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Coord help thread
Coord help thread Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)10:31 UTC+1 No.7685613 Report

There wasn't any in the catalog and a few anons have been posting in the general so I thought I would create a thread.

I'm currently working on a blue Theresia Rose coord but was wondering if I could get some suggestions.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)15:11 UTC+1 No.7685849 Report

>>7685613
>was wondering if I could get some suggestions

Throw us a bone anon, what kinda direction do you want to take it in? What sort of occasion are you looking to wear it to? A bit more detail is always really useful with these kinda threads.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)21:34 UTC+1 No.7686510 Report

i'm looking for some navy shoes to wear with aatp tome of the roses jsk II and wondered about these shoes http://www.soleprovisions.com/Taos_Contessa_Navy.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjwopOeBRC1ndXgnuvx8JYBEiQAq4RPt3xxWxRh6hnXhxyAgUbYxKz9Mr7PeCa2G0wOYCMDlSAaAuie8P8HAQ

are they too matronly/secretary-ish? Would the navy even work? Other options for navy classical styled shoes that go up to 25cm?
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)21:37 UTC+1 No.7686524 Report

>>7686510
i just noticed they only have those in size of 11 anyway, so nevermind. Also, time* of the roses
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)22:35 UTC+1 No.7686643 Report

>>7685849
Hmm I'd like to make it not too casual and not too OTT. I'd like to incorporate the rose motif in headwear and perhaps blue shoes/
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)23:11 UTC+1 No.7686718 Report

>>7686510
http://www.myfavoriteshoestore.com/cgi-bin/myshoes/prod/160267/item_detail.html?afsrc=1&cm_mmc=PaidSearch-_-GooglePLA-_-FreeShip-_-1602674265X&media=8GOOG34A&gclid=Cj0KEQjwopOeBRC1ndXgnuvx8JYBEiQAq4RPtwpGaz3TnekuQ4lzlGwPU5vX1VI6claUihLpfmN0h_AaAodv8P8HAQ or maybe these?
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)02:11 UTC+1 No.7687162 Report

>>7686643
Something like this perhaps? It's kinda difficult to assess the shade of the ivory/cream as well as the blue because of the lighting in your pic, but hopefully you get the idea. Owning the jsk, you probably have a better idea if these shades would actually work.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)02:29 UTC+1 No.7687207 Report

>>7687162
Sauce on the blue shoes?
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)03:00 UTC+1 No.7687273 Report

I have this JSK (Haenuli Enchanted Fawn) and Bodyline blouse to work with. I'd like to keep it simple and casual, but I have no idea what sort of accessories to pull in with these colours.

I have a rich brown PUL offbrand (Ardene) bag and a pair of earthy beige/camel faux suede pumps that I don't have a picture of yet, but I'm willing to look at better options.

I have a large foot size, so shopping for new shoes is very difficult. I could go to Clobba or Dear Lenore.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)03:05 UTC+1 No.7687288 Report

The main thing I need help with is knowing if this looks completely terrible or not...? It doesn't have to be a "wow!" coord, just not bad. (It's for the BtssB Store Opening Soiree, and this is the only dress and blouse I can work with while keeping it mostly Baby for the heat so I'm kind of freaking out.) My hair will be done with braids but a little fluffier and with less obtrusive hair ties.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)03:21 UTC+1 No.7687341 Report

>>7687288
Are those shoes black or brown?
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)03:29 UTC+1 No.7687364 Report

>>7687341
Brown, sorry there was a wonky shadow. They're pretty much the same colour as my bag.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)03:44 UTC+1 No.7687408 Report

>>7687288
The bag looks out of place with the brown and the food theme, do you have anything in black? The rest of it looks cute and airy, it'd look more balanced if you added some more blue up top.

>>7687273
I think that the dress and blouse match closely enough that you should go for more contrast on the shoes and bag, like a dark rather than medium brown (or dark red, if that fits the rest of your wardrobe better: I think it would make the berries in the print pop).
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)03:58 UTC+1 No.7687446 Report

>>7687408
Yeah! I have a pair of black shoes and a black baby purse. It's the heart purse that came with the mook a while back. The only thing is I'd have to find a wallet that's small enough to fit my wallet-stuff (ID, cash, debit card, points cards for other shops, etc.) and still fit in my purse. (The one I used to use fits but... It's really weeby, it's a Haruhi Suzumiya wallet I got when I was 10 and I really should not have anymore.)
I will try my best though! Thank you for the tips. But if I can't find anything do you think the brown shoes and bag would look horrendous? They're the same colour, but you're right the food theme is a bit off...
(Also thank you! I was hoping for an airy look.)
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)04:00 UTC+1 No.7687455 Report

>>7687408
I found this on LaceMarket! I'm seriously considering bidding on it, do you think the red would work?
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)04:20 UTC+1 No.7687511 Report

>>7687455
I bought it anyways. It's a nice purse.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)04:32 UTC+1 No.7687541 Report

>>7687288
I think that's a very cute coord, anon.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)05:44 UTC+1 No.7687747 Report

>>7687273
Don't use Dear Lenore. Ever.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)06:05 UTC+1 No.7687824 Report

>>7687162
Thank you anon. I really like the idea. The dress is a strange shade of beige but I feel that blouse is quite close colour wise. I love the shoes would you happen to have a link for them?
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)08:53 UTC+1 No.7688154 Report

Since the lolita general has turned into Linguistics 101 and I know this topic has been mentioned in previous coord threads I'll ask here.

If there was another fb group that did constructive coord crit, similar to the nitpick threads or as a compliment sandwich, what do you think a poster should mention.
I'd like:
-Budget (bodyline, taobao, brand)
-Style their going for (classic, gothic, sweet, babby's first outfit, OTT etc)
-Area that they'd like the most tips on
-Weather?
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)13:39 UTC+1 No.7688432 Report

>>7688154
ugh fucking Leyla
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)14:16 UTC+1 No.7688481 Report

>>7687747

Dear Lenore is good for customs sizing, I have really wide feet and my shoes turned out fine. You just have to be veryyyy patient and bug them about shipping a lot.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)14:46 UTC+1 No.7688507 Report

>>7687824
The plain blue shoes are 'Dance Instead of Walking' heels in 'blue' found on Modcloth.

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-heels/dance-instead-of-walking-heel-in-blue

The tan shoes are by Chelsea Crew Shoes. They actually have a lot of really nice vintage type reproduction shoes that could work with lolita. I'm afraid can't find the link to those exact ones anymore but they are probably still about.

Good luck with your co-ord anon, it's a beautiful jsk.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)15:08 UTC+1 No.7688526 Report

>>7688154
Holy shit that landwhale on the right. Man the harpoons!
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)15:28 UTC+1 No.7688550 Report

>>7687455
I think this shade would work since it's more of an earthy kinda red.

In all honesty, I'm not really digging the dark brown in your pic, I think tan would look so much better for your shoes and bag - case in point, look how nicely the 'tan' shade of the biscuit on your bag pops with the soft blue of your jsk. It's pretty much opposite on the color wheel to the blue.

I know, you're in awe of my mad paint skills. It's ok to keep the praise to yourselves though.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)17:12 UTC+1 No.7688704 Report

>>7687541
Thank you!

>>7688550
Mana on a sandwich, those paint skills must have been bestowed upon you by the Lord himself.
But, getting down to business. I have some low-heel oxfords that are pretty much that colour, and I think Target has a bag in that colour right now! If not I have a small change coin purse in the colour that I can use to carry my wallet and phone. (I just remembered a friend is coming with me, too, and since I'm lending her a dress I think it won't be too much to ask her to hold some of my stuff in her bag. So bag size is no longer an issue.) Thank you so much I didn't even think of using them!
Also I'm a bit confused about the hair option, did you mean colour, style, or both? Since it's going to be warm I planned on using my real hair, and I don't really have time to get a wig... Also it's kind of dumb, but the girl in the print of the dress has her hair in braids which is sort of the reason I wanted to.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)18:27 UTC+1 No.7688823 Report

>>7688704
The lord doth bless me indeed, for I art supesharu.

The hair idea was just for the style not color, i think a simple elegant updo with a bit of detail at the side (opposite side to your headwear) would be really lovely with this. I wouldn't recommend a wig in hot weather either, screw that noise.

The braids are ok, they just look a bit flat and lank looking. I think this could be improved though by using some slightly nicer hair ties in either white/off white or the same color as your hair. You could then try making the braids a bit looser looking but still neat.

A one-sided plait (again, opposite side to your headdress) could be really cute too. I get the copying the print thing though, it's a cute idea - more subtly nerdy than dumb I reckon(!).
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)22:30 UTC+1 No.7689404 Report

>>7688823
Ohhh yeah that was part of my original plan
>My hair will be done with braids but a little fluffier and with less obtrusive hair ties.

I'll mess around a little before then, though, see what looks good with the headdress. Also, once again thank you for your help!
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)06:41 UTC+1 No.7690562 Report

extremely new to lolita here, i impulse-bought this skirt a while back when i realised i've never worn anything as poofy and tiered in my life (good decision, me!)

does anyone know what style or jackets this could suit?
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)08:31 UTC+1 No.7690757 Report

>>7690562
Ok, standard lolita rules apply with this one

Aim for an hour glass shape with a defined waist area, not a traffic cone.
So look for jackets/coats/boleros that taper at the waist (or for boleros- hit just above the waist line) and have small detailing on them such as lace trim or decorative bows. If you can't find one with the trimming that you like, adding a nice brooch helps to give a more polished look.

