Being Goth is not only a state of mind, but a way of life; it is a heightened state of being often associated with the erotic and morbidity. In order to fully appreciate the lifestyle, one must explore all musical options, read literature written by the masterminds, and of course dress the part. In this piece, we will be discussing where Gothic clothing may have derived from and offer affordable alternatives that you can purchase to sport in this century.
It is said that the Gothic lifestyle as we know it started in the Dark Ages – a world where there was chivalry, knights, maidens and men named Merlin. Most people may associate the lifestyle with the Victorian Era, but that was a time of overall less flamboyancy. However in this day and age, the fads of the Victorians are becoming more and more mainstream on the runways and in our society.
Let us take a look at how you can incorporate the Goth look into your wardrobe without spending a pretty penny:
Men- Although it is easier going for those black trench coats and combat boots, push yourself to dress to the nines instead. Act as if you are Lestat from Interview with the Vampire, and purchase a timeless piece like the Gothic Aristocrat Metal Buckle Tail Coat.
Women- Putting your hair in braids and wearing ripped fish net stockings is cool, but you could be much classier than that. Try purchasing a piece such as the Gothic Victorian Mourning Dress; it is a little bit of the bubbly personality of Lily Allen mixed together with the darkness of Elvira.
How do you see Gothic clothing these days?
Another great article!!
as a chick i’d like to see my pale and handsome man in the tailcoat – it looks very sophisticated and kinda sex … yum-my! <3
I love vampire dresses from movies like Bram Stoker´s Dracula – Lucy´s fun gorgeous wedding dress! – or Van Helsing: those flowing pastel dresses of brides!
i myself, usually am covered in my chains and studs and spikes. dont know if it fits in goth clothing but, i thought id add something. i also, without thinking, tend to wear a lot of black. as far as music, i listen to a lot of slipknot, GreenDay, and Nirvana. i also practice magick and perform rituals.
Personally I am enamoured of neo-Victorian and Steampunk, but also of Gothic Lolita and Elegant Gothic Aristocrtat styles.
I like to wear, and also creating hand-sewn gothic clothing and accessories.