Thursday, 24 February 2011

The Kodona Code: Basics

The next part of the Kodona Code, as collabourated on between myself and Amanda from FYeahKodona.
This time, we cover the absolute basics!
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This guide is about the basics of a kodona outfit. It is intended for newbies, who don’t know where to start. If you’re already a lolita, you’ve probably already got many of the essentials!

A shirt. This is really one of the must-haves – I haven’t seen a t-shirt work in a kodona outfit. And the shirt must be formal, or better - loli-able! These shirts are from Baby the Stars Shine Bright and Angelic Pretty.

Bottoms. The "Knickers" look is great, but in general – knee length pants.
Shoes. This is self explanatory, but please don’t use ballet flats or anything like that (of course, there’s exceptions, but in general – no go). Use something you think would look good with kodona. These oxfords are from Baby.
Even mens formal shoes have a small elevation in the sole and heel (even if it's a half centimetre)
Socks. Personally, I think it’s a shame that most people only use striped socks in kodona, when printed socks looks so amazing too! Both are from Baby.
A vest or a jacket is an absolute must. if possible though, wear both. It doesn’t have to be a Ciel Phantomhive-like 1800-century jacket, it can be very simple, like this above. From Vila
Some kind of headwear. A hat is wonderful, but flowers and corsages could look great too! Rose corsage from Baby.
A cravat, jabot, bowtie or something like that. This finishes it all off!

2 comments:

  1. Really, no flats? I learned something new! X)

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  2. The flats threw me off too. I have been looking for something like this online, my husband wants to do Kodona but we got so confused as to what kind of shoes should be worn.
    xD

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