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Gothic Fashion: What Exactly Is It?

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Born in the '80s, the Goth movement is a relatively young but powerful sub-culture! Rooted in the attitude of "breaking the mold", Gothic culture stands for challenging societal norms and throwing out all ideas of organization, order, and expectation.

Although there are many amazing elements of the Gothic sub-culture that feed off of each other, here at Atomic Jane we're especially fond of all that is Gothic fashion! Gothic fashion has a beautiful mystery to it, the haunting, verging on morbid, dark tones and the inspiring mix of Victorian and Punk stylistic influences.

Because we're so entranced by this fashion genre, we want to give you a little more context as to how this subculture came to be and showcase some to-die-for items from our inventory that are undoubtedly Gothic fashion staples!

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS GOTHIC FASHION?

As most sub-cultures begin, Goth culture can really be traced to the music scene and the introduction of Goth Rock during the Post-Punk era in England. Goth Rock was dark and disturbing, yet somehow ethereal, and really played on people's desire for individuality and revolution. As this genre started to gain traction, it moved further and further away from the Post-Punk scene and enjoyed its own devoted following, allowing the movement to catch fire not only in England but all over the world! 

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Bauhaus, the widely considered first Goth Rock group

It didn't take long for Goth culture to expand beyond music and into all of the other facets of sub-culture, and quickly became a movement including art, films, and fashion. The underlying tones of the Gothic subculture are its dark aesthetic, mixed with influences from the 1800's, and never lacking in mystery and complexity.

These tones can be seen clearly in all of the elements that make Gothic fashion what it is! The Gothic aesthetic revolves around dark clothing, hair, and makeup, starkly contrasted by the paleness of skin, and materials and fashion staples reminiscent of the Victorian age.

At Atomic Jane, we have so many beautiful pieces that pay tribute to Gothic fashion and they are incredible staples to have when building a Goth-influenced collection! We have chosen a couple of items that represent some of the major elements in Gothic women's fashion: corsets, dresses, and skirts.

Sit back and enjoy the ride as we dive in and take a look at these beautiful pieces! Click on any of the items below to be taken to their individual purchase pages on our website. 

 

THE GOTHIC CORSET
ATOMIC STEEL BONED BLACK GOTHIC COLLARED CORSET

Feast your eyes on our Atomic Steel Boned Black Gothic Collared Corset! You'll be tough as nails and hauntingly beautiful while rocking this piece, the strong and sexy leather and metal details contrasted with the soft femininity of the sweetheart neckline and super-feminine shape. This piece perfectly embodies Gothic fashion in its darkness and beauty!

This piece can be your Gothic dream for only $89 in sizes S-6XL, and is also available on our website in purple and black as well as red and black!

 

ATOMIC PURPLE AND BLACK GOTHIC ROSE OVERBUST CORSET

Meet our Atomic Purple and Black Gothic Rose Overbust Corset! This shade of purple is so stunningly beautiful and the black floral embroidery paired with the lace trim and feminine details are absolutely to-die-for. What really makes this the Gothic fashion wonder that it is, is the black Gothic rose, a detail that makes this the perfect item for your Goth-inspired wardrobe.

Make this yours for only $45 in sizes S-2XL and be sure check it out on our website, also in gray and black!

 

THE GOTHIC DRESS
ATOMIC STEAMPUNK GOTHIC CORSET SKIRT SET

This one takes our breath away! This is our Steampunk Corset & Skirt Set and everything about it makes our mouths water. Where do we even start on these details? Everything from the strong buckles, the amazing lines, and the beautiful satin and faux leather fabrics makes this an incredible combination of haunting and sexy.

Add this two-piece knockout to your wardrobe for only $89 in sizes S-2XL!
ATOMIC STEAMPUNK GOTHIC VINTAGE JACQUARD OVERBUST CORSET AND SKIRT SET

How sweet is this? Take a look at our Steampunk Vintage Corset & Skirt Set! Spicing is up with some patterned color, this set has all of the soft and hard elements that make Goth-inspired clothing so incredibly beautiful!

Make this beauty yours for $89 in sizes S-6XL!

 

THE GOTHIC SKIRT

ATOMIC BLACK SATIN TIERED LACE SKIRT

 

Are you a fan of the Corset & Skirt Set featured above? Then you'll love our Atomic Black Satin Tiered Lace Skirt! This skirt is strong and beautiful enough to fly solo, allowing you to pair it with your favorite corset or your favorite Goth-inspired top in order for you to really complete a beautiful Gothic fashion look.

We can't get enough of this black floral lace overlay and the hi-lo hemline tiered design is so sexy and feminine! Add this Gothic fashion staple to your closet for only $49 in sizes S-6XL!

 

ATOMIC STEAMPUNK BLACK GYPSY LACE SKIRT

 

 

Last but definitely not least, here is our Atomic Steampunk Black Gypsy Lace Skirt! We're obsessed with the unique combination of details here, the bronze buckles and lace and polyamide hemline giving it a dark but feminine feel. Pair this with a contrasting corset top in leather and your bold look will be complete!

Add this staple to your wardrobe for $49 in sizes S-2XL!

 

WHAT'S NEXT?

Feeling inspired by these hauntingly beautiful pieces? There is plenty more where that came from over on our website, www.atomicjaneclothing.com! We love everything about Gothic fashion and its ability to allow women to express their own unique and individual style, pushing against the mold that we are so often pressured to fit into!

Gothic fashion is mysterious, haunting, and so completely empowering and we can't wait for you to find the perfect pieces for you to really complete your Gothic fashion wardrobe.

As always, please feel free to contact us with any comments or questions at support@atomicjaneclothing.com. We love to hear from you!

Until next time, happy shopping Atomic Babes!

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