You don’t have to be Asian to enjoy Lolita fashion. While much of the fashion is associated with frills and bows, there is much more to Lolita. Lolita fashion has caught up with many designers who are kicking off their spring collection with gingham baby-doll dresses, and itty-bitty pinafores paired with pigtails, red lips, and plastic shades. Obviously, these great designs are great for everyone to get out of winter and into some fun, bright colors. Sweet Lolita is one of the most talked about Lolita styles and features bows, ruffles, and light colors that are combined to make up an outfit. Pink, powder blue, and white are common colors in a Sweet Lolita. Polka dots, cherries, flowers, cakes, candies, strawberries, and fairy tale prints are common Sweet Lolita
Many Lolita enthusiasts follow the more Casual Lolita style, which is a toned down version with simple cut-sew and a motif along with a Lolita skirt and hair accessories. Modest, yet elegant, this is one of the styles that can be compiled from any colors as long as they match. A cardigan and skirt creates the perfect Casual Lolita look.
Classic Lolita is another modest style in Lolita fashion. The style lends a classy look, and reflects Victorian fashion of the bygone era. You won’t find bold colors in Classic Lolita. A-line shaped skirts and light makeup that creates a softer tone make up most of the style.
Many fashion enthusiasts have fallen for the Hime Lolita or ‘Princess Lolita’ look. This elegant style includes an extravagant line up of dresses, miniature crowns, and tiaras. Now, we are talking about royalty so you need to make sure you are prim and proper if you want to look ‘princess-like’. Roses, bows, and pearls suit the Hime Lolita style perfectly.
Cosplay Lolita or 'Costume Lolita’, is different from actual Lolita fashion. This style is often seen at Anime Conventions and is worn by those who don’t know much about Lolita fashion and its styles. Thin cottons, shiny fabrics, stompy goth boots, leg warmers, low-quality colored wigs, and square-dance petticoats, are normally associated with Cosplay Lolita, and draws only bows, lace, and frills from actual Lolita fashion.
There is plenty about Lolita and some styles can end up being an expensive hobby. However, many styles are affordable and give you the chance to celebrate your inner beauty and have fun at the same time.