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Also known as
Also known as
- Very very pale colours
Ice goth is a subgenre of goth with a significant focus on the colour white, hence the name. Ice goths tend to be more inclined towards romantic goth than any other style, probably due to the origins of ice goth. The style is believed to have originated in the early days of goth, when young goth women on a budget would wear their mothers' old wedding dresses. This is not to say that all ice goths are romantic goths. Here, for example, is an outfit and makeup tutorial for ice goth in Lolita style:
Ice goth stands out in a style tribe that prizes black. It can be an extremely striking style. As Amy Asphodel points out, ice goth can be particularly impressive when worn by goths of colour, as the white makeup and clothing creates a sharper contrast.
Top of the list would be Emilie Autumn. Emilie's outfits are regularly all white with striking red accents, although she appears in pink and white on her latest album cover. Her style can be described as Industrial Neo-Victorian.
Inspiration in popular culture
It could be argued that the White Queen from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland has an ice goth fashion style. She wears all white with accents of red on her nails and lips. Her gown really suggests 'ice' with tiny glass beads sewn all over it, and sleeves of sheer material. Her strongly marked brows bring a darker feel to the outfit.
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