To be quite honest I am still on the edge about Steampunk, which is unlucky for me because apparently it is meant to be the next big thing to hit the high street. For all of you who do not know what steampunk is, it is basically a retro-futuristic blend of Victoriana and sci-fi style. I know Strange…..
It is currently a niche style, but apparently it is expected to make a huge leap into the high street. I don’t see myself wearing it personally, but it is becoming more and more popular everyday, so maybe it will grow on me.
I think it looks like the sort of thing you would see in a vintage sci-fi comic, but you know fashion can be crazy sometimes. Topshop and Asos have also joined in the trend, with gothic velvet and lace bralets along with floor-length pleated skirts in oxblood, and double-breasted coats.
It has thought to of been made popular with the general public after films such as Sherlock Holmes and Van Helsing. Also Lady Gaga and Rhianna have been spotted embracing this new style.
I still have not made my mind up about Steampunk, and to be quite honest I don’t see enough people having the confidence to dress like that, but for any of you who do want to become a steam punker here is a short guide on how to get the look….
Headgear- Toppers, bowlers and veils.
Coats- Military trenches and greatcoats.
Jackets- Double-breasted, pin-stripe suits with waistcoats.
Shirts- Girls- the chiffon blouse- Boys collarless
Underwear- Bralets, corsets and petticoats.
Dresses- Velvet and lace
Trousers- Suit or jeans to make it look more casual.
Shoes- Spats or platformed boots.
Accessories Goggles are a must have, as wells as brooches and pocket watches.
Good Luck in releasing your in nor Steampunk!