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Rococo dresses

Lolita Fashion” as a name began during the mid 1980’s, it is a fashion subculture originating in Japan that is primarily influenced by Victorian clothing as well as costumes from the Rococo period. Lolita has made this into a unique fashion by adding gothic and original design elements to the look. From this, Lolita fashion has evolved into several different sub styles and has created a devoted subculture in Japan…

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The Japanese band X-Japan

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another Visual Kei band Glay

In the 1990s, the Lolita fashion trend began to pick up with bands like X-Japan and other Visual Kei (or visual type) bands coming into popularity. These bands wore intricate costumes, which fans began adopting as their own style. The style soon spread from its origins in the Kansai region, and ultimately reached Tokyo where it became popularized throughout Japanese youth culture. Today, Lolita fashion has grown so much in popularity that it can be found even in department stores.

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A Sweet Lolita girl on the street

In addition to being a fashion, some people enjoy living a “Lolita Lifestyle” in which one sees Lolita as more of a philosophy of living beautifully rather than just dressing it. Someone living a Lolita Lifestyle may try and live like a princess, surrounding themselves with things of beauty, and taking part in a number of ‘proper’ feminine activities. Although some do choose to follow a strict Lolita lifestyle, there are others who simply enjoy wearing the clothes. For the majority of Lolita, dressing in the fashion does not mean changing personalities and habits: it may simply be a preference of style or a statement for modesty.

People presumed that “Lolita Fashion” and “Gothic Lolita Fashion” was one and the same. “Lolita Fashion” adores disliked the presumption that “Lolita Fashion” is “Gothic Lolita” inclining that they are two different Fashion Styles altogether.