Lolita Blog Carnival: 1 Piece, 4 Seasons

This week's Lolita Blog Carnival is themed 1 piece, 4 seasons and the challenge is to take one dress and make 4 different coordinates for the 4 seasons with it!


For the challenge I chose Baby's Marie Antoinette dress in blue. I chose it because it's one of my favorite Baby dresses and a version of it was recently re-released in Baby's Memorial series!

Winter Princess
 
Most winter coordinates are, honestly, going to be hidden under a coat, so I tried to make this one look wintery even without  coat. I think the best way to do that is with copious amounts of faux fur! The bonnet with a rose or two to match the dress adds an extra element of opulence. Thick textured tights, Lolita boots, and a few pieces of icy blue jewelry finish off this elegantly inspired coordinate.

 Spring Cutie

I  tried to add some more cute elements for spring for this dress. Despite the elegance this dress exudes (or at least, that's how I feel about it!) I think the cut is so classically Lolita that it can be accessorized to match just about any sub-style. So an overall theme of bows, a cute heart purse, OTKs and dainty gloves push this into the realms of kawaiii. The lacy shawl brings a little bit of elegance back, and is a cute addition in the Spring time, when the sun is warm but sometimes the winds get a little chilly.

Royal Summer

The best part of a dress like this is the sleeves are very versatile, as they are of an in-between JSK and OP length and are intended to look just as nice without a blouse under it as with one. This coordinate is a little bit on the Hime side, which is something a dress like this can lend itself well too. Go  sockless and open-toed in the warm weather and accessorize with some complimenting jewelry and matching nail polish. A few slightly more envelope pushing Hime elements are the bloomers with the bow garters and the Angelic Pretty lacy arm warmers. Chokers can nicely complement dresses with the crisscrossing ribbons on chest, and this white Moi Meme Moitie choker looks like it would make a cute addition the the coordinate.

Autumn Dolly
   

This coordinate was a little bit difficult to do because I wanted something slightly warmer looking for Autumn, but a blue and white dress is going to inevitably look very cool. I warmed it up with some cream colors and more Dolly Kei inspired touches, such as a longer lace skirt worn under it (this is something I do with my wardrobe but doesn't exactly work so well with Polyvore! I have a pretty nice lace skirt that's about 3-4 inches longer than my Lolita skirts that I wear under them. It looks completely silly with a petticoat under it by itself, but it adds a nice length to skirts it's worn under.) and an interesting collection of jewelry. Lace tights and a wicker purse add some more texture to this outfit, as well as an antique touch.
Want some more ideas on how to stretch a single piece into multiple seasons and styles? Check out the rest of the gang that participated in this week's Lolita Blog Carnival!

Suns In Our HandsPapillion de NuitTangled LaceMake LovelyWait Till My Father Hears About ThisLemontreeMinimalist LolitaSparkling GirlFashion Fairy Tales & Sewing Secrets

12 comments:

  1. Ack, I love all of your coordinates! Not to mention that dress is gorgeous. *A* The blue is my favourite colourway by far.

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  2. I love that dress. So it's wonderful to see it in so many coordinates. Great job!

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  3. I love your winter coord! I personally never saw Marie Antoinette in blue! It's really lovely!

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    1. It is! Marie Antoinette in red is a dream dress I recently added to my wardrobe and I actually passed up the blue version a few times to get it! Seeing it so many times in search of the red one has sort of made me want it just as much as the red though!

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  4. Nice idea!

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  5. The Winter princess and Autum Dolly are my favorites. They are so elegant and gentle. Great Coords!

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  6. It's like you're in my brain - I totally love this print, and I'm obsessed with blue/white color combo right now <3 I really love the Autumn coord! I feel like people are often afraid of mixing white and cream/beige, but this just shows they can be really lovely together.

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    1. Thank you :D I actually need more blue in my wardrobe because I only have a very minute amount of it! Off the top of my head, I think I just have 1 teal blue OP!

      I think that when you mix it enough, it can definitely work! In the case of the Autumn coordinate I tried to add as much cream as possible to the outfit and cover up as much of the dress as I could, so the white hopefully just looks like print detail, not "oops, I didn't know there was a difference" sort of choices.

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  7. Very nice!
    This print is on my wishlist <3 Was a nice choice!

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  8. This is a pretty tough challenge!

    I'm thinking of picking up your Lolita 52 challenge pretty soon myself (once I finish redesigning my layout), so I'm going to have to start thinking about which of my dresses/skirts could pull this off.

    Very creative, especially with the blues. <3

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