We write a lot about punk and goth fashion. One of the most important parts of that attire is the pants. But what does goth look for when choosing pants? And what does it mean to really want a good pair of goth or punk pants?
For Pants, What Does it Mean to be Punk or Goth?
The gothic subculture has its own style and fashion trends, which are different from those of other subcultures. The punk lifestyle is similar, with lots of overlaps between the two. That is definitely the case with the pants that they wear.
Goths often wear velvet or leather pants with high boots or combat boots. They may also wear jeans with studs on them or ripped jeans styles. Streetwear punks often wear denim, leather, metal spikes or studs, chains and military-style boots. Again, the styles aren’t synonymous with each other, but they also overlap a lot. In general, women and girls tend to prefer tight fitting clothes while men and boys like loose-fitting clothing styles more often than not. But that certainly isn’t always the case. As well as many people worry about finding the right plus size goth fashions, since not everyone has the same body type.
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘dress to impress’. For goths, it’s sometimes more like ‘dress to scare’. Pants are a crucial element of this attire and can make or break your outfit. They often are dark, have a high waistline, and fit snugly around the legs. These elements help highlight your figure while simultaneously making it difficult for others to see what’s underneath. But that said, it’s important to outline the “baggy” look, since some are specifically going for that more casual and comfortable direction.
“Goth people dress in velvet, lace, fishnets, leather, and gloves, often in dark colors,” says Umair Syed, fashion designer for Cicinia. “Hair is dyed in black or people like to go for cramped hair with dark eye-liners, nail paints, and lip colors. The goth style is inspired by the Victorians, Punks, and Elizabethans.”
With that diversity comes a lot of different options for goth and punk pants. There are many types of pants that you can choose from when dressing in these gothic styles:
High waisted pants – these are popular among goths because they make your legs look longer by creating an illusion that your body is taller than it actually is;
Jeggings – these are elastic-waist pants made out of denim;
Jeans – Well, it doesn’t get more straightforward than with the most iconic type of pants out there. You can’t really go wrong there.
The length of your pants can also play an important role in your look. Traditionally, goths wear long pants that reach all the way down to their ankles but some opt for shorter styles as well. This is especially true if you’re going after an emo look or perhaps want something more casual instead of formal wear.
Both goths and punks often love wearing boots with their pants so it’s a good idea to have them on hand before heading out on the town at night with your friends (or alone). It adds another layer of protection from the elements as well as making sure that you don’t get too cold while walking around under the moonlight.
We have a list of men’s goth pants specifically for them, so here we’ll concentrate on women’s pants and jeans for that perfect goth or punk aesthetic.
Goth and Punk Pants for Women
Plus Size Womens Gothic Criss Cross Lace Up Pants
Fashionable, elegant and sexy design. These pants are a nice combination of simple and punk rock. They are made of high quality materials, durable enough for your daily wearing. It’s a classic look for those looking for punk pants for that punk look, but also can look very suitable for a similar goth aesthetic.
Gothic Chain Bandage Wide Leg Pants
Beautiful and comfortable, these 90s-style pants have a wide leg and gorgeous chain bandage design. They are lacy and fun, with a particularly wide ankle.
Women’s High Waisted, Hollow Out and Moon Zipper Pants
These stretchy pants are made of cotton and broadcloth, with a flashy moon zipper that gets attention. The high waist design is not only comfortable but also highlights your waistline. Lightweight, breathable broadcloth material further adds to the summertime appeal of these comfy pants as you’re strutting along your way.
Meinvqiaoti Black Loose Street Cargo Punk Pants
Compared with other overall pants, these unique gothic pants have a unique style and exquisite workmanship. They are made of selected smooth fabrics, so they are comfortable to wear and of high elasticity.
Plaid Goth Punk Pants from Misty Madness
These plaid punk pants are a must have for any punk rocker. With black and plaid, they can go with almost anything! Perfect to combine with your leather jacket and high boots, they are not only unique with the half plaid print but also with extra details such as studs on the legs, a notable “This is Hell” statement that may very well fit your daily thinking, and a pattern that is both punk and eye-catching at the same time.
High Waisted Pentagram Goth Pants
Made of cotton, polyester, and broadcloth, these pentagram goth pants make a statement… perhaps exactly the statement you want to make. The fabric has a soft, matte finish, and the high waist provides plenty of coverage.
Baggy Goth Pants
Women’s Baggy Goth Pants from Another Chill
These streetwear punk pants include metal buckle design, graphic prints, and two convenient side pockets. Sleek and stylish, these streetwear punk pants will have you feeling confident and ready to take on the day! Pair this versatile look with a t-shirt or your favorite crop top for some extra attitude.
Women’s Baggy Goth Cargo Pants from Hewlshawn
These wide leg pants for women have an elastic waistband with drawstring for adjustable fit. They are baggy goth pants in multiple colors made of high quality cotton, comfortable and breathable.
Punk Jogger Trousers With Chain Harajuku Elastics
These amazing punk jogger pants are the definition of comfort and style. With an elastic waist band, these trousers are sure to keep you looking fashionable during any occasion.
Punk and Goth Pants Brands and Stores
Tragic Beautiful is an Australian-based online store that has been around since 2006. They carry Killstar, Punk Rave, and many other major goth brands. As they say on their website, they provide “a niche for the outsiders – those that go against the grain, wander off the path and live outside of the box.”
Punk Rave was founded in 2006 as a punk and goth brand and online shop. Their main collection is inspired by punk, gothic lolita, and “visual kei” clothing that includes shirts, jackets, pants, and kinds of accessories. The brand includes both Punkrave and Pyon Pyon.
Their motto: In Goth We Trust. Established in 2010 in the UK, Killstar is a fashion and lifestyle brand with a lot of goth clothing mixed with some fun plush and all kinds of weirdness. They boast that their products have “a twist of darkness, channeling emotional power and raw energy into every thread.”
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Last Updated on June 24, 2022.