Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bodyline Review~ {L353, L474, Shoes272, and Accessories}

Wow this post is overdue >_> Considering that I ordered it in summer.... ehehe. Well, better late than never, eh?
This summer I decided to order quite a few things from Bodyline, which is a really cheap online lolita store based in Japan. They have a wide variety of products suited for many different styles, however Sweet Lolita is the primary style they cater to. I myself really prefer classic, however they did have a couple of things that I thought would be suitable, so I bought them~

If you're curious, I did an unboxing video here

One of the primary things I was looking for was a blouse. I have a few blouses, but none are really fantastic for lolita so I decided to pick up L474. 
It has a very Victorian look about it, which is why I chose it~
I bought it in the beige colorway, size M~
Here are the measurements of the blouse for those of you who are also considering purchasing it:
Length: 74 cm
Bust: 92 cm
Waist: 78 cm
Shoulder length: 36 cm
Sleeve length: 58 cm

Product link!
Fabulous cat hanger is quite fabulous. Anyways, as you can see, the blouse is very ornate. There are several types of lace, and there's also a removable jabot and cameo on a chain (the cameo is also a brooch!)
Here's a closeup of all the fanciness:
You can see all the lace here- rose lace, beige cluny lace, and ivory cluny lace
I think it's called cluny lace, at least...
The quality is decent- the fabric isn't uncomfortable and the lace is nice (in my opinion). I also really like how it fans out on the bottom- it has a very slimming effect (however I wear it tucked in when I wear it with skirts- but it looks cute with pants too). There aren't any loose threads that I've noticed, and all the details combined makes it quite pretty. It's even cute without the jabot and brooch.
Plain, but more wearable.
Here's a closeup of the lace and ruffles~
I like the roses :3
Now on to some problems.
The size M fits my bust and waist nicely (a bit big, but that's better than small), but it's really small in the shoulders. The sleeves are also short >_> This is partially my fault since I didn't measure my shoulders and arm length, but considering that the bust and waist were bigger, I expected the shoulders and arm length to be fine. *shrug* oh well.
The buttons are awful. In the above photos, you can see that some buttons aren't buttoned. This isn't cause I was too lazy to button it- it's because the buttons fell off -.- My sister tried it on and two popped off just from unbuttoning them... To be safe, I cut them all off and resewed them on. It should be fine now ^_^  Beware though, if you plan on buying this in the future. Since it would be very inconvenient to put on the blouse, arrive somewhere, and realize that your shirt is unbuttoned cause all of the buttons fell off -.-
Final rating: 4/5
It's really cute and all, but the measurements are odd and the buttons were annoying.
Next, I wanted to get a pair of shoes to wear with lolita. I really don't like tea parties, however that was the majority of the shoes Bodyline had. I did however, find a really cute pair of oxfords, and they had them in the colorway I wanted as well as the size I needed, so yay :3 They're shoes272 in the brown colorway

Product link ~
These were also quite cheap in comparison to some of Bodyline's other shoes. They're on sale now for $16, and I think when I bought them they were around $20/25? They're also surprisingly good quality. First though, some more photos.

I love high heeled oxfords, and I have a gorgous pair that's grey and black, but they just kill my feet :(
These however, are really comfy! I wouldn't go hiking in them naturally, but after a day of walking to and from school in them, my feet don't hurt immensely. They're a tiny bit uncomfortable, but I think it's comparable to most of the high heels I have. I'd say they're my third comfiest pair- which is quite impressive since my other pairs were made by hiking companies that specialize in making comfy shoes (that you probably could even hike in... ehehe).
I also got the fabled Bodyline shoe box :o Not that it matters much, but it's nice since the shoes are more secure that way.
Squished box, but better than no box
I think they included the box so they could shove all the other things I ordered in it x3 The shoes also had paper on the inside, as well as a stick thing so that they wouldn't deform if they accidentally got squished.
Sticks :3
Overall I'm really happy with these shoes. They're a lot better than I expected them to be, which is nice.
Final rating: 5/5
Now, last of the big items (and my personal favorite), L353 in the wine colorway.
Buy it here!
I wanted to get this skirt in my last haul, but because I wasn't sure how it'd look on me, I didn't get it. This time however, I decided to get it (and I'm very happy I did, since it's become my favorite skirt). There are five colors availible; pink, beige, grey, black, and wine. I wasn't sure which color I wanted to get; black, grey, or wine, but in the end I decided on wine so I'm happy I did.
The print and the colors are really beautiful, I'm quite impressed. I also like all the ruffles at the bottom :3 
At the top it's somewhat corset-y; and it's nice that were the lacing is there are eyelets and it's not lace, which could tear easily.

