by Vansheeka Chandra Verma April 27, 2018 2 min read

EVOLUTION OF THE GOTHIC DRESS (PART II)

And the Batcavers are here! 1980s was definitely one of the starting points for the Gothic community. They brought with them heavy drastic changes in the Gothic dress along with makeup and a completely I-don’t-give-a-fuck attitude. They were bold, loud and quite noticeable with their outlook. Their sense of Gothic dress is all black with their fishnets, chokers, belts and really teased hair. This was the setting scene of the gothic dress in the 80s.
And the Batcavers are here! 1980s was definitely one of the starting points for the Gothic community. They brought with them heavy drastic changes in the Gothic dress along with makeup and a completely I-don’t-give-a-fuck attitude. They were bold, loud and quite noticeable with their outlook. Their sense of Gothic dress is all black with their fishnets, chokers, belts and really teased hair. This was the setting scene of the gothic dress in the 80s.

Credits to Gallow Dance for the picture
The gothic dress was an improvement over the Batcave trend. The Deathrockers added yet more elements to their fashion. They brought in spike materials, a great deal of buttons and adornments to their garments. Also, they added jewelry to their looks that is still followed in the gothic community. It is from the Deathrockers that the trend of pairing silver jewelry with their gothic outfit. It was beautiful and the silver allure totally contrasted with the blacks.
 
 The footwear became more prominent. God bless if someone was kicked by a Deathrock! They were absolute beauties and dangerous. It is interesting to note that Deathrock emerged as an independent genre but amalgamated into the gothic fashion. It is definitely the missing link between punk and gothic fashion.

Credits to Iszzra scene for the picture
Both Batcave and Deathrock aim at the kind of I-just-rose-from-the-dead look. Later, they would be clubbed under the umbrella of Traditional Goth or specifically, Trad Goth.

Traditional Goths stereotypically enjoy horror movies, gore and a very “offensive” sense of humor. Their nature runs as deep and chaotic as their fashion sense. If you are aspiring Trad Goth, you are the real eye-catchers, let us tell you that! We’re proud of you anyway!

Still haven’t found your inspiration? Maybe the 1990s was meant for you then. We’ll tell you all about it in our next post. Till then, stay gothic!   
Vansheeka Chandra Verma
Vansheeka Chandra Verma



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