a very frilly blouse (or an IW bolero. They fix everything).

My favorite is the black dress though. I'd just do an elegant classic all-black coord with it and then a pop of colour in the form of mistletoe or poinsettias. You could do a Christmas floral crown if you want to be loud about it, but I think a large, prominent mistletoe brooch or corsage, maybe echoed with a little red in your jewellery or some of your nails, would look really understated.
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Hi gulls! I have pic related and I'd love to make it a little more ott for ILD. I'm not too good at color balance yet, so I'd love for some suggestions on what color blouse, accessories, shoes etc. I'm in a bit of a budget right now, so I'm planning on making the new accessories. I'm thinking either a bonnet or a veil and maybe an overskirt? I have a pair of white and black shoes but I also have some gold enamel and thought about transforming a pair into gold. Thank you for any help!!
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>>9694493
I'd suggest a blouse in a shade of sax to match the drapes in the print, and if you're making your own accessories you should make some ribbon accessories for your blouse and your hair to match the pink ribbons in the print in color and appearance. Jewelry should be gold, of course, pic related will match nicely but I'm not sure whether you have the time to track it down secondhand. Instead of painting a pair of shoes gold, you should probably just buy a new pair; if the painting process goes wrong you'll have less time to buy a new one and would have ruined a perfectly good pair of shoes for nothing.
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>>9689661
The first idea I had was wear the underbust JSK with a red military jacket and do something Nutracker-inspired.
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Can I get some ideas for socks? I have almost everything else I need for this coord but I'm having trouble finding the perfect pair of tights and it's driving me insane!
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if i were to make a veil to go with this, should i make it black or white? and is there maybe a better alternative to a veil for headwear? thanks!
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>>9694766

Lace tights. Alternatively, low-denier sheer white tights with some designs on them, or you can layer sheer white tights underneath lace tights -- good if you're sensitive about bare skin showing through the lace mesh.


>>9694953

You have the same problem as >>9655386. Just about all indie brands can only do charcoal grey, never true black prints. So I'd suggest the same, stick to sheer or lacey black stuff, make sure your veil is pretty light and not too thick so it doesn't draw attention to how grey the dress is. imo an all-white veil would look rather unbalanced, but if you add some charcoal grey/black elements to your veil headdress and then balance it out with white tights or something else, it could work.

As for alternatives, just think of this as any other OP with a print. You can pretty much wear anything, a headbow, a ribbon, a canotier, a hat, etc etc. I dont' really see why you have to stick to a veil.
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>>9687729
I agree, thank you so much! After posting that, I really thought about it. I found some shoes that were really nice (pic related) that look far less edgy and they all come in wine and black. The top ones are my favorite so far. Also, I'm sorry about taking so long to reply, I didn't see it!
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>>9694985
thank you so much, i think i'll get a really sheer dark veil :^)
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I’ve got some great old school pieces but I always struggle with socks. I’m not a big fan of lace top otks or tights. Any ideas what I could use?
It’s coming in to summer over here as well so I’m not sure if ankle socks look too weird?
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>>9696816
Go look at glb scans and see what looks good. UTK socks?
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Does anyone have any co-ordinates with this Moitie belt harness?
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>>9696816
Lace top UTK or really there's nothing wrong with nice lace topped ankle socks (certainly meta have been selling them forever) however you may lose a little of what people think of as the "classic" old school look
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Just got Meta's Magical Class navy in the mail! I've also got this bag (https://lolibrary.org/items/meta-crest-embroidery-backpack) which I was planning on using with the coord, but I'm a bit unsure about legwear, headwear and accessories. All the shoes I own are black. Any ideas?
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Hi gulls! So I haven't made a coord in almost 2 years but recently was able to get one of my dream dresses which brought me back into it sooo...Blue or Red?? Also if I am way off with my coording skills these days please let me know, crit is welcome! Obvs going for a classical feel but didn't want to just go with all brown coloring, trying to pull an accent color from the dress! Don't mind the paper doll look, I just like it better then collages when I can see it all together.
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I've not made a co-ord in a looooong time.

I moved to a new place, has always been warm in my hometown, baby's first winter lolita co-ord. it will be about 10 degrees on ILD. what can i wear? don't want to freeze, but i don't want to sweat and die when i sit in a cafe either. I feel very lost especially about socks.

my hair is black, about 1~2inches more and it'll hit mid-waist.

i measure 96cm bust 77cm waist 92cm hips.

