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>> Plus-Size Goth, Steampunk & Vintage Victoriana Fashion

 
Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.
 


Last Update: June 9, 2017

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Rose Embroidered
Faux Leather Moto Jacket

Size
XL - 3X

Ruffled Sleeve
Stretch Lace Top
Size 4 - 20W

Ruffled Maxi Skirt
Size
XS - 3X
Petite to XL

Loosely related but styled differently by the women who wear goth, steampunk and Lolita fashion, these styles find their roots in the vintage fashion of the Victorian era.  One of the best resources for unusual plus-size Goth, Lolita, & Steampunk finds is on eBay. There are many direct from manufacturer and custom made sellers there.  With Buy It Now options bidding often isn't necessary and payment is easy through Paypal.

Goth women can move more toward Medieval inspired silhouettes, rich fabrics such as velvet in blood red, purple, or black which are steeped in the ethos and romance of the Victorian Gothic horror novel and art of the Arthurian romantic Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The hallmark ethereal chiffons and lavish lace, along with rich brocades reminiscent of the European Baroque and deep velvets make this style easiest to shop for during the Holiday party season when these looks tend to go more mainstream.

Steampunk fashion, on the other hand, is more Jules Verne than Bram Stoker. It combines Victorian corsets and bustle skirts with invented gadgetry reflecting on the futuristic fantasy and promise of the Industrial Age.  Props, leather and boots mix with vintage watches, cogs and metal bits with women's looks borrowing freely from vintage men's styles of the Victorian age in forward thinking feminist style.

 

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Floral Burnout Velvet
Cold Shoulder Top
Size
1X - 3X

Red Satin
Underwire Chemise
Size XL - 5X

Tulle Petticoat
Size 1X - 6X

Anne Klein
Metallic Brocade
Platform Sandals
Size 5 - 11 M

 

Pyramid Collection carries Victoriana, Steampunk, and Goth inspired laces and velvets all year in sizes up to 28W, with a collection of unusual jewelry, shoes, and accessories to go with it. 

Every now and again vintage specialist ModCloth will carry styles that can be adapted, but their main focus is mid twentieth century looks (Size S - 4X), while Unique Vintage offers more art deco and fifties swing styles in sizes S to 4X.

 

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Kimono Smoking Jacket
Size 2 - 24W

Burnout Velvet
Bell Sleeve Top

Size
2 - 28W 

Embellished Mesh
Long Kimono
Size
14 - 24W

Ruffled Hem Pants
Size 14 - 28W
Avg - Petite

 

Lolita fashion takes English Victoriana and runs it through a Japanese style blender, sending often saccharine sweet, China Doll confections rooted in the innocence of a Brave New World back towards a now jaded, and slightly disenchanted West as escapist, fantasy world nostalgic for both childhood and bygone eras. This last permutation of Victoriana in modern style closets is perhaps the most difficult to find in larger sizes.

Plus specialty retailer Torrid has fewer Goth inspired styles than in the past, but the on-line collection offers more options along with looks inspired by Disney that play with both sweet and villainous storybook themes that can work well for Lolita looks in sizes to 6X.

Thigh high stockings and fishnets are regularly available from Hips & Curves in sizes up to 6X.  They are also an excellent resource for items such as bustles, bloomers, tulle skirts, and corsets.

 

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Tiered Tulle Dress
Size 0 - 36W

Avg - Petite - Tall

 

Burnout Lace
Bell Sleeve Top
Size
XL - 3X

Floral Lace
Choker Necklace

 

 Velvet Kimono Jacket
Size 8 - 28W
 

 

Thanks to the 2013 punk themed fashion exhibition at the heavily influential Metropolitan Museum of Art edgier, tougher looks are trending into the mainstream and can be found in retailers listed throughout our shopping directories at all levels and price points. This trend is expected to last for a couple of fashion cycles. 

Recent pop culture influences from television shows such as Game of Thrones, Once Upon A Time, and Downton Abby in recent years are mixing with dark super hero imagery, Star Wars fantasy costuming, and sumptuous live action fairytales on the big screen for a heavy vintage fantasy influence that resonates in the Victorian inspired style sphere.

Also trending in is a heavy bohemian influence which will make some pieces suitable to Goth and Lolita styles more readily available from mainstream retailers.  While colored laces are remaining strong style influencers with the vintage and retro trend of the last few years, black lace is also regularly surfacing throughout mainstream on-line catalogs.  More highly stylized pieces will still mainly be available from specialty retailers.

 

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Jacquard Platform Boots
Size
4 - 11 W

 

Tiered Lace Maxi Dress
Size
XS - 4X
 

Victorian Cutaway Jacket
Size 6 - 24W
 

Lace Peplum Top
Size 10 - 32W
 

 

 

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