Saturday, 31 January 2015

Gothic Style - The Romantic Goth

The Romantic Goth (or Romantigoth) is probably our favourite gothic style. It's soft, feminine and dreamy and really easy to achieve the look. The look is very much inspired by the Victorian era and often epitomises a tragic novel heroine of the time. A long floaty skirt is a must to begin with, teamed with a flattering sweetheart neckline bodice top showing a little bit of decollete, perfect for framing some beautiful romantic gothic jewellery. Accessorising is the key to achieving this look with roses and lace being obvious choices.
Take a look at some of the items available at The Gothic Catwalk, who specialise in the Romantic Victorian Goth look. Simple touches like pretty lace gloves, gothic hair accessories, an elegant parasol and of course, statement jewellery can really complete the look.

Hair can have gentle curls or waves but straight "curtains" can also look amazing if your hair is in great condition. A half up half down style really suits this look and a gothic hairclip is perfect for keeping it in place. Make-up should be soft with the skin kept quite pale and all the emphasis on the eyes. Smokey, smudged eyeliner and eyeshadow looks fabulous on the Romantic Goth as it serves to create a slightly misty, mysterious look. It's probably best not to go for black lipstick, instead choose soft pinks, pale purples or deep red.

The Romantic Goth look is ideally suited for gothic brides.

Items available from The Gothic Catwalk

Please feel free to comment if you'd like to share your own tips for achieving the Romantic Gothic look.

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