See picture related

You can certainly wear the other jacket shapes however since you're worried about making the right impression with your outfit, stick with the safer hourglass shape.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)08:53 UTC+1 No.7690784 Report

1. Do these pink match enough to wear together,
2. Not sure where to go from here. I know I want my head accessory to be chiffony/similar to the dress, but beyond that?
I was thinking delicate, pink or white wristcuffs with maybe a gold or silver accent jewel, and I've no idea what to do when it comes to legwear. Ankle socks seem to be pretty popular with this dress, but I don't quite like the look of bare legs. Plain white otks/striped otks? The general direction is sweet, and my theme is generally pink/white. What do you think?
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)09:21 UTC+1 No.7690808 Report

>>7690784
1-From the stock photos, yes the pinks match
2-Legwear- Ankle socks if you can pull them off, Striped otks would also look cute. If you want tights you could look at sheer white tights with prints on them. Ebay and sockdreams have some nice ones. You could even find pink/white rose tights.

3- Accessories- Chiffon headpiece and wrist cuffs would look cute. You could look out for a beret and attach a chiffon bow to it, even a white sailor cap and add some pink ribbon to match it.

Check out the sailor lolita thread >>7683069, I know all that shit is in blue but use your imagination and visualize it in pink to get some more styling ideas ideas
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)09:30 UTC+1 No.7690816 Report

>>7690784
Since your dress is already all pink, having a pink crossbody bag will pretty much have it blend in with your dress. I would probably go with a white bag, maybe with pink or even gold accents? For head accessories, since it's a sailor dress you could go with a boater hat and make your own ribbon/bow to make it match. Or you can just go with your original idea, something like pic related. Legwear II would go with whatever looks best on you. Tights are an option too. They should have a pattern though since your dress is plainer.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)10:36 UTC+1 No.7690886 Report

>>7690816
>>7690808
Thank you both! I really like the tights idea, so I'll probably go with that.
I was hoping the white bit on the bag would distinguish it from the dress, but I suppose you're right. I really love the headbow you attatched!
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)11:29 UTC+1 No.7690932 Report

New group on fb for people looking for outfit critique and advice. The Critical Closet is for people who want to improve their outifts and receive honest.

>>https://
www.facebook.
com/groups
/807210509323098/
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)22:05 UTC+1 No.7691776 Report

>>7688823
Great news! Target had the perfect loliable bag... In the same exact colour as my oxfords. Your vision shall come to life. Bless you, anon-chan, and bless Target for cute purses right when I need them.
Bonus: It's big enough to hold all my shit.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)22:53 UTC+1 No.7691853 Report

>>7691776
Can you post a pic of the bag?
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)23:09 UTC+1 No.7691876 Report

>>7691776
Daaaw, I love happy endings like this, so glad everything turned out well (I mean, yeah bitch you better be grateful, good job you don't look like some shit tier ita).
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)23:47 UTC+1 No.7691922 Report

>>7691853
>>7691876
I will once I get my phone out of my car, I left it in there after I went shopping by accident, oops.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:33 UTC+1 No.7692130 Report

okay you gulls, marine fairy anon here
I picked out some super cute sheer polkadot tights, and I wanted to ask: I got some chiffon, and is there anything I can do besides a rectangle headbow? (meaning headpiece wise). I only have half a yard, by the way.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:40 UTC+1 No.7692155 Report

I'm trying to plan a coord that might happen for an AP tea party. My closet is really small still so I don't have much. It's going to be in august so fuck full socks or tights. I also have a bunch of bracelets that match but couldn't find any pictures. All the pinks match irl just btw
>would the fluffy bow look off? I'm not sure
>also polka dot bow is a necklace
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:44 UTC+1 No.7692161 Report

>>7692155
That bag seriously doesnt look like it'll match, but I'll take your word for it.
Seems like a pretty boring coord. The fluffy bow doesnt match imo, and the silver sparkly necklace looks a bit cheap. I suggest the white socks if you MUST wear ankle socks.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:44 UTC+1 No.7692164 Report

>>7692130
depends on your skill level.
You could do a round headpiece with a smaller bow inside of it, or if you're tight on time, find a hat
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:49 UTC+1 No.7692174 Report

>>7692155
-Lose the fluffy bow, unless you've got fluffy bows elsewhere.
-Either of the socks look fine
-I'd keep the neck area simple as it's already busy with the shirring and bodice bows, do you have any other necklaces? You've posted the clear heart w/ stars, so if thats the other necklace choice I'd go with that
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:49 UTC+1 No.7692176 Report

Any ideas of what could go with this? I have a beret, cardigan, and bow to match but don't know what other color I would want with this besides white or wine.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:51 UTC+1 No.7692179 Report

>>7692176
White blouse & gold + pearl accessories?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:56 UTC+1 No.7692197 Report

>>7692176
gentle shades of pink, that dont call too much attention (small bows, rings, a necklace)
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)02:00 UTC+1 No.7692214 Report

>>7692161
>>7692174
Yeah I thought the fluffy bow didn't really match but it's like my only other pink hair accessory and I thought just the 1 bow would be kinda meh. I know the bag looks like it's totally the wrong colour, but trust me it matches.
I'll ditch the fluffy bow and polka dot necklace. idk what else to add to it to make it less boring without breaking the bank since this con is burning a hole in my wallet
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)02:18 UTC+1 No.7692270 Report

>>7692179
That works. Better than what I had honestly. I'm planning on making some of my accessories to go with it as well. What should I do for socks then? I have just a plain white. Would it be better to us those or something else? Also, I have first world big boob problems where some of my blouses don't fit anymore so what is a good place to find great affordable blouses?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)02:58 UTC+1 No.7692392 Report

>>7691876
>>7691853
They're both a little more reddish brown in real life, but the lighting sucks in my kitchen, soooo... This is the result. But you can see how close in colour they are! The bag will comfortably fit everything I wanted to bring with extra space, too! So pumped.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)03:00 UTC+1 No.7692395 Report

>>7692392
Ok I just realized in that photo they don't look very close at all... I'll try and take a picture in the sunlight tomorrow, if you guys still care.
(btw thanks again anon-chan <3 )
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)03:30 UTC+1 No.7692452 Report

>>7692270
bunnyhouse and floral notebook on facebook for blouses.
I'm not sure on legwear, maybe cream knit tights?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)04:37 UTC+1 No.7692550 Report

>>7692392
Nice! At my Target they have in stock a black and white polka dot umbrella with a ruffle on the edge and it's pretty cute. Wish I bought the completely white one last year. Target does have nice things from time to time.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)05:20 UTC+1 No.7692623 Report

I am so fucking lost on socks for this shitlord. Thoughts?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)05:24 UTC+1 No.7692631 Report

>>7692623
Tights are probably a better route for this. It's a bit too embellished for socks to look right.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)05:32 UTC+1 No.7692644 Report

>>7692623
these would be cute and not too overwhelming for the dress
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)05:45 UTC+1 No.7692662 Report

>>7692623
white sheer patterned tights, or white with subtle gold accents
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)06:05 UTC+1 No.7692690 Report

>>7692270
you should make a white daisy clip for your hair to match the print. super cute.

white polka dot pattern tights from ebay would be cute too
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)07:14 UTC+1 No.7692779 Report

I recently bought this JSK, but as a sweet lolita, I'm a little lost.
I have a pair of navy mary jane heels, and I think I want to pair this with a stiff-brimmed navy bonnet (but no idea where to buy one), but I'm not sure on a blouse, legwear, and other accessories.

I guess I could just use some inspiration from people more used to coordinating classic style pieces so I can find my own way a little easier?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)07:16 UTC+1 No.7692785 Report

>>7687288
What dress is that anon? It's super cute!
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)07:20 UTC+1 No.7692792 Report

Any advice for coordinating this? Anything I come up with seems a bit boring.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)07:34 UTC+1 No.7692824 Report

Never seen this coordinated without a sweater covering it or just...always see bad coords for these. It's gorgeous, but is it an awkward fit on most people to make it look so bad? I'm thinking of going simple and just going for brown with this. I'm older so I want to lean a little away from sweet with this.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)07:36 UTC+1 No.7692828 Report

>>7692824
It's casual lolita, it's not going to get a good coord.
Most of us who own such things know this and have the sense not to post them online.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)07:36 UTC+1 No.7692829 Report

>>7692792
I think it's probably best to go a little simpler even if that might seem boring to you. Maybe some nice natural looking hair accessories? That green is really foresty and lovely. If it still seems boring how about some patterned tights?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)07:37 UTC+1 No.7692832 Report

I own the matching tights with this dress but I'm not sure what to do with everything else. I was thinking about bringing out the gold? I'm not sure how to dress up a salopette in general.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)07:56 UTC+1 No.7692863 Report

>>7692832
What do you mean by dressed up?

Like 'make it fun for a convention' or 'make elegant for a high tea'?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)08:01 UTC+1 No.7692872 Report

>>7692828
Oh
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)08:01 UTC+1 No.7692875 Report

>>7692792
Do it anon, do it for halloween and post your glorious outfit here
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)08:02 UTC+1 No.7692881 Report

>>7692863
Like make it cute? Cardigans? Things like that? The shape is different from a dress that is tight at the waist, so I'm not sure if there's certain things that absolutely don't look well. I got the salopette because it fits my body type.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)08:13 UTC+1 No.7692914 Report

>>7692872
Here are ya go!
I think if you want to do a more classic style outfit, try and find a nice beret or felt ladies hat on taobao.

Next time you get stuck with a piece you can't find worn. Go to lolibrary and the find the product name, underneath it will be the Japanese name/code, Google search with that and you'll find all the Japanese fashion blog posts about it.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)08:41 UTC+1 No.7692971 Report

So I have this coord for an upcoming monochrome meetup, but I'm unsure as to what style of skirt to pair with this vest and it's driving me insane. Please help.

Also, is it just me, or are basic white lolita skirts incredibly hard to come by?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)08:44 UTC+1 No.7692976 Report

>>7692881
Ok, I'll give you some help since these threads are like crack for me.

