Classic Lolita (Classical Kei Rorita – クラシカル系ロリータ)

lolita dress - Classic Lolita

Classic Lolita is a more mature style of Lolita that focuses on Baroque, Regency, and Rococo styles. This is a lot more toned down then the Sweet Lolita style and it is typically a simpler Lolita fashion style. The Classical Lolita style is similar to 1950’s high society style, such as the clothing worn by the movie actress Audrey Hepburn.

Colors and patterns used in classic Lolita can be seen as somewhere between the Gothic and sweet styles; it is not as dark as Gothic Lolita, but not as cutesy as sweet Lolita. This look can be seen as the more sophisticated, mature Lolita style because of its use of small, intricate patterns, as well more muted colors on the fabric and in the overall design.
Designs containing a-lines, as well as Empire waists are also used to add to the more mature look of the classic style. Moderate Frill can be worn, and skirts below the knee. More refined and ladylike, less lacy than Sweet, and more tailored, with an emphasis on jewel tones. Motifs include keys, crowns and crests. Most classic Lolita outfits, however, still stick to the basic Lolita silhouette. Shoes and accessories are less whimsical and more functional. Jewelry with intricate designs is also common.

The makeup used in classic Lolita is often a more muted version of the sweet Lolita makeup, with an emphasis placed on natural coloring.