Monday, May 07, 2012

For the Love of Simplicity

As a reader of my blog, you probably know that I am a huge fan of Lolita dresses and skirts with prints. With lots of pastels. Containing animals or candy. With a cute name. Preferably Angelic Pretty. But I am not the kind of girl who jumps at every new (or old) release. For example: when Angelic Pretty announced they would re-release Toy Fantasy, I didn’t throw a party in my room which only I attended in celebration of the new-but-also-old-release . I thought: ‘That’s nice! I like that print in white!’ and moved on. Oh, for the record: there’s nothing wrong with throwing a party for yourself. ^^ Just so you don’t think I’m against solo-parties.

Anyway, back on topic. My wishlist is filled with Angelic Pretty dresses (and the occasional Baby, the Stars Shine Bright) and it continues to grow, because I often fall in love with prints once I see them on pictures being worn. But today, a couple of hours ago, I fell in love with an Angelic Pretty dress without print! Even better: its design is so simplistic I had to rub my eyes to see if my heart was beating faster for a reason. And yes, it was!

The dress in question: Sugary Baby Doll jumperskirt. The pink one is my favourite. This dress is so simple, so sweet yet so elegant, so perfect for any occasion! It has the Lolita shape, colour and beauty, but it won’t draw as much attention as, let’s say, an over the top Milky Planet outfit! I saw this dress on Tumblr and my God, it hit me right in the face! I jumped to the Angelic Pretty site and I even hesitated for a slight moment while my heart was yelling: ‘Why not buy it?’ and my mind was shouting: ‘Why buy it?’ I’ve created a strict spending-plan that doesn’t allow room to buy dresses at the moment, let alone a dress I just met. Discovered. Excuse me. Anyway, while my heartbeat was gradually slowing down again, I started looking around on HelloLace. This time, I skipped the OTT prints and went looking for the simple, printless dresses I usually didn’t really look at.
It made me realise how much lovely dresses Angelic Pretty has released that many people don’t even know of! I’d like to show you some of my favourites:

1. Sugar Time jumperskirt 2. Pure Doll jumperskirt 3. Dream Doll jumperskirt 4. Gradation Frill jumperskirt 5. French Polkadot jumperskirt 6. Milky Polkadot Chiffon jumperskirt 7. Secret Princess jumperskirt 8. Sweets Dessert jumperskirt 9. Polkadot Pleated Sailor jumperskirt

Ok, I’ll be honest: I have overreacted a little in this post. Two of these dresses, no. 2 and 5, are already on my wishlist, because I think they’re gorgeous. But it’s true that I’ve really (re)discovered Angelic Pretty’s printless dresses. I’m defintely going on the hunt for some more! And while I’m at it, maybe some BtSSb too! So, do you have any printless dresses you’re completely in love with? I'd love to know!

13 comments:

  1. I prefer non-printed dresses! ^O^ <3

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  2. MMM's sundresses are lovely and printless. They are made from chiffon and have such a luxurious feel!:3

    Also, I love Baby's OTT Rococo dresses.

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    1. Sounds great! =D
      Ooooh yesss, those or beautiful too! *_*

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  3. BABY has some gorgeous non-printed dresses too! ^ 3 ^

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    1. I knoooow! =D I have one myself. ^^

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  4. I really love the second and fifth ones, too!

    But I think the problem with printless brand dresses is that you can sew something similar or even the same for cheaper, while you can't sew their printed designs. People are not always willing to pay $300 for a dress that won't scream "Angelic Pretty!" all over :P

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  5. I tend to prefer print-less dresses. I'm not fond of dresses with the brand logo written all over it either. It reminds me too much of normal fashion. When Gucci is written all over every piece of your clothing. Like what are you trying to prove?
    I have one black pinafore dress from Metamorphose (love them <3) just in plain black and I love it to pieces.

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    1. I think everyone should have a at least one dress in a plain colour! ^^

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  6. I love BTSSB dresses, especially the ones print-less. The designs are simply gorgeous, i love the frilly details and btssb lace! But I really like the printed ones.. So mixed feelings ~~

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    1. Baby's dresses are often so drop dead gorgeous. *_*
      But I have mixed feelings too. XD

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  7. One of the first things I bought was a printless white A-line dress from Fan+Friend. I knew that if I wanted to wear it a lot (which I did) that it would have to be super versatile, and not look like the same dress over and over again. ;u;

    I'm really really in love with AP's Princess Doll OP. It looks really similar to Secret Princess dress you've got here. I might even like Secret Princess more! I don't do Goth-loli very often, but when I do, I love to make it a full-on sweet kuro outfit. I like girls look so sweet and pale against a fully black outfit! :3

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    1. Oh, what dress did you buy from F+F? I'd love to know! =D

      Ohhh, I agree! *_*

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