Saturday, April 27, 2013

Age Play Fashion Pt. 2 Lolita

The connection between Age Play and Japanese Lolita Fashion is one that is debated all over the internet. Many Lolitas absolutely refuse any connection to any sort of kink, arguing that kink is not the purpose of the fashion. The other argument is that shoes were not made for kink but shoe fetish is one of the most popular and well known fetishes; the same goes for clothing of any kind, including Lolita style clothes.

The connection I made between Age Play and Japanese Lolita Fashion was almost immediate. My regression age for me is 8 years old and two of my favorite activities include tea parties and playing with dolls - both of which go along very well with the stylized look of Japanese Lolita.

What is Lolita?
Lolita Fashion, in my own words, is a modern look taken on by those who desire to be seen a females and wear clothes that originally are patterned on Victorian England styles for young girls.
Wikipedia states:
The Lolita look began primarily as one of modesty with a focus on quality in both material and manufacture of garments. The original silhouette is of a knee length skirt or dress with a "cupcake" shape assisted by petticoats, but has expanded into various types of garments including corsets and floor length skirts. Blouses, knee high socks or stockings and headdresses are also worn.
Although many people point to Japan for the Lolita trend especially with the influence of Anime media, which made it more popular, as the creator of the "Lolita Fashion", the origin of its meaning is complex, and remains unclear.

Styles of Lolita
There are various styles of Lolita Fashion including:

  • Aristocratic Lolita
  • Gothic Lolita
  • Punk Lolita
  • Cosplay Lolita
  • Country Lolita
  • Sailor Lolita
  • Sweet Lolita 
The Look
The following are looks that I think lend well to Age Play, specifically for girls:

Infanta Dolly House Cotton Sweet Short Sleeve Girls Dress from Lolita Dress Shop

This look is part of Lolita Dress Shop's Sweet Lolita selection.
I like this look because it is a perfect child-like pose, model, dress, setting, etc. The dress' print features teddy bears and kittens in strollers and bonnets like a child's play-set. Bows, candies and cookies decorate the rest of the print.

Cherry Cupcake OnePiece - Lolita dress pink with white dot cute with lace and little bows from Sulture Clothing on Etsy

I love this look for Age Play all together. The clothes, photography, tea set and balloons look like a perfect Little's play day or birthday. The only thing missing in my mind is a Mommy or Daddy to make sure this little princess uses her table manners.

If you like the Sweet Lolita look, be sure to check out Sweet, Sweet, Sweet! The Guide to Over-the-Top Sweet Lolita by Parfait Doll, Victoria Suzanne.

Classic Black And White Cotton Turndown Collar Short Sleeves Knee-length Bow Ruffles Sweet Lolita Dress also from Lolita Dress Shop

This look is part of Lolita Dress Shop's Classic Lolita selection but could also easily be part of their Gothic Lolita selection.
I picked this look because it is very classically doll-like. I could see this dress also done in miniature for a matching doll to the little girl just like was done in the Victorian era complete with using the child's hair. The black and white look along with classical collar also is reminiscent of characters like Wednesday Addams; perfect for the Dark or Goth Age Player.

Hello Kitty Heart JSK from Rocking Horse Design on Etsy

This scene of two girls playing in their Hello Kitty cupcake-looking dresses is just too precious. Everything from the location to the dresses to the wigs looks like a really fun play-date.

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