Monday, 31 December 2012

Over and Under The Corset

Throughout history the beloved corset has been an iconic piece of clothing, constantly evolving as fashion trends have emerged. Women from around the globe have used corsets to alter their appearance and create a fashion statement.

Still hugely popular in Gothic fashion the desired effect of corsets is to slim the body and give you a fashionable silhouette while emphasizing a voluptuous figure.

The Gothic Shop has a spectacular selection of overbust and underbust corsets and here are our a few of our favourites:

A gorgeous Black Satin Underbust Corset with steel-boning and metal clasp busk to the front, and elegant cord lacing up the back will give you a near perfect frame.

Check out our Black scroll brocade longlined underbust corset, this tightlacing waspie creates amazing shape, with brocade trim along the seams and black satin pleated frill along the lower edge for a feminine finish.

One corset we can't live without is this Burgundy-red Tafetta Silk Gothic Corset. It is steel-boned with black frill trimming around the top and bottom of the corset and a black ribbon bow. This breath-taking creation has silver clasps to the front and cord laced back with modesty panel.

We also adore this Dark Purple Taffeta Silk Gothic Corset with pleated black frill around the top and bottom of the corset and a delicate black ribbon bow. 

Or to complement a slightly fuller figure this Black Brocade Underbust Corset will show off your curves in all the right places, so grab it now while stocks last.

We have a huge selection of corsets available in stock click here for more.

*Reference made from Wikipedia History of the Corset

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

We'd like to thank all our customers for your continued support and would like to wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.  We'll be back at the store Thursday 27th and Friday 28th December so you can get your outfits delivered in time for New Year's Eve.  Use coupon code BLOGXMAS to get 15% off your order placed before midnight Thursday 27th December 2012.

Remember the Alt fashion 2012 Poll closes on Boxing Day. Thank you to all who have nominated us this and previous years.

*★Merry★*。•˚˚˛˚˛••★Christmas★ *。
☃˚╰☆╮ And a Happy New Year╰☆╮ ♥

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Get Stylish Gothic for 2013!

We love Christmas! But with all the sparkly lights and tinsel there is a hint of the bittersweet. Party season will soon be over so most of us will be making the most of those New Year's celebrations. We will all be back to the usual mundane reality. Going back to work in the still adverse weather conditions is not fun. However there are ways to overcome the doom and gloom. New Years could mean a new you! It's the time of year when so many of us flock to the gym in our droves and those hairdresser and beauty salon appointments are made. If there was ever a time to reassess ones look then now would be the time to do it! 
What are your style resolutions for the next twelve months? Want to be more stylish? Expressive? More fabulous than ever before? In that case the first stop to the new you has to be The Gothic Shop: 
Flowers and Skull bag by Loungefly
Sugar skulls are known for being bright, a celebration of all things deceased. But they do not always need to be bright, we love them as an understated style too! This stunner of a bag by Loungefly has the archetypal sugar skull motif with flowers for a subtle look. An alternative look that has accents of Baroque as well as the Gothic. The pretty gold embroidery really make this bag precious, you have the secure inner zipped compartments. The Flowers and Skull from Loungefly is the ideal work bag to be seen with.

Anahita Fur Trim Hooded Bolero By Necessary Evil
Getting the balance between looking hot and feeling great is not an easy one. Being in those figure hugging corsets may look seriously sexy but can take it's toll. Sometimes all we want to do is be comfortable, but why can't we have it both ways? The Gothic Shop stock pieces that help you do just this.

One of the pieces that I adore is the fur trimmed bolero style jacket. With the faux fur trim on the hood and sleeves, it's very Anna Karenina in an updated Gothic version. On a practical level you have the versatility of a longsleeve jacket, great for those unpredictable weather days when they happen. Layer with a t-shirt or an elegant long sleeved top for comfy chic in the blink of an eye!

Sofia Black Winter Coat with Fur Trim Hood 
Winter is set to continue for a good few months yet! With January and February predicted to be the iciest months in years. Investing in a coat that will protect you from the elements is a must. But it's not all about those giant over-sized shapeless coats. The Gothic Shop have a superb collection of the most figure flattering coats around. The Sofia Black Winter Coat has everything a good Gothic winter coat needs.Tailoring to die for and superb style. Take a look at the rest of the coats and fitted jackets for Victorian steampunk bustle's, tail-like designs as well as darkly Lolita looks!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Alchemy Gothic Earrings at The Gothic Shop

This image shows some of the best-selling earrings by Alchemy Gothic including the Dragon's Lure and Passion ear wraps and the ear cuffs featuring pentagram, skull & spider.

