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A fashion from Japan that tries to capture the innocence of youth, and nostalgia for the 19th century. Knee length puffy skirts, lacy blouses, platform mary janes and head dresses are standared attire. This fashion was popularized by Mana from the band Malice Mizer, and has nothing to do with Gwen Stefani.

There are several tyles of lolita:

Gothic lolita: Clothing is dark blues, reds and blacks. Very similar to Victorian mourning garb, only with shorter skirts. A prime example is the brand Moi meme Moitie.

Sweet lolita: Light pastle colors and florals, lots of lace, and more childlike. An example is the brand Baby the Stars Shine Bright.

Classic lolita: Shorter versions of clothing that looks like it is from the French and English country side during the 1900s. Less lacey and more mature looking.
There were are group of Lolita shopping at MaruiOne.

Mana's Moi-Meme-Moitie makes beautiful lolita clothing.
by Julie Ann May 14, 2005
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Lolita is a nickname for Delores. It is also a term used to describe a prepubescent or adolescent girl who is attractive and sexually responsive. She lusts after older men, and is lusted by them in return. The term originates from the Vladimir Nabakov novel ''Lolita'' which told the tale of the love affair between middle aged Humbert and his 12 year old stepdaughter Lolita. It became a popular term in the 90's when the teenaged Amy Fisher who shot the wife of her older lover Joey Buttafauco, was called ''The Long Island Lolita''. The term was also used a lot during the controversy surrounding the 90's remake of the 1962 film version of Lolita directed by the late Stanley Kubrick. The film which starred Jeremy Irons and was directed by Adrian Lyne, had trouble finding backers due to the controversial subject matter. 14 year old Dominique Swain played the title character, and the fact that a child actress was playing an underaged character involved with sex with adults fueled the controversy. Lolita is also used as a euphemism for child erotica, child porn, or barely legal adult porn.
My 13 year old daughter is starting to act like a lolita.

Amy Fisher, the Long Island Lolita, was arraigned today.

I just saw the new version of Lolita, and it's better than the 1962 version.
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Lolita is very popular in Japan and in other countries. There are many styles of Lolita so I just most (if all) in one def.

Classic Lolita:
This is basically more traditional; it's filled with more earth-tones and jewel colors. They also have floral dresses fabric patterns. The clothing is sometimes frilled, but not over done, traditional, maid-style aprons. This style basically tries to be more Victorian.

Sweet Lolita or Amaloli:
This is more light-colored: colorfully patterned outfits, with lots of lace and frills. The dresses are knee-lengthed. They try to look as sweet and cute as possible.

Gothic Lolita:
This is likely the most popular style of Lolita. The colors are usually black, white, navy or burgundy. The makeup are dark in color, with black eyeliner(not all), and red or black lipstick(again, not all), while the other lolita are more light. The accessories that go with it are pocketbooks, hatboxes, handbags, and other Teddy bears.

Punk Lolita:
This combines punk fashion with Lolita. They wear things like plaid, buckles, safety pins, and chains. Garments like blouses, skirts, one pieces, and jumper skirts are also worn. The footwear is mostly boots, Mary Janes, and platforms. The colors that are often used are black, white, and red.

Wa or Kimono Lolita:
This is traditonal japanese clothing mixed with lolita. Usually a kimono top is worn with a lolita skirt.

Aristocrat Or Elegant Lolita:
This is more what Mana of Moi Dix Mois wears. He instead combines gothic lolita also. This is the more mature version of lolita and it embodies elegance.

We often see girls that wear Lolita. This a more manly version of it.
This is more victorian with knickerbockers, masculine blouses, shirts, trousers, and knee socks. This is often worn by schoolboys .

