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#Aristocrat (EGA*) is the most mature style out of the three.
Black, white, and jewel tones are popular colors.
Minimal skin, floor length clothing
Masculine aristocrat has a very straight silhouette. Outfit usually consists of a jacket/gilet/vest, blouse, and trousers.
Feminine aristocrat can have a straight silhouette or be more triangular due to voluminous skirts. Outfit usually consists of a blouse + skirt or onepiece dress, and can include intricate headwear or corsets.
Common brands: Moi Meme Moitie, Atelier Boz, BLACK PEACE NOW
#Lolita (EGL*) 3 main substyles: Gothic, classic, and sweet
Specific silhouette created by a petticoat underneath a dress or skirt
Very feminine and modest
Dresses and skirts usually fall around knee length
Common brands: Angelic Pretty, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, Innocent World, and more
Pants, boyish"prince" style
Sometimes crosses with punk
Can have some fantasy influences (pirate, Mad Hatter, White Rabbit themes)
Outfit usually consists of blouse, vest, and breeches
Even though it's a boyish style, it can still be very feminine
Common brands: Alice and the Pirates, Atelier Boz, Putumayo