I found a heap of worn pictures of AP salopette, most of the outer wear that looks good, ends around the 'drop' waist line area (no shit Sherlock).
The problem being that when you have your standard bolero or lolita brand cardigan they make them to hit just above your natural waistline so it give a smoother hour glass shape.See the green box for example. This would be fine for a normal JSK, but not salopette.

My recommendation would be to go with a jacket that hits just above your hips or a bolero that finishes just under your bust area. See the yellow boxes for the example.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)08:45 UTC+1 No.7692979 Report

>>7692976
and if you wanted to bring out the gold, easiest way is through gold accessories and a nice gold hand bag
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)08:51 UTC+1 No.7692990 Report

>>7692971
No, it's hard to find plain white brand skirt.

So, for your skirt I would personally go with something tiered or ruffly as you've got a lot of volume and detailing in the blouse and vest.

If you've got the time there are some nice skirts that you could have custom made in white on Fanplusfriend.

if you don't have time, this one picture comes in white and can be shipped straight away
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)09:04 UTC+1 No.7693008 Report

>>7692990
That's a nice skirt, but do you think the tails of the vest would look strange over the bustle back? That was one of my fears, since I usually love bustle backs.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)09:23 UTC+1 No.7693027 Report

>>7693008
I'm not sure, maybe try the vest on with a bustle skirt you already own or a friends and see how they fall. If not, a plain circle skirt w/ ruffle on the bottom is fairly easy to make
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)12:11 UTC+1 No.7693118 Report

>>7692971
There's also KL's Flora.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)13:15 UTC+1 No.7693157 Report

>>7692550

Oh yeah I saw the all white one last year! I was going to get it, but I already have rain/shine one from BtSSB, so I decided not to. I might get the black and white one, though. It matches the raincoat I bought for university.

>>7692785
It's the Alice Bruges JSK by Baby, the Stars Shine Bright. It came out... Two years ago, I think? The head piece is from the same series.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)14:39 UTC+1 No.7693226 Report

>>7692914
I think the girl in the largest image has definitely got the right idea and it looks great - it's not a boring co-ord at all. The reason it works so well in my opinion is because she's used a cropped waistcoat that doesn't obscure that nice gold button detail. I would recommend looking for a cropped waistcoat as well, to do this skirt the most justice.

Brown cropped waistcoats aren't that easy to come by so if you're still struggling you could always try looking for something in white or cream in cotton that you could dye the appropriate shade of brown, and then replace the buttons if necessary. Replacing buttons in general is a pretty straightforward procedure.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)14:57 UTC+1 No.7693242 Report

>>7688481
Their quality isn't that great though. Some girl wrote a review on them and the shoes were pretty shit for how long she waited and how much she had to big them. Scratches and dings galore right out of the box
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)15:28 UTC+1 No.7693275 Report

>>7692914
Oh this is so helpful! Thanks so much!!
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)15:40 UTC+1 No.7693289 Report

>>7692829
Yea, that might be best, I'll try to find some nice patterned tights to go with it.

>>7692875
I see what I can do!
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)17:45 UTC+1 No.7693449 Report

Posted this in the general thread before this was here but I'd love some more advice. Working on my first coord with MM Perfume Bottle JSK in mint. The MM rosette would be perfect but if I can't find it I might put something similar together using taobao pieces.

Where I'm struggling the most is finding a blouse - because of the yoke on the dress I was hoping for a fairly plain peter pan collar blouse in a creamy colour but I'm struggling to find one that's plain enough.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)19:34 UTC+1 No.7693658 Report

>>7693118
I considered that blouse, but I feel like a high-collar blouse would work better with the cut of the vest. Do you think one less detailed, like Dear Celine's bow tie blouse, might work better instead of the one I have pictured?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)19:48 UTC+1 No.7693685 Report

>>7693449
I can't really help because I haven't seen perfume bottle IRL to tell if the colours match. I would prefer the design of the dear celine blouse but maybe without the gigantic bow (it's detachable, so if you buy it just see what works better for you?)

my only gripe is with the socks, i feel that they look a bit too...cosplayish...i duno, they would work so great with an old school outfit but i wouldn't for perfume bottle. i'm not helpful don't even have a better suggestion sorry.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)21:56 UTC+1 No.7693924 Report

>>7693685
Thank you for your response! I'm not sure what Dear Celine blouse you're referring to though, in the general thread I had a Pumpkin Cat blouse with it as well but I think it only comes in white, not cream. The socks are there more as placeholders for cream otks, they were just the first ones on google, I didn't even notice the bows on them till right now, whoops!
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)22:46 UTC+1 No.7694005 Report

>>7693658
Sorry, I actually meant the Flora skirt as an alternative white skirt. I forgot there was also the blouse of the same name.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)23:44 UTC+1 No.7694107 Report

I just don't have blue stuff in my wardrobe

>iamlost.jpg
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)00:03 UTC+1 No.7694137 Report

>>7694107
What do you have, then?
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)00:04 UTC+1 No.7694139 Report

Con-crit? Help? Thanks.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)00:05 UTC+1 No.7694140 Report

>>7694137
Basically, Black (lots) and Red

I'm able to buy blue stuff to, but...
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)00:07 UTC+1 No.7694147 Report

>>7692644
Good luck on finding it. Baby only has the pink in stock.
I regret not getting this specific pair.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)00:07 UTC+1 No.7694148 Report

>>7694139
Do you own that DC blouse, anon?
I was thinking of getting it but not sure if it's more offwhite than pure white.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)00:09 UTC+1 No.7694149 Report

>>7694147
Mu-fish is selling replicas right now if you don't give a shit.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)00:29 UTC+1 No.7694197 Report

>>7694139
I like the dear celine blouse better, but I would want to see them both in similar photo quality before I completely wrote off the chess story blouse.
The chess story one looks a little too beige. But it also depends on what the dress looks like IRL. The dear celine one might be too white, if it isn't as ivory as it looks.
What do you plan to do with your hair?
I normally really don't like solid colored tights, but in this case, I do. I like the sheerness, and considering there is so little blue elsewhere, it won't be overwhelming.
I think something you might want to consider is if you want to go with the light blue of the middle stripe or the green-blue of the bodice bows. Your tights are the light blue and your roses are the green-blue. You could do both, but I'm not sure how best to make it look deliberate.
The dress kind of reminds me of ballerinas. I think shoes with ribbons on them or lace up your calf would look cute.

>>7694140
Would it be too obnoxious to ask for an overview of your wardrobe? Since if you wanted to buy the whole coord from scratch, it wouldn't matter if you had blue. But if you want to incorporate what you have, knowing what you're working with could really spark some imagination.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)00:33 UTC+1 No.7694210 Report

Not my picture, my camera is absolutely awful, but this is the dress I need help with. Every time I try making a coord /cgl/ tell me it looks boring. I need some help!
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)01:00 UTC+1 No.7694298 Report

Hello, anons.

So, I have pic related. I wanted to keep my coord simple, so what I have currently planned are black tights and black oxfords.

The issue I have is headwear. I'm not sure what I should wear with this.

I looked at examples of lolita coords with religious/nun inspired themes, but most of them had veils, flower crowns, and some hats. I wasn't really feeling any of them.

Do you think this dress would look appropriate with just a regular black headbow? I see anons saying not to mix motifs and stuff, just didn't know if a headbow was too sweet or wouldn't look right.

I'm still new to lolita, so any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)01:04 UTC+1 No.7694307 Report

>>7694298
Dropped pic like an idiot.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)01:07 UTC+1 No.7694316 Report

>>7694298
>>7694307
Bows are very neutral and will work with almost anything.
There are "sweet" bows though, such as those huge ones that sit right at the top and eats your head. Stick with a more subtle one, but I'm sure you're thinking of something like that alerady.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)01:11 UTC+1 No.7694329 Report

>>7694316
That's good! I have the headbow that came with this aatp set. This wouldn't be considered too sweet, correct? It doesn't seem too big/floppy, so I'm guessing it works.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)01:52 UTC+1 No.7694396 Report

>>7694148
I don't... That's actually a concern of mine. I'm hoping it leans toward offwhite.

>>7694197
I'm going for an ivory or cream blouse, and I'd even do gold if I could find it. I want bell sleeves, but I'm having a hell of a time finding a blouse. But yeah, I'm trying to find pictures of the DC blouse worn to tell what color it actually is.
As for hair... I usually just wear long curls because they go well with most everything imo. But I'm up for suggestions.
Yeah, the different shades of mint have been an issue but I figured it would be alright? Since they're both on the bodice? But yeah thanks for the input.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)02:33 UTC+1 No.7694457 Report

>>7687273
Oh I think I saw you wearing a coord like this at fanime?
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)03:22 UTC+1 No.7694521 Report

>>7693449
I'm sorry I'm not terribly helpful, but I would check Y!J or mbok for the MM rosette if you haven't already, I see them come up a lot in various colours. Also, I was wondering where those shoes are from? I've been looking for a pair in that shade of brown and I can only find them in that horrible tan colour.
(I think you're in my comm, by the way, hello!)
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)08:39 UTC+1 No.7695017 Report

>>7694521
Thanks, I'll get searching over there. It's such a lovely piece. The shoes I found on eBay but they only seem to ship to Australia, although I guess you could ask them.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/230729707408?var=530042353815&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)20:17 UTC+1 No.7695741 Report

>>7694210
how do you wear the ribbon?
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)22:00 UTC+1 No.7695959 Report

I got this dress recently and I'd love some help with a coord for it. I'm more used to AP but I've always admired Baby. Can anyone help?
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)22:31 UTC+1 No.7696037 Report

>>7695959
I think this would look so gorgeous with a gold blouse and gold/black diamond tights.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)22:34 UTC+1 No.7696043 Report

>>7694457
Nope, I've never worn this out, and I'm in Alberta, Canada!
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)22:45 UTC+1 No.7696069 Report

>>7694139
I don't really like the shoes with this coord. I prefer the dear Celine blouse too. Otherwise, it's fine.
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Anonymous 07/19/14(Sat)23:43 UTC+1 No.7696162 Report

>>7695741
Around the waist with a small bow in the back.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)02:40 UTC+1 No.7696431 Report

Alright so I know that buying Bodyline is considered sacrilege to many lolitas but I'm hoping this can be looked beyond and I can get some help. I'm just starting a coord and I included the blouse that I bought as well as two skirts that I've had my eye on. Do you think these work together? If not any suggestions? The shirt is L474 from Bodyline and the skirts are Lady In Darkness and Cathedral Gothic from Surface Spell. If you have any other suggestions I'm trying to stay away from anything too expensive (trying not to stray too far over 100). Any help is appreciated. Thank you!
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)12:18 UTC+1 No.7697151 Report

>>7696037
Yes thank you
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)12:34 UTC+1 No.7697166 Report

>>7696431
Buying from Bodyline is fine. Some of their stuff is actually nice.

