Are you stuck thinking about where to get goth related items? Come on in, shop online and check out our featured products! The goth or gothic fashion is a clothing style worn by members of the Gothic subculture; a dark, sometimes morbid, eroticized style of dress. Typical goth fashion includes black dyed and crimped hair, black lips, and black clothes. Androgynity is common, with both female and males goths wearing cosmetics, skirts, or high heels. Styles are often borrowed from the Punks, Victorians, and Elizabethans. It’s been said that the origins of contemporary goth style are found in the Victorian cult of mourning.
Goths have been known to wear articles of clothing such as:
Ruffled Regency Shirts
Spiked Dog Collars
Black Leather Thigh Boots
Tightly Laced Corsets
Silver Jewelry with Religious or Magical meanings
A female role model, or icon, for the gothic fashion is Theda Bara; the 1910’s femme fatale known for her dark eyeshadow.
In the late 1970s, the term “gothic” was used to describe the atmosphere of post-punk bands like Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Magazine. In March 1979, critic Nick Kent used the gothic adjective in his review of Magazine’s second album Secondhand Daylight. Kent observed “a new austere sense of authority” to their music, with a “dank neo-Gothic sound”. Later that same year, Martin Hannett described Joy Division as “dancing music with gothic overtones” and in September, their manager Tony Wilson described their music as “gothic” on the television show Something Else. In 1980, Melody Maker wrote that “Joy Division are masters of this gothic gloom”. When their final album Closer came out a couple of months after the death of their singer, Sounds noted in its review that there were “dark strokes of gothic rock”
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