Gothic subculture, the practice of wearing black and other alternative dresses, who do not believe in the norms of the society, began in the UK a few decades back. Men’s and women’s gothic clothing was popularised mostly by the fans and followers of Gothic Rock.
The features of a typical gothic fashion
Alternative dresses in dark, darker and darkest colours works the best for Gothic followers! There’s no room for any warm or pastel colours in gothic fashion.
In Gothic fashion, the basics include dark-coloured or black Gothic dresses, dyed hair, dark eyes, dark lips and pale face makeup, totem symbols as accessories, body piercings, tattoos, fishnets, corsets, leather and lacy outfits.
Evolution of Gothic fashion
Gothic fashion, like any other clothing style, has evolved with ages. What originated in the 1970s, was made popular in the 1980s and is still continuing today.
Alternative clothing in the 1970s was more about dark coloured clothes and other accessories. Punky dressing, as the gothic clothing was then, reached new heights.
The next decade saw the introduction of the classic gothic trend of black clothing and unkempt hair.
The cybergoths who emerged in the US late in the 1990s, originated from the IDM followers.
Even at present, the subcultures have been evolving and seeing newer gothic fashion trends.
Wholesale gothic clothing can be bought online easily. All you need to do is choose the subculture you want to follow.