Elegant Gothic Lolita (EGL for short) is a Japanese street fashion that originated in the district of Harajuku. It takes inspiration from kawaii culture, Rococo, Victorian, goth, and punk fashion. It is now a global subculture that has communities in many parts of the world. People of all genders, sizes, ages, and ethnicities can participate in the fashion.
The best way to see what’s happening in the fashion right now is to follow people who wear it on social media. You can find EGL fashion fans on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok, and more. Try searching for tags like “lolitafashion” “eglfashion” or “eglcommunity”.
What is lolita fashion?
Lolita Fashion Explained in 5 Minutes by Lovely Lor
A Brief History of Lolita Fashion by The Stitchess
What is lolita fashion by Fluffy Kawaii Jo
Lolta Fashion 101 from Bay Area Kei (hosted by Cursed Kaiser)
FYeahLolita’s What is Lolita?
Lolita History (database of magazine scans)
Lolibrary (database of items released by lolita brands)
Who is wearing the fashion?
Fluffy Kawaii Jo’s Kawaii Influencer List
Frill talk with Marina Kei
Where can I buy stuff?
Where to Buy Lolita Fashion & Accessories from Bay Area Kei (hosted by Mindy)
The ULTIMATE lolita petticoat comparison by Fluffy Kawaii Jo
How To Buy From Fril.jp [BONUS Haul/Unboxing] by Lou Graves
How I Shop on Taobao, A Tutorial by Magical Girl Me
Can I make lolita fashion?
💕🎀 Actually Using the Gothic and Lolita Bible Sewing Patterns 🎀💕 by the Stitchess
Miss Carol Belle (also check out her Patreon, where she offers digital, multisized patterns from j-fashion magazines)
Let’s Make Bloomers! | A Relaxing Lolita Sew With Me (Otome No Sewing DIY) by Sew Black
Can you alter lolita/how do you alter lolita?
My Dream Dress Finally FITS!!!! By Tasha B. Spooky
Let’s talk about Altering Lolita – Yes even Angelic Pretty! By Miya No
Unboxed and Altered: Alice and the Pirates by the Bard in Bows
Is lolita plus size friendly?
Plus Size Friendly Brands Google Docs (includes links to Facebook groups, brands, and more!)
Ellie Vyra Youtube Channel – lots of try on videos. For example:
Plus Size Lolita Basics on a Budget! Is it too good to be true? Little Daisy OP Lolita Dress Review by Ellie Vyra
Miya No on Youtube – lots of try on videos. For example:
Is it really plus size friendly? – Lolita Fashion Cardigans/Boleros Review by Miya No
Plus Size Lolita Crash Course by Magical Girl Me
How do I save money for lolita?
How to Budget & Save Money for Lolita Fashion by Kimbucha
Side Hustles To Get Yourself More Money For Lolita by Merry Moons
J-Fashion Budgeting from Bay Area Kei (hosted by Obsixwi and Plenty Pie)
Where can I learn more?
Lolita Updates Facebook Group (brand release info)
Rufflechat Facebook Group (discussions about the fashion)
Okei!!! Podcast (general j-fashion topics with lolita guests)
BAK BAK (indie j-fashion designer interview series)