WANTED: Good Taste In Goth Clothing
Having experienced the gothic scene and fashion from its early stages, at times I'm tried of its exaggerated cliches: too much vinyl, too many spikes, black, black AND black, too much lace, skulls,crosses, black hair and so much more that appears over and over again in excess to the degree that many fashion items often look tasteless and kitsch. After all these years, I now prefer simpler and more elegant versions of gothic couture, especially those that breath a new life into traditional "dark" accessories.
In this lens you will find a selection of gothic clothes and accessories, created by talented designers that I discovered over the years, which make a statement without looking cheap or of poor taste. Enjoy!
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*Photo by ~pikkochan
Gothic Long Skirt
Without being excessively loud, this gothic long skirt is an elegant choice for a special occasion. It looks great on a slim, slender body.
*design by casualvillainon deviantART
Love it or Hate it?
Great Gothic Frame and Cool Lens Color!
Lace Cuff Bracelet
As long as you don't overdo it, laces are an elegant addition to gothic appearances. A small lace accessory or ribbon is more than enough!
by Chest of Reverie on Etsy
Black urban cage dress
Avant-gard dress with geometric details. Awesome!
"Cage pieces are one of my favorite piece of clothing as they dress you up in a minute. I also love their versatility . I couldn't possibly list all the styles you can create with one of the elastic pieces of the urban cage collection : punk chic worn over a tee and distressed jeans , lolita with a frilly top and bloomers , pin up with a pencil dress and blouse , military steampunk with a shirtwaist dress ..and more!"
Places And Events To Show Off Your Gothic Style - ... and enjoy great music!
- ~ Offizielle Seiten Wave-Gotik-Treffen Leipzig ~
largest gothic festival on this planet - Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Leipzig Germany
- M' era Luna Festival
in Hildesheim, Germany on the second weekend of every August
- Summer Darkness
Gothic Festival in Netherlands
- Whitby Goth Weekend
Founded by Jo Hampshire in 1994, the Whitby Goth Weekend has grown into one of the world's premier goth events, bringing thousands of people to the town year after year.
- Welcome to the Official Bats Day in the Fun Park Website
Welcome to the Official Bats Day in the Fun Park Website
- Convergence - AltgothicWiki
Convergence is the annual party put on by the denizens of alt.gothic for the denizens of alt.gothic and ALL their friends that squishes together hundreds of net.goths from around the globe into a single city for a weekend of socializing, booze, music
Dragon Earring by Alchemy Gothic
Dragons and fantasy creatures in general, are very popular in gothic culture. Gargoyles, bats, spiders, snakes have a special place as ornaments on goth accessories.
Alchemy Gothic is a british brand that designs gothic jewelry, accessories, clothing and decor.
Poison rings could be used to hold poison under or inside the beze in order to slip poison into an enemy's drink or the suicide of the wearer in order to escape capture or torture. They became popular in Europe during the sixteenth century.
Goth is a revolt against the slick fashions of the 1970’s disco era and a protest against the colorful pastels and extravagance of the 1980’s. Black hair, dark clothing and pale complexions provide the basic look of the Goth Dresser. One can paradoxically argue that the Goth look is one of deliberate overstatement as just a casual look at the heavy emphasis on dark flowing capes, ruffled cuffs, pale makeup and dyed hair demonstrate a modern-day version of late Victorian excess. - Maxim W. Furek
Sparrow Claw Necklace
Old, withered, tattered items, are often used as gothic accessories or as ornaments on clothing.
"this "ritual prayer" necklace is comprised of 2 oxidized brass sparrow claws, cast from real claws & is part of my new line made from cast anatomies and antique objects that i have been working on for the past month"
by Blood Milk on Etsy
Mini skirt in Spanish collar style
"Nocturnal apparitions of the darkest desire sculptured for the wandering spirit of the undeath folks gathered in the choice of the precious".
by FOLKS GARMENTS on Etsy
The Bone Collector Cuff
The macabre is always a source of inspiration for gothic creations.
"I made this one of a kind piece with a handmodelled bone painted to give it an authentic patina. this a bit spooky but yet elegant piece will make your gothic, victorian, dark and gloomy style even more unique! and it is vegan!"
Gothic Tiara with Swarovski Crystals
Feminine Spikey Accessories. An interesting version of the traditional gothic spikes.
"A gothic, neo-Victorian tiara stately enough to calm even the queen of hearts herself! Be it adventure, romance, or just on the prowl this tiara is the perfect accent for any hair do. Adding just a little of Victorian sparkle and gothic aristocratic glamour to your outfit. Grace and a regal air will follow you to all of your haunts with this stunning accessory".
Inevitable Destiny Ball Gown - by Heavy Red
Heavy Red is my favourite brand of gothic clothes. Elegant and well designed, made by smooth, easy to wear materials.
