Gothic fashion is no newer for us. Not only do we already follow and find out more about this genre of fashion, but some of us are also trying to transform our not-so-happening closet into a happening, Gothic one. But first things first.
For a Gothic transition, we should consider first adorning the basics of Gothic fashion. And that would be dark elements and style and everything else that doesn’t belong to the category of normal. The alternative genre talks everything about going against the flow, about the rebel self that we have inside each of us. It is all about moving away from the mainstream and creating a statement for yourself.
Fashion enthusiasts if you are really looking forward to bringing some change in your wardrobe, all you need to do is give it a makeover with some Gothic essentials. Here is a list of all those Gothic essentials that you might reform your wardrobe with.
Black or dark-colored Corsets or Basques
A corset, bodice, or basque is a staple in a Gothic wardrobe. The corset top or gothic corset dress doesn’t signify female oppression as was the case in the 18th century. Rather in alternative fashion, a gothic corset dress just highlights the curves and takes your sex-appeal a few notches higher.
You can wear a corset dress just like that, or pair fishnet stockings and boots with it. And maybe, you can wear a black leather jacket too.
Are you the one who follows Gothic trends diligently? Then you must own at least one boot. They are versatile, literally go with every outfit, and are a must for a Gothic wardrobe. Transforming your regular wardrobe into a Gothic one is no big deal, you just need to have those right things, and these are very commonly found outfits. You never know, probably you have had these fashion dresses, footwear, or accessories already in your closet.
If you are a first-timer and not sure which boot to buy, then go for a pair of black combat boots, that is chunky and rugged, and can be worn with literally everything.
Black Leather Jackets
A simple graphic tee or a little back dress or maybe a corset dress looks complete when paired with a leather jacket. A leather jacket might be a bit pricey but trust me these jackets are worth all the hype. These are on-time buys and are very long-lasting. Leather jackets definitely create a sassy impression. This unisexual outfit keeps you warm and is super stylish.
Both the styles of leather jackets, bombers, and rockers make happening gothic outfits.
Graphic tees are the easiest to start off with Gothic dressing. These are also meant to add a personal touch to your styling depending upon what symbol, or subculture he/she follows. The followers of gothic fashion usually like to contemplate birth and death and the existence of human lives. The skull is an important symbol for these thinking, and so, the tees with skull prints are of utmost importance too.
When you are setting up a gothic wardrobe do not forget to get some Gothic dresses. You may not choose to wear the long-sleeved, collared, ruffled, floor-touching Victorian dresses, but can definitely choose some short, lacy dresses in maroon, dark violet, or black colors. They are minimal but look super chic.
Then comes the Gothic accessories.
Pewter or alloy-based rings are a favorite among Gothic lovers and is a Gothic accessory worn by the most. They are one of the most classic gothic accessories to depict the symbols of the Gothic subculture that you follow. They can either be engraved, shaped, or gem-encrusted.
Studded wristlets are one of the Gothic accessories that can act as a cherry on the top and complete your rebellious look. It goes well with any Gothic outfit and is simple to be worn. You can choose to wear a thick, leather, studded one or go for multiple thin ones.
These are some of the few wardrobe essentials that one would require for the transition into gothic. But there’s no stringent grammar and rules to a gothic wardrobe. You are free to break rules and that is what makes it so special.