Bonus if it can be bought from a second-hand lolita store, otherwise I won't make it in time for ILD.
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>>9706329
>>9706329
>bonus if it can be bought from a store in japan*
wtf am i writing

actually will it be weird for me to wear a velvet bolero when my OP has no velvet, and the bottom ruffles of the OP are chiffon?
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So I recently got this taobao candyland jsk. I wanted to try my hand at some sweet coords without spending too much at first. But then I realized that all of my shoes are black or dark brown. Is there anything else I could pair with this jsk and these black bodyline shoes that would work?
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>>9706329
A-anyone?
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>>9702084
I think both are really nice, either color you choose won't make a drastic change, it's nice and simple.
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>>9706329
Have you tried this OP and bolero on together? Do the blacks match? Do the necklines work together?
If yes, then I don't see any problem wearing velvet as all the fabrics have a rich/opulent feeling.
Maybe bring in more velvet by getting a hair accessory in red velvet that matches the dress colour if it really bothers you. Or maybe a hat or bonnet in black with velvet/velvet ribbons and red accents (which would also keep your head wamer). Gold jewellery to tie things together.
If it's cold, tights and bloomers are going to be your friends. I think black tights with a gold print would work nicely.
I hope you have a lolita coat too, if not, maybe time to buy one (I duno how cold 10 degrees feels to you, or if you are talking farenheit or celcius)

Hopefully none of those items will be too difficult to find in japanese secondhand stores.
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>>9701387
I think a black beret would be cute. If not, something simple like a side bow clip or a small headbow. If you have three black items - headwear, bag, and shoes - it should look fairly balanced even with the navy. As for socks you could go with white if you are wearing a white blouse like the stock photo, but something with gold detailing would be nice.

>>9706369
It's going to look really forced, especially since the pink is so pastel. You could try to go for an Alice look - black headbow, black shoes, and a small black purse - but I think it'll just be really off and cheap.
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>>9706329
>>9706335

To be honest with you I didn’t answer before this because I wasn’t confident on the velvet bolero. I guess try it on and if the blacks match and it doesn’t look too weird, then it works? There’s nothing that says velvet can only be worn with velvet, it’s more whether the sleeves match up, or the bolero just looks like shit on you (I also have a 95cm bust and sometimes the stretch boleros don’t work out)

Legwear, you can buy plain black tights, either thermal or high denier ones, from Gu or Uniqlo. Gu/Uniqlo is pretty cheap and decent quality. You can also pick up some thick shorts here, which will keep you warmer than cotton bloomers, as well as a woollen stole or something if you need it — you can buy a fancy pin from either Gu or closet child and use that to dress up the shawl, at least you’re covered and warm.

Assuming Harajuku closet child, you can easily find red, wine or bordeaux accessories pretty easily, also jewellery from aatp, Moitie, Chocomint to add some polish to the coord. At the very worst, they always seem to have a basket of plain black headbows and a rack of outerwear that you can buy warmer stuff from, if the bolero doesn’t work out.

Actually I’m pretty sure if any of your pieces don’t work out you can pretty much put together a whole coord from closet child, only the shoes might be a bit of a gamble (They have a lot of variety, but you won’t necessarily find the right combination of size, colour and style). I’d try closet child before going to Gu for this reason, you have a pretty good chance of finding legwear that matches your dress at closet child (whether it warm enough is another story though).

If using a different secodhand shop, still pretty much the same advice, but it’s more of a gamble. I think Usagiyouhinten has much lower chances of finding a basket of black accessories, but they do carry some more obscure homemade indie accessories.
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Any tips on how to coord this jumperskirt?Every time I try, I just can't find any inspiration for it.
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>>9708069
It's a really cute dress! Is the yellow more vibrant in real life?
My suggestion would be to go with another color for blouses/socks/accessories, maybe a mocha brown (or just plain chocolate, cool-toned brown) or even sax/light blue. The dress looks a bit washed out so it could use some bolder and/or darker colors to balance it out.
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>>9708081
It's not as vibrant in real life
And thank you, I'd never think to wear darker colors !
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>>9708069
>>9708081
>>9708479

i was thinking the same thing. like anon said, i would try to play with the beige of the cookies and brown of the coffee for your other pieces
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Does a chiffon bolero/short sleeved OP combo look fucking stupid?
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>>9708632
That tattoo certainly does though
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>>9655380
I want to try to wear this JSK for a simple coord for winter ILD but below the jsk image are all my ivory clothes. I would prefer a longer lacy/ivory blouse to wear with some simple off-white or ivory tights but I haven't found an ideal blouse or pair of shoes being sold anywhere at the moment ! If anyone happens to run into something I'd love to know! Truly appreciate it
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>>9657274
I realize not many people like to have food themed accessories on their heads but if you're into it SheenasBows on Etsy has some cute cupcake, cake, or whipped cream headgear that would give it kind of a unique sort of funny but cute look
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>>9708665
Thanks! Didn't ask.
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Is it possible to wear wine and red items together? I have a capsule-ish small wardrobe but I both have wine and red items I love a lot, if I could somehow coord them together that would enable a lot of new coords.

