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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fashion Lesson: Steampunk

The History

Steampunk was the sub-genre of science fiction during the 19th Century. It revolved mainly around steam-powered machinery that was arising in the Western Civilization. During this time period, steam power was popular and widely used in notable, scientific romance literary works--such as those by H. G. Wells, Mary Shelley, and Jules Verne. Steampunk can be found in modern day works from Philip Pullman and China Mieville.

The steampunk genre featured elements of fantasy, horror, and historical fiction that made it a hybrid genre, or cross-genre. Steampunk literature involved futuristic inventions, fictional machines, and futuristic architectural style and art, creating a post-apocalyptic future.

Steampunk Fashion

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Steampunk fashion was inspired by the Victorian Era. The use of gowns, petticoats, corsets, vests, suits, top hats, and military garments are typically seen in this style. Technological pieces--goggles, ray guns, timepieces, machinery--are used to accent these garments. Modern pieces like cell phones and music players are modified to look Victorian-made.
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Get the Look

Get the steampunk look by pairing a blouse with a high-low skirt and combat boots. Go for a corset, waist belt if you're uncomfortable with wearing a corset. Stick to gold and leather pieces of jewelry, like this Steampunk-inspired key necklace, cutout cuff, leather cuff with chevron pieces, and studded cuff. Sport an industrial-inspired cross bag and circle glasses to complete the look.

Have fun with this wild style!
~~ReneA P.

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1 comment:

  1. Yours was a nice simple solution to a simple problem. Thanks Rene! Steampunk clothing has its own reputation due its importance in the fashion world. Everyone knows wearing a steampunk clothing is not a easy affair. You need courage and brain to wear such a fancy apparel with perfect makeup.
    steampunk clothing