How to Wear Cybergoth Clothing
Cybergoth fashion is inspired by rave, electronic dance music, industrial aesthetics and science fiction. Designers who make these type of clothing usually focus on making their pieces look artificial and futuristic by using neon-reactive theme colors, matte and glossy materials such as rubber and shiny black PVC. Hair extensions often worn by cybergoth fanatics, is usually made out of things like fluorescent tubing and electrical wiring.
The style is definitely not for everybody and does require a lot of research to get it right. You also have to be super confident with yourself to be able to dress this way all the time as the look is very dramatic. Just as with any other style though, it’s not just the clothing, but also the makeup, hair extensions and industrial-influenced accessories that make a strong statement.
Because cybergoth clothing is so dramatic and different, it does tend to get negative reactions from certain groups of people and the style is definitely more common in Europe than the US, especially countries like Japan, Sweden and Finland. I do think that this avant-garde style has been underestimated by a lot of people but may one day become more common than ever as society gets more and more innovative over time.
I personally haven’t ever been exposed to this style before or drawn to it per se, but I love to use certain pieces to add a little ultramodern affect to my regular outfits. Some of my favorite cybergoth gears are the industrial/mechanical themed jewelry accessories and thick-platformed, chunky boots and heels.
So I think that with this style, you have to be either totally into it to do it right or learn to properly incorporate certain pieces into your regular outfits to add that touch of futurism.
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