The designer, Yoshie, translates the Italian phrase dolce piu amabile as "sweet and lovely." To paraphrase the brand concept, Dolce Piu Amabile's designs are based on sweet clothes for young girls but with a more elegant style. According to the brand blog, the original webshop first went online in 2007.Dolce Piu Amabile's style looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale! Many of these dresses have square or round necklines and use materials like velvet, brocade, and cotton printed with traditional patterns, so there's a definite folklore feel. Look, fringe trim:
There aren't many garments for sale on the website because these clothes are all handmade by Yoshie and her mother! Thus, many of the pieces are one-of-a-kind.
Follow the brand's blog in case you're interested in updates. It's written in a personal style-- which is very cute-- but not updated too frequently.
In the following photo, some of you may recognize Misako Aoki modeling a Dolce Piu Amabile dress. Doesn't she look beautiful in classical lolita style? I love how the vines twine together to form diagonal check frames in that gobelin fabric.
Unfortunately, Dolce Piu Amabile does not ship overseas, but you can still order their clothes by using a shopping service. Visit the brand's website for more information!
There are some lovely photo shoots of Sachi wearing Dolce Piu Amabile available on a photographer's website: one with a Snow White theme and one with a Sleeping Beauty theme.
Yoshie made some bridal gowns at one point and I managed to find the blog of the girl who wore them. Check out the blog entry with photographs here!