Your Guide to Goth Fashion
While black has been the main staple of Goth fashion for years, it takes much more than simply putting on a black outfit to achieve the Goth look. True, the Goth subculture itself isn't really about fashion. However, you tell the world something about yourself by the way you dress.
The purpose of dressing Goth is to portray your individuality. While black is always a good color to start with, many Goths feel free to enhance it with shades of grey and white.
As a matter of fact, we're starting to see downright rich colors in Goth outfits: Hot pink, deep red, sapphire blue. Despite all these trends, one thing remains the same: The main color is black.
The right accessories are most important when you dress according to the Goth style. Lots of jewelry, and often piercings, are a hallmark of the style. Jewelry is usually dramatic or chunky, and in silver or pewter.
Another important part of someone's identity is religious symbols, which are often worn as pendants. You'll often see a lot of gloves and sleeves (arm warmers). Patterned tights are common. Working color into Goth fashion can be done with fishnet or striped tights.
It's very easy to find clothes that will help you dress in a Goth style. Try starting at your local thrift store. This way, you find lots of stuff for cheap, and you'll be able to alter it to your tastes. You can dye it or add studs.
Of course, because there are more people than ever interested in Goth now, many stores cater to this and have lines of clothing available that will suit as well. By adding your own accessories and jewelry, your outfit can be unique.
You have thousands of choices when it comes to dressing in Goth fashion. It's all about expressing who you are, and no two Goths will look exactly alike.
Published December 3rd, 2007
Filed in Beauty