Don't get me wrong, I'd wear them in a heartbeat if they were more practical! Most nails I see in the OTT style are heavily deced out to the point of intruding on daily activites. Fashion is great but if I can't drink a can of softdrink or use cutlery well....that's entering impractical. As such I prefer a cheaper alternative. Most local cosmetics shops will sell cheap stick on nails that will last a day or two in sets of 20 for about $12. Those close to me are available in a french tip or floral swirl design. They can be filed, painted, played with, decorated and are super easy to remove! It means I don't have to worry about chipping, losing them or shipping time. Better yet they don't weigh a tonne or get in the way of my everday activites.
I was always a fan of the cupcake ring, until I bought one! I find them cute, adorable and fashionable but gosh darn it! Unless sitting next to more OTT rings of a similar height they can look very out of place. The weight is a really weird distribution on the finger. This might be because I'm cursed with tiny fingers though. I know it's not really a 'problem' per say but I do wish there had been someone to mention this when I first decided I was going to order a few. My suggestion to lolitas with smaller fingers is to choose one larger eyecatching ring which is no more than maybe 1.5cm high, you can of course find cupcake rings to this height so don't despair! Accessorise with smaller rings rather than try and pull off trying to work with muliple mini towers on your hands. I admit, I actually ended up taking mine off because it was just too cumbersome.
Prints and Variety
Haha, a sweet lolita not in love with all AP's prints? Honestly they have some real winners but I love their solid colours just as much! Unfortunately non-prints aren't really BIG in the west. I'd love to change this image of OTT needing pastel candy hearts all over their dresses. does anyone else think OTT sweet should have more to it than just that! It's one of my goals to try OTT shirololi. White wig, white shoes, white bonnet, white dress that has more bows and ruffles than ever before white ribbons all over the wig...I think colour like pinkxmint, lavendar cords and yellowxpink done in the OTT is sorely under done and needs more love! more on the note of variety, I've seen come really lovely things done with white FISHNETS. Yeah, an angelic pretty dress looking every inch the princess in fishnets. Unfortunately I also know the lolita community has a rather stern idea of fishnets in loli and it mainly goes along the lines of fishnets = Ero. Still, it just takes 1 good example to start a trend.
There was a secret posted on lolita secrets about this exact kind of thing.
If classic/oldschool is making a return maybe the sweet lolitas can do more of this too!? It would make me so happy....
Well that's my share done. If you'd like to ask me anything more about it or feel like you can add advice to the topic feel free to let me know as I'm interested in every opinion and would take it all on board!