>>9693653>wear a petticoat
Not a tutu or a short costumey piece of garbage, an actual petticoat, preferably made of layers of chiffon or organza as tulle deflates and becomes useless quickly. It should be about 2" shorter than your skirt and its shape must match what you're wearing (A-line vs. cupcake).>cover your shoulders
If you can't wear a blouse under your JSK, wear a bolero or cardigan on top instead, just please don't go out with your shoulders bare. The only exceptions imo is when the weather is too warm, or if it actually looks good, though the latter point is debatable, most JSKs look like shit worn without a blouse.>more or less knee length dresses
This applies more to too-short dresses: If you can't bend over safely in your dress, it's probably too short. Most common length for dresses is about knee length, a bit above or below the knee is the safe too depending on what you personally find comfortable.>wear bloomers
Bloomers themselves aren't mandatory per se, some people hate them so it's fine to wear shorts instead, but please wear something to cover your underwear, it's too easy to accidentally flash people whether it's windy or not.>cover your legs
Bare legs look stupid in lolita, please don't do it. Sheer pantyhose aren't a thing either, especially if your name is Frances. Ankle socks are fine for summer, knee socks are okay if they actually look good on you because they make most people look stumpy; OTKs are popular, as are tights. They can be printed, patterned, or plain with lace at or scallops the top, just don't wear completely plain socks, they make you look like you cheapened out on your coord. >wear something in your hair
Even a tiny hair clip is better than nothing at all. Try to actually style your hair before you slap something on, and pick a hair accessory that flatters you.