Vintage fashion doesn't capture the Rococo spirit nor the Lolita aesthetic. It never will.
Sure, Lolita can be a bit on the expensive side. Finding and buying all the right pieces for a coord and then putting it all together can be tedious, putting it on takes a while, and even the simplest of coordinates is bound to stand out wherever you go. It's a bit impractical, really, as well as time consuming.
But that's what Lolita ~is~. It's decadent, it's detailed, it's self indulgent, it makes a bold statement and is unapologetic about being what it is. Wearing Lolita embodies all that.
The time, the money, the energy- it's all worth it. To put on Lolita is a feeling all it's own that can't be compared to anything else because of all that it is.
That feeling means the world to me, and I wouldn't give it up for anything or anyone.
You say vintage fashion is cheaper and is more easily worn everyday. That's true. Compared to Lolita, it's inexpensive and more practical/conventional.
But in being so it lacks the spirit of Lolita. In fact, it becomes it's very antithesis.
And that's not what I want.
I want the decadent and unabashedly bold feeling that only Lolita can give, not just some ~silhouette~.