Steampunk Costumes for Women of 21st Century

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 in Articles | Comments Off

Steampunk dress has changed over the years. Now they are not on the same flamboyant pattern as they were during 80’s or 90’s. Inspired and fictional version of Victorian clothing, steampunk dresses created a great degree of impact during those decades. Punk clothes of those times were bizarre and mostly worn by rockers. For a few of them steampunk clothing was a means of showing their individuality and their unique sense of fashion but for some other rockers these clothing was a sign of showing rebellious nature toward governmental, political and social establishment. Still the scenario is same but exaggeration in costumes has reduced.

Now steampunk clothing has acquired some other different names for instance emo clothing, alternate clothing and Goth clothing. Yes, the Goth clothing because Jess Nevins said “Steampunk is what happens when Goths discover brown”.

Steampunk corsets, trousers, jackets, blouse and tops are most popular punk costumes among today’s contemporary women. Each and every category of clothing have wide array of collection. Only in skirts you will find many styles like short skirts, long skirt, layered skirts, butterfly skirt and many more to this list. Out of these skirts mermaidsss skirt is more famous among women. It is long and tight at top and voluminous (spread out) at bottom.

Just like jackets, shrugs are also a Victorian style outer most wear. Steampunk Jackets and shrugs are made of all different types of fabrics and designs. They are made from leather basically faux leather, faux fur, velvet and satin. Accessories like Buckles, drawstrings and linings are not only to provide support and comfort to wearer but also add finishing touch to outer most apparel.

These beautifully accented jackets and shrugs create envelope of warmth and add confidence to their boho steampunk chic look. If you are about to attend evening party, these can prove as perfect combination for your corset or steampunk blouse.

What I suppose out of many steampunk Victorian costumes, corsets has left them behind in terms of popularity. The main aim of corset is to support the bust and reduce waistline upto a few inches and this is the point where it gets clicked with most women. The different styles and designs of punk Victorian corsets are made from fabrics like suede, rayon, cotton, velvet, satin and faux leather. As in case of jackets here also twill lining, drawstrings and eyelets do the same job. Look gorgeous in these opulent corsets and grace you night outings. Who knows, maybe you will become a show stopper of evening parties.

While you can purchase punk themed costumes separately, getting them in ensemble is not difficult too. Many online sellers sell punk dresses in sets and this is the convenient way of buying. By purchasing costumes in set you will not only save money but time too which you would have spent for searching each dress.

Women wear steampunk clothing but not only for attention as most people think. They wear them to look fashionable and stylish, to show the world their own individuality. Wearing these dresses with correct matching is not necessary as they are filled with variant array of clothing. So mismatched stuff will also work and that is the peculiarity of steampunk costumes.