Thursday, 29 September 2016

Lolita 52: Bloomers or no bloomers?

Simple answer; bloomers, definitely bloomers.

How adorable are these? If I were the type to spend $100 on bloomers...

As we all know, lolita is a fashion that lends itself well to flashing. The skirts are like sails for catching wind, the petti poof means that your skirt is away from your legs, and generally knee-length skirts of any variety are pretty easy to expose your knickers in. Now, I don’t have a problem with flashing generally, and I know for a fact I’ve worn more than my fair share of short skirts with no modesty shorts in my life. However, in lolita I feel like bloomers really are a part of the overall look and feel.

A cute way to cover your knickers in a country coord!
These are from indie brand Sugar Trampoline.

Let’s start with the assumption that at some point while wearing lolita, you will flash. When this happens, given that lolita is such a comprehensive aesthetic, I feel like the underwear on show should also fit that aesthetic. And I’m a person who doesn’t like fussy knickers, so the solution is to cover up whatever comfy thing I’m wearing with bloomers that (at least to some extent) match the rest of my coord. It’s not just modesty, it’s style!

Holding up your OTKS as well as preserving your modesty? Genius.

Writing this blog made me realise I actually want more bloomers; comfier ones in more colours! Currently I only own two pairs, as I don’t wear lolita very frequently. What’s your bloomer collection like?

7 comments:

  1. Bloomers are awesome! I say yes for both; with bloomers or not. Both goes depending your situation. I hate the idea of flashing so I wear tiny bloomers under casual short skirts so that I never need to worry! :'D

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    1. Haha they really are awesome! Thanks for the comment ^__^

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  2. Bloomers are great and I definitely need more of them! Having said that, I do love them during colder months a lot more than during warmer ones. I don't tolerate heat very well, so if I'm determined to still wear Lolita even though it's boiling, I'll skip the bloomers and will try to remember not to bend over. But I really like the look of the longer ones and I think those might be great for autumn and winter when things really cool down a lot and you need a bit more than just your bum being toasty :P

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    1. That's a fair observation on temperature - maybe it's part of being an Aussie but I find in summer I have the attitude of I'm going to be hot whatever I wear so may as well wear what I like aka lolita with bloomers and all!

      And now you've got me wanting a cozy pair of flannel bloomers before next winter!

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  3. I really don't like them, my issue is they pull my undies down. Don't save modesty very well.

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    1. That's fair - perhaps you need some high rise bloomers!

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    2. I have never come across High rise bloomers, but so fair bicycleshorts has worked.

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