Inspiration July 24, 2018
Victorian Gothic meets Advanced High Tech.
Try Steampunk style. It’s edgy fashion that makes a statement, sure to turn heads.
Born in the ’80s, Steampunk style stuck around due to its fashionable protest to the digital age. Intriguing and playful, it allows room for experimenting without gender specifics, age or budget limits. Become a “steamy,” “punky” woman for a night with this one-of-a-kind look!
To stay on top of the trend, and to avoid fashion mishaps follow these simple rules.
Get inspired by the literary works of Victorian writers like Jules Verne, Herbert Wells and Mark Twain. They actually ignited the subculture movement. Another inspiration to consider is Keira Knightley’s outfits in Joe Wright’s 2012 production of “Anna Karenina.” Or steal the looks from these four high fashion designers’ runway lines dedicated to Steampunk.
Buy an outfit. Use your imagination, creativity and senses to create your own.
Combine contemporary high-tech fashion and Victorian Gothic styles. This is the essential idea of the luxurious-looking movement with dripping velvet fabrics and heavy metal elements. All are a must!
Overthink the style or appeal of an outfit to make it “steampunk enough.” Stay true to yourself and have fun.
Wear bustle skirts, puffy sleeve dresses, romantic blouses and high-collar shirts with ties for dramatic femme fatal, sophisticated “court lady,” or dashing “courtesan” look. And Arm up with a some sort of safe weapon. Try super affordable guns by Venusian Airship Pirate Trading Co.
Go after lace gloves, shortened leather corsets, belts and surreal metallic jewelry, when accessorizing. Steampunk style followers often give preference to the pieces with nuts, bolts and other mechanical elements to emphasize the central fashion idea of looking at a person as a mechanism. Finish your look with a top hat or a bowler hat. Old-fashioned caps and cork helmets are also allowed.
Stick to solely black, gray and brown colors. It’s believed that Gothic colors are the only acceptable color spectrum for Steampunk style. But really, almost any color can be steampunk. Choose the ones that compliment your personality and eyes and take advantage of the fact that Steampunk exists in a world of advanced technology, so it’s perfectly normal to wear bright colors and complicated prints and patterns.
Invest in a pair of Grinders, Victorian ankle boots or massive military style shoes. Buckles, laces, spikes, metal “sci-fi” elements and even pockets will add an even snappier touch to the outfit.
Forget that Steampunk style includes not only clothing but also art, décor, advanced technology devices and more.
Browse these online stores for Steampunk style shopping to nail the look!
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