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.  


Nightmare Bathbomb - Silky

Model Silky
Nightmare Hexbomb Bathbomb


Lace Dream Part 1 - Silky

Model Silky
Lace gypsy top
Elizium Corset
Gabriella Overskirt
Zelda Petticoat



Sunday, 21 May 2017

Necessary Evil - Choose Your Style


Investing in a few carefully selected items can update your entire wardrobe for the new season so we have selected a few tops that you can wear over different outfits to a create varying styles. 


1. Medeina Bat Wing Cape  
A sheer stretch mesh cape with detailed bat wing effect stitching and a high collar to give a vampire effect.
This elegant kimono in flowing mesh fabric has an open front, long sleeves and a separate faux leather spiked belt fastening.

3. Zira Mesh Bolero 
Ultra cool bolero featuring a high neck collar with frog clasp, cap sleeves and long graceful tails.

4. Nyx Velvet Asymetrical Top 
A luxurious black velvet top with one half styled like a flowing cape but with a contrasting long sleeve with corset style lacing and ruching at the shoulder, giving it a stylish, asymmetrical look.

This sheer circle-cut top has a V neck, stylish faux leather trim, and drapes exquisitely around your hips and thighs. 
Seductive and sexy, this Lydia top adds mystery to your style. A high ruched neck with hook and eye fastenings keep it simple, yet glamorous.

Take a look at the latest arrivals from Necessary Evil

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Goth Prom

It's prom time!

Almost like a debutante ball of old, this is the time to shine and strut your stuff! 
And while the rest of the world will be running around malls and diving into glitter and pastels, we prepared four stunning, striking outfits that will make heads turn, one way or another!

This velvet vamp-like siren dress is accessorized with black lace and a rose motif, for the classical, romantic goth soul. 
Featuring Calliope dress and My Beautiful Gothic jewellery.

You will be a real doll in this delicate strapless dress accessorized with dainty lace cuffs and bold bats.
 Featuring Flocked Dress, Rose Handbag, Bat Jewellery.

If you prefer something more daring, a corset dress with a steampunk theme might be right up your ally. It speaks of danger and decadence. You can dance all night, but are ready to board your airship at a moment's notice!

Featuring Ophelie Dress.

Sleek and elegant, this minimalist ensemble is sure to stand out in a sea of colour in the best possible way. It is sophisticated and dark, and just a little bit wicked!
Featuring Freya Dress, Raven jewellery.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

What to Wear in Spring

With warmer days and regular sunshine making an appearance it is time to pack away the oversized jumpers, thick socks and coats!  In anticipation we have selected 5 key dresses to add to your wardrobe this season:

Every closet needs a simple but functional Gothic Dress for those days out in the pub, chilling in the park or to slip over your bikini on the way to the beach.  So, we have chosen this long dress by Queen of Darkness which features a Pentagram design on the back straps and a bat charm on the front.




Also top of our list is the Witchery Black Dress by Punk Rave,  featuring an asymmetrical hem, looped back strap with neck ties and cord channels across the body for the perfect fit .



If you dare to show a little more leg,  then the Short Black Dress with frills could be the answer.  Pictured below is our model Silky wearing this new arrival which she has stylishly teamed with a wide belt and tights.



Looking for something to wear on a night out, then we have this sexy mini Lace Dress with adjustable straps in stock.  Wear it on its own or with a bolero combined with a pair of heels.



Alternatively show off your curves in a tightly fitted Mini Dress with zipper detail for a more edgy look.


For our full range of clothing visit www.the-gothic-shop.co.uk 


Hooded Dress - Dragonfly

Model Dragonfly
Hooded Dress by Dark in Love
Arboreus earwarp by Alchemy Gothic