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Lolita is a Japanese fashion trend inspired by Victorian-era clothing and styles from the rococo period. It grew from young women’s desire to dress for themselves in a way that disregarded men’s opinions.

Every outfit will include a dress or skirt to achieve the proper lolita silhouette. Dresses are made with very full skirts to accommodate a petticoat.

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 If the sleeves don’t reach the wrists, it’s customary to wear wrist cuffs or bracelets. Shoes known as “tea party shoes” are the most popular option for footwear, but Mary Janes, boots, low heels, and Rocking Horse Shoes are worn just as often.

Socks or tights keep the outfit balanced from head to toe. Lolitas wear many different styles of headdress and hairstyles to balance out their skirts.