The history of fashion for gothic clothingOn October 8, 2021 by Emma Collymore
The fashion for gothic clothing is mostly based on dark shades. In the Gothic clothing era of the Middle Ages, people such as sailors or people associated with churches and cathedrals wore this type of clothing. Gothic dress complete with a big hat and a long coat, knee-length breeches, shoes with a clasp on the knees or boots with a bucket. The peasants wore ordinary fabrics in the form of coarse dresses and tunic dresses, and they were barefoot because they had to work in the field or in dirty water. The women also dressed just like the men and they were also barefoot. Of course, they wore belts so that their long skirts would not be pulled to the ground.
As mentioned, Gothic clothing uses dark shades instead of extravagant colors to match the dark mood. They came in the form of dark velvet, dark openwork nets, dark lace, dark gloves and scarlet dark leather. In the early 1980s, this fashion reappeared in England. However, Gothic fashion flourished in its original form from 1200 to 1450 AD. Compared to Gothic clothing during the Romanesque era, the clothing line was simpler and more refined. Styles have changed over time. Thus, in the 15th century Gothic fabrics began to differ because of their rigidity. There were soft doublets, lamb sleeves and tight belts.
One of the popular medieval costumes for women was the gothic corset. The gothic corset praised the female body, giving it the shape of an hourglass. It was an ordinary Victorian and medieval costume for women. His fame has survived to this day. However, the latest trend of the gothic corset is not the same as in the Victorian and medieval periods, but soft and comfortable. There are different types of gothic outfits such as light natural fiber shirts with ruffles, loose fit and pirate shirt with drooping shoulders, dark short pants and big dark hats, etc. the trend of gothic shirts and other dresses changes over time.
Although the Gothic period lasted from 1200 to 1450 AD, it can be divided into two periods, namely the early period (1200-1350) and the late period (1350-1450), with each period having different styles. Early period outfits had simpler expressions and looked elegant and graceful. In the late period styles began to change rapidly.
Over time, the fabrics became harder, not the draperies that were common in the early period. In the late Gothic era in the XV century, important features of Gothic clothing were manifested in the form of clear dense belts, soft doublets and sleeves of lamb, etc.