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Sexy, vintage gothic/alternative style clothes....corset maybe. Any suggestions?

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oreoaddict Thu 29-Aug-13 19:55:30

Hello! smile

Ok, so I'm going out with some friends and gf next weekend, but we usually end going to quite alternative bars and clubs, which I like. The only problem is, I never feel like I'm wearing the 'right' clothes. Usually I'm not really bothered, but this time, I really fancy going all out and wearing something more fitting.

I've actually always loved the vintage gothic style before, but never knew where to shop for it. I don't like the ott, all black and lace or pvc look, but I'd like something sexy and subtle.

I'm 5ft 8" and a size 10. I have very long dark hair and pale skin, so I'm half way there grin

Anyone got any suggestions?


MrsLettuce Thu 29-Aug-13 20:00:50


Spottypurse Thu 29-Aug-13 20:04:16

Can't link but google corset of the day. They have some great stuff.

OneLittleLady Thu 29-Aug-13 20:08:30

If your budget will stretch to it, I'd suggest trying Kates Clothing, they have some really nice fairly classy gothy stuff. I'd really stress that if you actually want a proper corset, as in a steel boned one, please please get measured properly for one, don't just mail order one. They can really hurt you if they are sized too tight for your body. That aside, there are plenty of websites, like Kates Clothing, Drac in a box (very expensive but some lovely lovely things), Lip Service, Rocky Horrors etc that would have cheaper plastic boned ones suitable for casual wear.

scaevola Thu 29-Aug-13 20:11:41

You might like to browse the Fairy Gothmother

oreoaddict Thu 29-Aug-13 20:12:10

My budget?....Hmmmm, well I probably shouldn't spend more than around £60, which is probably unrealistic, but it definitely needs to be under £100.

Thanks spotty, I'll check that out.

scaevola Thu 29-Aug-13 20:16:05

This one is £45 - any good, or really wide of the mark?

oreoaddict Thu 29-Aug-13 20:16:54

Thanks for all that lady Will get measured for the steel boned corset, if I decide to go down that route. Had a look online at a few and I liked a lot of what I saw.

Ta for the link sca

oreoaddict Thu 29-Aug-13 20:26:50

sca loving fairy gothmother! Beautiful, sexy clothes.

Your second link won't work for some reason though grrrr. Do you mind trying it again?

scaevola Thu 29-Aug-13 20:32:26

Here's another go at the second link.

But in case it doesn't work, it's a black leopard Devoire swing dress with built in tulle skirt trim, which is the black swing dress on the second row of the "dresses" tab. You might have noticed it already.

oreoaddict Thu 29-Aug-13 20:36:31

Damn didn't work this time round either! K, thanks I'll have a look.

oreoaddict Thu 29-Aug-13 20:48:33

Ok, found it. Yeah I like the top bit, but I'm not sure about swing dresses. They look a little too froo froo. You're not way off though.

Oh and another question, are fingerless, fishnet gloves a no no in your late 20's? I know that's not old, but I'm not sure if that look's really young. I think it looks really sexy on other women, but I haven't had the guts to wear them myself yet. I get told a lot that I look like Amy Lee from Evanescence. She's around my age and she looks great in all that kind of stuff, but then she is actually Amy Lee grin I think deep down, this is my style, but I'm wondering that if I start wearing these kind of clothes now, is it not going to feel a bit strange??.....

MiniTheMinx Thu 29-Aug-13 20:56:58

Has anyone mentioned hell bunny?

If you like vintage, do you like steam punk?

What about something like this (not a corset)

This is nice

I have this on my wish list smile

millersangels Thu 29-Aug-13 21:07:17

Damn scaevola, that dress is amazing. I need that dress.

dyslexicdespot Thu 29-Aug-13 21:13:50

oreoaddict Thu 29-Aug-13 21:48:34

mini thanks for all those. Like the second one the most.

dyslexic they're all gorgeous! I think they might be a bit ott for the bars I'll be going to, but I'll have a look at some of her other stuff

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