While I’m still wanting to make “Viking Goth” a thing, I’m starting to drift more toward a “Romantic Goth” look.
“Romantic” here doesn’t mean love, although that can certainly be a part of it, but rather the “Romantacism” of the romantic period of history. Romantic goths focus on beauty in darkness: dead roses, moonlight illuminating a graveyard, ravens and wolves, and so forth.
Fashion tends to be flowing, lace and velvet are quite common. Styles from the Victorian and Edwardian ages, or even further back to Medieval times, are popular.
“An elegant goth, for a more civilized day.”
Indeed, it’s the exact opposite of that silly screed I fisked before:
Goth deliberately crosses all the lines of proper dress, manners, refinement, and decency.
Stuff and nonsense. There’s nothing the least bit indecent about any of this:
And, if I might be so bold as to suggest: