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A black gothic dress is a beautiful and elegant addition to your Steampunk wardrobe, perfect for those who prefer the gothic style.

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Gothic dresses are primarily influenced by Victorian and Edwardian outfits. Due to this – elegant long dresses with frills and corsets are popular in the gothic community. However, the gothic style may include additional accessories and designs that feature other gothic or sometimes even Steampunk, elements such as buckles, studs, and belts – as well as some more modern details. Many dresses go past elegance, and into badass with corsets over the top of dresses and short trims with ripped edges. 

Depending on your style preference, there are many different types of gothic dresses, from modern to traditional. One of which is elegant Victorian dresses such as a mourning dress, or a riding dress. You can also get civil war inspired dresses. These are all traditional looking and will most likely be paired with accessories from the gothic or Steampunk genre. Corset dresses are also popular in the gothic community due to their links to Steampunk, with a long frill at the back tapered to a shorter frill at the front. This style looks badass and adventurous, and can be paired with your favourite accessories. Gothic wedding dresses are also popular, specifically for gothic weddings, of course. They provide a traditional and elegant look that is often simple in design but bold and different. 

Dresses can be worn for cosplay, weddings, or everyday wear. It depends on what your preferences are. This article will look at some of the best black gothic dresses available online.

Women Special Halloween Gothic Dress,Plus Size Open Shoulder Mesh Lace Dres-s,Half Sleeve Pure Color Black Party Dress

Women Special Halloween Gothic Dress,Plus Size Open Shoulder Mesh Lace Dres-s,Half Sleeve Pure Color Black Party Dress
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This dress is definitely more modern in style, but the Victorian influence is visible. It’s skirt is elegant with a lovely floral lace detailing at the edge. The top of the dress is shoulder-less and has three quarter length sleeves. There are black shoulder straps either side, forming a cross at the back of the dress. Across the top of the front of the dress is a black leather looking belt that is studded with silver ringlets and forms a cross that connects at the top to the shoulder straps. The dress is fairly simple, but most definitely effective, you can go mad with accessories in order to make this dress as bold as you need it.

Nofonda Womens Classic Black Layered Lace-Up Lolita Dress Gothic Fancy Dress Cosplay Costume Evening Dress (Medium)

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This dress is much more Victorian in style, with lolita influences too. It has a very puffed out skirt that appears to have three layers, and ribbons are tied up the skirt. The top half of the dress has short sleeves and lace edging. The top of the dress has more ribbon going up the middle in a sort of ‘v’ shape. A ribbon is also tied around the waist, tying in a bow at the back. It is an unusual dress that will even look great at a Steampunk convention.

EUDOLAH Women’s Gothic Steampunk Steel Boned Corset Dress Skirt Set Costume (UK 10-12 (L), Black)

EUDOLAH Women's Gothic Steampunk Steel Boned Corset Dress Skirt Set Costume (UK 10-12 (L), Black)
  • Vintage brocade lace corset dress perfect to show your the entire waist.
  • Made of quality lace and stain, features plastic boned and ribbon ties up, shape your waist successfully.
  • Great for party, wedding, clubwear, costume, Halloween dress and fashion corset.
  • Unique styles of floral lace bustier tops which bring you a stunning body curve.
  • Luxury floral black lace high low layered skirt, sexy and charming.

This is a beautiful corset dress that will be perfect for a special occasion. The skirt is high-low, being lower at the front and layered with floral patterned netting on top, and a satin looking layer underneath. The corset is black and has a subtle floral pattern, it clips together at the front with chrome clasps, and has a ruffled edging around the bust area. The dress doesn’t have shoulders, the long sleeves start in line with the top of the bust. The sleeves are made of the same floral netting pattern that covers the top layer of the skirt.

Punk Rave Black Nightingale Dress Goth Steampunk Lace Trim Long Sleeve

Punk Rave Black Nightingale Dress Goth Steampunk Lace Trim Long Sleeve
  • New Womens Fitted Dress By Punk Rave
  • Black, 95% Cotton 5% Spandex
  • Perfect Attire For Goths And Steampunks
  • Lace Contrasts
  • Genuine Punk Rave Merchandise

This is modern dress with some elements of a Victorian dress. It is a skin tight, short black dress with long sleeves. The sleeves and the neckline both have an elegant mix of lace and netting as well as some ribbon that ties the sleeves. It is a beautiful dress that can be worn on a night out, or to a Steampunk convention.

