Lovingly Lolita

Updated on Aug 11, 2011
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redhaireddesigner 's Thoughts:

Lolita is one of the most compelling and complex novels I’ve ever read and the nymphet style that sprung out of its inception is something that we’re seeing represented in the fashion industry a lot this season with Rompers and other younger trending styles. The style, just like the girl, is girly, feminine and slightly juvenile while also being flirty and just a little bit risque.

Rompers are one of those things that took me a while to come around to. But when it’s really windy out and you can’t be bothered to keep two hands on your dress to keep if from blowing all over the place, a romper is the perfect substitute. Rompers are essentially a onesie that looks like a dress and reminds us all of our childhood when these pieces were mainly worn by kids. The new application of this style to adult fashion was something entirely inspired by Lolita’s nymphet convention. This adorable romper from Forever 21 Canada has the perfect balance of tiny florals and bright pink colouring with a more casual shape and yet elegant neckline. And the way that the back of the dress rides up just that little bit higher without revealing too much since the shorts won’t allow it to move around like a dress, adds that slight ounce of sexual precociousness that the Lolita character is all about. I can’t see that everyone who brought this fad back this year wasn’t heavily into reading Vladimir Nabokov.

One of the most classic images of Lolita, represented on film by the wonderful director by Stanley Kubrick, features Lolita sunning in her garden with a gorgeous wide brim hat. I interpreted that image into my own look by throwing on my favourite summer hat whose black bow matched perfectly with the black belt cinched around my waist. Playing out and about in the sun, this outfit was the perfect little play dress for one of the last hot and humid days we’re going to have this summer in Toronto. And with my pretty floral covered sandals and cupcake necklace, I felt just like a big little girl.

Comments (42)

Metric
Metric on September 21
Very cute!
FlirtNation
FlirtNation on September 20
cute romper!
cornelia
cornelia on October 01
red and yellow really suits you lovely
chickabiddy
chickabiddy on August 30
Very cute! Perfect for summertime!
Cocobeans
Cocobeans on August 18
hot
thinktwice
thinktwice on August 17
Nice hat!
wowalyssa
wowalyssa on August 16
i like your belt :D
deekaywang
deekaywang on August 13
cute<3
nikatika
nikatika on August 13
cute
LeenzieM
LeenzieM on August 12
Gorgeous! Love the shot itself and your entire outfit. :)
malloryasherr
malloryasherr on August 12
aah! i love everything about this outfit, the dress is so beautiful. and the hat just turns it so summer-y.
Tsiriano
Tsiriano on August 12
Love that romper!! xx
UnForGettable323
UnForGettable323 on August 12
so cute! love it
ellefraction
ellefraction on August 12
Those mini light bulbs are so cute.
editorspicks
editorspicks on August 12
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kingsibulo
kingsibulo on August 12
lovely romper
sundaycrossbow
sundaycrossbow on August 12
great belt
Bananie
Bananie on August 12
makes me happy haha
pranitathem
pranitathem on August 12
ooh...i love the print!
Universeandyou
Universeandyou on August 12
Beautiful !!
kittenhood
kittenhood on August 12
lovely jumpsuit!
ngl9
ngl9 on August 12
Lovely!
thebluemonster
thebluemonster on August 11
cute :D
chyrelg
chyrelg on August 11
love the rompers.
abstractk
abstractk on August 11
This is super cute. especially with the hat
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on August 11
cute romper and great belt
Naz_Isik
Naz_Isik on August 11
love the vignette on this picture
jediza
jediza on August 11
pretty!
IandW
IandW on August 11
rock'n red romper -
Pradhan
Pradhan on August 11
cute
keizie
keizie on August 11
cute look
canyoupasstheglitter
canyoupasstheglitter on August 11
love the romper!!!
colombiiina
colombiiina on August 11
i love this! so cute!
dramaqueen53
dramaqueen53 on August 11
hey i love this!!!!
LaChicCouture
LaChicCouture on August 11
LOVE
guiaislove
guiaislove on August 11
lovely
commonsenseandstilet
commonsenseandstilet on August 11
cute!!
askate13
askate13 on August 11
great
andrianna
andrianna on August 11
amazing as usual!
p00hb34r
p00hb34r on August 11
romper!!!! so colorful...
AllUCanGeek
AllUCanGeek on August 11
I adore your photots! I love your style <3
drubish
drubish on August 11
So cute for these hot days!
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