#1 The versatile piece
My versatile piece is Fan Plus Friend's Empire Waist Frilly JSK. It came in handy when our comm did an apple picking meet and I needed a quick Country coord! With the right coord it would work great for sweet, classic, or gothic.
#2 The "ok to get dirty" piece
I'm a firm believer that you should have at least one piece in your wardrobe that's easy to clean and not-so heartbreaking to find difficult stains in. Typically it's a cheaper purchase that doesn't have a worrisome print. This piece is ideal for situations that may be a little messy such as petting zoos, bar meets, or the chance of rain.
My F+F JSK is also my "ok to get dirty" piece because its cheaper price and consistent color make it easy to wash. I came home with a few dirt stains after playing with a muddy dog in the orchard and they came right out!
#3 The sentimental piece
I have quite a few sentimental pieces in my wardrobe, from my first dresses to the dresses my fiance has given me. Perhaps the most sentimental piece I own is the IW Puppy JSK I purchased from my Lolita idol who recently passed away to help with funeral costs.
#4 The comfy piece
The majority of skirts I own are for the purpose of casual coordinates when I want some poof but not the whole deal. It's my go-to if I'm out and about not meeting anyone. I also own a super soft and light cutsew OP from Baby that I could fall sleep in!
#5 The statement piece
I consider most of my prints statement pieces with the right coord. My Angelic Pretty Secret Rose Princess (sentimental because it was the first dress my fiance gifted me!) is my favorite for this because of the beautiful floral jacquard and chiffon material it was made with.
Bonus! The holiday piece
This may not be at the top of everyone's list, but it had been my dream since I began wearing lolita to own a lush wine velvet dress perfect for cold weather festivities. No matter what you celebrate it compliments the season!
What kinds of dresses do you find essential? Have a sugar-sweet day and thanks for reading!