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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: August 21, 2017

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Velvet Cutaway Blazer
Size XS - 4X

Tartan Plaid Cross Lace Skirt
Size 2 - 28W

Black Lace Corset Top
Size 1X - 6X

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 Appliqué
Bell Sleeve Top

Size
1X - 3X

Chiffon Maxi Dress
Size 14 -24W
 

Tory Burch
Embroidered Lace Up
Victorian Boots

Size 5 - 11 M

Knit Tiered Sleeve Top
Size 1X - 3X

 

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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Black Lace Dress, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Burgundy Velvet
Fishtail Maxi Skirt

Size
2 - 28W 

Glam Faux Fur Jacket
Size 12 - 30W

Velvet Off-the-Shoulder Top
Size 14 - 24W

Black Lace Dress
Size 14 - 24W

 

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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Black Lace Bell Sleeve Blouse, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Ruffled Sleeve Shift Dress, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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High Waist Faux Leather Leggings, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Purple Knit Peplum Top, Size 0 - 36W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Lace Bell Sleeve Blouse
Size
1X - 3X

 Ruffled Sleeve Shift Dress
Size 1X - 3X

High Waist
Faux Leather Leggings

Size
1X - 3X

Knit Peplum Top
Size
0 - 36W

 

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, Outlander,  and Downton Abby in recent years are mixing with dark super hero imagery, Star Wars fantasy costuming, and sumptuous live action fairytales such as Beauty and the Beast on the big screen for a heavy vintage fantasy influence that resonates in the Victorian inspired style sphere.

 

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Vintage High Neck Blouse
Size 8 - 24W

Embroidered Velvet Jacket
Size 2 - 28W

Plaid Chiffon Blouse
Size S - 3X

Crochet Choker Top
Size
1X - 3X

 

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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Outlander Tartan Coat, Size L - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Velvet Burnout Trim Bell Sleeve Top, Size 14 - 32W |  ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Pie Crust Ruffle Blouse, Size 12 -24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Red Double Ruffle Sleeve Blouse, Size XL - 5X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Outlander Tartan Coat
Size
L - 5X

Velvet Burnout Trim
Knit Bell Sleeve Top
Size
14 - 32W

Pie Crust Ruffle Blouse
Size 12 - 24W

Double Ruffle Sleeve Blouse
Size XL - 5X

 

 

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