A wine skirt and red shoes for example, is it possible to wear them together and how would you build your coord around them if so?
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>>9708722
The blouse on the left seems too sweet for the dress, but the lacy bolero may work. You could even try wearing it under the dress as a blouse.
Otherwise iirc there were a few nice looking lace blouses on LM.

For shoes I think a bow pump in a pink or mauve-y tone would be nice like pic related. These are VM but I think you could find similar styles on taobao or from more casual or vintage inspired brands like axes femme. Another option could be tan or ivory/beigey shoes as well.

>>9708880
If you work off a dress that contains both wine and red it seems possible? Maybe just lay the items you're thinking about together and see if they look alright.
I think the key to using similar-but-not-the-same tones is to ensure that they're different enough to tell apart so it doesn't look like you mistook them for the same color and are attempting to match them.
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>>9708880
Bring in maybe a beige/ivory theme since that color will compliment both wine and red. I personally like pairing brown with wine/red as well. Depending on how bright your red is, you can add in some accents (like a brooch or a bag) in addition to your shoes so it doesn't look like a case of mismatched shades but rather purposeful.
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>>9708632

The pic is a bit too close up to see what shape it really has. Looks all right from what I can see of it? If that helps?
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>>9707550
I guess I'll have to wait until I can get some pink or white shoes...
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What can I wear underneath this jacket? I've tried it with a Baby blouse with a large peter pan collar and it looks really off, both because of the proportions of the collar and because the material underneath gets a bit bulky. I feel like a regular cutsew would look out of place next to the velvet though. Any thoughts? I thought a bow necktie blouse could look good, but they're usually very high necked and that's not a great look on me.
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Where can i buy good-looking underskirts? I only have that cheap taobao one in pic related, and as you can see, it doesn't really look good. Plus it's too long! I would need something in the 60-70cm length range.
Should i get ones from taobao brands (infanta for instance), melikestea or simply brand ones?

Also would a white underskirt look good under a (navy) dress with navy lace at the bottom? if i use white as neutrals ofc
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>>9712384
High-collar blouse with bow/jabot

>>9713268
It really depends on what kind of underskirt you're looking for. Brand ones tend to have much nicer lace, but also much less poof. Taobao ones vary across individual brands, I like Little Dipper for plain ruffles personally.

Everything I've seen/bought from Infanta has had sloppy construction and meh-quality fabric. Avoid them.
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>>9713294
Thank you, I'll try and find something flattering

>>9713268
Lady Sloth
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A bit of a different question, but I thought I'd best ask here:
Anyone have specific headbow or accessory recommendations for this coord I'm drawing?
I was thinking of going with something like this one from Baby:
https://lolibrary.org/items/btssb-velveteen-head-bow-2006

or base it on the simple JM ones, but I'm open to any suggestions.
The OP will have gold buttons eventually.
Also open to art crit, it's a messy wip.
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I really want to purchase the jacket and skirt to wear together, but I'm having a hard time coording something I like. Is this at least on the right track? I'm happy with the skirt/jacket/shirt/wig/bonnet, but I'm not sure if it just looks messy.
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>>9717232
It's a cute, basic coord, I don't see what could be wrong about it, but I suggest picking an underskirt to wear with that skirt otherwise your petticoat will likely peek. Something like Baby's karami skirt would be very cute imo.
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>>9717233
Good idea, anon! Thanks. I'm more just worried about the off-whites/ivory all being different. I don't normally wear something this "old school," so I want to make sure its right!
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>>9717246
I suggest you wait to have the skirt in your hands and then think about matching your whites. The lace on the skirt looks ivory in the stock pic but you never know until you actually see it in person.
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I've had this dress when I was trying (and failing) to wear otome. Here's this jsk from Jane Marple and I love it but it looks so frumpy on me and I'm not sure whether the bow looks good or not (its a removable belt). Is there any way I can salvage this purchase or should I cut my losses and sell it?
For the sake of the picture I put a light a-line petticoat underneath but its very billowy without one.
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>>9717990
Anon, I think this dress is super adorable! I like the bow on it... do you think maybe a steamer would work to make it less wrinkled? If you think it looks frumpy, depending on how much you love the dress, maybe get it altered to fit you? I think this would be very pretty with a fancy cardigan over it.

