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I am a little short on time tonight and my computer keeps trying to re-start itself, so here's a very brief Valentine's-themed post!
One of the many stereotypical images of 'a Goth' involves lots of heavy, baggy clothing and badly-applied corpse paint, which isn't particularly sexy. However, much of the beautiful Goth clothing available can create a very sexy look; not surprising if you consider the sensual nature and characters (not to mention symbolism and metaphor) in a lot of Gothic fiction. Dracula, anyone?
PVC and leather clothing are obviously very in-your-face sexual, but for those for whom the fetish look is a little bit too much of a 'statement', and for those who don't consider chains and lacy underwear to constitute an outfit, decadent, rich fabrics such as silk, brocade, velvet and satin are also very sensual. If you do not wish to bare large areas of flesh, sheer fabrics such as mesh, fishnet or lace provide a slightly more demure alternative.
Black and red, the staple colours of many a Goth wardrobe, are often traditionally regarded as 'sexy'. Other items padding out your wardrobe are often seen as sexy; items such as corsets, garters, stiletto boots and fishnets may be used as day-to-day wear by daring (or not so daring) Goths, but for many members of the mainstream these are generally seen only in the bedroom or in the window of Ann Summers.
When it comes to sex appeal, sometimes less is more. A figure-hugging velvet or satin dress may be more attractive than spilling out of a rubber basque and PVC thong; in some circumstances, what is left to the imagination can be as enticing as what is on display.