August 23 2014

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Are You A Lolita?


Thirteen-year-old blogging sensations are just the beginning. For Spring, designers kicked their youth obsession up a notch by indulging in some Lolita fantasies. Christopher Kane drew inspiration directly from the Kubrick movie for his sweet gingham baby-doll dresses, and Stella McCartney‘s off-the-shoulder ruffled blouse and Moschino Cheap & Chic‘s retro two-piece and floppy sun hat might also have been plucked directly from the film’s costume department. At Prada, meanwhile, itty-bitty pinafores were paired with pigtails, red lips, and plastic shades—the only thing missing was a cherry lollipop.

Click here to see a slideshow, and tell us whether or not you’ll be flaunting the nymphet look.




Photo: Marcio Madeira




  1. savannabon says:

    I like the lolita, sweetheart look. It is good to bring everyone out of winter with these bright, fun and young looks.

  2. artdeco5 says:

    I wouldn’t do it totally all the way maybe a little girly shirt or skirt. If I had to wear anything from this lolita selection it would be either Pradas or Stella McCartney’s version of it.

  3. kirstinadhj says:

    The playful, youthful, lolita look is great! So cute and whimsical, with fantasy thrown in, it reminds me of daring Japanese girls. I love the bows and hearts.

  4. luvcouture21 says:

    I think its cute and fun. Love all the colors.

  5. michusucho says:

    I laughed so hard when I saw this! A month ago I made a lookbook on looks inspired by Lolita. And now comes with this!

  6. kissesinbetween says:

    Oh gosh I love this I think they’re so cute

  7. sleet says:

    EW! I mean, some of the clothes themselves are cute, but the fact that a fashion is being based off of the idea of sexy, underage girls is DISGUSTING!

    Not to mention people will be even MORE confused with the OTHER lolita fashion – the one that’s been around for YEARS and already has a tough time being explained to people who only know the definition presented in Nabokov’s book “Lolita”!

  8. sleet says:

    HOLY ******* **** BATMAN! The fact that a fashion is being based off of SEXY UNDERAGE GIRLS is absolutely DISGUSTING!!!!

    Not to mention the fact that the OTHER lolita fashion, the one that started YEARS ago in Japan and is very modest, will be even harder to explain to people who only know the definition Nabokov’s novel created now!! If THIS fashion weren’t being called lolita as well, it wouldn’t be so bad, but it still remains disusting that fashion designers would use such a disgusting concept to create clothes!!

  9. rockwell says:

    i love this look United bamboo does this it the best check is out @

  10. Valerio says:

    O my God what a disaster is this style, okay it’s fun and looks young, but I can’t believe that young woman would wear these designs on the streets of whatever city. It’s fun when you have a party at college and perhaps for some teen girls. No I have my doubt about this style and till sofar I havent seen any girl/young woman wearing it. Despite that I don’t like this style I wanted to make some exceptions and that are the designs of Kane, Goldin, Luella and Milly. These are very weareble for a younger person.

  11. lottypestell says:

    I am very excited by these looks! Even the older women of fashion by using their creative brains can cook up somthing cute and fresh! It’s really nice to see after the strong dark looks that have been pulled of recently. If your struggling grasping it..stop taking yourself and your style so seriously.

  12. jsdiaz says:

    Although I have not read the story, Lolita seems to be a great inspiration for designers. For those of us feeling old it’s almost a glimpse of hope. This style allows women to feel like the imaginitve little girls we once were. I will take bits and pieces here and there to create my own Lolita Look. It may not have derived from the best of places but to bring light to an otherwise akward birthing, I believe this is refreshing take on it.

  13. _walli_ says:

    uh…this is not lolita. Lolita is a fashion style started in the 1980′s from Japan based on Victorian clothing.

  14. ashleyheaton says:

    I absolutely love this look, I’ve always loved dressing this way so I’m glad it’s back in fashion!

  15. justjoel says:

    These looks are more “pin-up” than Lolita to me. Either way, this is the look women in porn duplicate most often. I don’t see it as fashion.

  16. kdunk says:

    I work with teenagers and while I think some of these looks would be scary to see on them, I think the point is look of the late 1940′s and early 1950′s. My Nana, 80, was a young women during this time and she said that it was a time of style for everyone!

  17. shesaidsomething says:

    Most of the models looked too old for the clothing (and none were probably over 22). I prefer that my clothing doesn’t look like something a toddler would wear. Do designers get together and simply make versions of the same theme every season? It really is becoming ridiculous.

  18. gmangov says:

    These “Lolita looks” are obviosly not designed by men.

  19. jeeriebunnis says:

    ya i like the original lolita style from japan the clothes are more cute than these.these have high fashion but they dont rele grasp the true lolita style

  20. jeeriebunnis says:

    these designers have it all wrong. it not the lolita fashion. sure its high fashion but the concept is all wrong and its not about looking like sexy underage girls.

    Lolita is a Japanese street fashion inspired primarily by the clothing and general aesthetics of the Rococo and Victorian periods. This fashion movement started in Japan in the 1980′s and has evolved greatly since. Nowadays Lolita Fashion has grown to be relatively popular all over the world. Relatively popular for an obscure Japanese street fashion, that is.
    for more info for the real lolita style go to this link.

  21. saritarobotica says:

    love it. I love fantastic fashion. It’s based off of dolls.

  22. GeesCees says:

    There’s too much discussion of the term in reference to the book or film…. these are great beach things, when it’s too hot for anything else…. much more preferable then overexposure, that is, too much skin… in any case, real perversion is adding content or meaning where none was intended

  23. agabot says:

    Very cute, but this would only look good on skinny, and tall girls, hence models.

  24. katiehodgkiss says:

    It astounds me how uneducated many of you are. Lolita as it is known in popular culture today originated from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1955 novel of the same name. The Japanese fashion came afterwards. This trend is based on the film version of Nabokov’s book by Stanley Kubrick and therefore actually represents the REAL ‘Lolita’. Please don’t bother replying unless you bother to read books as well as blogs.

  25. TabbyCat says:

    I like these looks because its simply my style. I like the fun colors like pink and blue, and i like preppy and scene and this is what that looks like. I love the first outfit in the slide show too.

  26. polkadot23 says:

    I love the way this was put together from such a range of designers’ collections.

    And I like the look in general. I’d always thought of my own style as clean, simple, Jackie Kennedy meets Audrey Hepburn. The truth is, I’ve played around with these girly, early 50s references all the time. Simply because I’ve got long legs in proportion to my height, and could get away with it.

    It’s interesting how emotional people are getting on the subject. This is about fun, girls! It’s not a moral stance, it’s just, as people are saying, something fresh, fantasy, a new take on earlier looks, and frankly, hats off to Romney and whoever helped him/her edit these photos.

    And while we’re at it, to michusucho for predicting this a month ago. I’ll have to check out his/her blog now.

    As for the Japanese movement – which did come several decades after the book – I’ll stick to that rule that ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say..’

    jill @

  27. real_lolita says:

    This is not lolita its trashy clothes from the 50′s reall lolita as in the japanese lolita is reall lolita as a designer myself it really makes me upset that this is out there and has been causing rude comments to those that wear the reall japanese lolita. When naming a clothing line such as when done here it should be looked into to see if there were other lines that had the same name.

  28. Olivea32 says:

    Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.

  29. Lolitagirl27 says:

    UMMM WTF?! this is NOT lolita…This is some bastardized crap that is nothing like the original

  30. LittleFelfy says:

    I love the lolita fashion. In fact I occasionally dress up lolita. I love the frills. I tried to post one of my pics but can’t.

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