Gothic style is synonymous with fashion and music nowadays. However, it has its roots in the Old Continent’s history that date several centuries into the past. As a style, it was pretty popular in the late 19th and early 20th century in Western Europe.
Back then, architecture and literature were all about gloom and doom. Numerous classic literature of that period is goth — from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein to numerous short stories and poems by the great Edgar Allan Poe.
By the second half of the 20th century, goth made a great comeback in popular culture. Bands like the early Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Sisters of Mercy were all about black lace and depressing themes.
The style is still present. From high-fashion to moll posers, being goth can help people find their inner selves or even climb the cool scale on …