I think they work fine imo. I've heard good things about their blouses.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)18:37 UTC+1 No.7697536 Report

I just got Bodyline's Heart Chocolate Sweet Biscuit skirt, but have no idea how to coord it
I'm so new to this, help a baby out
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)18:44 UTC+1 No.7697544 Report

I've been trying to work a coord around this dress for a while and I feel like this is close to what I want to do with it. The only items I actually own so far are the blouse and the JSK itself.

I want to do a sort of marching band theme, hence the jacket/gloves/boots, and I'm hoping that the grey tights balance the colors enough--I feel that cream would be too light and black would be too overwhelming with both the jacket and the boots.

Beret is obviously the wrong color, I need a black one but the picture represents the kind of style I want, also the headgear that best fits the marching band theme as berets are staple to some actual uniforms. The wig the beret is being modeled on is also the color/style I want to go with this coord.

Please give me any feedback you can, again I only own the blouse and the dress so far so the coord is very up to modification and suggestion.
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)18:51 UTC+1 No.7697551 Report

>>7697536
I am not very good at coording if I don't have a set of actual items to pick from. However just a general idea. I would really bring out the black/pink of the skirt and for accessories stick with the cookie/macron theme. Maybe some Black/Pink OTK's with a macron print (Not sure if those exist, my google fu was failing me there)
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)18:56 UTC+1 No.7697556 Report

>>7697544
>tfw have been looking for that beret for forever
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)19:05 UTC+1 No.7697570 Report

>>7697551
I love this, I would have never even thought of using a black blouse!
Thank you so much!
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)19:06 UTC+1 No.7697571 Report

>>7697556
http://surfacespell.taobao.com/

That's the store it's from
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)19:08 UTC+1 No.7697575 Report

>>7697571
I know, I have the matching JSK.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)03:12 UTC+1 No.7698335 Report

>>7692792
I have this JSK and I coordinate it boringly as fuck but I still love it to pieces.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)12:12 UTC+1 No.7699063 Report

Help with this?
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)17:11 UTC+1 No.7699348 Report

>>7698335
It's such a beautiful dress.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)17:19 UTC+1 No.7699366 Report

>>7696431
If you're already shopping from Surface Spell, it maybe be cheaper to taobao a blouse than bodyline (or cheaper to bodyline your skirt and blouse) because you're essentially paying for shipping twice from two different shops. only mentioning because your budget seems so tight. actually is 100 for just the blouse+skirt or for the entire co-ord? do you already have shoes and accessories in mind?

the 3 pieces you have picked are fine. where did you even hear or read that bodyline is sacrilege to lolitas? i'm very interested in knowing this.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)02:46 UTC+1 No.7700387 Report

>>7699366
The 100 is my budget for the skirt alone. I do not have shoes or accessories in mind, so any help with that as well would be appreciated. I was also looking for an opinion on which skirt to go with that would match the blouse best.
Also I posted on another coord help board with this exact question and got yelled at for buying bodyline because it was trash garbage or something similar to that.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)02:52 UTC+1 No.7700400 Report

>>7700387
Ignore the stupid people and take crit with a grain of salt, especially on 4chan. I do agree that you should stick to taobao if you are already buying from there. But the blouse is fine.

>>7696431 I like the lower skirt better, but it is a lot of purple so if you are starting out it may be harder to cord with. Purple isnt common so you will likely pair it with black mostly anyways.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)05:49 UTC+1 No.7700794 Report

Can't decide between these two blouses. Any concrit would be super helpful.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)06:00 UTC+1 No.7700831 Report

>>7700794
Personally I like the one of the left.

The one on the right doesn't have enough contrasting colors to it and therefore doesn't 'pop' enough.

But the one on the left also reminds me of this character, and I'm not sure how it would look on someone with darker hair.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)06:53 UTC+1 No.7700917 Report

Okay, so I have a AP LBC salopette. Even though I'm pretty short (155 cm) it's still reealllyyy short on me, a little too short for me to use in any lolita coord. I dunno if this is the right thread for this, but does anyone have any suggestions on making some sort of j-fash coord with this instead? I still really like this piece and I got a really good deal on it, so I don't really wanna give it up. I'm just stumped on how to make a different kind of outfit for it (that isn't a casual lolita coord cause like I said, just plain too short)
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)06:57 UTC+1 No.7700930 Report

>>7700794
Source on the beret, please? I was thinking it's Dear Celine, but that last letter doesn't look much like a C.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)07:00 UTC+1 No.7700935 Report

>>7700930
It's r-series, from the Dear Little Friends series (same as the boot covers)
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)07:05 UTC+1 No.7700942 Report

>>7700387
you mean you posted the same outfit to somewhere outside of /cgl/ right? where did you post? i want to see where the anti-bodyline-chans are all coming from.

I would pick cathedral over the purple motif. The floral skirt is also pretty, but here are some issues you may -or may not face. If you have a muffin top, the high waist may be unflattering. The motif fabric is used for the entire skirt, so if you don't have the right figure, you might end up looking a bit shapeless.

The bodyline blouse you chose is perfectly fine (I have the same one in another colour) However the swallowtail back is completely covered up if you wear a high-waist skirt.

Some accessories that may get your thought-train going. Not sure if the purples match IRL though.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)07:06 UTC+1 No.7700943 Report

>>7700794
A plain blouse is a real snooze, anon. Try adding a bolero or some interesting jewelry. Also make sure the blouse you pick is offwhite to match the bag and tights, those both look pretty white but it could be my monitor. I love the R-series shoes and beret, great choices. Though personally I would go with a slightly darker wig since this is already a very light coord, it needs balance.
Another thing, is the skirt warm pink irl? It looks like it might contrast with the shoes and beret, make sure everything matches.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)17:31 UTC+1 No.7701679 Report

I need tights help.

Does anyone know how much burando tights will stretch, on average? I'm not even close to being a landwhale, but I do have a fairly large rear, and regular off brand tights tend to slip down after a while.
And speaking of slipping, how does one keep their tights up? I'm thinking safety pins or a garter, but I don't want to damage my tights, and I'm not sure a garter would work on something that's at my hips.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)17:36 UTC+1 No.7701695 Report

>>7701679
I have heard of the suggestion of wearing a second pair of underwear on top of the tights
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)17:57 UTC+1 No.7701745 Report

Help with Guilty Meltin' Sweets Town? I have the Navy x Brown colourway Jsk II and LOVEE it. I am just at a stump what to do up top since I don't want to cover the lapels.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)18:17 UTC+1 No.7701804 Report

First coord help please!
So my first Bodyline order arrived today (pic related) and I'm really happy with both of the pieces. I'm just not entirely sure how to coord them. What I have in mind is:
-Black heeled Oxfords
-Black stripey lace tights
-Some sort of chunky ring
And I'm completely stumped as far as hair accessories go. I'm currently donning a mid-growing-out-slightly-unruly-pixie-cut. I thought maybe a thick headand with a subtle bow might work? Or possibly a beret?

All help appreciated guyz
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)19:42 UTC+1 No.7702153 Report

>>7701804
A small side veil or a hat would be nice. Maybe not a beret
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)19:46 UTC+1 No.7702164 Report

>>7701804
Seems awfully boring, anon. Look at other gothic coords for inspiration. You should also think about neck jewelry and a bag.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)20:33 UTC+1 No.7702309 Report

>>7702164
I thought it might be but I'd rather that than an ita mess tbh, would an interesting necklace make it less boring?
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)20:50 UTC+1 No.7702354 Report

>>7701804
I would go in one of two directions:
'smart' with a cloche hat, black blazer, heeled oxfords, charm bracelet jewellery and a ring with a small black stone.
'victorian doll' with cameo jewellery, chunky mary janes, and veiled fascinator
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)21:52 UTC+1 No.7702500 Report

>>7701804
I just sloshed a bunch of stuff together, but I think it should get my point across. Because you're choosing all black it sometimes helps to make an outfit based on a theme or accent colour, like bordeaux.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)00:03 UTC+1 No.7702850 Report

>>7702153
ooh I hadn't thought of a veil before. that's a very good idea imo!

>>7702354
The doll idea here really appeals to me, would it be better with stockings or OTKs?

>>7702500
Accent colours are something I really want to use in future coords but I thought I should play it safe first time round. I like the idea of integrating a theme with my accessories though!

