Before I get to dresses, you should all stop by Pensuasion and vote on her Halloween Howl-Fest if you haven’t (a blogger run movie poll for the Halloween season). I loving the idea and I’ll certainly be watching a tonne of them!
Plus, this post has been submitted in ModCloth’s Uniquely Yours competition for bloggers, based around the forever adored and useful Polyvore. Don’t forget to check out ModCloth’s own Polyvore for clothes and outfits to drool over.Ever received a dress from a friend or relative that expected you to wear it? What if that dress was a bright mint green colour? Well, I’m here to tell you that there’s no need to fret because by the end of this blog post you’ll have a few too many tips up your sleeve for this exact situation. Beside that, it works for any dress you want to style different! Are you ready for this magical and far-too-bright ride? I certainly am not.
If In Doubt Throw Some Skulls On It: AKA The Pastel Goth Way
If you’re working with something very colourful a simple way to Goth it up a bit is to use typical Gothy tropes, like bats, skulls, stripes or even skeletons. Don’t forget to throw a tonne of black all up in that dress to show it who’s boss.
Make It A Skirt: No, Not Literally
I’m sure any family member or friend would be a bit heartbroken if you tore into their gift with scissors. But a simple way to make a dress into a skirt is to wear a blouse over it (one that doesn’t look strange with the size of the bodice) and to fold it up to the waist. Fold towards the inside and seal with a belt to hold everything in place.
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Shoes Define The Outfit
Above are three of my favourite Goth-able shoes (actually I’ve seen exact copies on lots of alternative people recently – unfortunately not my own feet). Besides, is there an outfit with winkle-pickers don’t look amazing with? I don’t think so. If you’re feeling brave you could even throw on a killer pair of Demonia boots.
What are your tips for styling something that just isn’t dark enough for your tastes? Have you ever been given a gift that you just couldn’t or wouldn’t wear?