Steampunk and the modern Wardrobe

tony leather By tony leather, 10th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Steampunk apparel, accessories, and garments have done Victorian-era fashion a favour by bringing it back into the mainstream and making it current - if you will - with a larger audience.

Steampunk and the modern Wardrobe

Steampunk is an excellent choice if you are looking to make a fashion style that will attract just the right type of attention. Although such gear has been in existence for quite some time, the term steampunk is relatively new, though quickly gaining traction as fans continue to steadily grow.

This type of unique wear has gained a good deal of recognition during recent years. Steampunk apparel, accessories, and garments have done Victorian-era fashion a favour by bringing it back into the mainstream and making it current - if you will - with a larger audience. If you want to sport steampunk wear in its truest form, however, you should know a bit about the history behind this emerging style.

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This unique look combines the romance and the adventure of the Victorian era with a industrial flair, similar to dreams and visions crafted by Jules Verne. Add accessories and other specialized garments to this classical elegant style is what heightens the fashion sense of steampunk clothing. For example, many who classify themselves this way will sport certain themes, like an explorer or even an aviator, simply by adding a few accessories to timeless and classic fashions

During the Victorian era's later days, there was a focus on the industrial movement and innovative discoveries. It's this specific time period that provides most of the visual inspiration for steampunk clobber. Certain fashion accessories were about to be made in order for the new developments to be celebrated. Goggles and intricate timepieces, among others, were specifically made to be used with the newest clothing styles. You can look for accessory items that have a sort of scientific appeal. If you could find a measuring device that's made of wood or brass, then kudos to you.

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Moreover, certain handmade fashion accessories could be paired with the steampunk apparel you're sporting. The latest includes accessories like opera glasses, beaver hats, pocket watches and monocles, among others. The basic thought is that the apparel, accessories, and garments show an excellent combination of the Victorian steam innovations and the modern punk look.

Nowadays, steampunk has made strong sales among people of all ages. Books, plays, and films are now showing the ideas that make steampunk fashion iconic. Some of the styles include tailored Victorian-era looks for men and women, like having cutaway cuts and fanciful hats, among others. If you like, you can sport eyeglasses that have horn-rimmed frames or wear some aviator goggles for an added look.

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While certain steampunk fashion fans are going to prefer having a complete look, there are others who combine partial Victorian-era ensembles with styles from other times. A lot of fans are going to agree that there's room for different styles and that individuality is paramount in putting together your own personal outfit.

In choosing steampunk, it's vital to remember that you should stay within certain fashion limits. If you want to have that courtesan look from the Victorian-era, wearing different corsets, jewelry, long dresses and wigs. Steampunk men would do well with pocket watches, trench coats, and well-fitting trousers. Muted colors are your friends, as are solids or very subtle pinstriped prints. And if there is a way to add a gear, cog, or portal to your ensemble, all the better.

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While understanding the historical aspects of steampunk apparel can inspire new ideas, one must always remember that steampunk style, and the steampunk lifestyle as a whole, is about expressing one's individuality. Allow yourself to get creative when creating or purchasing steampunk accessories and fashions. You never know what you may come up with!


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mainly non-fiction articles, though I do write short stories, poetry and descriptive prose as well. Have been writing for over ten years now

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