E193 Nidus, E194 Parler, E195 Cross, E196 Pentagram, E212 Coeur Noir, E223 Diamond Pall, E234 Temptation, E247 Chaosium, E255 Necacrosome, E257 Cesare's Veto, E263 Sylvanus, E274 The Dragon's Lure, E276 Rose of Passion, E278 Mortal Remains, E280 Impalare Cross, E287 Passion, E290 Ruthven Cross, E295 Torquemada Cross Tegere, E296 The Harvester, E303 Hornet's Nest, E307 Serpensis, E308 Serket, E309 Kraken

E264 Empress Eugenie, E271 Morror of the Soul, E272 Bleeding Heart, E273 Queen of the Night, E275 Vampretta Earstuds, E282 Black Sun Khepri, E285 Crux Angelicum, E286 Bestia Regalis, E289 Westenra Spica, E291 Dark Desires, E293 La Nuit, E297 Poison Ivy, E300 Coffin Drop Cameos, E301 Death's Head Butterfly Studs, E302 Chrysler Bat Cyrystal Studs, E306 Incy Studs, E310 Marie Antoinette, E311 Memento for a Highwayman.

E5 Double Axe Miniature, E9 Skeleton, E76 Death Studs, E130 Rose Thorn Cross, E139 Crystal Dagger, E168 Pentanoir, E169 Black Widow Studs, E175 Wyverex Dragon, E186 Batstuds, E221 Spike Cuff, E235 Ravenskull, E252 Matins, E256 Hang Man's Noose, E258 Razor Studs, E265 Raven's Eye, E279 Whitby Wyrn, E284 Nevermore Cross, E292 Diamond Crank Wheel, E305 Dragontine Stud.

Click here to find the entire collection of Alchemy Gothic that is currently in stock. All items are dispatched within 24 hours on weekdays.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Alt Fashion End of Year Poll

It's that time of year again, the Alt Fashion End of Year Poll.  This is your chance to vote for your favourite company, designer, shop, site and model, both locally in the UK, and Internationally.

We were thrilled to be voted best UK Site 2009 and 2010, and to be in the top 3 for 2011.  Thank you to everyone who voted for us then, and this time round too, it is much appreciated!  We're a small business, just me and my partner Neil.  Despite having 2 young children under 4 we're still managing to get 99% of all orders out within 24h (thanks to Neil) and I am the one who works until the early hours of the morning invoicing, adding posts to facebook etc.  So, we always appreciate all the great feedback we receive, and to be nominated in this poll.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Alchemy Gothic Necklaces & Chokers - Part 3

Part 3 showing more splendid Alchemy Gothic necklaces and pendants available at The Gothic Shop.

P577 Bestia Regalis
P580 Elementary Crux Angelicus
P583 Garden of Dark Desires
P584 Vpir
P585 Death of the Heart
P587 St Cyr's Delight
P589 The Last Caress
P590 Lisbeth's Kiss
P591 Venetial Mask of Death
P593 The Wastern Choker
P595 Ruthven Cross
P597 Om Strygia
P598 Kiss the Night
P599 Lucrezia's Poison Locket
P600 La Nuit
P601 Libra Negra Locket
P618 Osborne's Cross

Click here to find the entire collection of Alchemy Gothic that is currently in stock.  All items are dispatched within 24 hours on weekdays

Velvet for Goths

Velvet is a timeless favourite, a truely indulgent  fabric, plus its always been a Goth closet staple. Velvet is a versatile winter fabric to work into your evening wardrobe to give you a majestic feel. No texture can compare to this splendid textile which conjures up images of Historical Wealth, the mysterious  Lady of the Night and fabled Vampire stories.

We love this Long Black Velvet and Net Vampire Dress which is feminine and flattering with its black velvet bodice which is trimmed with brocade knots down the front, zips to the back and a high back which forms a vampire collar around the neck. The skirt is made from tiered very soft black ruched mesh trimmed with black lace, add a festive twist with a pair of statement earrings from Alchemy Gothic.

The Black Velvet Off Shoulder Fishtail Dress by Sinister is fast becoming a  desired object for pale-skinned temptress' seductions and we couldn't agree more when worn off the shoulder to show just enough flesh.  The fishtail skirt of the dress is short at the front and long at the back and trimmed with tulle mesh frill and black satin roses offer a hint of exposure.
This Jessica Velvet Gothic Dress offers a laidback, vintage inspired alternative by Spin Doctor. Its fitted  waist and gentle flare above the knee shows off all your curves.This little number has a stiffened scalloped neckline with off-shoulder sleeves and elasticated straps. (Available in Black, Red and Green)

If you are looking to add a little velvet to your usual attire then we have some beautifully crafted coats, our top picks are: this exquisite Lilianne Velvet Fishtail Hooded Coat by Sinister black velvet with loads of black brocade trimming and frog fastenings down the front. The hood is lined with grey-black satin and at the back is adjustable velvet ribbon lacing and velvet bows which are utterley spell-binding.

Or if you prefer something a little more straight laced, then our Victorian fitted velvet black gothic jacket with black lace trimming around the hem and  flared cuffs. The stunning and sexy corset style back has a thick black satin ribbon which is laced through silver D-rings.   This jacket is smartly tailored to fit perfectly and is made of the highest quality soft velvet.

