Have you heard of steampunk? It’s a genre of science fiction/fantasy that harkens back to the 19th century when steam power was the main form of energy and transportation. Think H.G. Wells and Jules Verne; gears and watchfobs; chrome and silver and brass.
But what we’re interested in is the current revival of steampunk fashion. The style is a throwback to the curvy feminine lines of the Victorian era with a dash of mechanical futurism. Here’s how to get a jump on constructing your own steampunk look (or simply adding a sleek touch of it to your style).
Cinched, elaborate jackets. Picture this gorgeous black jacket over a long cream-colored dress.
Striped tights. The vertical ribbing gives a hint of old-time-circus whimsy.
Ornate headwear. Think Edwardian fancery: feathers, crystal beads and veils make a hat haughty in a good way.
Gloves. Lacy gloves and corseted wristlets give your outfit a touch of old-fashioned feminine frills.
Goggles. Really? Yep! Devoted fans of steampunk accessorize with 19th century-style pilot’s gear. Talk about a chic way to keep your bangs out of your eyes.
Lace-up boots. Nothing says Victorian like tall, gilded, supple leather lace-up boots with heels.
Jewelry with exposed gears. Look for necklaces, rings and earrings with a mechanical toughness, like this one from JewelsbyNature on Etsy.
Do you like any elements of steampunk fashion, Lovelies?