that's a pretty good general idea for this too! A lot of Lolita dresses are cotton or cotton blends, ime, unless there's a specific texture you are going for, which i don't generally recommend for your first time working in the style? But yeah there are occassionally dresses made from silk, or velvet, or upholstery type fabrics, brocades, etc. But in general it will be a printed woven type cotton fabric? But a linen would be cute probably!