In the mid 1600s to early 1800s, the Rococo fashion was very popular(think Marie Antoinette). It, of course, like many other fashion trends, faded away. Then, in the mid 1800s to early 1900s, the Victorian fashion style was big(think the movie Belle). These two styles are very similar, given that the Victorian style is styled after the Rococo fashion, just less ribbons and frills.
Of course, all good things must come to an end. Well, usually. The next 80 years or so would bring about many fashion styles. One of these styles would be the early lolita fashion. Before we dive into the history of one of the most complicated and strict Japanese street fashions, we must first learn the history, definition and origin of the word “lolita” first.
Definition and origin
Though the lolita fashion style is very popular, many people don’t hear of it before they hear of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Even though I’ve never read Lolita, I know enough about how when people hear “Lolita,” they’d immediately associate it with the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a “lolita.” A prepubescent or adolescent girl who is attractive and sexually responsive, a girl who lusts(or is believed to) after older men, and is lusted after by then in return. Also a euphemism for child pornography. Given the term and name was popularized by Nabokov. However, there is also the lolita we’re here to talk about. A fashion style from Japan that tries to capture the innocence of youth and…