One of the more popular trends and fashions in the last few years has been the gothic teen.
The term “gothic” generally refers to an attitude and a lifestyle among many of today’s young people, but it manifests in a certain type of fashion and music that displays a dark attitude and outlook on life. Generally, the gothic attitude is one of sadness and depression, but this is not always the case. While not everyone considered being gothic is depressed and sad all of the time, there is a wide range of personalities that subscribe to the gothic fashion and gothic clothes. If you are raising a gothic teen and you are trying to understand the mindset that goes along with her personality, looking at the gothic hairstyles, accessories and overall fashion might give you better idea about your teen’s thoughts and way of life.
In order to understand the gothic fashion and the overall appearance of a gothic teen, it is important to look at the underlying meaning of the person wearing the clothes. Don’t be misled by the misconceptions about the beliefs of a gothic teen. Many people think that every gothic teen is obsessed with the idea of death and dying. They are also thought to be Satan worshippers and vampires. While some gothic teens might be interested in these things, not all of them are the same. In fact, many gothic teens consider themselves to be Christians or they subscribe to other traditional religious beliefs. In addition, you might even find a gothic teen who is interested in family values or votes Republican. Others might be interested in anarchy as a form of government.
Gothic fashion is one of the more distinguishable characteristics of teens who are living this lifestyle. Black is one of the more common choices among many gothic teens. Outfits are often made up of layers of black. Black pants with a black shirt and a black jacket is a common outfit for a gothic teen. The black clothes tend to convey a mood of depression and, in many instances, a fascination with death.
Because of the popularity of gothic styles and fashions, you can find gothic accessories almost anywhere. Several websites are dedicated to offering a full-line of accessories and you can even find this type of clothing at several department stores. Many gothic teens, though, choose to shop at local secondhand stores because of the worn appearance and vintage appeal of the dark clothes that they can find there. Either way, gothic accessories and outfits are generally inexpensive.In addition to the black wardrobes and the makeup that gothic girls and boys wear, there are some other things that they often use to add to their macabre appearance. Skulls are one of the most common motifs that you’ll find in gothic accessories. The skulls can come in a variety of styles, whether they are engraved on a bracelet or on the front of a shirt. Many times, you will also find skull rings or necklaces as an accessory to a gothic outfit.
While the clothes, makeup and accessories generally convey the gothic attitude and ideal, there are also some hairstyles that are commonly found among gothic teens. There are generally two basic categories that gothic hairstyles will fall into – long and short. Many times, the hairstyles are gender-reversed, too, meaning that gothic girls generally wear shorter hair why gothic boys tend to wear longer hair. Shorter gothic hairstyles are generally flat, but some use spikes to show some creativity. Others might create some outrageous hairstyles in order to stand out from those around them. Some gothic teens will even shave their heads or cut their hair extremely short to fit in with the gothic look that they are trying to portray.
Does your teen have you wrapped around her little finger? Can she charm you into handing over the car keys for any occasion or forking over some cash for a night out with friends? Maybe he’s got a system for bouncing between Dad and Mom to get his way whenever he wants.