Your Own Steampunk Ideas

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Steampunk attire can range from brown and neutral colors to deep and bold ones. It has a tendency to sport multiple layers with only a little skin exposure.

Your Own Steampunk Ideas

Steampunk attire for women is based on Victorian-era clothing style, but incorporates elements of the industrial. Brass gears, fittings, leather and rivets are plentiful in steampunk fashion. Certain designers have described steampunk in general as the junction of romance and technology. Anything anachronistic and fictional are both mixed as well as matched with diverse elements.

For example, it's totally acceptable for women to wear baby t-shirts with bustle skirts, goggles or corsets along with pantaloons plus riding boots. Steampunk attire can range from brown and neutral colors to deep and bold ones. It has a tendency to sport multiple layers with only a little skin exposure. Although hints of cleavage are often present, having high necklines is a must, as well as having your legs covered by stockings.

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Although corsets weren't introduced during Victorian times, the narrow-waisted silhouettes they give is a trademark of the era. Custom corsets cost a lot but the off-the-rack varieties are more affordable and have a wider availability. Cotton, pinstripe and velvet corsets all possess a steampunk vibe. In the modern times, corsets are often considered outerwear and in the context of steampunk, you will see them worn over blouses or shifts. Short boleros or shrugs can also be worn with corsets, acting as a way to give added coverage and to show less skin.

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Bustle skirts provide the other half of the characteristic female silhouette in the victorian area. These skirts could be either straight in a "pencil" style, or round and full circle with many variations in between. One modern version seen today includes miniskirts with gathered lace back pieces attached.

Women's steampunk attire is quite open to adopting fashion elements known as being worn traditionally be men or of a masculine style. Vests as well as waistcoats can be seen worn over ruffled blouses. Instead of skirts, well-tailored trousers are acceptable. Men's coats and tails might even be worn over bustles.

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Boots, pocket watches, and top hats are also known as stylish accessories for both men and women alike. In regards to the military aspect, military coats as well as jackets are seen as unisex steampunk styles. You may also want to look for epaulettes, structured lines, and braids to add to any sort of jacket you may be wearing.

The small ladies' hat is one of the most recognizable steampunk fashion accessory. Victorian-era hats were ornate and came with beads, feathers, flowers and lace. For that steampunk look, you can add different brass fittings. Top hats also fit in quite well with it and can be accented with buckles and feathers, among other things.

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Knee or laced-up boots suggest a classic style sans looking dull. Just about anything with buckles and buttons may work as well. Having stacked heels are preferred to stilettos for the steampunk look, as are flats and mid-height heels.
Your steampunk attire can be further enhanced with jewelry that's creative as well as elaborate. Jewelry fitting in well with your steampunk attire may incorporating brass fittings, buttons as earrings, clock faces, cogs and gears, keys, necklaces, as well as pins or broaches. Classic jewelry is good too. Rings should look heavy as well as ornate.

Other accessories for a woman's steampunk attire can consist of a belt, cane, eyeglasses and even parasols. Gloves are also popular. The handbags you have could range from rucksack-like to having ornate clutches as well as reticules.


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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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