Exploring Lolita Fashion

The Critical Millennial

The following blogpost will be documenting my experience in exploring the Lolita Japanese fashion trend.

In order to start my journey with the Lolita style, I decided to watch a few YouTube videos about it and to follow a bunch of Lolita clothing stores and Lolita fashion models on Instagram. (I put the links to the videos I watched at the end of this blogpost).

What I quickly learnt about Lolita fashion is that it actually has nothing to do with the word Lolita.

For me and for most people, the word Lolita conjures up connotations with the novel ‘Lolita’ by Vladimir Nabokov and the film adaptation of the book. When you google the definition of Lolita, you get ‘a sexually precocious young girl’. Thus a common misconception about Lolita fashion is that the style is sexual or that it fetishizes young girls.

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But this definition of Lolita couldn’t be…

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