I don't frequent the main Lolita community too often, so I'm usually one of the last to know about new trends unless someone tells me. I recently learned about a new (ish?) phrase going around: Bittersweet Lolita. Referring to sweet designs and prints in black. WTF, why can't we just call it Sweet Lolita like we have been? Or even just forget about this new obsession for creating new and wacky labels and just calling it Lolita.
Because the Lolita community tends to revolve around the internet, whether we like it or not, silly things like this always seem to pop up. We need something to label our daily outfit shoots, new interests to add to our profiles, or something we can type into a search engine to fine exactly what we want.
I guess I am what you would call a "Bittersweet Lolita", As I type I'm decked out in Baby's Virgin Mary JSK in black, paired with a cute little Baby bunny eared hooded bolero. My closet is sprinkled througout with the black versions of prints, and if I could afford it, would be bursting full of them. But the term makes me cringe, it has the same ring to it as "Little Big Girl" does, from way back in the day when that was an acceptable alternative term for Lolita. I just don't care for it, for both the phrase and the idea of having to box myself in to not just one style, but one specific color. I'm quite happy just being called Lolita.