It's about time I got back on blogging schedule (although I am a little lost without my spreadsheet; still hoping it can be recovered from the wreck of my poor dead PC, which I loved dearly), and I haven't forgotten all the nudges you guys gave me regarding styles of Goth fashion I haven't covered yet. I'm in a terrible mood today, so I'm going to cheer myself up by covering a current favourite: ghost Goth.
When a reader described ghost Goth to me, I thought it sounded like another name for ice Goth due to the predominance of white in this fashion style. However, doing my research, I found out that ghost Goth is a genuine style subset in its own right. Ghost Goth incorporates mostly white and grey with black accents and tends towards an ethereal look, although clothes may be distressed to make them look more, well, ghostlike!
Suitable accessories and accoutrements for the ghost Goth may include veils, tattered chokers or wristbands, corsages, silver chains and jewellery, and subtle pieces of memento mori such as coffin earrings or a skull cameo brooch. Other than white and grey, ice blue, lilac and lavender could also be incorporated into this look.
Both ladies and gentlemen are likely to be clad in ruffled or torn white shirts, with long, flowing pale hair. Make-up may incorporate similar shades as the fashion; up to and including grey, white or ice blue lipstick. The overall effect is haunting and melancholic but slightly punkier than ethergoth with stompy boots and torn lace tights.
Examples of ghostlike Goth fashion I've found on my journeys around the internets can be found here and here (I got those for my birthday from my nan, just FYI).
There is no particular subset of music associated with ghost Goth, but suitably haunting sounds could include Hannah Fury, Midnight Configuration, Johnny Hollow, Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Rising Shadows, Faith and the Muse, October Project and Switchblade Symphony.