Monday, 23 February 2015

Details make the Dress

A big part of why I love lolita is all the details in the garments. The beautiful laces and dainty ruffles, pleating, pearl-like buttons, sweet little bows... All those little tiny details that  make a dress absolutely perfect. It all makes me swoon. 

So for this post I picked one dress from the four brands ( well three brands and my handmade stuff) that are mostly represented in my wardrobe.  I love these dresses because of their constructional details (lace, ruffles, etc.) so if you are interested in prints I will have to disappoint you. Though I might do a similar thing with my prints later on.

We are starting with hand made with a red velvet dress I made recently. Originally I wanted a single rosette to be on the neckline but got kind of carried away. The light made the velvet ribbon look like different shade than the velvet but rest assured this not the case. The little jewels are recycled from and old night dress. 

Other than this rosette detail the dress is very simple, which is just as planned. I wanted the dress to have a single eye catching detail and I think it turned out quite nicely. 

Next we have Juliette & Justine which is still my favorite brand. I wore this dress to my bachelorette party and haven't had an opportunity to wear it since. (Maybe hellocon this year...?) I love the lace waterfall in the front. It makes the dress look so luxurious ant detailed. 

Now this Innocent world jumper skirt is possibly my favorite dress at the moment. I want to wear it with everything to everywhere. The chiffon makes it so flowly and sweet.

 I love the ruffled hem that gives an elegant yet princessly feel. With black it's an ultimate gothic vampire dress and with cream it gives an air of old school classic cuteness.

And lastly something from Victorian maiden I have not yet worn, for purchased it quite recently and it has short sleeves and Finland + winter+ short sleeves = A massive cold = NO THANK YOU!

I fell in love with unusual cut of the bodice which you will have to wait and see and the lovely lace detail on the neckline. It almost evokes a necklace and gives this otherwise simple dress an elegant dainty feel. I can see myself wearing this one to work or at weddings.  

So here was some of the most lovely details from my wardrobe. Are you dear reader interested in a print version of this post? Do you love the details of lolita and which details are your favorites? Please share in the comments.

Madame Parapluie


  1. Beautiful details! I love that red velvet neckline! It is especially so beautiful together with that blouse! They have that special old feeling which I love 。◕‿◕。

    I also love to have that special something in a dress or a blouse, and I don't own many print pieces. I usually love to have something that makes me want to touch the garment, like some texture, special lace and sometimes asymmetry in the design, but the colours and the right shades are the most important to me. My dream dress at the moment is Baby the stars shine bright Doll heroine jsk (it has nicely textured chiffon fabric, ruffle details and that special old feel to it!).

    I really enjoyed reading about your favourites ♥ Do make a post about print pieces too! I'm really curious now /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\

    Seraphine & The Striped Box

    1. Thank you! It turned out so well.

      I know what you are saying. The right detailsw with wrong colour aren't as special as the right details and right colour. For example I am dreaming of Lace Maschere jsk from Alice and the pirates and have seen the white and black version multiple times. But no. I want the black on black version and nothing else. The elegant combo of lace and silky fabric works so much better in black on black version.

      I may have already picked the prints I wish to feature...

  2. I like how you share the little details that really make the dresses what they are. <3
    I would very much like to see a post about your favourite prints. :)

    1. Thank you. It was really fun. And yes I am already planning which prints to use.