Thanks everyone
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)00:07 UTC+1 No.7702859 Report

I'm working on a coord for Tulle Rose op and I was wondering if I could get some feedback/suggestions. Thank yo very much.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)05:10 UTC+1 No.7703436 Report

>>7702859
I think the bonnet could work better than the hat.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)05:50 UTC+1 No.7703504 Report

>>7702859
I do not like those shoes at all
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)07:05 UTC+1 No.7703614 Report

time of the roses anon from before...what does cgl think of these shoes? They look like a closer color match, but they're a bit on the expensive side, and i'm not a fan of wearing heels taller than 2 inches
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)08:53 UTC+1 No.7703759 Report

>>7702850
I'd go OTKs with wide lace trim, innocent world has nice ones
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)10:43 UTC+1 No.7703838 Report

>>7703614
Classy choice my friend.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)13:40 UTC+1 No.7703947 Report

>>7703614
I love them.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)16:11 UTC+1 No.7704106 Report

>>7703838
>>7703947
well, decision made then, thanks anons
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)18:41 UTC+1 No.7704315 Report

I just got my IW order from the sales in - a matching sailor blouse and pants set. As cute as the set is, I have never coorded anything with pants before. Also, the accent color is way more tan/beige than they are in the stock picture - even my camera makes it way too light, so I included a swatch of what I think the color looks like in the corner. Would white or offwhite socks still be okay? I am planning on wearing black oxfords like Model-san.

Second, what kind of head accessories would work with this? I am planning a boyish outfit with a bob wig, so should I get some sort of hat? I was also thinking a more girly coord with more bows - would a simple headbow work?

Any and all suggestions are welcome. I really don't know what I am doing buying pants!
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)18:49 UTC+1 No.7704323 Report

>>7703614
gorgeous shoes, anon.
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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)19:26 UTC+1 No.7704371 Report

I'm having trouble figuring out accessories and leg wear that would look good with black Melty Mermaid. Any suggestions?
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)01:09 UTC+1 No.7704940 Report

>>7704371
Sparkly black tights/tights with dark purple sparkles maybe? Maybe you should incorporate white pearls, like on some black wristcuffs.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)07:41 UTC+1 No.7705781 Report

Still no matching bag, but I was wondering what improvements or suggestions that could be made for this coord?
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)07:51 UTC+1 No.7705798 Report

>>7701745
I'm on the edge if I want this dress or not! Do you mind posting some pics of the design? I heard it's a lot nicer irl.
As for the top, I suggest a high-neck blouse with a necklace? That way you still are decorated, but you don't cover the lapels.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)07:53 UTC+1 No.7705801 Report

>>7705781
frilly ankle socks might look really cute
some more jewelry too
maybe more petti? though I kind of like the soft look of less petti
very cute, anon
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)07:56 UTC+1 No.7705806 Report

>>7705801
Do you think pearls would work or should I stick with the flower theme? I'm actually thinking of placing an AP order for some nice frilly socks and a white bag. Thanks anon!
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Voldie 07/24/14(Thu)08:01 UTC+1 No.7705819 Report

None of these are near complete, but does what I've got put together so far look alright?

>will replace the headpiece on the rococo rose border jsk
>obviously my polaroid and ds aren't part of the delft lotta coord
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)08:15 UTC+1 No.7705854 Report

>>7705819
I think these make really nice coords already, you just need some leg wear and you're ready to go.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)08:15 UTC+1 No.7705855 Report

>>7705781
You could do with some rings on your fingers.
If you want to add pearl jewelry, you will need to add a little pearl everywhere - some on your hat/hair, some on your hands, some on your blouse/dress etc. but not too much also.
your petti works just fine
Topping your shoes with lace is a good idea, I agree, otherwise, if you have the same shoes in the same colour as the white/beige on your dress it would be even better

>>7705819
Left to right.
1. Your shoes aren't absolute shit, but I don't like them very much either. There's just nothing particularly lolita about them.
2. Same thing about the shoes for number 1. Are you able to remove the bow from the shirt collar? I feel that a black bow would be better.
3. Cute so far. Since you decided to go the fawn fur route, you could top your shoes with fawn fur too. Not sure how the fawn collar will look with the high-collar of the blouse though.

Also what do you intend to do for your legs? Haven't you any socks or tights in mind?
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Voldie 07/24/14(Thu)08:23 UTC+1 No.7705873 Report

>>7705855
Okay I'm thinking some shoes in teal for the cadre du chat coord to match the bow on the cat, and maybe throw in teal accents (like a teal bow on the collar for instance). And the fawn collar in the delft lotta coord is actually just two boot covers tied together, my fawn collar is on the way, so that works! I'm not entirely sure what to do for tights/socks with the middle coord, but I've ordered white lace tights for coord 1 and want to buy matching delft lotta OTKs for coord 3. Otherwise I'd just use my white lace tights for coord 3 to match the blouse and tie the white into the coord better.

I've also got the rose lace pochette in white on the way so I'll wear that with coord 3.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)08:25 UTC+1 No.7705875 Report

>>7705819
The pink looks really out of place in the third coordinate and none of the shades match. The accessories in all 3 look really cheap. You should invest in good basic items such as blouses and headpieces instead of just buying dresses.
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Voldie 07/24/14(Thu)08:32 UTC+1 No.7705881 Report

>>7705875
Yeah, I learned the hard way not to buy all main pieces (I've had 4 main pieces just sitting in my room staring at me for months) and have been slowly purchasing blouses and bags. Now I'm gonna focus on headpieces and OTKs, and then I'll work on shoes. And point taken about the pinks, I figured they were close enough but I guess not.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)08:44 UTC+1 No.7705911 Report

>>7705806
They both work! You can stick more flowers onto the hat or incorporate them into your jewelry or go with more pearls for accessories. You can do both at the same time for a fancier look.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)10:08 UTC+1 No.7705990 Report

>>7702859

You kind of have an issue with matching colours, first off, I'm pretty sure the tulle on the dress is white, while both the bonnet and hat look to be offwhite? Could be a lighting issue, but I'd doublecheck before making a purchase.

Second, the light blue on the hat doesn't seem to match the dress. I can see light blue in the roses, but they seem to be a cooler blue while the hat seems to be more towards cyan or mintier blue.

If you can make sure that the bonnet is actually white, you could take the waist ribbon into a craft store and use that to either find matching blue roses, or find fabric spray paint in a matching blue and spray paint some white roses the right shade of blue.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)10:12 UTC+1 No.7705997 Report

Ideas on blouses and cutsews that suit this dress, other than the one AP paired it with? I have this dress on preorder but not the cutsew, and anyhow I would like to have more options than always wearing this jsk and the matching cutsew as a pair.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)10:39 UTC+1 No.7706021 Report

>>7705990
Thank you anon for your suggestion. I have the bonnet already and it's white, it just was bad lighting. That's a very clever idea. I was wondering if you would recommend different footwear or not and whether it would look best worn with a blouse underneath or as is?
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)10:44 UTC+1 No.7706027 Report

>>7702859
Wow, this is terrible. So many people want this dress and yet someone who can't even make a decent basic coordinate has it.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)10:50 UTC+1 No.7706034 Report

>>7706027
What would you do anon?
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)11:32 UTC+1 No.7706078 Report

>>7706027
Tough shit, either you fork out the money or cry more.

>>7702859
I think the shoes are too meh for such a cool dress. I would at the least put giant rose shoe clips on them. This would be one dress I would actually like to see white mesh lace gloves and lace tights tried with because I think it could look quite elegant in an old school manaesque way, you could keep the shoes and bonnet and also add a blue tulle choker
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)12:22 UTC+1 No.7706125 Report

>>7706078
That sounds like a great idea. Would you recommend other shoes?
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)16:08 UTC+1 No.7706304 Report

>>7706125
Well if you own the shoes already then by all means go for them, otherwise I'd consider Mary Jane platforms (might require a change of colour scheme, maybe coording with more white) or checking out irregular choice
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)02:10 UTC+1 No.7707298 Report

I'm back to torture myself again.

This is what I have so far, the JSK, blouse, and red bag. I've also decided that maybe I'll go with the Secret Shop VM replicas, since they can be made in my size. I own the brown shoes, are they bad?

If someone wants to steal this and throw some items at me that can fit a 108cm chest and 26.5 feet, I'd be eternally grateful.
>>7687273
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)03:04 UTC+1 No.7707391 Report

So I've never coordinated a white dress before, but I'm absolutely in love with this one. Any and all help would be appreciated.

I'd like to try something with white/gold with sort of a royal look to it. Or something foresty/mori inspired.

All the coord ideas I'm getting just seem too bride-esque.
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)03:44 UTC+1 No.7707482 Report

>>7694139
Same anon that posted the original coord. Found some more shoes and wanted some opinions on them. I'm worried about the gold mary-janes looking too childish. Of the three which do you think work best? Or do any of them work lol
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)04:01 UTC+1 No.7707514 Report

>>7705997
How I like to handle JSKs that already have a collar is to wear blouses with square or scoop necks. Basically, aim at adding sleeves to the dress. I'm pretty sure they had an add with this JSK with a dark chiffon scoop blouse. If I'm wrong, it would look good.
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)04:07 UTC+1 No.7707530 Report

>>7707482
I have those shoes in the middle and I don't think they are too childish. Especially not compared to normal lolita shoes! I think the ones on the left are too normal fashion, but the ones on the right look good
I would ditch the solid mint tights, I don't think they will look good at all. Get some patterned tights or socks with mint or gold accents. Its not a bias against solid tights I just don't think these will work. Ankle socks would work better than these but I think patterened tights or socks are best.
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)04:09 UTC+1 No.7707537 Report

>>7707530
Here, something like pic related instead
they are beige tho
white floral patterened tights would look nice as well
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)04:10 UTC+1 No.7707539 Report

>>7707537
Like this
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)04:54 UTC+1 No.7707656 Report

>>7705798
Yes, the JSK turned out a lot nicer in person. I figured it would be this way since Baby, imo, is kinda notorious for bad stock photos and I love Halloween prints so I didn't want it to get away. I will take photos tomorrow.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not sure color since I want it to flow and I want it to match whatever shoes I get. I'd love black but it would't make sense. Maybe brown? Thanks!
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)05:31 UTC+1 No.7707749 Report

>>7707656
Please do! I'm so anxious. Honestly, I'm not sure either. I use a lot of black in my wardrobe so I'm wondering if a black blouse against the brown lapels would look bad.
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)07:31 UTC+1 No.7708059 Report

Is there a print that would work with this purse? Maybe a country lolita coord?
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)07:43 UTC+1 No.7708074 Report

>>7708059
No
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)07:45 UTC+1 No.7708083 Report

>>7708059
god, no
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)08:01 UTC+1 No.7708117 Report

I'm at a loss on how to coord this. I'm a sweet lolita and I got this because I sort of fell in love with it, but I know color isn't what makes the style, and this is very classic to me. I have a pink heart purse, pink teaparties and some pink platforms, pink knee socks, white knee socks and some white ankle socks, white polkadot sheer tights. I think some chiffony ruffly ankle socks, and some classy small heeled round toe shoes? Maybe mary janes? Lace otks? and what for the headdress?
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)08:05 UTC+1 No.7708131 Report

>>7708117
could this be coorded in a sweet way?
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)08:06 UTC+1 No.7708134 Report

>>7708074
>>7708083
Don't listen to them, anon. I believe in you and your chicken purse.
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)08:17 UTC+1 No.7708152 Report

>>7708131
If you want it to be more sweet, then go with OTKs or ankle socks with the pink tea parties. The pink purse should work, although a white purse would help add some contrast. I think adding wristcuffs would help sweeten the look too.