I'm >>9717232, and ended up purchasing that coat with a different old school skirt. I think my hang up was it was too much black for what I normally like. Does this new coord look okay or insane? Sometimes I don't know if I'm crazy or not anymore.
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So I'm getting HL in pink in January from a friend...I've been struggling to find headwear that would look nice with it. I already have a blouse, shoes, and tights thankfully.
Do you guys think that either of these would look nice with HL?
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>>9718828
whoops, I forgot the pic!
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>>9718828
Beret is a great choice, not the clips since they're a completely different shade of pink. Also personal nitpick but the pearl accents of the hair clips wont mesh well with HL since they're giving me a more classic vibe but that last part is personal opinion.
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>>9718214
>https://item.mercari.com/jp/m68999874557/
I think it's super cute, but would have preferred the other skirt personally. either way, I want to see what the coord looks like worn someday. I'd put more solid black on the bottom to balance all the solid black you'll have at the top
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>>9718945
whoops, don't know why the link posted, ignore that
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I have the matching beret to the JSK. Your thoughts on this?
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>>9720042
The collars of the JSK and cutsew clash. I would go with a black short-sleeved blouse with a peter pan. Chiffon would be better as it matches the JSK strap ruffles.

I am not sure what I think of the shoe choice. The JSK has a bustle so you would think to dress it up, but the print is so weird. Another anon may have better feedback on it.
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>>9720042
I agree, the cutsew has a weird neckline for the JSK. I like >>9720069 's blouse better. I mean, the boots aren't the worst, but this dress feels less sugary sweet than them. They would look fine, but I'm sure there are better options. Especially if you could go with black legwear and matching blue shoes to tie it all together?
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>>9715057
What about a round headdress?
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I have a really weird question, how do you wear colored socks?
I have a pair of Putumayo socks that I don't know how to coord, I always wear either white tights or black, I feel so lost.
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>>9720638
Easy mode is to match your legwear to your blouse. You can also match your legwear to your shoes (this works best with darker colors, I've done it with black and navy).

I know some of these are tights but I wanted to give you a visual example of what looks good.
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>>9720069
>>9720076
Thanks! I'll get a good one ordered then.
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Trying to go for a circus theme but I have never created a coord this out of the box before, thoughts? Am I way off gulls??
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>>9722115
I think a white blouse will balance this more, it's a bit top heavy with the black one. Also probably a personal taste thing but please get something other than the mini hat, it's really ugly.
The bag is super cute though, I gotta say.
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>>9722115
I think the top hat is cute.
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>>9722115
I think like the other anon said, a white blouse would probably work better, but a red one might look cute as well.
Also, just a personal opinion, those shoes are pretty ugly. Might be just me though
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>>9722118
>>9722165
>>9722253
Beautiful!! Thanks anons!! I normally dress extremely classic but I wanted to try my hand at something a little fun and OTT hence the clown inspiration! I totally agree with the top not balancing and white or red for the blouse would be better! As far as the shoes I wanted a "clown shoe" to be felt while still keeping them in a similar style as more traditional loli shoes. And the hat was just an idea, I have a popcorn head bow in the coord idea as well that was also an idea...not totally sure what kind of head piece would suit the circus to be honest lol...but thanks so much for the crit!!!!
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I got my dream dress not too long ago. Vampire Requiem long jsk in lavender. Im only 161cm and im having a hard time not looking like a stump in this dress. And the sleeve straps are so wide it looks oddbwhen wearing a blouse under it. What am i doing wrong. Please help me.
>pic related, not the worse coord but she looks like a stump.
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>>9723106
She doesn't look that bad honestly, though I'd pick other shoes to wear with that dress.
Can you pinpoint why the shoulder straps make blouses look odd? It seems fine in the pic you posted. Have you tried wearing the JSK with a bolero on top instead? There are boleros that don't close in the front or have a lower cut so you don't have to cover the details on the bodice, if you're worried about that.
Other than that, to make your legs look longer, try wearing socks or tights in a color that matches the JSK; admittedly this trick works better with black but it's worth a shot.
I'm 162cm tall and I've never looked stumpy in my longer dresses; maybe you're just not used to wearing longer cuts?
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>>9723106
I had the same problem with Vampire Requiem and ended up selling it. It was a dream dress (also in lavender). I still wish I had kept it and altered it instead.
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>>9723106
wear it with heels instead of chunky sweet shoes. Round-toe shoes will make you look more stumpy, choose pointy toed shoes that'll elongate your legs. If it were me I'd wear legwear with vertical stripes too.
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=544679749522
Pick legwear that's the same/similar colour to your shoes and dress, and you'll look longer.
those are the sort of shoes I'm on about.
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I'm about to buy this and somehow got it stuck in my head that I want a creme colored blouse for it. However, that would clash a bit with the white lace accents on the JSK (see hem line and JSK collar). I won't use the detachable collar and probably not the white rose bow either, so the little bit of white lace might be okay. I'm still unsure though. Your thoughts?




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