The style imitates the mature decadence of the late Victorian era, with emphasis on simplicity and elegance. It is an androgynous style consisting of black and white, dark colours and natural tones with delicate detailing, lace trimmings, which is completed with black, clunky boots and heavy makeup. A pale complexion is preferred although wearing white makeup is common. Accessories are also essential items in achieving the EGA look. They include corsets, gloves, conspicuous pocket books, stockings, bows and top hats. Unlike Classic Gothic Lolita fashions, Elegant Gothic Aristocrats wear long skirts, tailored and streamlined jackets, as well as tight-fitting long shirts and sleeves.