To a layman, the idea of being a goth is just about black and this is not the case at all. Goths in the 1970s often wore dark coloured clothing, but this was also combined with textures such as fishnet, leather, lace and even corsets. Female and male goths at this time often wore thick eyeliner, dyed their hair and wore black nail polish as well.
In the 1980’s, added components started to appear. You had sleeves that were open and lacy, with ruffles and even stovepipe hats as well. These items are actually taken from the Victorian culture, and items like this were often made when mourning. When the year 2000 came along, gothic fashion twisted and become a blend of romance and morbidity. Models started to be described as being glamorous and they also wore various styles. This can include high collared suits, black leather accents, lace owns and more.
Today, goth is known as being a symbol of beauty and elegance, with sleek and dark outfits and makeup that is completely on-point. There are even some fashion icons who lead the trends today, and this includes Victoria Beckham and even Dita Von Teese.
Terms of goth include medieval goth, goth Lolita, southern goth, gothic metal and more. All in all, goth is a very unique style that is continually changing. This is one of the many reasons why so many people are continuing to try out the style for themselves and it is also one of the many reasons why you will never see two goths who are wearing the exact same outfit. This is incredible to say the least and it is such an expression of personality as well. Who knows what the gothic style will look like in the next 10 or 100 years, but so far, it’s been one hell of a ride!