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What is Gothic Fashion?
Gothic fashion is a clothing style marked by dark, mysterious and antiquated features. Most people who choose to dress with that way are lovers of the Goth subculture. Typical gothic fashion includes a pale complexion with black lips, colored black hair, and black clothes at both, male and female. Styles are often borrowed from Victorians and Elizabethans.
To be gothic doesn’t mean only to dress in “black” ( oh you wear black man! You’re cool, you’re goth.) There are people outside who actually don’t have an idea of what to be gothic means. They treat all of us as junkies, sluts, uneducated people and with so many other things. When it comes to school years might there were people call you witch or clown even characteristics. I have met many goth people in my life who are so good and friendly. Some of them actually study in University and other work in big companies. We live in the 21st century and all these narrow mind and old fashion thoughts about goth and generally alternative people must fall down. (This is also one of the main reasons I began this alternative fashion blog)
When someone chooses to dress with a goth way it doesn’ t mean he wants to challenge the society or he/she is depressed and dropped in the darkness. Particularly, let’s see what to be goth IS and to be goth ISN’T.
To be goth has nothing to do with:
Work for Satan.
You are a junkie
You are not a good student
You make magic rituals
You are depressed
Wear just black and laces
You don’t have a life and working experience.
You can’t be professional at your job
To be Goth means:
Love the gothic subculture
Love dark atmospheric music, goth literary and films
Listen to goth bands but not only goth bands
Dress up with a more dark, romantic and alternative way depends on what type of goth you are.
Love goth fashion, makeup, and brands.
You dress in that way because it really represents your personality and beliefs about life.