It’s hardly surprising that the choice of prom dress is a trying one for girls, as the event is such an important one in their development, but more and more people are turning to gothic prom gowns – let’s take a quick look at why…
The gothic look is always popular with high schoolers – it’s a classic way of stating individuality, of not being one to follow the herd.It does that job well, because even in today’s world where the goth look doesn’t shock anymore, people that go for that look will still have to run the gauntlet of abuse.
With the increase of goth look at school, it was inevitable that there would be a related rise in goth prom dresses.After all, if a girl spends her school life wearing black, they are hardly going to want to turn up at the prom looking like they just stepped out of a Grease musical, are they!
A goth prom gown doesn’t even have to be black, it’s more the sensuality of the colours that count, so purple and dark red work fine, even pink if it is co-ordinated with black!A gothic prom dress would probably have a tight fitted corset section, and flowing skirt, although it can work just as well with a short skirt.
There are lots of specialist sites online now where you can get prom dresses that are designed in the goth way, so you don’t have to rely on adapting old dresses, which used to be the norm.
Maybe you aren’t a fully fledged goth, but like the shape of the clothes – not the loose hanging casual stuff, but the more fitted shapes, and you could go for this shape and still keep the more classic colours you’d associate with prom dresses.
There really is a huge array of choice, so you can make your prom dress as gothic as you want – they also work for halloween and fancy dress parties!