How to Dress Like a Gothic Fairy (Adults)

Do you love the dark fairy goth look but feel your too old for it? Wondering how to continue the Gothic fairy look when working in an office or prepping for a job interview? Read on!


  1. Keep eye makeup very simple and classy. Examples : Black cat eye eyeliner, small black flicked eyeliner, brown eyeshadow/ liner, brown/ black mascara, a tiny bit of moss green/purple/black/ grey/ smoky eye.Dress%20Like%20a%20Gothic%20Fairy%20(Adults)%20Step%201.jpg
  2. Base makeup: A pale, but still realistic looking foundation {one or maximum of two shades lighter than your natural skintone}. You can seal this with a fairly pale powder. RIMMEL stay matte transparent 001 is an excellent compact powder which reduces appearance of pores, giving younger looking and naturally pale looking skin. It is also very inexpensive.Dress%20Like%20a%20Gothic%20Fairy%20(Adults)%20Step%202.jpg
  3. Use darker lip colors. Perhaps a toffee coloured/ plummy/dark brown lipstick. If you can pull off black lipstick, go ahead, but be warned: If it looks wrong don't wear it! If you like you could simply wear a transparent gloss.Dress%20Like%20a%20Gothic%20Fairy%20(Adults)%20Step%203.jpg
  4. Shirts and tops: A simple vest in black or tawny can be embroidered with feathers {black} or black roses. A nicely tailored waistcoat looks excellent with this. Shirts can also be lightly torn to give a handkerchief-like look.Dress%20Like%20a%20Gothic%20Fairy%20(Adults)%20Step%204.jpg
  5. Wear "professional" clothing in darker colors. A good example might be a long, flowing velvet skirt, with a subtle net underskirt in a red/black/purple/dark green hue. A more grown up take on torn, holey tights often worn by younger goths can be black tights patterned with gray flowers and Tim Burton-esque curlicues!Dress%20Like%20a%20Gothic%20Fairy%20(Adults)%20Step%205.jpg
  6. Look for dark pixie boots or short heeled little boots. Understated pumps can be lovely too, especially subtly accessorized with black feathers or small black/ other colour fake flowers or glitter.Dress%20Like%20a%20Gothic%20Fairy%20(Adults)%20Step%206.jpg
  7. Accessorize your outfit with period costume items such as: Fascinators or bracelets in brown and other earthy colours. Dragonfly/ black butterfly earrings are pretty. Black cross necklaces are nice also. If fairy wings aren't your thing, you could adorn the mack of your waistcoat/ top with two black feathers or even peacock feathers!Dress%20Like%20a%20Gothic%20Fairy%20(Adults)%20Step%207.jpg
  8. Choose older hair styles. An elegant topknot is always a good look. Long, loose, flowing hair is ever popular. Hair can be adorned with perhaps a black rose, a black dragonfly clip?Dress%20Like%20a%20Gothic%20Fairy%20(Adults)%20Step%208.jpg
  9. Music dark fairies may enjoy: Dead Can Dance, Emilie Autumn, Karen Kay, Rising Shadows, The Changelings.Dress%20Like%20a%20Gothic%20Fairy%20(Adults)%20Step%209.jpg



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