Country Lolita makes me really nostalgic, even though it was the style I was least interested in.
Does anyone remember old lolita resources from the time? I remember the styles in these old guides went something like this:
EGA - Boz and Moitie looks that haven't changed much since then.
"Kodona"/boystyle - The less mature, more boyish version of mens EGA.
EGL - Your stereotypical black x white lolita, which was king
Ama Lolita/Sweet Lolita - Usually solid pinks with white lace, or things like solid red or polka dots with white lace. It wasn't uncommon to see the occasional decora mixed in with these.
Kuro/Shiro lolita - Just solid black lolita or solid white. Most coords I saw at the time had a gothic feel, though.
Country lolita - Maybe the roots of some of classic? Straw hats, little baskets, gingham prints.
That was about it. Also, I don't remember the term "classic lolita" around this era at all. I quit lolita for a period and when I came back, that was a new term for me. Country was the closest it came or generic floral prints.
It was definitely just the era of mostly solids and where the lace spoke for you. I always wish that black x white lace look would just make a comeback, since it's what made me fall in love with the fashion.