Japan’s distinctive Lolita fashion is a subculture that is known worldwide. While some wearers of the lace petticoats, bonnets and parasols may treat it as a hobby, dressing more conventionally in their day-to-day life but wearing Lolita outfits at the weekend, for others, Lolita fashion is a full-on lifestyle with principles that they adhere to day in, day out.

So if you want to make your life as Lolita as possible, or just feel that your home needs more cutesy ruffles and buttons, check out these pictures of the new Lolita furniture and homeware range from Japanese online store Romantic Princess. Warning: things are about to get frilly.

The line is divided into three themes: Gothic, Classic, and Princess. First up, let’s head to the Gothic Lolita room, which is decked out in striking dark reds and blacks:


Quirky features here include metallic stag heads on the walls, and unusual glass ornaments. Recognise the model? Romantic Princess have brought in Midori Fukasawa, Lolita model and cover girl for magazines such as KERA and Gothic & Lolita Bible, as their Style Advisor.

▼ Each theme also features Midori’s favourite items. Here, she’s chosen a black lacquered dresser (left), and display cabinet (right).


Next up, it’s Classic Lolita, which here means European-inspired art and decor, heavy on the wood, and of course lace:


▼ As you may have noticed, this interpretation of Classic Lolita is strongly influenced by Alice in Wonderland, a trend in Japan which shows no signs of stopping.

Last but by no means least it’s Princess Lolita, which might be the closest to many people’s idea of what Lolita fashion looks like. Pale pastel and white tones set a mood of freshness and innocence.


“With this bed cover, make your bed even more princess-like!” says Midori. Princess Lolita style is like an even-sweeter version of so-called Sweet Lolita, with late Baroque/racoco influences that here extend to bed covers, not just skirts and petticoats.

▼ Oh yes, and lace. Did we mention the lace?


So if you’re looking to up your house’s cute quotient this spring, be sure to check out the full range on the Romantic Princess website!

Source and images: @press
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