There has always been people from time immemorial who feel they don’t quite ‘fit in’ what is known to be the mainstream normal pattern of life! The restlessness and darkness in their soul and their self-driven motivation of standing out in the crowd is what makes them different. These are the ones who make a statement even without being vocal or raising a mere eyebrow! Well, to be honest, these are the people who are seen sporting a lot of black in clothing, flaunting pale faces and dark grungy makeup. These are the people who belong to the gothic subculture. Gothic fashion has been around for a while; and even big brands and luxury designer houses are now coming up with outfits and accessories that speak to a true gothic soul.
However – just because it is black does not mean it is a goth outfit; similarly, if it is not black, it does not disqualify an outfit’s chances of being gothic. While, color palette matters a lot in a goth fashion outfit, there are various other features that need to be met. For anyone just entering the territories of goth fashion, the question whether their wardrobe is goth enough or not is one of the major concerns.
A ‘classic’ goth outfit – well if a goth outfit can qualify as classic – usually is made of velvet, satin or lace fabric. However, there are goth women who may consider yards and yards of ribbons or lace corsets a bit too feminine for their taste; the hardcore alternative fashion would be their forte. In that case, you may make do with ripping off the ruffles, laces or even ribbons to get a stark, ripped, shredded, crude and hardcore punk look! Anything that makes you distinguished than the rest of the world is gothic! Note it down.
Black leggings, skinny jeans or even bloomers also are a key clothing piece when it comes to designing a goth fashion wardrobe. If you have been thinking that goth fashion has always been about black skirts, you have been mistaken. While black skirts are a cult in the world of goth fashionistas, skinny jeans tucked into long boots worn with a leather corset or a balloon sleeved blouse is also gothic.
Never underestimate the power of a jacket or blazer! It can take your outfit to the next level. From long coats with a tail to structured blazer vests, a coat can be worked in with many outfit combos.forever; even big brands and luxury designer houses are now coming up with outfits and accessories that speak to a true gothic soul.