Gothic Wedding Dresses: Edgy and MysteriousOn July 9, 2020 by U.Hidayat
For brides that exudes a gothic aura, they might also dream of a wedding dress fit to their style. Gothic fashion which is generally in the color of black can be described with words like mysterious, dark, eerie, edgy, etc. Gothic dresses originated from funeral dresses way back from the Victorian era.
Nowadays, gothic fashion has many types. There are the traditional and elegant types that involve tight corsets with flowy skirts or petticoats made of velvet, chiffon, silk or lace. Chokers are also key items that can be made of black fabric, crosses and pearls. There are also futuristic types that resemble the style in movies like The Matrix where tight fitting clothes made of leather is the trend. Leatherjackets, boots, fishnets and gloves are also items that entail gothic fashion with pale make up and dark eye shadow and lipstick.
Normally, it portrays death or depicts religious or occult themes but if a bride just wants to have a unique themed wedding, she can opt for the style only minus the dark aura of the fashion. Gothic wedding can still be fun with the wedding dress to depict an edgy Victorian era fashion. Black is the primary color for a gothic wedding dress but dark shades of violet and red can also be incorporated in it.
Corsets will most likely to portray gothic fashion with layered skirt that can be short showing high boots or long like a ball gown. Any style of sleeves, neckline, skirt and cut will also do as long as it is black or with dark shades. Just add up key gothic items that will accentuate the dress like silver crosses and chokers with black gloves. Black headpieces like small laced hats and big ribbons are also effective. There are also cute gothic wedding dresses like the style of the Lolita dresses which have puffy and layered skirt just above the knee.
If the wedding gown is aimed to be costume-like, the wedding dress in the animation “Corpse Bride” is a very good example. Or one can also opt for a more Victorian themed wedding dress with black ruffled skirt where it is puffier in the back. There are so many mix and matches to create a gothic wedding dress. The important thing is to add personal touches to the dress to make it unique and in some way do not overdress.