Friday, 15 September 2017

Creepy Cute

We here at The Gothic Shop have a bit of a split personality. As much as we enjoy and delight in being mysterious and alluring and just a little bit scary, we also equally love combining the cute with the creepy and indulging our sweetly dark side.

But we think we're not alone there, and that a lot of you share the same inclinations as we do. 
Inspired by the new goodies which just arrived in our shop, we decided to take the plunge deep into the perky goth territory (and what a lovely plunge that was), and combine the cute and the creepy in four perfectly adorable sets. We hope you will like these sets, full of cats and bats and all things that make us happy!

We are so in love with this dress. It makes us feel like a grown up Wednesday Addams, and you can't tell us that that can be a bad thing. We added some cat-themed jewellery by Alchemy and a very grown up looking bag, with a very cartoonish cat print, just because. 

Can we ever have enough bats in our wardrobe? Pretty silly question, isn't it? One can never have enough bats in the closet! Especially not when they are embroidered on a perfectly adorable mini dress, in the shape of a purse, or an ear wrap!

You know what, we need more cats. Especially love cats on gorgeous retro style purses, to match perfectly with our rainy day outfit. A floaty chiffon dress, a frilly umbrella.. what better way to welcome Fall?

Ok, we may be getting a little bit ahead of ourselves with this one, but Halloween is coming pretty soon, and we are pretty excited about it! And besides, does anything embody creepy and cute better than Halloween? We don't think so! That's why we paired this bat-pocketed full circle skirt  with a Halloween print blouse and coffin-shaped earrings. It's (almost) the season, after all! 

What's your favourite cute and creepy combo? 

Burning Flower Top - Lady Anna Calypso

Model Lady Anna Calypso
Burning Flower Top by Dark in Love
Corset by Burleska Corsets
Floral Lace Skirt

Friday, 8 September 2017

September Prize Giveaway

Enter our September prize draw to win a gorgeous selection of goodies from The Gothic Shop.  This month we are giving away 3 prizes as detailed below.

First Prize: Umbrella by Dark in Love, Handbag by Alchemy Gothic, Cat Candle by Pyropet and Bathbomb by Hexbomb.

Second Prize: Earrings by Alchemy Gothic, Claws by PendulousThreadsUK and Bathbomb by Hexbomb.

Third Prize: Red Rose necklace by My Beautiful Gothic, Coin purse by BannedApparel and Bathbomb by Hexbomb.

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Friday, 1 September 2017

Gothic Shades of Purple

One of the most popular colours alongside black and red, purple demands attention!  It has gothic characteristics full of mystery and sophistication.  Here are our top 5 picks to add a splash of purple to your wardrobe:

Gemini Princess Top, full black with double ribbon lacing over the breasts and revealing purple brocade with black lace trim.

Sweetheart Purple Lace Top, is just as gorgeous as the one above but with capped lace sleeves and purple fabric with a black lace overlay.  Featuring corset style lacing and a baby doll swing flare.

Elizium Purple High /Low Skirt,  an elegant yet seductive purple lined and black lace skirt. Show off some leg when worn alone or add luxury when worn over as an overskirt.     


Available to pre-order, this purple Winona Dress by Sinister has blown us away with its sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice trimmed with Venetian lace, black velvet and taffeta.  The perfect ensemble for that special occasion.

Or you can opt to accessorise with a cute bag like this round little number by Alchemy Gothic, which features a purple cross decoration.

Take a look at all things PURPLE on our website!!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Silky - Bodice Style Coat

Model Silky
Bodice Style Coat by DarkinLove

Goth to School

Summer is over, and soon school, classes and work will be starting.  And while some rejoice at the new beginnings, others miss the long slow days and the sweet summer nights.  We for one are looking forward to Autumn, because autumn means Halloween. But until then, we created some new sets to make the transition to everyday life a little easier for you, and for us.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Burleska and the art of decadence

Is there anything more decadent and rich than waterfalls of lace and tulle?

We decided to indulge our racier Victorian side this month and dived deep into Burleska's amazing and opulent designs. With brocade corsets and taffeta and lace dresses, Burleska is a dream come true for all romantic goths. 

We're sharing four outfit ideas with you, chock-full of our favourite romantic goodies for those special summer nights!

Morgana Corset, Gabriella Skirt, Hat and Gloves.
Ophelie Dress, Ring, Hairpiece and Necklace.
Ophelie Dress, Jewellery, Bag and Fan.
Valentina Jacket, Crown, Fan, Ring and Necklace

Monday, 19 June 2017

What to wear to a wedding

Weddings can be a little tricky sometimes. There’s all these rules about what to do and what to wear, and most importantly, what not to wear.  You’re not supposed to overshadow the bride, so no wearing white or cream, nothing that could resemble a wedding dress, and so on. But one of the rules that we also often see, and one which is heavily discussed these days is- don’t wear black to a wedding.
Like we said, tricky. Especially if, like ours, most of your closet is black. Lucky for us, this rule only exists in the very traditional weddings, and even there, the rules have been relaxed. And if it’s a goth wedding, well, anything goes!

However, the choice can still be complicated, and to help you out, we came up with 4 suggestions to give you ideas and to help you navigate the choppy waters of social etiquette.

You can never go wrong with a sleek long velvet dress. It’s elegant and flattering, and you can pair it with a ornate necklace without looking over the top, or like you’re trying too hard.

A retro inspired dress is always perfect to wear to a wedding. This one, however, has an interesting, rose petal inspired skirt giving it a unique look. We went overboard on the matching jewellery here, but we can’t resist the Claddagh design!

We freely admit to being in love with this black brocade dress. It’s beautiful and alluring without being too revealing, so you can wear it just about anywhere, and the rose pattern is just to die for.  You can’t really be too surprised we decided to include in our sets.

And as a last set, something for those weddings where black is not all that welcome.

This gorgeous black and red dress is festive enough, especially since red is a welcome colour at a wedding as it symbolises love and fertility.