Monday, December 22, 2014

Lolita 52 - Why Don't I Wear Lolita More Often?

Why don't I wear lolita more often? While preparing for this post, I read some other posts on the matter, and many girls cited wardrobe size as a primary reason for not wearing it as often. Fortunately, this hasn't been the case as of late for me, but there are several other reasons I have in mind.


As much as I'd love to be a daily lolita, it's just not practical to wear to work. I have a full time "adult" job (dare I say, career?), and it's just not appropriate. Additionally, my place of employment has a uniform, and my line of work is messy. Paint, children, glue, and frills just do not mix. It'd be wonderful to work at a place where lolita would be acceptable, but at the same time I'm awful at getting up in the morning to get dressed for work. My uniform might not be attractive but it definitely makes my mornings easier.

I'm Lazy

One of the kittens I fostered and bottle fed over the summer!
When I'm not working, you can find me spending most of my time around the house or occasionally running errands. While I adore going out in public in lolita and have no problem doing it alone - for the brief trips out of the comfort of my own home I take I don't see the hour or so it takes to get dolled up worth it. Now, if I've planned a little outing for the day I feel it's worth it, as spending hours dressed up offsets the prep time. This is why lolita is such a fantastic social hobby - getting together to spend time with frilly friends doing some interesting activity is way more fun than going grocery shopping.

It's Hot!

See that steam? It's an accurate visual representation of my summers.
Another often cited reason - climate. The south eastern United States is notorious for stifling summer temperatures - often with an atrocious humidity level that makes the heat index off the charts. And despite having lived here my entire life, I'm not used to it. I'm not sure you can get used to heat indexes of 120°F and 90% humidity no matter how long you've lived in that particular climate. Unfortunately, this makes dressing in the warmer months in anything fashionable - lolita or otherwise - difficult. Even spring and autumn temperatures can be awful at times. Now, my first year in the fashion I was really enthusiastic about it and ventured out despite the suffocating heat, but now not so much. Even with the addition of a parasol to my wardrobe, the humidity makes the layers required for lolita absolutely oppressive. Perhaps this is why I adore autumn and it's prints so much?

So, for 2015 one of my biggest new year's resolutions is to wear lolita a lot more, even if I'm wearing my main pieces in more "normal" outfits. It's high time I made use of my wardrobe, instead of making excuses!


  1. Great resolution! For me it's still a wardrobe size problem. Only 3 coords (a good number, I think, if you take into consideration that this is my first year as a Lolita and I'm unemployed) so no way I can wear it daily. I also have no comm, no Lolita friends, but my sister sometimes agrees to go out with me in exchange of me buying her ice cream. ;) But yeah, usually when I go out in Lolita I do it on my own. One of my new year's resolutions is to find more occasions to wear Lolita (and to expand my wardrobe of course). Also, my city is super hot all the time! Winter? Just what is that? It is very hard to wear something pretty (specially since I like wearing wigs), sometimes I just wait until the night. That is my stragedy. Great post!

    1. I know how you feel about the heat, summer is pretty dead for me when it comes to wearing lolita most of the time since I can't tolerate how hot it is. Just like you I like to wear wigs, and night's a great time to combat the heat in the summer!

      Also, another suggestion you might be interested in to combat suffocating wigs in the summer - look into partial hair extensions/half wigs. Personally, I have really thin hair and even if I try to style it it just is not enough to balance the overall look, so I got a clip in ponytail that matches my natural hair. It adds lots of volume and just having the majority of my head uncovered really makes me feel much cooler.


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