Pale faces, heavy eye makeup and head-to-toe black garments have taken center stage for some twenty years… But were they really gone or had they just withdrawn into the world, shade to come back in full force ? Well, a totally surprising trend in 2022 is the great return of the Gothic style to the fashion world. Girls, find out how to enjoy it, even if it’s not your usual pace, through the passages below.
The Gothic style revisited
This time, however, we find some important differences when comparing the Gothic style of the early 2000s and the current one. The main point of divergence is that the latter is more “open” to various external influences. This means it lends itself to different stylistic interpretations to better suit the wearer’s personality. So you can easily add a few goth items to your wardrobe without necessarily completely immersing yourself in the culture that comes with it and staying true to your own fashion credo.
There used to be an idea that the Gothic style looked weird, but that’s no longer the case. The current version has a strong presence on Instagram, Tik Tok and other social platforms to get closer to the general public and thus more understandable. Perfectly filtered photos have become uninteresting to give way to dark imperfection, the occult and dystopia.
An unmissable uptrend
The growing popularity of the revamped gothic style may seem surprising, but it’s only at first glance… Videos on TikTok with the hashtag #goth have 8.8 billion views and arouse constant interest in this fashion. Some manufacturers and sellers of women’s gothic clothing boast a 200% increase in sales during the last few months of 2021 and the beginning of 2022.
Given the general situation of 2020 and 2021, it is not so surprising that people are looking for an outlet for their negative emotions. The good news is that you can express them constructively and achieve aesthetically pleasing results. We’ve been inundated with news about death, like it or not, just as much as we’ve learned something positive from it!
Gothic fashion isn’t what it used to be…
The new Gothic style is so flexible that you don’t even have to wear black if you don’t want to! There are plenty of contemporary opportunities to convey the quintessentially dark, mysterious energy without feeling like you’re in mourning all the time. The Dark Academia style, which combines gothic elements and ‘academic’ vintage details, is a very good example of this phenomenon. Think, for example, of a mix between Wednesday Adams and the uniforms of a prestigious British college.
The Gothic style and different influences
Logically, the punk rock style is another major source of influence when it comes to updated gothic outfits. Black leather, rips and studded accessories are just three of the many things the two styles have in common. What brings the two movements closer together is that the gothic fashion of 2022 is much more decadent and closer to the grunge style than the same style in the past, when it could even be described as slightly glamourous.
Worn or ripped trousers richly decorated with metal zippers, chains and buckles are a good example of a quintessential piece of punk fashion that successfully transitions into the world of goth fashionistas. Cyber-goths, with their retro-futuristic accessories and neon details, are also considered current influencers. The same goes for the emo subculture whose time doesn’t seem to be over.
Black Gothic Style Long Sleeve Hooded Dress via Queen of Darkness
Urban chic style outfit influenced by gothic fashion women 2022
Outfits with sheer fabric elements are among the goth must-haves
Black is THE color of choice for all body sizes and morphologies.
Black Gothic Style Long Sleeve Wide Belted Dress via Disturbia
Add at least one gothic item to your wardrobe in 2022 and you won’t regret it!
Resources Used: www.theguardian.com