Lulu’s dress is a disaster.
Sure, it starts out fine…from the waist up. She’s going for the Victorian voodoo priestess look and it works. Her design is Wiccan, almost as if she’s going to stop on the way to a coven during the Pilgrimage. Many guys appreciate her décolletage, of which the fur conceals only some of her massive cleavage. But it’s the subtle appearance that makes this dress great. The way her dress appears to almost slide off her shoulders invites a seductive glance. How does it stay up? That’s her secret, and it only adds to her mystique. Of all Final Fantasy characters, Lulu’s attire is among the most alluring.
Corsets should be worn inside garments as waist thinners, but here it’s fine. Since her entire dress has a neutral color scheme, it doesn’t compete with the robe yet adds pattern to the overall design. I’m not so sure about why she has two belts around her arm, though. Is this how her dress stays up? It’s still a wonder why she doesn’t come out completely. The belts don’t seem to tighten around her arm, and if it weren’t for her shoulders you’d think she’d have massive biceps.
The waist down in a different story, one that shouldn’t be told. Question: Why does her dress abruptly terminate just below her lap? Almost as if the dress suddenly became a miniskirt. But behind her is the rest of the dress. So now we have a window to her legs. Weird, but appreciative. Lulu’s already wearing a sexy corset, and most of us are curious to see her sexy lace-trimmed stockings. Perhaps we’d even see what type of heels she’s wearing. Or more? But that is if we could see past the belts.
Ah yes, forget about the belts around her arm. Lulu has belts everywhere else. About two dozen of them. She has belts on belts, and belts in belts. And this decorative pattern is used to make the frontal portion of the dress. Lulu’s dress is an existential question: what are belts, really? What are they used for? Can aesthetics negate the practicality of a clothing accessory? To all of these questions, Lulu’s dress whispers “You don’t want to finish that sentence”.
Lulu’s dress is just like her and the rest of the Black Mages in Final Fantasy in the series. They start out really strong, yet get less practical as the game goes on.