Gothic fashion trends have seen their ins and outs in the past decades. Some find goths as disassociative loners, dressing in black as a way to reflect their dark personalities. Goth fashion has always seemed edgy and different, which is why it has never really been totally mainstream. The closest it has ever gotten, besides underground goth metal scenes, was with the grungy 90’s style of fashion. Good news for you lovers of the look, gothic fashion trends are making a comeback and here are the top five.
Chokers are in nearly every department store around. It was a trend in the 90’s to sport the tight necklaces in combination with grungy, goth attire, for that splash of edge. Although it was not an invented in the 90’s style, it made its greatest effect at this time. Whether its comeback is attributed to Kendall Jenner or Bella Hadid, chokers were snagged by stores everywhere and now everyone is wearing one, making it more mainstream to do so. Some argue that the choker trend is going to die again soon, but it never really died to begin with. A choker is your best bet when it comes to trying out gothic fashion trends.
2. Black Lipstick
Black lipstick is the finishing touch on any goth look. Men and women alike have sported the mark of the goth on their faces with pride. Even in the 90’s, black lipstick was not necessarily a trendy topic, as the common lipstick color was more dark purple and frosty pink. This trend can again be attributed in to both Kylie and Kendall Jenner who sported the black lipstick in 2016 themselves on the fashion runway and in the real world. Rhianna is runner up for inspiring the world to embrace the bold look.
3. Black Leather Jackets
This one is not just for the goths, bad boys, and bikers anymore! Not only does it finish the look for a goth, edgy style, the leather jacket can also go with a more casual t-shirt and jeans. Stars like Demi Lovato have embraced this style and helped usher it in.
4. Black Lace
Who summoned the vampires? Well this fashion trendis back in a big way, thanks to Kim Kardashian-West, Dakota Fanning, Bella Hadid, and Cara Delevingne, among others. Black lace gives the appearance of a sharp, yet feminine look that never fails to amaze on the red carpets or runways.
5. Stack on the Black!
Wearing all black is usually avoided (because let’s be honest, not all black shades match). When the shades can be matched, though, it can make for a sharp look that was previously reserved for the gothic musicians and hipsters. It is both edgy and elegant, especially when combined with any of the above trends!
Find a way to include all 5 in your closet and you will rock the goth fashion trends that have made it into the mainstream with the help of then fashion icons of 2017.