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|The Lolita Guide: "Bodyline" A Fashion Brand Review|
|Written by Himechi|
|Monday, 12 September 2011 00:00|
So, I have heard some speculation about the quality of the Lolita fashion brand Bodyline. Today, I will give a quick review of the brand from my experience first-hand, as well as some other comments I have heard from others who've ordered from their site (they are based in Japan, of course). I hope my review will assist you in your decision of possible purchases from them in the future. Thank you! ^_^
I would like to start by saying that I own many pieces from this brand. I have ordered from them many a time, and have always had a great customer service experience. :) For example, they ship just about everywhere overseas, almost always have a sale going on, will often have specials on shipping, and I once double-ordered an item, and they refunded my money but still allowed me to keep the extra item. It was very lovely of them. :)
I also love that Bodyline has Lolita clothes for the little sisters, as well as some non-Lolita items; such as wigs, cosplay costumes, shoes, and even some lingerie (ooh lala! :o). Now, I personally have not ordered from their Cosplay costume line, nor their Unspeakables collection. However, I can assure you that their Lolita clothing is wonderful. :)
From personal experience, all of their clothing fits very nicely. Many items are adjustable, made of very sturdy and comfortable materials. They have sizes for the more voluptuous Lolita sisters out there, which I just adore. Most is made of a nice cotton blend, which is sturdy, easy to wash, and which stays cool hot weather, like the Arizona heat that we have 10 months out of the year. These more affordable materials is a good option to the more expensive materials that other Lolita brands tend to use, which I would not want to be on my feet all day wearing it, although I’ve done it.
Building your wardrobe this way, you will be able to wear some of your more expensive items, like my $400 "BtSSB: Alice and the Pirates" JSK (I usually only wear them for Tea Parties or Photoshoots) and others for everyday wear.
Now, I've heard many complaints about their shoes being uncomfortable. I feel this statement can really be said about any shoe that is not meant to be worn to a construction site or to play sports in. So, I recommend purchasing some nice inserts for your Lolita shoes, no matter the brand, if you plan on wearing them for more than a Photoshoot. Many of the ones I've tried from them fit very well. The only issue I have ever had with the sizing is when ordering for the cafe I run. We ordered a style that we had never tried before because it was so new. However, from my experience, different brands and styles also differ in how they fit and the size as well, right? So, no need to complain here. We were able to figure it out and everything worked out fine in the end.
So, for an example of an outfit that is made-up of mostly Bodyline items, here is an outfit I wore to an event not too long ago, in which the shoes, shirt, and skirt are all Bodyline brand :)
Thank you all very much for reading, and to those of you interested in starting your Lolita fashion closet or thinking about expanding it on a dime, I hope this review assisted you in deciding whether or not you would like something from the Bodyline brand. Have a wonderful day! ニャーン♡
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:38|