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!

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!


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

  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.


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