Aristocrat is a more mature style that is not always considered part of the Lolita style spectrum, but something more of a sister style. Aristocrat is generally considered an exclusively Gothic substyle.
Most Aristocrat outfits are black based, but some can be white, and may have an accent color.
The Aristocrat silhouette is often very sharp and unadorned, favoring simple but striking cuts over ruffles and lace. This is also the major defining feature between Aristocrat and many Western Gothic styles.
Moi Meme Moitie is the brand that coined the term Elegant Gothic Aristocrat, or EGA, and many people feel that because of this only outfits only composed of Moitie items may use the phrase EGA. However, Aristocrat and EGA are often interchangeable by most.