I know that my 'styles of Goth fashion' posts are my most popular, but it occurred to me upon reading a few comments that I should probably post a few caveats relating to these so that they can be taken in context.
- Not every Goth fits into a pre-existing 'form' of Goth fashion, e.g. cyber, romantic, deathrock etc. Some may like to mix and match from day-to-day, some create their own hybrid styles, some take inspiration from or regularly dress in other alt fashions such as Visual Kei or Lolita. Which is why you may not be able to decide what kind of Goth you or someone else may be; the look in question does not fit neatly into a pre-defined style subset.
- You don't have to fit the mould of any particular 'type' of Goth fashion to be accepted in the Goth community. See above. This is a personal choice thing; if you really like one particular style and it suits you, that's great - if not, no big deal.
- Even if you have chosen a particular subset, you don't have to dress that way every day. Feel like swapping your deathrock chains and spikes for an elegant gown or even a pink faerie outfit? Well, why the hell not? Alternative and Gothic fashion is supposed to be FUN, VERSATILE, INTERESTING and oh yeah, didn't you choose to dress this way because you LIKE IT? So do whatever the hell you like! Yes, I would dress up in Sweet Lolita and still attend Goth nights and refer to myself as Goth, because the majority of my interests and tastes line up with those of the Goth community. This is a counterculture, not a dress code. No one is going to kick you out for breaking the rules. Because there aren't any rules.
Oh, and for the Gothlings who have been asking what 'Goth type' I personally identify with, I'm definitely one of the mix-and-matchers. Temperament-wise, it's perkygoth all the way, but fashionwise it varies.
|Source: Drac In A Box|
P.P.S. Yes, I will stop being a tease and do a new fashion style post soon. ;-)
P.P.S. Giveaway is now closed! Winner will be drawn tomorrow...