Latest fashion trend 2023: 15 Gothic outfit ideas to get you ready for the next year!

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

Gothic fashion has been around for centuries, and it is still worn by many today. As we will soon move into 2023, gothic fashion is expected to become one of the hottest trends of the year, with many high-class designers featuring gothic elements in their latest collections. The success of the recent Netflix TV series Wednesday has also played a part in the rising popularity of gothic fashion. Lead actress Jenna Ortega sports stunning gothic-inspired outfits on the hit show, as well as in her own time. Do you want me to convince you how amazing you can look wearing this trend with 15 super stylish gothic outfit ideas? Let’s go!

What are the characteristics of gothic fashion ?

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First, let me give a little info to those of you who don’t know about the elements of gothic fashion. Gothic fashion is characterized by dark colours, heavy fabrics, and intricate details. It often features Victorian-inspired silhouettes and accessories such as corsets, lace, and velvet. The look can be both edgy and romantic at the same time. The latest version of the gothic look is mostly focused on fine lace fabrics, chunky jewellery pieces and dark leather wear. It is a mix of modern gothic and clothing from the Baroque period. Let’s look over at some trendy takes.

Gothic outfit ideas in bold colours

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We are starting our gothic outfit ideas with this mini purple leather dress wear. One of the biggest trends in gothic fashion for 2023 will be the use of bold colours. Black will still be a staple colour for gothic outfits. However, designers are now incorporating brighter shades such as reds, purples, and blues into their clothing designs. This allows for more creative looks that can be tailored to individual tastes. The combination between leather and a hot, bold colour will be the perfect outfit to wear to the New Year’s party!

Statement pieces for gothic outfits

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Another trend in gothic fashion for 2023 will be the use of statement pieces. These items will be oversized or will have unique details that make them stand out from the other elements in an outfit. Examples include chunky jewellery or oversized hats with intricate details. The statement pieces can be used to create a dramatic look that will turn heads wherever you go. An outfit featuring a luxurious diamond cross necklace and black lace maxi dress will certainly make a statement when you go out on a Friday night.

Outfit ideas with layering textures

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Layering will also play an important part of creating a trendy gothic outfit in 2023. Layering different textures and fabrics can create an interesting visual effect that adds depth to an outfit. For example, try pairing a velvet dress with a lace top. Or add a leather vest with intricate details over a black blouse. These combinations will create an eye-catching ensemble that will make you stand out from the crowd! And if you want to make an ever bigger statement, why not go with a gothic nail design for this Christmas celebration?

Chunky boots casual gothic wear

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We can’t forget about the shoes! Footwear are another essential element when creating a trendy gothic outfit. And you can never go wrong with chunky black boots! Their edgy aesthetic and ability to add height to any outfit without compromising comfort levels too much have made them a popular choice of footwear for many goth-fashion fans. A pair of chunky boots can also easily go with a more casual gothic outfit. Pair them with a black tulle skirt, graphic tee and a leather jacket and wear to any causal occasion.

Overall, gothic fashion continues to be one of the most popular trends today, and it’s expected to become even bigger in 2023! By incorporating bold colours, statement pieces, layering techniques, accessories, and chunky footwear you can create trendy and unique gothic outfits that will turn heads wherever you go. And of course, you can’t forget to try the super trendy Wednesday Bangs hairstyle that will perfectly go with your whole goth attire!

Gothic outfit ideas—Gallery

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Another amazing gothic outfit idea for New Year’s? How can you resist?!

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Casual black leather gothic outfit you can sport anytime

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Isn’t Kendall Jenner’s retro gothic Versace dress just to die for?!

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Another stunning Jenna Ortega gothic outfit for a more special occasion

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What about trying this business casual goth outfit idea?

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Super hot and stylish oversized gothic leather coat outfit

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Want to wear a super sexy, but also classy gothic outfit for New Year’s?

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Mini black lace dresses are essential gothic wear!

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All trendy gothic elements combined in this outstanding outfit!

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Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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