Steampunk Dresses – The Interesting and Whimsical Aspect of Goth Style
Steampunk is an interesting and whimsical part of the goth subculture. It essentially celebrates the Victorian style along with vintage steam-run machinery. This culture includes all aspects of a lifestyle, including clothes, music, art, literature, gaming, and accessorizing. The style is very distinctive and while it looks similar to goth, it’s has its own identity.
Aspects of Steampunk Fashion
The steampunk fashion draws inspiration from the Victorian era so most steampunk dresses have corsets, ruffled skirts, long sleeves, lace, and even a conservative cut. Most of these dresses and clothes are altered and reinvented to appear more modern and interesting. Individuals with steampunk style also include a number of accessories to incorporate the steam aspect of this culture.
Steampunk fashion has evolved in the recent years so it draws inspiration from other eras as well. Although you can still see the keen Victorian influence, people have started to incorporate designs from the early 80s and 90s. Some steampunk dresses are also influenced by Edwardian era styles. This subculture also draws inspiration from shows like Downtown Abbey and books like The Great Gatsby.
What Do You Need in Your Steampunk Wardrobe?
• Steampunk Dresses – Victorian-inspired steampunk dresses are a big part of this aesthetic. These dresses usually have ruffled skirts and corsets with high collars. Modern dresses are usually sleeveless and can be short as well. Some dresses can look a little costume-like so you need to choose something that looks pretty without being cheesy.
• Accessories – Accessories are a big aspect of the steampunk aesthetic. You can’t have a complete outfit without the right earnings, necklaces, purses, and mechanical-themed items like pocket watches, etc. The combination of accessories and clothes will complete the steampunk look.
• Shoes - Steampunk dresses can cover shoes completely because of their length, but that doesn’t mean you should’nt invest in a good pair of steampunk-themed shoes. These items have daring heels, buckles, mechanical wheel designs, and other such patterns that fit the theme.
At Violet Vixen, we have a large collection of items that can fit into your steampunk wardrobe perfectly.