You can go with a more toned-down look with the tights, the classy shoes, maybe a handbag instead of the heart purse, and some simple jewelry (gold looks really good with pink!).

What kind of hair accessories are you going to go with this dress?
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)08:27 UTC+1 No.7708168 Report

>>7708152
At the moment I have a ton of differently sized pink hair bows, and then a medium sized white chiffon bow. (fairly lacking in the accessory department, I know.) I actually need more accesories...
Maybe it would look good with a hat? I feel like the dress is a bit airy and chiffony, so I want the accesories to be of the same look, you know?
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)08:31 UTC+1 No.7708171 Report

>>7708117
cute dress anon

Would look cute with a simple sweet coord. Do you have any black mary jane like shoes? Like tea parties or just a mary jane heel? That would look good with white lace topped ankle socks or white lace topped knee socks. Also a black bow
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)08:38 UTC+1 No.7708178 Report

>>7708168
Bows are very versatile so you can definitely do a lot of different things! You can do twin tails and clip in bows at the hairband for sweet. If you have a lot of bows you can go with a crazier hairstyle and just clip them all over.

For toned down I like to just grab some hair from either side, pin them back, and add a bow where they meet. A hat would look good too, and it would be cute if you could clip the bows onto it.
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)08:39 UTC+1 No.7708180 Report

>>7708171
I actually have white lace topped knee socks! A lot of my sweet is old school
But pairing black with pink?
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)08:41 UTC+1 No.7708181 Report

>>7708180
I think of it as an Alice-y sort of deal. Light blue looks great with black shoes and bows, pink usually does, too!

Just be sure to balance out the black with a black bow up top!
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)08:44 UTC+1 No.7708186 Report

>>7708178
Thanks! I love doing the twintail thing.
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Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)09:38 UTC+1 No.7708227 Report

>>7707482
I own the DC blouse and even though they say it's off-white, it's almost pure white. I don't think that it will match this dress....I'm sorry, anon!
(BTW, this is a dream dress of mine...lucky you!)
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:26 UTC+1 No.7709602 Report

>>7708134
Thank you, Anon <3
I bet there's a barnyard print out there.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:37 UTC+1 No.7709626 Report

>>7709602
Isn't there that one JetJ barnyard print?
With a bunch of barn animals standing on each other
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:40 UTC+1 No.7709635 Report

>>7709626
The cock pussy bitch ass dress? I'll have to check out its color scheme, I can't remember it.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)06:14 UTC+1 No.7710037 Report

>>7707749
Here is one pic. I hope this isn't so bad. This is the color of the navy and one detail. I have more pics too.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)07:20 UTC+1 No.7710118 Report

>>7709635
I'm pretty sure it's just a black dress. not really any great colors to speak of it.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)08:13 UTC+1 No.7710173 Report

>>7708059
that jetj one that has a rooster, a cat, a dog, and a donkey standing on top of one another
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)08:17 UTC+1 No.7710179 Report

>>7710173
boy i was late to the party

saged
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)08:57 UTC+1 No.7710210 Report

>>7707482
Sauce on gold strapped heels please?
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)09:01 UTC+1 No.7710212 Report

>>7708059
I really want that chicken purse to work but I don't know how. I like country lolita but the chicken itself is not white so it doesn't work well with gingham which is often white with another color.

So I searched "rooster lolita" and found that russian folk art lolita someone posted to DA. Also included that jetj dress.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)09:23 UTC+1 No.7710245 Report

>>7710212
>rooster lolita
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)09:41 UTC+1 No.7710266 Report

>>7710212
That purse would be amazing for the Cock, Pussy, Bitch, Ass dress

You might also like AatP's Porz Kerchief
http://lolibrary.org/apparel/porz-kerchief-jsk
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)16:30 UTC+1 No.7710680 Report

>>7710212
I absolutely love this. Pet chickens are really cute.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)16:31 UTC+1 No.7710682 Report

>>7710212
I want a dress (other than PK, already own it) like the ones in the bottom right.
Anyone know where to buy Russian folk dresses?
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)00:11 UTC+1 No.7711482 Report

>>7710210
Modcloth
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)06:52 UTC+1 No.7712183 Report

>>7711482
Thank you.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)07:18 UTC+1 No.7712220 Report

Furry Murine

I don't usually do things in this sweet a palette so I don't have any lavender accessories but I have pearl, gold, silver, whites... I'm also willing to buy some stuff.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)07:19 UTC+1 No.7712221 Report

>>7712220
durrr
how2image
how i mine for 4chan
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)07:30 UTC+1 No.7712239 Report

>>7686718
Those are darling. Since this is an image board and sometimes it doesn't like links (spamming protection purposes), would it be ok if you posted images in the future (or use tinylink at the least)?

I think that the first shoe appears more visually striking, however, I can't help thinking that the blue shoes are a tad brighter than the jsk's navy colorway. I don't have much time at the moment, but you should try putting the images along with the jsk and see for yourself.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)07:34 UTC+1 No.7712248 Report

>>7712228
>>7712233
Ok? Thanks for your... contribution I guess. This is the coord help thread though, not the dream dress thread. I already own this OP.
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Voldie 07/27/14(Sun)07:35 UTC+1 No.7712250 Report

>>7712248
Wow fuck, I'm stupid. Sorry about that
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)07:41 UTC+1 No.7712260 Report

>>7692779
I think that having a pair of chocolate brown shoes and red or burgundy, black, and even gold shoes would also be wonderful to wear with this, along with off-white legwear (as in any style, have a variety of styles - ankle length socks for a sweeter touch, plain and patterned tights and otks). I can try to post links later, but I'm sure that they're easier to find.

Blouses shouldn't be a huge problem. You can still sweeten it up with a large peterpan collar blouse or if you do want to invest in more classic pieces, I'm sure any high neckline blouses or cutsews would be fine. Cardigans and boleros would be nice too. As someone who does own a similar IW jsk, I think that the only issue may be figuring out how to make blouses look right with it since their dresses tend to have stupidly made bodices.

Are you on some kind of budget?

Anyway, don't try to overwhelm this jsk with more navy. Like in the suggestions with shoe colors, treat it as a base color like you would with your sweeter dresses/skirts.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)07:46 UTC+1 No.7712268 Report

>>7710245
I'm also surprised that it yielded results when I searched for it.

>>7710682
I don't know how legit this site is but they have some stunning shawls. http://www.rusclothing.com
Making an outfit with or even a skirt/dress from a shawl would be stunning. Etsy has a lot of them.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)07:46 UTC+1 No.7712269 Report

Just got my paws on the Radiant Candlelight halter JSK in wine (attached isn't my photo), and I'm wondering how I should go about accessorizing. I already have a long-sleeved cream/offwhite blouse that works well with the halter portion, as well as the matching OTKs, but my biggest concern for now is the headwear, from wig to accessory. I've worn almost exclusively sweet up until now, so I'm not quite confident enough to dive into any one avenue quite yet. Thankfully I've got a few months before the weather/season will be appropriate, but I'd like to get a head start.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)07:47 UTC+1 No.7712270 Report

>>7712250
We know
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)07:47 UTC+1 No.7712271 Report

>>7712269
Dropped pic like a dunce.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)07:47 UTC+1 No.7712272 Report

>>7707514

Yeah, the matching blouse is pic related, but it's already sold out in sax. I'm hoping they will restock it when the preorders go out next month, but in case they don't, I'm looking at options.