This is a more mature version of Kodona. This is bascially inspired from the 19-century Europeans.
Lolita, the style, is not to be confused with lolicon.
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A Japanese fashion consisting of poofy knee-length skirts, lacy tops (normally blouses or cutsews), pretty knee-highs or tights, and lots and lots of lace. Has absolutely nothing to do with Gwen Stefani.
Has several subgenres, the most popular of which are:
Gothic Lolita: Basically the darker side of loli. Best example is Mana's clothing line Moi Meme Moitie
Sweet Loli: The more sweet side of loli, most common colors are pink and blue. Best examples are Baby the Stars Shine Bright and Angelic Pretty.
Kurorori: Basically a lolita who wears nothing but black. Even if it's a Gothic Lolita dress, if it's all black, it's a Kurorori dress.
Shirorori: A lolita who wears nothing but white. Even if it's a Gothic Lolita or a Sweet Lolita dress, if it's all white, it's Shirorori.
Related Fashions: kodona, EGA
Note: If the skirt becomes too short, or there is not enough lace or poof, it is no longer loli.
When I visit Tokyo, my favorite thing to do is go shopping in my favorite store, Angelic Pretty, and meet up with my lolita friends.
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A type of Japanese Street Style which started in the 80's.However,it's populairty reached its peak in 2004.The Lolita style is influenced greatly by the Rococo period and by the look of those Old-style dolls.When in a Lolita outfit,it is as if you are walking the line between extremely elegant and extremely distasteful.However,either side you fall on works.Most young men find Lolita fashion on girls un attractive,however,girls do not dress that way to impress boys.Girls (young-women rather) dress that way to kind of bring their fast-paced lives to a slow hault and escape to a fantasy all their own.Hence why it is all so princess-like and doll-like.Infact,most girls in Japan are teased for being a Lolita.But regardless,Lolitas value their clothes above all else.
Lolita fashion is the attitude of punk rock with a petticoat thrown under the plaid skirt.And however rude this may sound,Gwen Stefani seems to know nothing of Japanese fashion.Her "twist" on Lolita is to make it look slutty which does NOT help when trying to explain to someone that there is NO relationship between Lolita fashion and sexually active young females.Sure,they took the name,but they gave it a new spelling.The reason that term was used was because when you think Lolita,automatically you think "young-girl". Rather it be a sexual thought or a thought about clothing.
One more thing;Just because someone wears a bunch of lace,too many layers to count,and an over-sized (or under-sized) head-piece does not automatically mean they are a true Lolita.Just like any other label,just because you look the part,does not mean you are genuine.Lolita is about starting your own little reality.Lolita is about doing what YOU want,regardless to what people tell you.Lolita is being able to say "I like this" or "I dont like that" or "I will do this" or "I will not do that".Anarchy is a part of Lolita.Beauty is a part of Lolita.To become a true Lolita,you must have both the attitude and clothing to succeed.
I once had a girl in a Hot Topic-bought Lolita dress start to tell me about this "New" fashion called "Gothic Lolita" that Gwen Stefani discovered.Mind you,I had been wearing Lolita clothing to school that whole year.
by lolitaxaxgogo April 10, 2006
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Lolita is a fashion in Japanese subculture that is influenced heavily by the Victorian and Roccoco style, and is mainly worn by girls. There are many different Lolita styles, including sailor, guro, kuro, wa, qi, steampunk, punk, gothic, classic, sweet, country, oji, Hime and Casual. For the majority of Lolita, bustle skirts or bell skirts are worn along with bloomers and petticoats (these are a must for Lolita style.) Remember that Lolita is a modest and elegant style, playing up on femininity in a safe way. The only lolita that exploitst his nature is Ero, which is the "erotic" lolita, but even that stays far from exploitation and female degredation--by remaining modest and elegant with a slight eroticism (the neckline is lower, skirt is shorter, and more of the leg is shown.) The Oji lolita is for males, and means "prince", but this style is worn by a great many females. Hime means princess, and is similar to sweet lolita, but plays more along the lines of the idea of women as princesses--sweet royality. Still, it is not to be overdone or else it will no longer be modest or elegant, but gawdy and tacky. Casual lolita is the only lolita where you can pair a bustle/bell skirt with a casual tee and a pair of flats instead of heels. Country is another lolita a lot of people confuse for sweet, but the difference is the style of dress is patterned with stripes or checkers giving a very country-esque feel to it--paired with a picnic basket of sorts is perfect.
All above and of course there are more. But be sure to know that most anime and manga do not actually portray lolita at all. Misa does not wear lolita, and there is a HUGE difference between Maid and lolita. Gwen stefani by the way does not have her girls dress in lolita, and when she attempted to in her one video, she failed, so anyone who looks up to Gaga and likes Lolita--you're in the wrong boat because you're completley misinformed.
by Tailorthesailor April 03, 2010
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a young girl that gets innapropriate sexual attention from an older man or men After Lolita, the heroine of Lolita, a novel by Vladimir Nabokov.

a type of pornography depicting underage girls, or woman made to appear as underage girls
His friend's sister thought it was fun being the neighborhood lolita, but then she got knocked up, had to drop out of school, all the while her baby' daddy is doing time for statutory rape.

The well respected teacher got twenty years to life in the federal pen for making lolita videos and selling them on the internet, now he's been reduced to a crybaby punk.
by Joe Boggs December 23, 2003
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