Goth clothing typically consists of Victorian or pseudo-Victorian aristocratic styles in dark shades, including black. The look is completed by nonstandard hair colors and dramatic makeup.
Clothing isn't Gothic simply because it's black. Instead, it's about dramatic styles, lush fabrics, and eye-catching and innovative fashion looks. Makeup looks frequently include artificially whitened skin, dark red or black lips and fingernails, and dramatic black eye makeup. Bright touches of color may occasionally be added for emphasis but are generally uncommon. Many individuals recognize a Gothic subculture, insisting that Goth isn't as simple as clothing or makeup choices, but it embraces an entire lifestyle.