WAIT JUST A FRILL FILLED MINUTE
Are you seriously saying that people who wear taobao, Bodyline, or Etsy aren’t real lolitas? Because I know A LOT of people who have been lolitas for YEARS would disagree with you (and judging by your opinion you probably think indie shops on Storenvy and homemade lolita aren’t real lolitas either).
Maybe Bodyline isn’t the classiest place. Sure taobao stores are Chinese instead of Japanese. Who cares if Etsy isn’t “brand” quality. That doesn’t make them any less valid as lolita designers.
In the end, they are places that offer a selection of affordable good quality dresses, skirts, and blouses, not to mention a wider and larger range of sizes for those of us who can’t fit into brand.
Mary Magdalene is my favorite brand and I love all of their clothing, but I won’t ever to be able to wear any of their dresses because they’ve never made something that can fit a bust that’s larger then 90cm, and I have a 106cm bust for goodness sake!
I mean, if the only way for us curvier lolitas to get our clothing is from Bodyline, Etsy, and taobao, and you’re telling me that those places aren’t good enough, but we also can’t fit into brand, then where the frickle frackle are we supposed to get our dresses from?
WAIT A MINUTE, YOU MEAN THERE ARE ACTUAL PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THIS??? I THOUGHT THIS WAS JUST A MYTH!
How long have you been into lolita, Anon, a couple weeks? What happened, did you hear some nasty rumors about lolitas all being “brand whores” so you thought if you wanted to be a “real lolita” you had to act like that, too? I can’t imagine someone who has any actual experience in the lolita community legitimately thinking this way.