When most people think of gothic style, they tend to imagine dark and somber clothing with an overall feeling of gloom. However, there is no reason why your gothic dress has to be drab and dreary! In fact, with the right accessories, you can add a touch of glamour that will make your gothic look stand out from the crowd. In this blog post, we will reveal 8 ways to add instant glamour to your gothic style. So, whether you are dressing up for a night on the town or just want to look your best in a dark gothic dress, these top fashion tips will help you look beautiful and glamorous!
What Are The Different Types Of Gothic Style To Choose From
Most people are all too familiar with the traditional and classic “goth” look, which tends to be characterized by dark clothing and pale makeup, right! However, there are actually quite a number of different types of gothic trends to explore, depending on your style preference. If you are looking to add a touch of glamour to your gothic look, we suggest trying one of these three popular subcultures of ‘goth’;
The Glam Goth
First, let’s talk about the glam goth look, which is all about being beautiful and glamorous. To achieve this style, you should focus on wearing items that contain black lace, velvet, and satin. These soft-touch fabrics are not only beautiful, but they also have a luxurious feel that will help to make you stand out from the crowd. For makeup, a glam goth would rock a smoky eye, paired with deep red glossy lips and only a hint of pink blush on the cheeks. This look is perfect for a night out on the town or a special event!
The Beautiful Goth
A ‘beautiful’ goth look is all about being, well, beautiful. Think dark yet pretty, sweet but sinister. But unlike a glam goth, your beauty should not be ‘out-there’ or dramatic. In fact, to achieve this look, you should focus on wearing feminine and flattering clothing that hug the body, accentuate your curves and add femininity. For makeup, it’s best to keep things natural with light colors and soft pastel shades for the eyes. For a beautiful goth look, you don’t need to be dressed head to toe in black clothing, you can add color through ribbons, hats, bags, and jewelry. This look is ideal for every day since you’ll be ditching the shockingly pale skin tone for a more peach and rosy look.
Gothic Lolita Style
Gothic clothes with Lolita look is totally different from beautiful or glam goth and is characterized by being utterly cute and innocent. To achieve this particular look, you should focus on wearing frilly dresses with lace and skirts that give you a girly and youthful vibe. For your makeup, go for a natural look with light colors and pink lips. You can also use eyeliner to add crosses and stars to your skin. To complete a gothic glam look that has Lolita elements, use hints of pink and red, as well as pretty bows and child-like accessories that feature bears, kittens, and cute bats.
The Victorian Goth
The Victorian Goth look is all about being elegant and regal. To achieve this gothic look, you should focus on wearing dark colors with dramatic lace accessories. Go for tones of blood-red, purple, and black. And for your makeup, always create a pale complexion with chiseled cheekbones and a bold red lip. This look is perfect for special occasions or when you want to feel malevolent and elegant.
How To Add Glamour To Your Gothic Wardrobe
Now, let’s explore 8 ways to add instant glamour to your existing gothic wardrobe through accessories and jewelry.
The Power Of Gothic Dresses
Gothic dresses are a staple in any gothic wardrobe, no matter what type of gothic style you prefer. Dresses can give a gothic outfit instant femininity and can be incredibly versatile. You can wear them to work, school, or even a special event. If you want to add a touch of glamour to your look, we suggest opting for a black lace dress since lace is a beautiful and luxurious fabric that will make you look and feel like a million bucks!
Hint: If you are looking for a beautiful black lace dress for gothic glamour, we suggest checking out our Gothic Lolita style dresses online. This style is characterized by its frilly dresses and skirts. You are sure to find something that you love!
Add A Corset To Highlight An Hourglass Figure
Corsets are beautiful and timeless pieces of clothing that can really enhance your Gothic glam look. Not only do they look amazing, but they can also help to highlight your natural hourglass figure. If you want to add a touch of glamour to your corset, we suggest our black lace-up elastically belt, mesh corset available in black or white, or our short sleeves lace corset top. A well-fitted corset will help to cinch in your waist and sculpt the body, helping you to look more feminine no matter what gothic outfit you chose to wear!
Invest In Elegant Dark Accessories
To really enhance your look as a glamorous goth, we suggest adding some elegant dark accessories. Black lace gloves, a choker necklace, or even a beautiful black umbrella can really take your look to the next level. Opt for items that are more intricate with delicate detailing too. We highly recommend our heart lock choker, or our pretty black heart choker for a dark yet pretty addition to your outfit.
Lace Goth Gloves
One of our favorite ways to add a touch of glamour to our gothic style is with beautiful lace gloves. Lace is such a beautiful and luxurious fabric, and it can really make any outfit look more glamorous. We suggest opting for black lace gloves as they are the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to your look.
Hint: If you are looking for something truly unique, we suggest checking out our selection of gothic styles gloves. We have everything from beautiful lace gloves to finger-less gloves. You are sure to find something that you love!
Cute Purses & Bags
No gothic glam look is complete without a beautiful purse or bag. And to give yourself a softer vibe when wearing dark glam goth clothing, make sure to choose something with a rounded edge, heart details, or a soft texture or finish. We suggest investing in a bag that has sequins, rhinestones, or even feathers and wings. These elements will really make your look unique and add a softer feel to your overall outfit. Just take a look at this gorgeous heart-shaped zipper bag, this little devil black winged backpack, and this adorable big bear bag. Carry all your essentials with you while making a serious glam goth style statement.
Stockings with lace straps give serious pirate vibes, which is why they can instantly transform a standard gothic outfit into some extraordinary. They are the perfect way to add a touch of glamour and sexiness to your overall look, and we recommend opting for black fishnet stockings as they are the most versatile and will go with almost any gothic outfit. You can also layer black fishnet stockings over a pair of skin tone leggings or tights during the colder months of the year for added warmth.
Black French Beret
A black French beret is a perfect way to add a touch of glamour and sophistication to your look. While not a typical gothic accessory, the elegance of a french beret will instantly make you look more fashionable and stylish. We suggest opting for a beret that has some delicate detailing, such as lace, chains, or sequins. This will really make your outfit pop and help you ooze glam goth style.
Gothic Style Chokers & Rings
Chokers with heart and rings, when worn together, can really help enhance a gothic look, giving it more depth and detail and drawing attention to your delicate hands. But rather than wear chunky and bold gothic jewelry, it is better to select a mix of both or simply wear thin and elegant rings that introduce feminine energy to your look. From pearls that reflect the moonlight to devil wing details and manicure rings, we have a wide range to choose from online. And for chokers, put thicker bands to the side in favor of more simplistic styles such as this velvet ring design.
We really hope that you’ve found these top fashion tips helpful and that you now feel inspired to add a little touch of glamour to your own gothic sense of style. Remember, it is all about having fun with your look and expressing yourself through fashion and gothic accessories. So, don’t be afraid to get a bit experimental with different looks, materials, textures, and jewelry. Gothic glam is all about being unique and beautiful, which is why it is a growing subculture of the classic gothic style.