Saturday, June 6, 2015

5 Beach Ready Women's Goth Looks

It's now well-past memorial day here in the States which means summer is here and beaches are open. Goths aren't particularly renown for being beach-goers but many of us do, at some point, make the trek out to spend the day with friends or family. But what to wear? Here are five beach ready women's goth looks that I made in Polyvore recently.

First up is a retro, rockabilly inspired look with a pretty red and white polka-dotted swimsuit with a wrap-dress for a cover up. Keeping your hair up with a simple vintage hair wrap will keep it out of your face and help you to avoid the dreaded hair deflating that happens to goths with more elaborate hair styles. I've included a parasol and sunglasses but don't forget your sunscreen! 




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Beachware by theeverydaygoth

The next look features the gothest swimsuit I could find (they seem to be generic and a lot of brands stock them, search 'skeleton swimsuit' to find lots of them.) This look also has a black and white striped towel and tote bag for a Beetlejuice inspired look, as well as a sheer chiffon blouse with skulls and shorts to wear as a cover up. The hat will keep the sun off of your face and the back of your neck.

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Beachware2 by theeverydaygoth

Finding cute plus-size swimsuits is a royal pain even but it's even worse when you're looking for Gothy styles, still, I like this asymmetrical cut-out black swimsuit and I've paired it with a lace cover-up dress to keep the sun off your skin when you're walking to and from the beach or on the boardwalk. for this look I've included jewelry to up the goth vibe but  remember to take any valuable jewelry off if you decide to wade out into the water, just in case.

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Beachware 3 by theeverydaygoth

This look takes a pretty black swimsuit with corset detailing and amps up the Goth with a fun kitschy body-outline towel, skull bag, and skull umbrella. The cover up is a sheer wrap top to let the interesting detailing on the swimsuit show through and black shorts.


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Beachware4 by theeverydaygoth featuring a chiffon blouse

Lastly, my favorite look, which is an understated vintage black swimsuit with a semi-sheer coverup dress. A parasol is included, of course, as well as some classic Demonia sandals and a basic black bangle. The towel is coffin shaped which I thought was too perfect, and I absolutely adore these round sunglasses.
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Do you go to the beach? If so, what do you wear?

14 comments:

  1. These are great!! I'm reading this while watching the people in the pool just outside our apartment. They're ALL wearing shorts and t-shirts; no one around here wears a swim suit to swim. It's totally weird... but I can just imagine what they'd do if I suddenly sashayed out there in one of these terrific outfits!! (Probably start crossing themselves and run away!) ROFLMGAO!!!

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    1. Hahaha, that'd be a sight to see! Weird about not wearing swim suits though, I imagine it's a regional thing.

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  2. Haven't been to the beach since I was little. Can't even remember the last time I was even at a public pool.

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    1. It's certainly not everyone's thing, I haven't been to a pool in a while, either.

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  3. Phenomenal outfit pairings. I'm particularly fond of the first and last ones

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  4. Super cute outfits. I actually bought a bathing suit for the first time in nearly a decade. Partly because I just don't go out in the sun that much and partly because I'm not a beach dweller (or pool) but I thought I'd be using it on vacation. Now that I have it, I must find a place and pick up one of those coffin beach towels :D

    The wedge flipflops in the first clothing ensemble gives me the idea to DIY some of my own flipflops with a Bat bow.

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    1. Flip flops are so easy to DIY (and I've found them very cheap near me, so it's possible to have lots of different styled pairs), I imagine yours will look fantastic!

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  5. These are great ideas! I have the towel with the chalk outline at home

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    1. Thank you! I absolutely love that design.

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  6. I love first, second and (especially!) last look. I was looking for swimming suits today because I only have one, and it's SO hard to find nice costume in black/dark color without blingy things or pastel details...

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes, basic black is proving difficult to find around here as well. Throw in needing a plus-size and finding a swimsuit for myself is almost impossible. Best of luck to you, though!

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  7. Thanks for this post, it came just as I was debating what to put together for a coming beach party. I love the black swimsuit and coffin towel in the last ensemble, especially!

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  8. I absolutely love the second combination!

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