I like Japanese “Lolita” fashions. I love kimonos. I will merge these two interests together today in order to share some images of the “Wa Lolita” style.
“Wa Lolita” is a Lolita fashion style that incorporates traditional kimono elements, but maintains a standard “Lolita-style” profile or silhouette. A short Japanese kimono is usually worn over a Lolita petticoat. Alternatively, an otherwise “normal” Lolita dress is made from traditional kimono fabrics and with patterns that look like they would be on a Japanese kimono.
Why “Wa” Lolita? Some Lolita fashionistas do not like the term. I know, to an American of my generation it sounds like something comedian Jerry Lewis would say: “WAAA- Lolita … Hey Lady!”
The prefix Wa is from the kanji Wa (和) which (they tell me) translates as “Japan” or “Japanese style” but may also mean “harmony”, “peace” and “soften” — depending on the context. I think all of these descriptors are appropriate for this amazingly beautiful style!