This is a post in the series of The Goth Challenge altered by
Darkstalker Girl from a former Lolita Challenge. Find more information here.
Goth fashion on its own is lovely, but through and through it is in itself an appropriation of many of styles: Punk, fetish, Victorian, Dandy, neo-romanticism. As a way to dress it’s pretty much as great match to appropriate any other style (as to weather appropriating cultural styles is ethical is a completely other question).
|Photograph by SoulStealer on Flickr|
I had a huge obsession
with appropriating mainstream fashion lately, but I’m slowly growing
further away from it again. There’s no doubt that there are certain
trends or simply certain basic pieces of clothing that everyone needs in
their closets, ours may just have more rips.
If you didn’t guess this, I’m disappointed! Skinhead remains one of my favourite inspirations (fashion wise, I’m not too fond of Oi! or Ska). What exactly goes hand and hand with Goth, you say?
- Military accents.
- Doc Martens, military boots.
- Shaved heads/ partially shaved heads. I’ve always wanted a Chelsea cut.
Should I go on?
The best way to describe this would be “historical fashions” since it usually isn’t only one and isn’t at all historically correct in itself. Victorian, Elizabethan and other period pieces are wonderful and I hope to be adding some more lovely blouses of this kind to my wardrobe. It’s certain to say it takes a lot more effort getting dressed in this way. But I miss the out-of-place flavour it gives with things such as jabots, princess sleeves, traditional cuffs and brocades!