── Headpieces ── 
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - Cherry Headdress - サクランボレースのヘッドドレス Alice and the Pirates - Classical maid cap
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Cherry Lace
サクランボレ
Alice and the Pirates
Classical maid cap
クラシカルメイドキャップ
 ── OP & Sets ── 
Angel's Heart Lolita - Pianolude of Eternal Night OP Set Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - Trump Card ♥ Alice OP - トランプなアリス Alice and the Pirates - Bat Maid OP
Angel's Heart Lolita
Pianolude of Eternal Night
夜之钢琴曲
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Trump Card ♥ Alice
トランプなアリス
Alice and the Pirates
Bat Maid
 ── JSK ── 
Pumpkin Cat - Anniversary Encore JSK
Pumpkin Cat
Anniversary Encore
☆南瓜猫☆周年之礼的安可曲
 ── Tops ── 
Pumpkin Cat Anniversary - Ceremony Encore Blouse Alice Girl - Spade A Black Blouse Alice Girl - Spade A White Blouse
Pumpkin Cat
Anniversary Ceremony Encore
☆南瓜貓☆周年之禮的安可曲-襯衫
Alice Girl
Spade A Black Blouse

Alice Girl
Spade A White Blouse

Skirts
Alice Girl - Spade A Skirt
Alice Girl
Spade A Skirt

 ── Shoes ── 
Antaina - Short heels black Demonia - DOLLY-01 SHOES
Antaina
Short heels
Demonia
DOLLY-01 MATTE
Vintage
School shoes
 ── Accessories ── 
Angelic Pretty - Frill Millefeuille Umbrella (2018) Alice and the Pirates - Classical maid tablier Alice Girl - Spade A Suspenders
Angelic Pretty
Frill Millefeuille Umbrella (2018)
フリルミルフィーユアンブレラ
Alice and the Pirates
Classical maid tablier
クラシカルメイドタブリエ
Alice Girl
Spade A Suspenders

Alice Girl - Spade A Bow
Alice Girl
Spade A Bow

 ── Missing Pieces ── 
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - Trump Card ♥ Alice OP Apron Pumpkin Cat - Anniversary Encore Bonnet Alice and the Pirates - Bat Maid Ribbon Clip Brooch
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Trump Card ♥ Alice - Apron
Pumpkin Cat
Anniversary Encore - Bonnet
Alice and the Pirates
Bat Maid Ribbon - Clip Brooch
Alice and the Pirates - Bat Maid Cafe Head Bow
Alice and the Pirates
Bat Maid Cafe - Head Bow
 ── Headpieces ── 
Antique beasT - Cat Bat Headdress Soft bonnets - Soft caps - Rectangular Headpieces
Antique beasT
Cat Bat Headdress

Soft Bonnets
Soft Caps
Rectangular Headdresses
 ── OP & Sets ── 
Innocent World - Heart Lace Shirring OP lolita_wishlist/Baby the Stars Shine Bright - Ranko Kanzaki OP Set.jpeg Alice Girl - Alice Short Sleeves OP Set
Innocent World
Heart Lace Shirring

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Ranko Kanzaki

Alice Girl
Alice Short Sleeves Set

Mitsuba - Aurora Set Metamorphose Temps de Fille - Anne of Green Gables OP MAXICIMAM - MAM Crown Embroidery Apron OP
Mitsuba
Aurora
Rectangular Headpiece Set

Metamorphose Temps de Fille
Anne of Green Gables

MAXICIMAM
MAM Crown Embroidery

Heart E - Velveteen Tea Time OP Antique beasT - Vampire Princess OP Nuit de Cellophane - Instinctive Switch
Heart E
Velveteen Tea Time!!
Antique beasT
Vampire Princess
Nuit de Cellophane
Instinctive Switch
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - Alice's Chess Print Café OP Puppet Night - Emergency Love OP Set Innocent World - Velveteen Baby Doll OP
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Alice's Chess Print Café
Puppet Night
Emergency Love

Innocent world
Velveteen Baby Doll
Angelic Pretty - Winding Shirring Rose OP Metamorphose Temps de Fille - Organdy Babydoll OP Metamorphose Temps de Fille - Trumpet Sleeve Babydoll OP (with Arm Cover)
Angelic Pretty
Winding Shirring Rose
Metamorphose Temps de Fille
Trumpet Sleeve Babydoll (with Arm Cover)
Metamorphose Temps de Fille
Organdy Babydoll
 ── JSK ── 
Innocent World - Papillon JSK Angelic Pretty - Front Lace Up Panel JSK Antique beasT - Vampire Princess Summer Dress JSK
Innocent World
Papillon

