So I really really really want to start my Lolita wardrobe going with some Bodyline basics, but I’m super hesitant.
I am really picky about what I buy, so I’m confident I’ve selected some nice items, and pretty workable with my wardrobe now.
I want upwards of $200 worth of items, can anyone tell me what to expect in customs charges? Also, is Bodyline really worth it, for what it is, as far as quality and durability?
Does anyone familiar with Bodyline have any helpful advice?
Where are you located? In the US, I’ve heard it’s uncommon to receive custom charges for anything under $300. If you’re not from the US, I unfortunately can’t help with any sort of custom predictions :c but I have heard that custom charges are more frequent and common Europe, and can sometimes be up to 1/3 of the value of the package. You also have the option of marking the value of the package down to avoid custom chargers, however, if your package gets lost in the mail, you can only claim the value you wrote the package up to be. If you’re paranoid about mail. I’d recommend not doing this.
For a beginning lolita, Bodyline is worth it. You may tire of your skirts and JSKs when you start moving into brand/indie/taobao pieces, but the blouses/shoes/cutsews/boleros are all useable even after your beginning lolita stage. Quality is good for what you pay for, for the most part. The skirts are unlined, but the fabric is heavy enough to be durable. I own three skirts, a pair of boots, a pair of wristcuffs, two wigs, and one cutsew from Bodyline and while they aren’t of outstandingly exceptional quality, I feel I definitely got what I paid for, and maybe more.
Hope this helped! If you have more specific questions about certain items I’m happy to help C: