On December 30th, the last Sunday of 2012, my Lolita friends Cat and Dieuwke came to my house to do something we had planned since the Fly Away Fashion Tea Party: a style switching afternoon!
When my parents drove us home from the Tea Party the three of us were talking about all kinds of things and we somehow started talking about how we would look in other Lolita styles than what we’re used to. This led to the idea of putting on each other’s clothes and take pictures!
So on the 30th, both girls arrived at my house with big bags filled with petticoats, accessories and some dresses. My room immediately looked like someone’s closet had exploded in it!
The plan was to turn Dieuwke, who always dresses beautifully in Classic Lolita, into a lovely Sweet Lolita, me, the sparkly Sweet Lolita into a Classic one and Cat, who is kind of an Everything-looks-awesome-on-her Lolita, just chose the dresses she loved.
After examining all of each other’s dresses, Cat decided to try on Dieuwke’s beautiful ivory Heidi dress from Innocent World. She decided to combine it with her own matching tights and black shoes, Dieuwke’s fake fur collar (although she took it off quite soon after) and my flower head band. I tried to take as many pretty pictures as possible.
Then it was Dieuwke’s turn. Since we wanted to totally switch things up with her and she never wears pink, she had to wear pink. My Star(ry) Night Theater jumperskirt seemed perfect for it! To go all the way, Cat lent her typical Lolita wig with high curly pig tails to her and my sweet accessories and pony bag finished the coord perfectly!
Then it was my turn. I was looking forward to becoming a Classic girl a lot! Dieuwke lent me her beautiful flower dress from Mille Fleurs. Do you know the style switch videos from Princess Peachie and Princess Porcelain? This was that exact dress! I had always wanted to try on a wig, so Cat let me wear her curly black one and I wore my Baby, the Stars Shine Bright blouse with the classic collar attached to it to give everything a more classic feel. I finished it all with ankle socks, black shoes and the matching head bow (I also wore my flower head band briefly). I felt so different yet so wonderful!
Initially I had put my own petticoat under the dress, but according to our expert it really gave way too much poof for Classic! I had to de-poof! I have never had that before! But it did really do the dress more justice I think.
Posing was quite a challenge. I am used to posing Sweet Lolita style, now I wanted to look more classy and elegant. I hope I pulled that off a little. ^^
I loved wearing Classic. I think my mom secretly prefers that style over Sweet (even though she didn’t recognize me from the pictures at first).
In the meantime Cat had redressed into my pink Fantasic Dolly jumperskirt from Angelic Pretty with matching head bow and socks.
Dieuwke wanted to try the same wig I had worn and combined it with Cat’s Candy House from Metmorphose.
Unfortunately the girls had to go, so there was no time for me to get dressed up a second time. Somehow both girls managed to take everything with them again (except for one cardigan that Dieuwke forgot, which was on my keyboard XD).
It was a superfun afternoon! I had always wanted to try classic and now I finally had the chance! Who knows? Maybe one day I will evolve too..?