We have a spectacular collection to suit every style so take a look at the entire range of Velvet items we have available.   Use coupon code velvet15 to get 15% off your order placed before midnight GMT Monday 17 December 2012.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Alchemy Gothic Necklaces & Chokers - Part 2

Following on from our previous blog, here are more Alchemy Gothic chokers and necklaces available at The Gothic Shop.

Click on the links below to find the item on the website. We do restock frequently so if your favourite item is out of stock please check again in a few days.

P602 Betrayal Cross
P605 Poison Ivy
P607 Sucre Vert Absinthe Spoon
P608 Coffin Drop Cameo
P609 Diamond Heart
P610 Black Romance
P627 St Johns Crystalbone Cross
P628 Caput Aves
P630 Bed of Blood Roses
P632 Jack's Tally
P633 Death's Head Butterfly Choker  

Click here to find the entire collection of Alchemy Gothic that is currently in stock.  All items are dispatched within 24 hours on weekdays.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Alchemy Gothic Necklaces & Chokers - Part 1

We have been fans of Alchemy Gothic for many years and have stocked their jewellery and giftware for the last 5 years. Our customers love Alchemy Gothic jewellery and gifts as much as we do and they are frequently chosen as beautiful presents for Yule, anniversaries and birthdays.  Here are some of the newest Alchemy Gothic necklaces and chokers, a splendid collection of darkly exotic and bizarre jewellery. Each item is skilfully handmade in English pewter in the UK by Alchemy's craftsmen.

Click on the links below to find the item on the website. We do restock frequently so if your favourite item is out of stock please check again in a few days.

P638 Tears of Grief
P639 Sovay Locket
P640 She Walks in Beauty
P641 Memento for a highwayman
P644 Marie Antoinette
P645 Deception Necklace
P646 Aqua Dragon
P647 Claustramris
P650 Chaosagram

Click here to find the entire collection of Alchemy Gothic that is currently in stock.  All items are dispatched within 24 hours on weekdays.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Giving the Gift of Gothic this Christmas

Like you need reminding but Christmas is upon us - yes the time of seasonal cheer, good will to all, shiny baubles and screeching kids singing Carols outside your front door. You will no doubt be frantically scouring the internet and stores looking for that perfect gift. If you haven't yet, now really is the time to do it as we only have two weeks left.  

We know that Father Christmas doesn't exist but if he did he would so be stocking up on goodies at The Gothic Shop! But alas, it's up to us mere mortals to make Christmas special for our loved ones this year! 

Gothic Girls: There is nothing better than receiving a well thought out gift at this time of year. Mums, Aunts, sisters, daughters, nieces and best girlfriends are all on the list - why not go down the alternative route instead of the usual soaps and hot patterned water bottles! 

For Mum: You could surprise her with a sexy little corseted number for her surprise night out? The Gothic Shop are experts when it comes to finding the perfect fitting corset for all figures! Just get in touch with us and find out just which of the massive range of corsets will suit your special lady's frame.  

Beautiful Burgundy Red Taffeta Lily Gothic Corset
That intricate piece of jewellery would be the perfect gift for your best friend, sister or niece. The range of earrings, necklaces/chokers and bracelets available at The Gothic Shop are created by experts to fit their wearer perfectly. One fab example is this earring. The perfect little stocking filler for the macabre maiden in your life. Fully equipped with skull and noose it's an excellent accessory to add to any girls collection! 

Hang Man's Noose by Alchemy Gothic 
Gothic Guys: We can't leave out the men in our lives, our fellas that love their Gothic glam just as much as we girls do! The Gothic Shop have an extensive collection of menswear and accessories to choose from. For your Gothic loving boyfriend or husband why not add a sexy little surprise to his wardrobe? This Bondage strap shirt comes fully equipped with 'D' rings as well as bondage straps to complete the saucy look. Stylish but oh so sexy! A must for all other halves.    

Bondage Strap Mens Black Cotton Short Sleeved shirt 
What about Brothers? Do you have a Nephew who is into all things stylish and dark? 
Look no further than the range Men's Gothic Trousers. If a Swiss army knife was an item of clothing, it would be this pair of trousers! The Green Circuit Baggy Black Cargo Trousers have zips so that they can be made into shorts as well as being worn full length. The ultimate pair to get the guys through summer and winter while looking ultra-cool at all times! 

Green Circuit Baggy Black Cargo Trousers.
Getting something for Dad or your favorite uncle is not always an easy task! Just what do you buy for the man who has everything?  A lovely stocking filler is a pair of The Gothic Shops Empire Spur Gear Cufflinks. An ideal gift idea for any mechanics in your family, it will add a little sparkle to their wrists with the Purple Crystal swarovski stone set in each. 

Empire Spur Gear Cufflinks by Alchamy Gothic 
Don't forget to get your orders in at The Gothic Shop now to ensure you have ready for Christmas! 

Gothic Gifts by Colour

Here's some gothic gifts ideas of items by colour including purple, blue, green & black.  Items available at The Gothic Shop.