Tuesday, 28 May 2013

All-Black Summer Wardrobe

Sleek, dark and simply sexy, BLACK is the colour for Summer. A feminine feel is the key to keeping it fresh, while still looking casual and elegant.  Here at The Gothic Shop HQ we have pulled out a selection of stylish pieces to help release your inner dark side:
A beautiful sheer dress is the ultimate style to carry you from day to night, like this Cruella Black Lace Dress, its soft black floral lace with crocheted lace trim and a guipure venise lace motif of large roses lace over the chest allows you to even don a bikini underneath. 

Key-hole cutouts make this Folter Lace Top standout when teamed with ultra-thin slashed leggings to keep it goth chic. Perfect from dusk til dawn on humid summer evenings.

Feeling the heat,  then cover up with this Boatneck Viscose Top with purple roses entwined across the front, works well with a fitted pair of trousers. 

Too keep an all-black outfit from looking dull, try mixing different textured fabrics or adding in some colour to break it up. Throw in a couple of T-shirts and Tanks to keep it simple with everyday gear and finally not forgetting a shoulder bag, perfect for carrying all you summer essentials.

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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Victorian Gothic at The Gothic Shop

Do you love your Victorian Gothic Steampunk style? Take a look at the new Steampunk inspired Gothic lovelies at The Gothic Shop:

Mainstream fashion meets Victorian Gothic in this quintessential dress. The long elegant length gives anyone the look of having long slender legs. An elegant Guipure Venise floral motif is set around the chest with a crocheted neckline and flared cuffs. There is real attention to detail in this design, just take a look at the 'V' shaped sheer mesh back. Everything about the Cruella Black Lace dress is so darkly decadent. 

Cruella Black Lace Long Gothic Dress by Pentagramme

Underbust corsets are the epitome of Victorian elegance, they just pull that waist right in! Take a look at this corset style top by Restyle. Fasten it at the front with sturdy clips and lace it up at the back for the most slender figure. The satin the corset is made from will add a sleek shine to your look. Wear with bright blouse or t-shirt for a cute alternative look. A ruffle skirt, top hat, cameo brooch and some silken black evening gloves and you are good to go with your Gothic ra ra style.    

Want to go for a more cyber western feel for your outfit? Check out this pretty lace fringed blouse. The striking scarlet is a superb combination with the black lace around the neck. It's fitted at the waist to flatter an hourglass figure. The high neck with lace is the centre piece of the top, a beautiful key feature! If you want a feel of the wild west then this is the top to be seen in. Available in black too, the Drusilla blouse can be teamed with a matching frilled or plain black skirt for a twist on your Gothic western look. 

Corsets don't just make for sexy tops! As can be seen in this lovely example. The lace up design is superb when on leggings too. The snakeskin print, the wet look, the lace- we love everything about it. The sheer sections of the leggings are made from a mesh with a floral design. The purple panels could be stockings while the black laces bring a wickedly burlesque element. What is there not to love? Wear it with a short top, a corset if you feel daring enough! But note- as they are tight fitting pick a smaller size for a tailored look.   

This stunning high neck cut out lace blouse is a wonderful piece for your wardrobe. Tailor made to fit beautifully, the front zip up corset is finished off with a lace trim at the top. The netted shoulders add a lady like grace along with the sleeves and high neck. The real feature is the laced up back with its cut out feature here too, the high neck is fastened at the hairline with a single button. Again another deliciously decadent corset top that would be perfect for those special occasions.    

Take a look at The Gothic Shop for loads more Victorian Gothic inspiration!  Get 15% off your order placed before midnight 27th May 2013 using coupon code victorian15.


Twilight Black Lace Corseted High Neck Blouse

Saturday, 4 May 2013

World Goth Day May 22nd

World Goth Day is fast approaching which gives us on the goth scene the opportunity to embrace our culture and make our presence known to the rest of the world. It all began as a simple 'Goth Day' in the UK back in 2009 and has been transforming and placing Goths on the map internationally ever since.

So make sure you come out of the shadows and get your Goth on with these amazing outfits we have here at The Gothic Shop dedicated to giving you the best alternative fashion on offer:

Opt for pure gothic sophistication  with this elegant Majesty Taffeta Gothic Dress detailed with flocked black skulls and filigree detail. There is a layer of gathered black mesh over the slightly padded bodice with sweetheart neckline and the dress is fitted to the waist for the perfect fit.

If showing off some skin is more your style we have this Black Lace Halter dress, which is great for any event you may be attending in order to dance the night away.

Add a splash of colour to the traditional black gothic attire with a Magenta Brocade Corset like this little gem by Restyle.

Or for a quiet night out our White Rose and Lace Shirt with a pair of skinnies and heels to make the perfect duo for sipping wine and contemplating all things goth

Make a final lasting impression until next year donning this beautiful Black Velvet Fishtail Dress by Sinister, sultry black satin ribbon lacing and black mesh over black/red/purple satin should certainly keep you in the minds of everyone who crosses your path.

Check out World Goth Day for local events and info and be sure to get your orders in to make sure you celebrate in true Gothic Shop style.  Use coupon code may22 to get 15% off your order :)