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Victorian Goth

The Victorian Era held a lot of big dresses and elegant hair- and they reappeared as a big inspiration to the Goth Subculture. The literature also made its way to the subculture, Edgar Allan Poe being a huge hit and a very popular figure in the subculture. Bands like Rasputina may catch their attention, and other more opera-like bands and classical music, as was in the Victorian Era. These Goths may like writing poetry or drinking tea from teacups and saucers. Plays and formal parties are also popular for this type of Goth. The type aims for an elegant feel, like the aristocrats of the Victorian era, the wealthy and elite. These Goths adore combining Victorian literature, style, and passtimes with dark aesthetics of the subculture.

A common way to dress for Goths is a suit with a top hat for men, cravats and trousers also a common form of dress. Anything that might remind one of an aristocrat in the Victorian era. Same goes for women, who usually adore large ballgowns, corsets, hats, long black gloves, and plenty of jewelry with large, dark colored stones. Pale skin is common, along with soft makeup and long, flowing hair, much like the Romantic Goths.

Think Victorian Goth could be your thing?

  • You love Victorian styles
  • You love Victorian literature and writers such as Edgar Allan Poe
  • You love big gowns and corsets, and long hair
  • You adore softer makeup styles and a sense of aristocracy
  • You love elegant clothes and aesthetics
  • You love poetry, theatre, and tea

These are just some of the things that could make VictorianGoth your thing. It's up to you to find out what you like and dislike, Remember, there are no rules as to what mold you have to fit in the Goth subculture. You could combine aspects from all different types and make it completely your own, or gravitate to one particular style that you really like. It's all up to you!

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