I'll keep my eyes peeled for other bouses with square or scoop necks. Thanks!
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)07:49 UTC+1 No.7712273 Report

>>7712270
cut that shit out. she was trying to help, don't be an asshat.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)09:30 UTC+1 No.7712406 Report

>>7712220
Here's what I came up with - hope it gives you some good ideas! Personally I like pink or even a pale yellow with lavender but since you don't have much sweet stuff I tried to stick to silver. Maybe try mixing in some stuff from the Cosmic series and/or Misty Sky since Fairy Maine does have the stars on the bow?
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)09:32 UTC+1 No.7712409 Report

>>7712406
*Marine. Wow.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)09:54 UTC+1 No.7712432 Report

>>7712271
Do you want to wear a wig? I would go with a hime style one and a round headdress in red with gold trim
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)10:16 UTC+1 No.7712462 Report

>>7712406
2nding yellow w lav, they are opposite colors or something so it works
Also bright blue ala dream sky works for some reason
Pink is also good, and any metallics
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)21:17 UTC+1 No.7713304 Report

Suggestions for Etoile Twins? I'm getting just the main piece in pink, no matching headbow or socks. I'd like to play up the ballerina theme but haven't gotten further than getting ballet flats or ballet rhs to wear with it.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)21:44 UTC+1 No.7713332 Report

>>7712432
I'm definitely not opposed to wigs at all. Could I see an example of the kind of headdress you mentioned? Thank you!
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)21:48 UTC+1 No.7713339 Report

>>7713304
Ballet costumes are usually very open across the shoulders, so I'd go with a scoop-neck blouse. Jewelry-wise, something like a ribbon choker.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)23:31 UTC+1 No.7713513 Report

I'd appreciate some help. I somewhat copied lostnatsu's coord (picture on the right) because I love it and I'm a lone lolita anyway so no one will think I'm lame. And also because I normally wear gothic and have no idea what I'm doing.
I'll figure something out for the shoes, but I have no idea what kind of accessories I should get. I don't think I'll be wearing a blouse because I got this JSK especially for super casual wear. Also, is the hat ok?
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)23:53 UTC+1 No.7713556 Report

>>7713304
I think it would be really cute if this dress had matching arm puff sleeve things like pic related. You could also play up the swan element in the dress with a feather headpiece. Part of me also wants to see a ballet bun with a tiara for this dress to echo the ballerina in the print.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)23:56 UTC+1 No.7713557 Report

>>7713513
The hat looks country, so doesn't really fit the theme. I'd go with a black bowler or felt boater. The bag also looks a bit disjointed, lostnatsu's is a different shape and has more detailing which fits with the sweet aesthetic. The tights look a little odd to me, I'd stick with the ankle socks (especially since this seems to be a very warm weather coord). If you're wearing it casually, though, you don't need to follow lolita guidelines. I'd honestly just wear a sheer puff sleeved blouse or a short sleeved black bolero. For accessories, you want something on your wrists. A bracelet would work nicely, wristcuffs seem a little frilly for this dress. Wear a few rings with related themes, sticking to all gold or all silver. Keep in mind I usually wear gothic-y classic, so this is probably more toned down than a sweet lolita would come up with.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)00:16 UTC+1 No.7713589 Report

>>7713557
Thanks, this is really helpful. I'll drop the hat. Not sure about the replacement yet, because I just thought of the fact that it would probably be uncomfortable to wear a hat with warm weather. Would pic related be a decent bag? The zippers are a bit awkward but I can easily replace them with simple, gold ones.
I feel like a noob all over again.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)05:04 UTC+1 No.7713984 Report

>>7713589
That bag looks cute, I like how the circle shape echoes the moon shape in the print. To be honest, I like hats in warmer weather, they can keep the sun off your neck. A felt boater with a bow on it would be cute. However, I think a headbow would be a great option with this as well. I'd avoid things like hair flowers because they don't really fit the feel of the print. On the other end of the spectrum, you could go for a sailor theme working with the collar. In that case, the hat would be fine. A puff sleeve blouse, a striped ribbon on the hat, mary janes, short gloves, and sailor-y motifs in with the star ones (anchors, etc) would be really cute. Either way, I like the bag.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)05:18 UTC+1 No.7714000 Report

Recently got this dress, excuse the messy pigtails bc couldn't be bothered to curl and style properly for a try-on photo.

Anyways not super sure what to do for leg and footwear. Kinda wanted to make use of the bag even though it's black and was thinking black shoes with either brown and/or cream tights? In particular I was thing either solid textured cream tights or brown with a cream print tights.
Or should I just go and get dark brown shoes + bag?

Any other crits + suggestions would be great.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)06:10 UTC+1 No.7714078 Report

>>7713339
>>7713556

I think I might need to make or commission one of those gypsy blouses with a shirred neckline, so it can be pulled down and hidden behind the dress, leaving only the puff sleeves outside, or if that looks weird then I'll pull it up as a scoop neckline. (the black blouse in the pic is an Atelier Pierrot blouse, but it doesn't come in pink). Good combination of both suggestions?

Here's the rest of what I've put together.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)07:00 UTC+1 No.7714128 Report

>>7714078
Chess Story actually has a blouse that comes in white, ivory and another color...pink(?) that you can wear either off the shoulder or as a scoop neck if you're interested.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)07:15 UTC+1 No.7714151 Report

>>7714078
The headband looks a little tacky and the shoes look cheap. honestly none of what you have there matches the aesthetic of the dress at all. I'm not trying to be mean anon, but nothing really fits. Even the necklace looks really out of place.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)07:27 UTC+1 No.7714165 Report

>>7714128

Found it, thanks for the heads-up! I'll put it in with my next taobao order.

>>7714151

Can you try and suggest a few things that fit?

Telling me it all looks bad doesn't help me coord the dress better, whatever your intentions are.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)07:35 UTC+1 No.7714175 Report

>>7714165
what will you be wearing as legware?
I like everything, but maybe switch out the head piece for one of those feathery things the main girl wears in swan lake. Switch the shoes out for tougher version, (those look weak and flimsy) some big brand like vw or kors or something came out with some pointe inspired shoes recently
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)07:36 UTC+1 No.7714176 Report

>>7714165
I realize I wasn't really being helpful. To be honest I only wear sweet-classic (and it seems like you might be going for that, but the sweetness of the dress just won't really work with classic elements) and I don't know much about co-ording sweet. I do like that blouse a lot better.

I would go with simple tea parties rather than ballet flats. If you could find sax to match the sax in the dress that could be cute, or stick with pink if that matches more of your wardrobe. White would be cute too, depending on your legwear. Look at more sweet model photos for hair ideas if you don't want to wear a wig. As for headwear, I hate to suggest a bow, but they really do go best with sweet. That or something matching the theme of the dress.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)07:40 UTC+1 No.7714181 Report

>>7714175
>>7714176
Ahh I get what you were going for now, my apologies. Something like these would be cute, and maybe some of those simple shoes that have ribbons for laces (or buy plain ones you can put your own ribbons in). The Swan Lake theme is cute but I wouldn't adhere to it too strictly, I think you might be limiting yourself with it.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)07:46 UTC+1 No.7714187 Report

>>7714078
Also Cheval de Bois taobao has some swan lake tights but they come in purple and mint with pink so you'd have to tie one of those colors in somehow, they're super cute though,
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)07:54 UTC+1 No.7714194 Report

>>7714078
My suggestions for improvements:
Wear sheer tights with a subtle pattern.
Use a sheer blouse instead of the gypsy idea.
Wear RHS instead of the Melissa ballet flats.
Use silver jewelry in a matching theme. You're on track with pearls, but I'd go for classic white pearls and a different charm.
Use an elegant updo (use fannyrosie for inspiration) instead of the braid thing.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)07:59 UTC+1 No.7714199 Report

>>7714194
Whoops. I take back the silver thing, I didn't look at the print closely.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)08:08 UTC+1 No.7714214 Report

>>7714175

I had pic related in mind, but it seemed like too much white. Would it work if I added pink bow or rose clips to tie it back to the dress? At worst I could commission someone for it in pink, I suppose.

For legwear I had in mind a particular pair of sheer tights that had tiny bows on them, I saw them in white on taobao (I got the cream), but I can't seem to find the white ones again. If I can't find them I'll probably go with patterned white semi sheer tights.

>>7714176

Seems like the shoes get a lot of hate. In person the plastic looks much nicer and the ribbons can actually be swapped out, which is good, because I'll agree that they look cheap and were the main reason I didn't buy them when I saw them.

I think I'll switch to pink rocking horse shoes with long straps instead, though, and save the flats for non lolita coords.

>>7714187
I just looked them up, and yeah, they're cute, but they don't quite match since the dress is more pink x sax than mint.

>>7714194

Already have that planned for the tights, I just can't seem to find the right pair right now.

I'm planning to use the blouse in >>7714165, the sleeves can be pulled down for the sleeve puff look >>7713556 suggested. What do you think of it?

I'll look up more updos styles and pearl jewellery.
Thank you all for the suggestions. They help a lot.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)08:14 UTC+1 No.7714222 Report

>>7714199

There's no glitter in the print, the "gold" is actually an ochre colour. Would it be okay to match it with silver? Or should I just stick to pearls x gold (I'm mainly going for pearls, but the charm or the setting would probably be metal)
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)08:17 UTC+1 No.7714226 Report

>>7714214
I think with the adjustments it sounds great, and I love the blouse with it even as is. Great job taking and improving from feedback without being an asshole, something that seems hard for most people to do. What were you thinking about for a bag?
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)08:19 UTC+1 No.7714227 Report

>>7714222
Since the blouse has gold buttons, stick with gold. I just intinctively tend to pair pastel pink and sax blue with silver (watched too much cinderella as a kid, maybe).
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)08:21 UTC+1 No.7714230 Report

>>7714214
something like this would work better. maybe add a tiny tiara if you like?
And the legware seems fine, then. Maybe polka dot tights?
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)08:22 UTC+1 No.7714232 Report

>>7714230
why do I always fucking save the damn thumbnail? Christ
also, what will you be doing hair wise?
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)08:27 UTC+1 No.7714247 Report

>>7714230
Seconding this. Tiny gold tiara, delicate updo like another anon suggested.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)08:39 UTC+1 No.7714267 Report

>>7714226

....oh I completely forgot I need a bag lol. I have a heart-shaped pink bag from AP's lucky pack this year, the pinks probably match. Alternatively, if I'm going with feathers and bows, there's a bow-shaped AP bag that I could hunt down on secondhand auctions?

I'm open to suggestions for more ballet-themed ideas.

It's probably easier for me to take the advice as nothing except the dress has been bought yet, so all this great advice is saving me from spending money to look cheap. Once again, thanks to everyone for helping me out!

>>7714227
Ah, I didn't even notice the buttons had gold on them. Thanks, I'll stick to pearls and gold for jewellery.


