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So what are y’all’s favorite blouses? Like, colors, styles, brands, etc.
Most of my blouses are BTSSB. Sturdy, versatile, lovely details. Almost all of my blouses are cotton and have detachable sleeves.I want to get more older Moitie blouses because I have a pitiful number of gothic blouses, but I'm wary of the poly. Do pre-2014 Moitie blouses tend to have better fabric than modern?
>>10819771KEK no. i have a good few old moitie blouses and cutsews that are made from an equally sad, scratchy poly. i own two cutsews circa 2007~2008 that feel like they’re made from walmart athletic stretch material.
>>10819789Damn. Can you recommend any brands for similar EGL blouses?
>>10819882victorian maiden is my go-to. their poly blouses are high quality and beautiful. their cotton is very nice as well, though i tend to prefer poly blouses for gothic. anp has some nice blouses as well; i’ve never been disappointed by the material. i don’t own any of their cutsews, but i’m guessing they’re the same nice thick poly or cotton blend as baby cutsews.i’ve heard very good things about sheglit blouses but don’t own any to back this up.
>>10819914sorry, anp as in aatp. xianyufag here, so i’m used to that abbreviation kek.
I bought a new-ish BTSSB blouse (2019) and the sleeves are ridiculously long on me, they completely cover my hands. Am I retarded? Too stumpy?? Most of my blouses are AP or older Meta and they fit fine.
>>10819921If it's the back pintuck blouse, it just has super long sleeves - not all of them are like that iirc. I personally like the look of longer sleeves, and despite not being a tallita a lot of older blouses tend to be short on me, so that particular Baby one is a blessing.
>>10819914Thanks, that's really helpful!
>>10819921>>10819927The same happened to me and it was the back pintuck blouse. The sleeves would bunch up and it wasn't a good look. I had to sell it. I'm short but not unusually so I'm glad I'm not the only one.
my best blouses are either from baby or innocent world. although some of baby's elasticated short sleeves are really tight on me despite being underweight. maybe i have unfortunate body fat distribution or maybe it's just some old releases are like that. innocent world and vm's sleeves always fit very comfortably though. does anyone else have this problem or am i just cursed with ridiculous arm fat.
Does anyone have an experience with Meta blouses? I was thinking of picking one up but idk of anyone who has them. They seem pretty cool but i don't wanna drop that money.
>>10819970Mine has held up quite well and the sleeves are a good length for my long arms lol
I have a love-hate relationship with blouses. While they can be beautiful, I don’t think lolita blouses suit me. I have a small face/head lol, and most blouses have a lot of bulk around the neck/shoulders so they make my head look too small. Its really unflattering. Lolita blouses are particularly bad for this. Sometimes other blouses look fine, but they don’t go with lolita. I usually stick to OP’s for this reason so I can skip the blouse. For now I'm forever searching for a blouse that works.
>>10820337what are you doing with your hair?
>>10820337Same here. I usually wear boleros instead of blouses, but lately I’ve been looking at blouses with lower necklines. I have one IW blouse with a rounded neckline that sits just below my collarbone and it’s infinitely more flattering on me than high collared blouses but still peeks out and adds a point of interest over the necklines of my JSKs. It’s a shame they’re less common.
>>10819914I have a couple of sheglit blouses and they are pretty good. The poly is much better than moitie and the cotton ones are perfect in summer. Would definitely recommend them.
How are krad lanrete's blouses?
>>10819771I have some of their old cotton blouses including picrel and they fit well. The sleeves are nice and long and the lace is not itchy. I would steer clear of their old chiffon, as it snags easily.
Classiclita here and you'd honestly be suprised by how many simple but passable blouses are on taobao. My measurements are outside the range of a lot of classic burando so I tend to try my best outside of that. Miss point has a couple really nice ones that have held up well, and other than that I'm waiting for a few from resplendent galaxy that I hope aren't garbage.
>>10821528miss point’s poly is okay, but the lace is ugly and the fit on the ones i own looks really frumpy. i’m seconding you on nice taobao blouses, though; the sleeves are a lot smaller in width on some of them, which looks better on me than many of the wide cotton brand long sleeves. you can get a more flattering fit with some taobao blouses than with osfa brand just due to being able to choose a size.
>>10821532oh yeah usually I ignore the poly altogether and only go for the stuff they have that's cotton, since betting on a taobao store's poly is never a good idea. For me since I have wide shoulders it ends up sitting nicer on me and not frumpy but I could totally see it if it fits awkwardly.
>>10821539for context i own these two, both cotton with cotton lace.