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- n. A Japanese fashion movement whose adherents dress in an elegant, largely monochromatic style with traditional accoutrements such as parasols.
You can call it Jane Eyre meets the Addams family, but for the hundreds of Japanese girls who dress in Victorian dresses trimmed with lace, eyes rimmed with heavy black makeup, it’s ‘Gothic Lolita’.
By far the best-known Lolita subset is Gothic Lolita, which brings in a strong emphasis on black, ribbons and lace. The ensemble may — but doesn't have to — be set off by capelets, boleros, heart-shaped purses or hooded coats bearing bunny ears.
Part catalog, part fashion magazine, [the Gothic & Lolita Bible] has patterns for making costumes as well as recipes for bite-size chocolate cakes with powdered sugar crosses that Gothic Lolitas (or Goth-Lolis, as they are known in Japan) can serve at tea parties.
Gothic Lolita, sometimes shortened as GothLoli, is a type of Lolita fashion. The name Lolita doesn’t seem to have with Nabokov’s novel but with the sound of the word as something small and cute.