Escape into the decadent world of love, darkness, & romance with gothic clothing for sexual sophistication and seduction created by the gothic fashion trendsetting - heavy red couture noir line. Gothic clothing for women. Gothic clothing for men. Gothic clothing for the eternal night. World famous gothic corset maker. Designer gothic dresses, gothic corsets, steel boned corsets, victorian corsets, steam punk corsets, gothic lolita corsets, cosplay corsets, gothic brocade waist cinchers, corseting winter coats, halloween costumes, alice in wonderland, ball gowns, gothic hoodies, japanese street goth shirts & skirts, gothic jewelry, pinup/fetish lingerie and more.
- Heavy Red Gothic Fashion Store
Heavy Red World Famous Gothic Clothing. Designer Gothic clothes for Men & Women. Gothic fashion, corsets, steel boned waist cinchers underbust corsets, dresses, club wear, Gothic Lolita, Jewelry, coats, bathing suits, costumes - Halloween and Mas
Gothic Lolita (GothLoli or LoliGoth) is a style born in Japan and it's a blending of gothic cloths and accessories with lolita fashion (Victorian, Edwardian and Rococo clothes). The style originated in Harajuku , fashion and shopping area in Tokyo, Japan. Heavy make up , black, purple, blue, red and white clothes, religious symbols, cute dresses, bows are some of the points of reference of this style.
Elegant Gothic Lolita (EGL) and Elegant Gothic Aristocrat (EGA) are substyles of gothic lolita.
Refuse to Be Usual
Ebay Store with gothic lolita, punk, cybergoth, goth fashions
Lolita Fashion Links
- Harajuku style Japanese Street Fashion
Harajuku style fashion. Buy Harajuku Clothing, visual kei, gothic lolita, kawaii, cosplay and japanese street fashion online. We offer one stop shopping for harajuku lovers.
- How to Dress Harajuku Style - wikiHow
How to Dress Harajuku Style. Harajuku style originated among teens on the streets near Harajuku Station in Shibuya, Japan. It may have been brought to many people's attention by American singer Gwen Stefani, but the evolution of the style...
Japanese avant-garde fashion designer. H. Naoto's style of clothing and accessories could be classified under Japanese punk and gothic lolita, and he has been called the "most visible and successful of the labels fixated on that style."[
Moi-mÃªme-MoitiÃ© is the Gothic Lolita fashion label of Mana, the co-founder and former guitarist of the Visual Kei Malice Mizer. It was founded in 1999 and features the specific styles of Elegant Gothic Lolita, which blends the innocence and cutenes
A Harajuku Goth Girl Describes Her Outfit
Name Your Style!
*photo by kornkidsam on deviantART
Which goth style do you prefer?
Crowds of Wave Gotik Treffen Festival
Steampunk - Scientific Romance
Steampunk blends the atmosphere of the british Victorian era with technology. Actually it's futuristic fashion, as seen through the victorian perspective.
"Steampunk uses the conception that electricity never became part of our modern lives; that steam or springs runs everything mechanical; that Victorian attire never went sour; that laser guns and other futuristic weapons are mainstream; and, that the modern world relies more on human power rather than computer potency". ( from steampunk guide )
*photo by pinkeye on deviantART
Steampunk Couture - Weird Can Be Elegant! - Stunning Bridal Outfit
Steampunk Couture creates hand-crafted clothing focusing on Neo-Victorian, Sci-Fi and Shabby Chic fashion.
Black Velvet Clockwork Steampunk Top Hat
"This gorgeous steampunk lady's full size top hat is made from scratch using buckram and wire construction.It is covered with soft black velvet fabric and it's fully lined with black satin.Trimmed with satin ribbon, a luxurious gross grain and satin double bow at the back, with antique brass chain detail and an amazing vintage pocket watch mechanism with the same chain at the front! The result is a very elegant and sophisticated top hat, great for your gothic, steampunk, or victorian outfit!"
by RagDolliesMadhouse on Etsy
- Steampunk.com | An online home for the steampunk movement in all its forms.
Steampunk.com is a site about the steampunk movement.
- Clockwork Couture
Steampunk Clothing corsets gowns and boots for women. Neo-Victorian and dieselpunk couture for men. Jackets and shoes for children youth and babies
- Steampunk Lab - Powering Steampunk Innovation
- Steampunk Clothing Collective
Steampunk Couture For Men & Women; inspired by Regency, Victorian & Edwardian styles. Button down trousers, dresses, hats, tailcoats...unique, custom creations.
- Steampunk Emporium -- Steampunk Clothing from Gentleman's Emporium
Steampunk Emporium, Authentic Period Clothing for a Better Tomorrow!
- Aether Emporium
Portal to numerous steampunk sites