Gothic clothing for women borrows style from Punk, Victorian and Renaissance fashion, mixed with contemporary designs. Gothic fashion is carried by women of the gothic subgenre.
What is Gothic fashion?
Gothic fashion is typically characterized by dark colors especially stark black with pale face makeup. In Goth subculture, both Gothic women and men adopt this fashion. They wear black clothes, black hair, black eyeliner, and black nails to give the impression to society, of breaking the traditional sense and forming a disjointed look.
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History of Gothic subculture
Gothic sub-culture evolved in England in the 1980s, after the decline of the Punk culture. The term “Gothic” has evolved from the Goth tribes of East Germanic origin, who lived around Crimea. However, later on, this became a generic term and spread to art and architecture, fashion, clothing across Europe.
Gothic Clothing for Women
Gothic fashion line for women implies to under and over bust corsets, long sleeved shirts, dresses, robes, capes, long coats and laced trousers. The Gothic clothing is recognized by the abundance of black nets, velvets, frills, and laces. Apart from black, the other dark colors which are part of this clothing are gray, brown, deep blue and scarlet. Sometimes, white is also used to give contrast to the darker shades. Gothic corsets and pirate shirts inspired by the Gothic culture follow the main fashion style of this subculture.
A Dark Gothic corset is body hugging and gives Gothic women, attractive hourglass shape. Women styles also include long sleeved net or mesh top, layered over a tank top. Short skirts are paired with fishnet stockings and tight pants are paired with stiletto boots.
Variations of Gothic clothing for women
Gothic clothing variation includes Gothic Lolita, Aristocrat and Haute Goth.
Aristocrat — Aristocrat fashion is influenced by Gothic and Neo-Victorian fashions. The aristocrat clothing includes dark coloured long sleeve blouses, shirts, long skirts, corsets, pants pants and dresses clubbed with dark makeup.