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Romantic Goth is a goth style influenced by the fashion of the Romantic Era (1800-1850) as well as modern goth styles.

Romantic Goth is seen as a relatively lighter, happier form of Goth, with an emphasis on romance and expressing themselves through art.


According to the Goth Types Wiki, here are some visual aspects to Romantic Goth:

  • Darker aesthetics
    • Red wine
    • Graveyards (especially moonlit ones)
    • Ravens
    • Bones
    • Dead roses
    • Gothic jewelry/architecture
  • Lacey/flowing things
  • Nighttime
  • Gardens


Fashion under Romantic Goth may include:

  • Lacey dresses
  • Corsets
  • Tailcoats
  • Flowing materials
  • Suits
  • Any formal attire
  • Lace chokers
  • Black jewelry or any jewelry with dark colored stones

Romantic Goth usually involves soft makeup, including:

  • Smokey eyes
  • Pale foundation
  • "Cat's eye" eyeliner
  • Dark lips
  • Swirling eye patterns

Popular hairstyles under this aesthetic can contain:

  • Long hair
  • Straightened hair or soft waves
  • Elegant/dramatic styles


Some Romantic Goth activities can include:

  • Deep thinking/daydreaming
  • Falling in love
  • Crying
  • Watching romance/mystery films
  • Reading dramatic literature/sad romance stories
  • Listening to music at home/with friends
  • Staying away from crazy clubs/concerts
  • Making vent art



Romantic Goths usually tend to listen to classical music or opera with a brooding or passionate mood. Some Romantic Goth bands include:

Traditional goth music and folk are also a key part of the subculture.