So it's no surprise that "Medieval goth" when I was younger was similar to the first search result you get when you type that in Google image search:
|still awesome by the way|
Historical anachronisms ahoy. But you know the look: big sleeves, corset, long dress. Damsel in the castle. The aristocratic goth look is very very dead. The big sleeves and dresses are coming back, but more in a witchy way.
I see medieval coming back more in a warrior way, inspired by LARPers (live action roleplaying) and cosplayers and the geeky renaissance we are currently in.
Obviously the above are for LARPs and not for everyday wear. But it can translate well to everyday, combining elements of tribal and nugoth...
Mai Magi does this look well:
|a festival look|
Necklace: Claires ( 1998), dragon earrings: Body Artforms (new), arrow industrial: bodyjewelry.com (new) )
To have a more fantasy-inspired goth look, I suggest adding the following to your already-existing dark fashion wardrobe/look:
- Having more armor-influenced accessories/clothing like chain mail, scale mail, tooled leather
- sword, dragon, axes, and other geekery accesories
- tribal-inspired makeup
- braids or dreads
I don't think this is currently a trend, just more a thing I'm in to nowadays. I've been reading nonstop sword and sorcery these days! Do you dress historical/inspired by fiction? Let me know in the comments!