Angelic Pretty
Front Lace Up Panel

Antique beasT
Vampire Princess Summer Dress
 ── Tops ── 
Baby the Stars Shine Bright - Cross Blouse Angelic Pretty - Heart Lace Blouse
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Cross Blouse

Angelic Pretty
Heart Lace Blouse

 ── Skirts ── 
Putumayo - Arch Skirt Putumayo - Cross Tiered Skirt Putumayo - Thorn Crown Skirt
Putumayo
Arch

Putumayo
Cross Tiered
Putumayo
Thorn Crown
 ── Skirts ── 
Solid skirts
Solid skirts
 ── Bloomers ── 
Above & under knee-length bloomers
Above & Under Knee-Length Bloomers
 ── Legwear ── 
Above & under knee-length bloomers
Above & under Knee-length Frilly Thick Socks
Solids
Horizontal Black & White Striped
Alice/Rose patterns
No Noticable Brand Logo's
 ── Accessories ── 
To Alice - Strawberry Vampire Clips
To Alice
Strawberry Vampire Clips
 ── Aprons ── 
Baby the Stars Shine Bright - Heart Apron (2004)
Baby the Stars Shine Bright
Heart Apron (2004)

 ── Bags ── 
Putumayo - Winged Coffin Backpack Putumayo - Embroidery Flap Bag Metamorphose Temps de Fille - Wallet with Shoulder Strap.jpeg
Putumayo
Winged Coffin Backpack

Putumayo
Embroidery Flap Bag

Metamorphose Temps de Fille
Wallet with Shoulder Strap
 ── Umbrellas - Parasols ── 
Angelic Pretty - Ruffle Mille-Feuille Umbrella (2015)
Angelic Pretty
Ruffle Mille-Feuille Umbrella (2015)















Welcome to the EGL section


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 1. Explaining lolita


1.1 The basics

EGL stands for Elegant Gothic Lolita. It's a fashion subculture that started in Japan with influences of Victorian and Rococco clothing styles.

While the name of the fashion has nothing to do with the book by Nabokov and isn't spelled with a capital L, it's speculated that it may be the reason why the fashion is called lolita.

It's like the Bratz girls embracing that they're called brats, and punkers embracing that they're called punks. Both of them gave it another different meaning.


1.2 The price

Before you go any further, I've got to explain why lolita pieces are priced this way. Pieces are carefully constructed and not produced in huge quantities. A lot of fabric is used (especially good quality fabric for bigger brands) and those are not cheap as well.

This is why it can also take months for your piece to arrive if you're not buying it second hand, or why you might see limited reservation periods.

Because usually, pieces are also made to order. They are also built to last for decades and to be worn multiple times. Also, you can't forget that even the biggest lolita brands are still considered as extremely small ones when comparing it to the brands we regularly see.


1.3 The search

Since pieces are made to last for decades, are made in limited quantities and expensive, it can take a very long time till you've found you dreamdress or a dress on your wishlist. This is why most lolitas usually dedicate a rather big amount of the time to searching on second hand sites!

 2. My introduction

I discovered EGL around 2010-2011 when I discovered anime & J-fashion!

During those times, it was extremely hard for me to find something that my parents would allow me to buy that was also available in our small country.

But now, after 10 long years and finding new dear friends that reignited my love for the fashion and confidence, I'm able to wear those pretty dresses ♥

 3. Personal style

The styles I like to wear are

  • maid
  • old school
  • gothic
  • punk
  • nurse

and the colourways I like to wear are

  • black & white
  • black & black
  • wine/bordeaux/deep red & white
  • purple

 4. Where I buy my pieces

Right now, there are 2 marketplaces, 2 shops and 1 service that I've used to get my pieces. These are


Lacemarket


Vinted


WunderWelt


Baby, the Stars Shine Bright | Alice and the Pirates


Chinese Lolita Updates

Other lolitas and site buttons

        

Please check out this sweetheart too! She's one of my dear friends that reignited my love for the fashion ♥


If you want to link back to my site, you can use these buttons!

 

How to navigate

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listed in descending order (most wanted first)

click on the picture for archive page

crosses = colourways, white and bordeaux have priority

= in transit

= dream item

= buyable at original seller