A few loose threads, but nothing too bad.
I'm not a huge fan of the cord lacing; it doesn't look that elegant, and it's starting to fray at the bottom, but it's easily replaceable, so that's okay :3
I like how it's not excessive
At the back there's shirring, so it can accommodate many sizes.You can also let out or tighten the lacing to make it fit better.
For reference, I got a size M; here are the measurements:
Length: 65 cm
Underbust: 64-84 cm
Waist: 64-80 cm

So, people of many different sizes could fit in it. Though I think if you're smaller you'd have to tighten the lacing a lot, and then it wouldn't look very pretty (M is the smallest size they have by the way- I know, Bodyline sizing is weird like that).
Overall I really like this skirt; it's super cute and aside from a few loose threads and the meh laces, I positively adore it.
Final rating: 5/5

I also ordered several accessories, so I'll quickly show them to you and (briefly) review them.
Really cool gun tights :3
Leg368: These are really really really cool tights. They're tattoo tights, so it makes it seem like you have tattoos. I was worried about how they'd fit and what the quality would be like, but I'm really happy with them. They fit well and they look really cool when worn. The material is also quite nice; it's smooth, silky, and soft. They were also really cheap, which is nice. There are very many different styles, so I think I'll be ordering more in the future.

Eyelashes and a bear hair clip
Eye738 and Eye728: I'm pretty sure these were only 75 cents each so they were ridiculously cheap. I tried putting on one of the pairs but it was being difficult so I then gave up. I'll try again at some point, but the lash band is just sort of stiff so it's not the easiest to put on. Maybe you'll have better luck? For 75 cents it'll be worth trying.
I don't have a link to the bear clip, sorry ;A; I got it for my little sister because she wanted me to buy something for her.

Really awesome headbands :3
ACC1320: I've wanted a bear ear headband ever since I saw Josephine from Frilly Pink Dreams wearing some. They're super cute and incredibly soft, amazingly so. I think it's real fur (so if any of you are against that, be warned). They look really cute and I always feel adorable when wearing them >u< Here's a worn photo~
From my Cult Party Kei Tutorial
ACC1131: I've also wanted a spike headband for a little while, and this one was really cheap, so I bought it. The spikes aren't evenly spaced, but they've very secure in the headband so I'm not worried about them possibly falling off. I can't find it now, which is unfortunate, but here's an old photo~
Phew, lot of stuff >u<
Overall I'm really happy with my order~

Now, an outfit~ It's not really lolita (I'm not sure what it is- maybe a mix of Mori girl and Dolly Kei?), I'm not sure what it is, but I was wearing my new skirt so I decided to include it in this post c:
Mori Dolly
Shirt: Lucky Brand Jeans
Capelet/Bolero: MNG Suit
Necklace: Handmade
Skirt: Bodyline
Socks: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Ecco
And some more photos~

I love socks with buttons :3
So yeah it was a really comfy outfit :3

Sorry for such a long post! I hope you found it interesting/useful.
Also, thank you to my friend who drew me the girl on my new banner :3 If you're curious, visit his deviantart here
Thanks for reading!
~Sakura <3
What was your favorite item?


  1. Very cute! I'm quite surprised by the quality of Bodyline products. I have a friend who owns dresses from there, but they aren't as fancy as yours, haha. The color of the skirt is gorgeous! <333

    1. Thank you ^.^ And yeah the quality is surprisingly nice considering how cheap everything is c: I love the skirt color as well <3

  2. Those shoes are gorgeous. I like that skirt too.

    Dawn |

    1. The shoes are indeed great~ They're made even better since they're comfortable c:

  3. I love this haul so much, the blouse is soooooo elegant!! Love the colour and design too!

    恵美より ♥


    1. Thanks Emi! ^_^ I love the blouse too- it's so fancy looking :3


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