Welcome to the Elegant Gothic Lolita WikiEdit

This place for people interested in Lolita Fashion. All styles of the fashion will be covered. Whether you are a beginner looking to become Lolita or an advanced Lolita looking to change form Gothic to Sweet. All are welcome :)

What Is Elegant Gothic Lolita?Edit

Elegant Gothic Lolita (EGL) is a fashion that started in Japan in the 1980s and is inspired by the Rococo and Victorian periods. The term 'lolita' is derived from the female given name 'Lolita' which relates back to Japan's relations with Portugal. Very early Japanese lolitas thought that it was a word used to describe something cute in Portuguese thus adopting the wasei-eigo term 'lolita'.

The true meaning of 'lolita' is sorrow or suffering. Although 'lolita' has other definitions, this is the true definition of 'lolita' due to the explanation in the above paragraph.

The lolita look has no sexual meaning behind it. True Lolitas try to capture a modest and innocent look. They show little skin (there are some exceptions for some of the sub styles) and try to focus on looking like an innocent porcelain doll. They capture this look with knee length skirts, knee high stockings, and blouses that button to the neck.

Visual Kei artists have helped to popularize the lolita fashion. In fact, Mana (the cross dressing guitarist from Malice Mizer) coined the terms Elegant Gothic Lolita and Elegant Gothic Aristocrat which are both used to describe his fashion line Moi-Même Moitié.

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