Black is back for SS23

Explore the darkest fashion trend with Oliamoda


If you’re a lover of all things goth, then I have some good news for you: the gothic aesthetic is making a comeback in a big way for Spring/Summer 23. That’s right, both on and off the runway, designers are embracing a darker, more brooding aesthetic. But don’t worry, this trend is still feminine and even romantic in its own way. Here’s everything you need to know about the gothic fashion trend for SS23.

What Is The Gothic Trend?

In fashion, the gothic trend is all about dark, brooding pieces with an edge. Think black lace, mesh panels, crystal embellishments, faultless tailoring, and lingerie-inspired details. This is a trend that is equal parts sophisticated and sensual.

Designers such as Balenciaga, Givenchy, Paco Rabanne, Alexander McQueen, and Saint Laurent all sent gothic looks down the runway for their SS23 collections. And if you take a look at what’s currently on offer from high street brands like Zara and H&M, it’s clear that this trend has already filtered down to the masses.


How To Wear The Gothic Trend?

Now that you know what the gothic trend is all about, you might be wondering how you can incorporate it into your own wardrobe. Here are some tips:

Opt for monochromatic looks in shades of black, gray, and navy. Black-on-black outfit pairings always look chic and elegant.

Choose pieces with lingerie-inspired details like lace panels or Satin ribbon trim.

Incorporate crystal embellishments into your look for a touch of glamour.

Select tailoring with strong shoulders for a powerful silhouette.

Finish off your gothic look with bold makeup including smoky eyes and dark lipstick.


So there you have it, everything you need to know about the gothic fashion trend for Spring/Summer 23. Will you be trying out this trend? Check out the dark side of Oliamoda’s shop!

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