Sunday, 21 April 2013

Gothic Essentials

Goths tend to stick to the same trusty old faithfuls: lots of black tights, black coats, long skirts, short skirts, boots, and all the bits in between.  But when you're switching from one plain black item to the next, its the timeless pieces that pull every Goth's wardrobe together on a daily basis.  So here at The Gothic Shop we have decided to throw in a twist on those forever goth clothes to give you an instant update:

A Beautiful Long Dress
Creating an effortless silhouette and impressive fit, this style of dress shows you mean serious Goth business. When keeping it simple, you can go large on the accessories; chokers, gloves, cuffs, belts and lace-ups are an absolute must!

The Forever Faithful  petticoat 
If there is one thing you can always rely on it's the perfect petticoat to create fullness and add elegance to every dress and skirt you own! A petticoat will never let you down and allows you to give the impression of a smaller waist and a lustful bosom.

The Lace Effect
Lace has gone luxe and can be worked into every Gothic outfit.  A slim fitting blouse teamed with a corset or on its own with a black skirt conjures up images of rich, seductive women of the 16th century. Create your own style with this opulent fabric to give your look a lift.

The Mini Dress 
Let's not kid ourselves when it comes to dresses,  we all have to agree that a mini dress has the wow factor. It's our ultimate lifeline when it comes to warmer weather! 

The Tailored Jacket
With skirts, jeans, leggings or tights, nothing gives a more polished look than a tailored jacket. A slimming single-breasted jacket with detailed buttons or corset style back will go with everything.

All Items featured in the image are available for purchase below:

Sinister Chandra Black Satin Dress

Danika Lace Top 

Layered Fishtail Skirt

Lace Victorian Blouse

Black Biker Shirt Dress

Black Ribbon Lacing Dress

Tailored Corduroy Corset Lace Up Coat

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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Tartan- how to wear it at The Gothic Shop

Tartan needs no introduction- it's one of the hottest Gothic styles. Whether you want to wear the smaller formal checks or a neo-Gothic look with bright pinks and purples. Do you love your tartan print mini skirt or will you be wearing head-to-toe tartan this summer?  If you haven't already, take a look at the new Tartan at The Gothic Shop:

Red Tartan Leggings by Banned 

This traditional pattern is really very sexy when it's on a pair of Banned leggings. Half red tartan printed with anchors and cherries, the other half of these leggings are in black with a contrasting lace up back. Think Harley Quinn! Deliciously decadent for the day as well as special enough for an evening out. But note, it's high heels or Doc Martin's as a must with these.

Jagger Red Tartan Pleated Mini Kilt by Hell Bunny
With warmer weather to come it's time to put away those old woollen sweaters for another year. Mini skirts are the most stylish and feminine way of keeping cool in the summer sun. Plus you will not be giving up on the Gothic! Forget the floral shades this year for us it will be all about the tartan on skirts. Add fishnets or sparkly tights for something a little edgy.

Buckle Red Tartan Underbust Corset by Sinister
Yes Tartan is a bold statement whether you wear it as part of your Gothic or more traditionally  But it does not have to be outrageously flamboyant, your red and green checks can be used in a more subtle way. Take one of the newest additions from Sinister as an example. The tartan on this under bust is hidden behind four buckles and lots of sensual black lace. It is adorable and just as effective, a statement tartan piece that is just as eye catching.

Wear your tartan everyday as part of your accessories. It's one of the few fabrics and patterns that looks hot with absolutely everything. Your tartan patterned bag will look the business with black leather or PVC. Tartan on your handbags is also a way of adding a bit of Goth to anything you wear even a simple pair of jeans and T-shirt. The perfect accessory for college or University students is this tartan holdall, enough space to carry everything with style.

Inspired? Take a look at the tartan at The Gothic Shop!