How To Achieve A Celebrity Gothic Look

Celebrities always make sure they are at the cutting edge of fashion and at the moment the goth look is definitely on-trend. This was evident than at the recent Grammys, where you could see Beyonce in black leather straps on stage, Ciara rocking a full length studded trench coat at the after-party, and Katy Perry fully embracing the trend on stage in shredded skirt and crushed velvet. Other celebrities to have rocked the gothic look include Lady Gaga, Dita Von Teese, the beautiful Eva Green and of course Helena Bonham Carter – what do you expect, she is married to Tim Burton! No one celebrity is doing more to bring the Goth look back into the mainstream right now though, than Lorde.

Kiwi singer-songwriter Lorde’s look is quite subtle and less pantomime than the other admittedly fab women I have mentioned already. Lorde has said of her style
“Sometimes I’ll go for a goth-witch vibe”, yet she does this while retaining femininity and allure. Her look is less Hot Topic and more of a vintage Victorian vibe. Personally, I love it, and it’s a simple look to emulate. Here’s how you can do it:

Jeepers creepers



This subtle goth look begins at the feet with a pair of creeper shoes, also known as brothel creepers. Brands such as Demonia offer footwear including the V-CREEPER-502, with stacked 2 inch platform sole. Creepers are versatile and you can wear them with practically anything, so they’re a worthwhile investment.

Hellish heels

If you’re looking for something with a heel and a bit of glam, you can’t go too far wrong with Iron Fist, and the tattoo and skull motifs that they love so much. These are adorable alternative shoes that are ideal for night outs and any occasion when you want to make sure you’re noticed.

Gothic black dress


The next step in achieving the Lorde look is a simple black dress. Look out for velvet, leather or even PVC here for a real S&M look. There are some beautiful fitted Victorian style dresses on the market – as goth and Victoriana go together like skull and crossbones - from specialist goth labels. Tone down your ensemble with creeper shoes, some leggings and long sleeved top, or if you fancy dressing it up, some black tights, jewellery heels will do the job.

Why not Waistcoat?

If you’re not a dress person, a waistcoat teamed with some simple trousers or leggings is just what you need for understated goth glamor. Labels such as Spin Doctor offer an array of waistcoats inspired by Victoriana, Steampunk and other underground styles which could complete your edgy outfit perfectly.

Goth makeup

To finish off, you need just need the right makeup and nails from some of the good online brands. Paint your nails in dark hues like grey, black, or maybe a bold crimson. For the eyes start with black winged eyeliner - thin lines and short wings will be enough for this particular look. Team up with some dark berry red lipstick and you’re good to go, looking as edgy and menacingly fierce as Lorde, Ciara or Beyonce.

Author Bio:

Ellie Nicolaides is a blogger and fashion writer for Gothic Angel Clothing. She is quite a passionate about her work really enjoys what she is into!