Goth style or just gothic fashion developed just over the past 25 years. It has its origins in the very old Bela Lugosi films, as well as in the series The Addams Family. You also can not forget about the whole subculture of punk, the band Bauhaus, artists such as Jeroen Bosch, Gustave Dore, plenty of comics artists, and even those who draw in manga style. Goth is evolving all the time, it is a lively fashion, all the time there is something new and sometimes just taking breath away.
In the women’s dresses corset elements appear often, modeled on the classic Victorian era, but also the French fashion dated to 17th and 18th centuries, where corsets just rule. Modern Gothic corsets no longer have to squeeze the woman’s waist until out of breath, but they are a loose interpretation of contemporary fashion and being only a decorative element, underlining feminine body shapes.
Since we live in the 21st century, it is no surprise that in addition to the classic skin latex type materials appear. Goth as most accepts all technological news. At some point even goes to the so-called cyber Goth, where we meet many computer gadgets. A good example of cyber Goth is the movie The Matrix. This film is considered by some as a pure cyber goth, when it comes to clothes, and by others that it is rather the cyber punk. Currently, Cyber Goth and Cyber Punk derive from one another and interpenetrate. We are just unable to determine the border, The limit is more mental than visually noticeable.
Gothic dress is often underlined by heavy, military or bovver boots. Also long leather coats, black shirts, dark glasses and collars can appear.
As in any fashion style is not uniform. Everything depends on the aesthetics of the designer and the wearer. Fashion / Style Goth is also full of habits, modeled on the costumes of medieval monks. But not only, because it can be traced back into literature such as Edgar Allan Poe‘s prose, films, silent cinema.
Cosmetic companies respond quickly to market demand, like Mac Cosmetics 2012, creating a make-up kits specifically for the Gothic subculture. These are dark eyeliners, black mascara, dark nail polish, bright powders etc.