Gothic fashion used to be something that belonged to a subculture that has been around since the 1980s and started in England. The Gothic style was the direct consequence of the declining Punk Culture.
The Goth tribes are of Germanic origin and lived in and around Crimea. This is where the term "Gothic" came from. As time went on, the term simply became a generic term for forms of architecture, art, and fashion all across Europe and America.
The Gothic subculture and its mainstream art, architecture, and literature owe a lot of its growth to the United Kingdom. Gothic Romanticism also evolved primarily in Britain as a major literary art form.
The cool thing about the Gothic clothing style is that it is a fusion of Victorian, Renaissance and Punk fashion style and mixes the three with the contemporary clothing styles. People who study the culture see this style as a way of breaking the traditional sense of social organization and form a disjointed look.
Gothic people like to wear jewelry that has skulls, dragons, daggers and other dark imagery that resembles the dark ages. Bikerringshop websites sell jewelry as an example. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of correlations between the biker culture and the Gothic style.
The Growth of an International Trend
The garment enterprise in Europe and particularly in Britain has made use of this fashion trend and has begun to commercialize clothes tailor-made to suit the Gothic sub-cultural tastes. Gothic corsets and Pirate shirts inspired through the Gothic subculture observe the important fashion point of this way of life that is the Goth.
Thus, for the most part, colours like black, grey, brown, and deep blue are used in these types of Gothic clothing pieces. These days, Goths like to use a little splash of white to add a complement to those darker colours.
Corsets that are inspired by the Gothic style of dress are usually black and full of frills. These beautiful corsets are usually designed to hug the person's figure, while the lace frills are on the top and bottom edges. As per the Gothic sub-culture norm, this is a Renaissance look.
The Goth Trend Has Not Died but Has Risen
The Gothic culture is far from dead. Goth style trends have seen a big rise in popularity in 2017 and is expected to really show some growth in 2018. More of today’s youth are into the dark clothing and mysterious look that totally makes up the Gothic lifestyle as a whole.
All throughout the UK and throughout America, music artists and movie stars have been flaunting the Gothic style in 2017. Rihanna impressed the crowd at her 3rd Annual Clara Lionel Foundation Diamond Ball with her awesomely Gothic black Ralph & Russo dress with a sweetheart neckline.
If you want to awe people at your next night out or your next gathering, we suggest sporting the hot Gothic style that is trending right now. In most cases, it is very easy and quite affordable to build a Gothic wardrobe. You can find a lot of the clothes at a second hand thrift store.