>>7714230
>>7714232

That's been a problem for me. I saw that, but I also saw someone in the nitpick thread who had her hair done up so close to her head, her head looked too small to balance out the lolita silhoutte. I initially picked the crown braid as I figured I could puff out the braid with fake braids so it doesn't stick too closely to my head. I also tried to stick to headbands so that, if my updo did look too small for the dress, I'll give up doing an updo and just go for thick curls to balance out the dress.

Pic is the other headdress I had my eye on, but I definitely don't like the colour and materials -- I'd just use the way it's constructed as a blueprint, but go with mini pearl tiara and pink and white feathers instead.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)09:27 UTC+1 No.7714322 Report

>>7714214
I like that headwear! Pink clips in your hair could be cute with it, yeah. I don't necessarily think it's too much white if you have white elsewhere in your co-ord.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)09:44 UTC+1 No.7714351 Report

>>7714267
Love the shape of this headpiece, anon.
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Milkie 07/28/14(Mon)10:37 UTC+1 No.7714405 Report

>>7714351
Seconding
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)13:51 UTC+1 No.7714531 Report

>>7707391
It has ballet slippers on it so maybe try working around that as a theme or inspiration? I think a ballerina coord would look nice with it
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)16:52 UTC+1 No.7714748 Report

I'm trying to decide which blouse would go better with IW CC. Other blouse suggestions appreciated.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)16:57 UTC+1 No.7714751 Report

>>7714748
I like the one on the left more because the ruffles seem like they'll follow the shape of the neckline better
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)17:01 UTC+1 No.7714757 Report

>>7714748
Go with the jabot, the ruffles will make the left one lie weirdly. Can I have the names of the blouses?
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)17:05 UTC+1 No.7714766 Report

>>7714748
I'd go for the left one, too.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)17:11 UTC+1 No.7714772 Report

>>7714757
Thanks. They're new releases from IW, logo embroidered ribbon blouse and drape jabot blouse.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)20:55 UTC+1 No.7715178 Report

Finally got snagged my dream print so of course I'm struggling to make a nice coord for it. I've got everything from blouse to headwear to accessories down, but I just do not know what to do as far as legwear goes. Do I go for white tights and navy shoes so my tights won't blend into the lower ruffles, or vice versa? Should I instead try to incorporate different color present in the print? Maybe go with silver shoes instead to bounce off of my accessories? I just can't decide. Anyone else got any input?
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)21:06 UTC+1 No.7715199 Report

>>7715178
just that I want to murder you and steal this dress.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)21:15 UTC+1 No.7715223 Report

>>7712239
yeah I thought about that as soon as I saw how the post looked. Sorry, and thanks for the advice anon!
Also I'm back to ask for more advice...this is what I have so far (though my tights are a slightly different pattern). I'm commissioning a headpiece so i can't show that at the moment. I haven't bought the bag, because i'm not sure how well it works... Not sure if it's metallic gold or just a golden yellow/brown color. I was also considering Btssb Clockwork tea party otks in the ivory/navy colorway but I'm not sure about it...Any advice is welcome.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)21:32 UTC+1 No.7715268 Report

>>7715178
Can you post blouse & headwear & accessories so we know how you're distributing colours in the rest of the outfit? I would lean towards navy lace tights and silver shoes
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)22:01 UTC+1 No.7715315 Report

>>7714772
Thanks, the jabot blouse is lovely.
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)22:03 UTC+1 No.7715321 Report

>>7715178
>dat filename
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Anonymous 07/28/14(Mon)22:05 UTC+1 No.7715322 Report

>>7715178
I'd go with sheer patterned white tights and navy shoes. I'd stick to silver in the accessories, but personally I dislike metallic shoes.
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)00:00 UTC+1 No.7715571 Report

I'm posting a little late in this thread but I was hoping to get a second opinion on this coord! I just got an invoice for my order which includes the dress, matching head bow and wrist cuffs (which I wish I got in white but the black ones are already on their way). It's not particularly exciting but does everything look ok so far? Any suggestions welcome! (Also probably not including those tattoo tights - I was hoping to find some with subtle gold stars but nothing's come up)
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)00:12 UTC+1 No.7715596 Report

>>7715571
White socks might be little bit off. Wonderful coord anyway. Link to the dress?
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)00:19 UTC+1 No.7715619 Report

>>7715596
To be honest I'm going for the look in the stock photo since it's baby's first real coord. Haha. I got the dress from Alice Garden. http://shop67752482.taobao.com
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)00:39 UTC+1 No.7715673 Report

>>7715619
Oh, I take it back, you are right! Go for it!
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)01:43 UTC+1 No.7715778 Report

So I got a blouse from Taobao but I just ordered it based on a swatch. I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for blouses that will match the ribbon I have in this photo instead of the colour underneath. It's just a little bit too pink for what I need, I was hoping for something a bit lighter and airier, maybe a transparent blouse. I photoshopped this to be more correct but it might be a bit more saturated than real life. Hopefully it gives an idea though.

I have found a few blouses, I'm just worried about TB stock photos being off. (This is the pink Little Dipper blouse for anyone who is wondering)
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)04:11 UTC+1 No.7716025 Report

>>7708059
saw this in the ita thread and thought of you anon
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)11:46 UTC+1 No.7716765 Report

>>7715571
The stars on the wristcuffs look cheap, but other than that this is a great coord.
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)19:38 UTC+1 No.7717568 Report

Which is better: white blouse or navy? Also, can anyone suggest accessories that would help make this outfit super OTT? I'd like to wear it to Rufflecon, and everyone will be completely decked out.
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)19:57 UTC+1 No.7717585 Report

>>7717568
I like the navy better unless you add more white somewhere else.
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Voldie 07/29/14(Tue)20:23 UTC+1 No.7717631 Report

So I made a super boring coord. No clue what to do for jewellery, and I want to incorporate more dark brown into it to match the shoes.
>using stock images to cover up my messy room
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)20:24 UTC+1 No.7717632 Report

>>7717568
It looks better with the navy.
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)20:38 UTC+1 No.7717648 Report

>>7710266
That sounds really kitschy and cute!
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)20:54 UTC+1 No.7717682 Report

>>7717568
I prefer the white, since it balances with the white horses
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)20:57 UTC+1 No.7717688 Report

>>7717568
I like navy more because it looks more lavish and royal
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)21:00 UTC+1 No.7717694 Report

>>7717568

Some thoughts for super OTT:

- The blouses are fine -- but you asked for OTT, and right now they're the plainest things in the coord. Try to pick out something fancier, maybe gold trim (as per the matching blouses from AP) on the front bows would be good, or a fancy lacy jabot, or more lace on the sleeves, or something.

- The hair is also fine for non OTT, but it could be bigger if you want to go OTT, eg a hime bump, or fluffy twin tails. If you feel up to it you can get some fake hair things (hair buns, hair bows, fake braids, maybe even a dozen clip-in hair in matching navy, etc), add them to your wig to give more interest.

- You can add star clips or strings of pearls to your wig too.

- It's currently lacking bling, such as bracelets, necklace, etc. I'd go for chunky things so it doesn't get lost, but be careful it's not so big that it dwarfs you.

- If you really want to add more drama, sew some navy lace to a bit of tulle or chiffon, then tie it into your waist bow so that it hangs down behind your skirt like a train.

- For bonus points, especially if you're meeting fellow lolitas, do your nails (and maybe your eyelashes) -- get a set of fake nails in a matching design, or do/get someone to do nail art in gold on navy. Eyelashes -- you know how some lolitas put glitter stickers on their face? If you want to try something different and subtler, look for blue or navy-coloured fake eyelashes. Pick the smaller ones, so that it gives your eyes a moving touch of colour rather than overpowers your face.

Make sure your choices are high quality. The line between over-the--top and tacky is pretty fine. Some lolitas already consider the dress alone tacky, though, so I imagine being a little on the tacky side doesn't really bother you.
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)21:04 UTC+1 No.7717701 Report

>>7717694
Adding on to OTTifying the blouse, accessories like wristcuffs, bracelets, or a brooch will help bling it up
These are all good suggestions
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)21:14 UTC+1 No.7717716 Report

>>7717631
Looks fairly solid for a casual style, though I do suggest that you focus on your silhouette as well. Invest in a corset or body shaper to smooth out those distracting puckers in the bodice? That's the first thing I noticed, and that usually means that that detail ought to be addressed.
I adore Delft Lotta. Do you have any natural light pictures?
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Voldie 07/29/14(Tue)21:25 UTC+1 No.7717727 Report

>>7717716
Yeah I'm planning on getting a body shaper before Otakuthon (so that I don't have to size up all my brand while I lose weight). And here anon, I took this for you.
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)22:56 UTC+1 No.7717894 Report

>>7717727
don't feel too bad, i've heard that delft lotta runs waaaay small. the re-release of lotta also runs very small.
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)23:04 UTC+1 No.7717910 Report

Is there any way to coord this that doesn't look awful? The blues match nothing besides sweet items that look stupid with the print, and the rose detail in pink, not red.
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)23:48 UTC+1 No.7718032 Report

>>7717910
What direction do you want to take with this? Long sleeves or short? Hat or no? Hair colour?

I'm immediately thinking white blouse with sailor collar, boater hat, bright teaparties or maryjane kitten heels, printed white tights. Nautical bag in that pink/red you have there.

Image related, I'd swap the bow for a blue one. It's HMHM (taobao) but the image is from a shady reseller, sorry about the watermark!
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)23:49 UTC+1 No.7718035 Report

>>7718032

I'm posting for my girlfriend, so I'm not sure of the details of what she wants, but I think she wants a more mature look.
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)23:55 UTC+1 No.7718057 Report

>>7717910
I might get picked apart for this but I think that Navy, or if you have the right complexion (dark), all white, pic related
I know you usually want to match the other pieces with something in the print but with not a lot to work with here, I think Navy might just work. Gold, white or coral/pink details (pick one, keep it simple) used VERY sparingly.
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