As much as I love the freedom of the style and the fun of coming up with new ideas within the style there are rules that I feel I should follow. These aren't rules that maybe others may feel they need to follow (who am I to tell then that they do) but, they are the rules for me.
The first rule, Keep the Hem at the Knee or Just Above.
A big part of my day is being on the internet and keeping up with my interests. I am on EGL, the sales page, amazon, about 80 blogs, and other random pages. I am also on Daily Lolita checking out the pictures and seeing what people are doing and one of the things that really gets me is all of the short skirts and dresses.
I realize that sometimes people want their hen to be short if that are wearing Euro or Punk Loli. But, in Classic, Sweet, Gothic, Country, and most other sub Loli genres should adhere to a modest length. Alot of the time you see a post on DL (Daily Lolita) and a girl will say, "Sorry my skirt is so short, I have really long legs." I just think to myself , "Well then, fix it.". If something is not right with your outfit or an article of clothing do something about it. You could make sure that you are buying the right size and avoid the problem all together, take it to a tailor or friend who knows how to sew to add a ruffle, lace, or a bit of fabric to the hem, wear an underskirt that is a little longer to make up for the length of the over skirt, or sell it for a longer one.
I am not super modest but Lolita as a whole is a modest style. Out of Lolita my skirts are shorter and my tops are a bit tighter but in Lolita, I follow the belief that is is a pretty modest style.
If you agree with me let me know and if you don't, let me know. I would like to think that I am in good company with this thought but who knows, maybe I am being a bit old fashioned.
What are your thoughts?