Women Steampunk Victorian Gothic Ruffle Lace Dress Amelia Style Black(89-1) L

Women Steampunk Victorian Gothic Ruffle Lace Dress Amelia Style Black(89-1) L
  • Can be daily casual dress, also good choice for party, vintage event,pirate costume, adult halloween dress, coser dress.
  • 1 Gothic Swing Dress only.
  • Occasion: Suitable for a pirate, cyberpunk, goth, punk, pencil skirt, homecoming dresses, cocktail dresses, formal dresses or sexy lingerie steampunk girls clothing
  • Hand wash in cold water and machine washable
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This dress is the perfect mix of modern and Victorian. The skirt is raised at the front and layered with different materials all around, including lace and sheer netting. The sleeves are long and wide with the same layered effect as the skirt, and the waist is tight. The neckline is beautiful and traditional in style with the lace pattern edging the straight neckline. It is a beautiful dress that can be worn on many occasions and will look incredible at a Steampunk convention.

Grebrafan Steampunk Waist Corset 3 Piece Outfits for Women Bustiers Skirt White Blouse Set (UK(12-14) XL, Black)

Grebrafan Steampunk Corsets Bustiers Skirt Blouse Set 3 piece Waist Corset Outfits for Women (UK(12-14) XL, black)
  • 3-piece corset outfits for women clubwear: Corset with Women's Off Shoulder Short Sleeves Ruffles Blouse Shirt Crop Top and Tutu Skirt Adult Tulle Short Petticoat with Ruffles Gothic Vintage Dance Party Skirt
  • Fashionable and Sexy party Corsets Costume: corset set you must own in your wardrobe as a fashionable Halloween costume, gothic and steampunk cosplay fun, retro-themed party or simply daily life outfit. Skirt or any other type of slim-fitting panties will be great with a corset. The corset is designed to create a wonderful hourglass figure! perfect for wedding Christmas party stage performance clubbing cosplay intimate or naughty occasions
  • Corset set with Steampunk Midi Skirt for Women Tulle Multi Layered High Low Outfits Party, Asymmetrical high low length, zipper closure at back, lace floral trim overlay the whole skirt, make you beautiful and elegant to wear it; Gothic steampunk style skirt, made by satin fabric, with wide elastic waistband, which can fit different body type, lace floral trim overlay the whole skirt
  • Corset set with pirate blouse, this fashion all-match baby doll style blouse shirt is nice to match with overbust or underbust corset, jeans, shorts, dress and so on,this peasant Tops are suitable for Renaissance festivals and plays, Dating, Evening, Cocktail Party, Wedding Party and Daily Wear
  • Steampunk Corsets Costume include women's Fashion Sexy Blouse Shirt Crop Top, Ruffles Trim Body, Off Shoulder Wide Collar Design, Excellent Quality Elastic Cotton Fabric. It's a Good Choice to Pair This Blouse Top with Denim Shorts and Wedge Heels

This dress is most definitely gothic and will even suit an air pirate at a Steampunk convention, or perhaps even a burlesque outfit, perfectly. The skirt features a satin effect layer with ruffled edging, below a floral patterned, sheer net material. The top of the dress is styled like a corset, with a floral patterned material that hooks at the front with chrome clips. On either side of the dress are five chrome buttons that attach to chains that wind around the back of the dress. The back of the dress laces together with ribbon.

Punk Rave Gothic Maxi Dress Black Long Sleeve Embroidered Lace Steampunk Witch

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This dress is incredibly elegant and plain, although still gorgeous. It is a nicely shaped dress, perfect for showing off your figure, and has floral detailing at the neckline, and on the long sleeves. The neckline of the dress is made from a sheer net material that also has some patterns embroidered into it. The sheer material meets a choker-like collar. The dress is beautiful and has a lot of subtle details, it’s perfect for somebody who loves gothic Steampunk and is in need of a dress for a wedding or some sort of special occasion.

Plus Size Cold Shoulder Butterfly Sleeve Lace Up Halloween Gothic Dress Womne mesh Sling Drop Shoulder Dress Summer Casual

This dress has Victorian influences with the corset appearance. It has a knee length skirt that is covered by a floor length mesh material. The top half looks corset-like, with ribbon tying up the front. The dress is shoulder-less but has straps over each shoulder, and what is called butterfly sleeves that are made of the mesh material and look wonderfully elegant. 

VECDY Tops for Women Plus Size Clearance T Shirt Dress Sexy Gothic Clothes Long Sleeve Tops Strapless Blouses Women Party Jumpers(M,Black)

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This dress is very similar to the first dress on the list. It has a short black skirt that seems shorter in the middle, the dress is shoulder-less, but has long sleeves and leather studded straps at the shoulders. Around the waist is a studded leather belt that connects to a belt that goes down the centre of the top of the dress. This belt then forms a ‘Y’ shape and connects to the shoulder straps mid-way. It’s a badass dress, and may even work well if you’re also a fan of Steampunk. 

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