I know that many of my readers also read the lovely This Is CorpGoth, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who was amused (and inspired) by dedicated corporate Goth Trystan's invention, TropiGoth. Trystan describes the style thusly: "Goths can too be seen in summer or hot-weather clothes! It's what I've been calling TropiGoth for over a decade now.... I have a mad passion for sundresses. There's something so easy & breezy about little dresses you wear with nothing but undies & cute shoes. I collect them, but I don't seem to have enough reasons to wear sundresses -- except for tropical vacations! This may be why I invented TropiGoth in the first place..."
When I saw this adorable rainbow-coloured sundress with its peacock, flower and butterfly print turn up in the charity shop where I volunteer, I just couldn't help myself! At first I wasn't sure how on earth I was going to work it into my wardrobe - then I remembered Trystan's TropiGoth look. All right, so I live in England, which is not known for it's tropical climate, so my personal spin on this look did in fact include a woolly hat, huge warm Cruxshadows hoodie, and stompy boots. But the thought was definitely there, and I am very pleased with the outcome.
Sundress: Be Beau, via charity shop, £6.74
Black tights: no idea
Dreadlock hat: Gobbolino, £20
Gloves: Claire's, £4 (they glow in the dark, too!)
Bat necklace: Fifi's, £4.99
Glasses: Claire's, £4.99 (I think)
Watch: Punkyfish, £32
Assorted wristbands: gifts and market stalls
Shrug: Spiral, £12
New Rocks: found in dump
Hair extensions: various, approx £2 each
Dozens of multicoloured glittery hair clips, not seen: British Heart Foundation, £1.99 for four
Bag: Living Dead Souls, gift
Hoodie: £20 from Cruxshadows gig
You can see why it takes me a long time to get dressed in the morning.
To see how TropiGoth really should be done, go check out This Is CorpGoth.
Oh, and as promised, my new boots: