Gorgeous Goth Glamour - Slivers of iridescent organza
melt against the richness of darkest black velvet for a softer
more romantic, sensual Goth where just a nod toward the trend
makes you look less teenager experiment more grown woman who
knows how to bend new fashion looks to her ways.
Left - Miss Selfridge Lace Appliqué Top.
Right - Dunnes Stores Feather Skirt Dress.
Right - Black Mesh & Sequin Dress Ruby Ray £170.
Lace layers and lacy overlays turn this Goth look from
Morticia to interesting lady with the addition of extra touches
such as lace gloves, Victorian style boots or chokers. These add
instant Goth accessorising whilst retaining a sophisticated yet
Leather is an obvious choice for the girl who
likes to work some Goth into her wardrobe planning. This
Givenchy leather dress is not only figure hugging, but stunning
Leather Ladies - Über Sleek Edgy & Functional Napa
Leather - The ladylike cuts sit next to more decadent
fetishist chain, studded and cutwork leather styles. Slim
line pencil and longer gaucho skirts or boxy jackets are
investment pieces. Leather cuffs or collars fast track this
fashion trend without overdoing the vixen woman. Buy black
or blue navy if you prefer to be ahead of the pack.
Catwalk Leather Fashion Trends.
Left and Centre - Fashions by McQueen.
Right - Givenchy Leather Skirt .
Left - Dior Grey leather Trousers.
Right - Lanvin Black Leather Skirt.
The cinched waistline follows through on fitted coats which
are so opposite in line to the volume oversized versions of some
designers. McQueen 's coats show this so well and also combine
reference to both military and heritage fashion trends.
Military Mania - Key investment pieces are
military inspired. Coats, cardigans and jackets with
buttons, epaulets or military collars and colours are
functional and great winter wear. Pea coats offer the sort
version with less dating detail.
Note in particular the massive military collars
that could truly button up and double wrap across the bronchus
in extreme weather in true Dr Zhivago style. These large collars
have been seen across many fashion shows.
Autumn 2012 Winter 2013 Minimalist Look
Minimalist - Frill free, simple plain, spare, but well
cut pieces - especially coats (Balenciaga, Celine) jackets
and trousers all in neutral, subtle, expensive tones that
flow from season to season. Look for pastel pink nude coats,
milky coffee, severe pinstripes, sleek silhouettes and dusted colours.
The lines are spare and the fabric makes the statement. Note how
simple shapes also take on brighter colours whilst remaining
minimal in line. Tailored Crombie coats make this classic look a
safe reliable winning wearable trend year after year.
Trousers Suits/ Pants Suits
Left - Alberta Ferretti Minimalist Black Suit.
Centre - Dolce & Gabbana Narrow Slim Cropped Pants & Jacket.
Right - Dolce & Gabbana Ankle Cropped Pants & Tweed Jacket.
Women need trousers in their lives as much as they need dresses.
Each piece suits a particular mood and never more so than when
several pant leg styles are on offer.
Silhouette - Tomboy Trouser Suits Are Back.
Trousers come in 3 shapes of leg line. Select from shorter
cropped cigarette trousers that can be layered under skirts
(as seen at Prada), or just easily worn under tunics and dresses.
Floral Bloom Fabrics - Flower Power Patterns
Edgy Winter Floral Bloom Fabrics - Flocked
Fabrics, Bold Florals and
Jacquards (Dolce&Gabbana). These are not soft wispy florals, but powerful prints
with an edgy, luxurious gilded touch that adds a new twist to
winter 2012/13 fashion trends. Mix all the different
textures and contrasting luxury fabrics together. Michael
Kors gold lace skirt worn with a chunky Aran style knit
highlight the contrasting textures you can mix.
Left - Floral Evening Jacket From Gucci AW12/13.
Right - Flower Printed Velvet Jacket by East.
Left - BHS A/W12/13 Fake Fur Coat.
Waisted coats vie for attention with more loose unstructured
slouchier cocoon shapes.
The 1970s revival continues with 1970s wide lapel collar coats with flared skirts
Vuitton. Trends to watch include large feature buttonholes as wide slits in the style of bound
welts so large they are usually reserved for pocket
openings. Large buttons were used in the 1950s and 60s, but it's
about 200+ years since wide buttonholes were used on garments.
Check out my page on
Men's Coats in the Georgian Era here.
Conclusion of Glamorous Goth Fashion Winter 2013
The trend with Gorgeous Goth Glamour is less teenager experiment, more grown woman who
knows how to bend new fashion looks to her ways.
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Pilot, Ted Baker, Simply Be, River Island. Header Image -
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