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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 () 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!

Wa Lolita!

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Comments on: "KIMONOS ON MONDAY (week #31): Wa Lolita" (1)

  1. You my friend just made my day ^_^

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