Gothic Fashion :Are you into dark fashion? The wicked vibes run under your skin, are you into the dark and mysterious, watch vampire series and movies? Watch gothic anime, read gothic manga, and video games gothic themed? Is your wardrobe totally black, piercings are a must? Gothic fashion style is a subculture of punk rock and heavy metal music bands.
Gothic Lolita Fashion :Dominated by dark colors, lace, bows and an overall Victorian and Rococo aesthetic, monochromatic (black), dark glam. Use of corsets, and harnesses.
The name of the style adds further complexity. ‘Lolita’ originally referred to the young woman who is the object of Humbert Humbert’s infatuation in Nabokov’s novel, Lolita.
Gothic Look: Black hair, or white, pale white foundation, black eyeliner, black nail polish
Gothic novels “are characterised by a fascination with horror, morbidity, melancholy, darkness and the supernatural, in stories set in cemeteries, ruins, castles and monasteries, and populated by ghosts, vampires and werewolves. From the late twentieth century, this nostalgic sensibility is seen in horror movies, film noir, 1980s rock groups like Souxsie and the Banshees and Bauhaus, television shows like The Addams Family and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and in the films of Tim Burton, such as Edward Scissorhands and the Corpse Bride. Consumption of these cultural forms has also come to be associated with a particular form of dress and an associated subculture.”