Whether you have dressed in the goth style for years or you are a newcomer to the subculture, there is always a reason to brush up on women’s goth style ideas. Consider these style ideas for your convenience. You’ll be on your way to looking more dark and darling than ever!
Black Is Not Always Best
One of the most prevalent myths of the goth subculture is that you can only wear black. Here is the truth: yes, black is the foundation of the gothic style. But, no, it is not the only color you can wear! In fact, designers such as those behind Heavy Red create beautiful garments in a variety of colors, such as burgundy, navy, gray, purple, even light blue. In fact, pastel goths embrace (as the name suggests) pastel colors to accessorize their black pieces with. It is true that you don’t want to stray too far from black. But wearing a black and gray hoodie or a burgundy pencil skirt with your black sweater and hosiery is not going to make you look any less goth.
You Don’t Need to Pile On the Accessories
Have you ever seen a goth step out wearing every accessory she owns? This doesn’t look goth – it looks like too much is going on. In fact, true to any style of dress, you want to keep things simple with one or two focal points to your outfit. Are you going to wear a pair of arm warmers with your t-shirt? Perhaps you should skip putting on that lace choker, then. Are you donning a leather jacket featuring studs? Maybe you don’t need to go crazy with studded pants or other busy accessories. Choose a theme (lace, studs, fishnet, etc.) for your outfit and choose one or two accessories inside of that theme. You’ll look great!
Being a goth, whether male or female, means that you can play around with makeup. But being a goth lady means you can especially have a lot of fun putting on your face, so-to-speak. This is also a part of dressing in the goth style where you can add a lot more color to your look. You want to make sure you aren’t looking like a clown, however. In fact, the line between polished and laughable can easily be blurred, so be careful!
You can be a goth no matter what skin tone you naturally have. While the stereotype is to look pale, don’t paint on white foundation if you have naturally dark skin. All you need to do is select a color that is one shade lighter than your skin tone. Lighter than this won’t look right. Also, be sure to cover your neck as well as your face. The line of demarcation can be a real pain!
In conclusion, these women’s goth style ideas can really help you to look your best while you are dressing in a dark and darling way. However, make sure to have fun, and keep your individuality.