Friday, 23 July 2010

The Way to Wear It; Glamour Goth

Goth is a term usually associated with teenagers who listen to Mariyln Manson. Glamour Goth however (otherwise known as Gloth) is the chic version of this look. Opting for heels instead of heavy boots and no piercings is a good way to give the goth look a glamorous touch. The look is generally made up of black, lace with a spash of gold or red. It’s a high fashion look that can be pulled off but will always be mocked by a few. Some would laugh at having Morticia Addams as a style icon but wear the look well and with confidence and people who understand fashion will approve. As one gets older then the more difficult the look is to pull off; there is generally an age limit to wearing black lipstick! However, a chic black dress and fur is always going to work. It’s easiest to wear this look of an evening but to take it through to day time simply throw a bit of grunge in and take Elle’s Kate Lanphear for inspiration. The Olsen twins push this look as far as possible so let them inspire you but unless you’re seriously fashion savvy don’t push your look; being mistaken for a witch is not good!

The Way to Wear It: On The Catwalk
The look can be really sexy. Wear a sheer black blouse like this one at Paris 68. ear with a long skirt or trousers (too big trends for the winter) to make the look more fashion and less slutty.

Christopher Kane kept the look young at Versus.

Rich colours are a great way to bring colour into the look. Lanvin is always great for rich reds, greens and golds.

Keep the look easy yet effective by wearing an elegant black dress and statement lipstick, seen here at Antonio Berardi. If black lipstick is too much for you opt for a rich red.

Dolce and Gabanna are great for this look. They use lots of lace, leopard print, velvet, black and Gold!

Keep warm in the winter with fur and leather. If your legs are slim enough opt for some skinny leather trousers like these at Isabel Marant. Isabel Marant is great for very chic yet practical clothes.

Knits are going to be huge this winter, opt for Chunky black knits with your leather. Seen here at Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2010 show.

The Way to Wear It: On The Streets

The Way to Wear it: Inspiration

Morticia Addams
American Elle's style director, Kate Lanphear

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Model and DJ Leigh Lezark

Courtney Love

The Way To Wear It. Shop The Look; Splurge
Ann Demeulemeester Blanches, Sheer Sequin Dress, £420
Helmut Lang leather and stretch-jersey leggings, £515

Givenchy Flower and Crystal Top,

Pamela Love Cross Necklace, £445,

Balmain Jacket, £3924.18,

Shearling Boots, £799.80,

Alexander Wang Sunglasses, £180,
The way to Wear It. Shop The Look; Beauty
YSL Lipstick in Rouge Volupte,

Nars Nailpolish,

Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner,
The Way To Wear It. Shop The Look; Save.
Peach Lace Dress £52,
Chiffon Topshop Boutique jacket, £95,

Black Wood Heel Boot, £85, denim hotpants, £38,

Leather and Chain Cuff, £10, www.boohoo.comEmbroidered Lace and Mesh Maxi Dress £65

Embroidered Mesh Maxi Dress

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