How to dress gothic in summer months
Are you even a goth if you don’t get asked every summer - ‘aren’t you a bit hot in that!’
We’ve all experienced that Wednesday Addams first day at summer camp shade, rocking your favourite dark summer clothes only to be given the side eye by the ‘norms’. Whether you can channel the same level of sass that Wednesday gives back to the camp kids, or your go-to response is an eye roll, being a goth in the summertime CAN be tricky. As a colour, black absorbs the heat and if your usual look is layers upon layers, you might find yourself dreading days by the pool or sat outside in the sun.
This summer, we’ve raided our collections to find the perfect goth summer clothes to see you through the season. From casual day-to-day wear to full gothic glamour for those holiday nights, we’ve got you covered. Now, pass us the factor 50, we’ve got a summer to slay.
Gothic summer dresses
Lighter fabrics are the way to go this summer and with plenty of beautiful summer styles in our favourite colour, these summer goth dresses are ideal for holidays, evenings and days out.
The gorgeous Evanora dress has a fitted bodice, a flared skater skirt and off the shoulder sleeves in light chiffon. Perfect for when you want something that can be thrown on for effortless style, the Evanora dress can be worn with your favourite sandals or your trusty sneakers for a dressed down look.
Our Dark Sea maxi dress is an explosion of our favourite gothic prints in a classic maxi-style. Skeletons, sea horses, seashells and stars all come together on this lightweight dress, with floaty sleeves and lining on the bodice and skirt. If you want something that will turn heads on holiday, this is the dress for you!
Sometimes you just want something that you can throw on and know you’re going to look effortless. The Meredith dress is our go-to summer day dress and looks amazing worn on its own or over your favourite pair of gothic leggings. It’s also our favourite beach dress when you want something to put on over your gothic swimwear.
As every goth knows, it doesn’t ALWAYS have to be black. In fact, one of our top picks for summer goth style is the stunning Renaissance maxi dress. The classic print is a definite show stopper and one that’s ideal for those summer evenings, whether you’re on the beach or heading out for drinks. With elasticated back panels and adjustable straps, this dress proves that you don’t have to compromise on comfort and style.
How to dress summer goth
We've covered summer goth dresses, but what about those other summer goth wardrobe staples? At Hell Bunny, we’ve got plenty of gothic skirts and tops that will see you through even the hottest heatwave. Let’s take a look at some of our favourites.
The Orpheus set is a summer must-have! The blue and purple galaxy print has the added bonus of bats and skulls and we love this gothic take on a co-ord outfit. The flared Orpheus skirt sits above the knee and the matching Orpheus crop top has a flattering scooped neckline and long sleeves to protect you from the sun.
A crop top looks great paired with your favourite high-waisted capris, leggings or skirt, letting you decide how much flesh you want to flash! Our Jessica top is a great choice for summer with a relaxed boyfriend fit, roll sleeves and a gothic print.
Gothic swimwear inspiration
Wednesday Addams might have nailed gothic swimwear in Addams Family Values, but don’t worry - we have plenty of styles that are just as deliciously dark! Gothic swimwear has come a long way and now, you can choose from swimsuit and bikini styles in an array of prints and sizes.
The Lillibat swimsuit is a firm favourite here at Hell Bunny with a print that includes candy goth pin-ups, pastel bats, eyeball bows, lightning bolts & skulls on a black background. With adjustable straps and underwiring, this is a great gothic pin-up style that will look great worn around the pool, on the beach or throwing shade from under an umbrella.
With a statement print that includes sphynx cats, third eyes, crosses and feathers on a black background, the Arcane swimsuit is ideal for you curvy bunnies. Fully lined with adjustable straps, you’re guaranteed to turn heads under your parasol on the beach.
This summer, let your goth style shine with the latest picks from Hell Bunny. For more inspo, check out our Instagram page for our favourite real-life Hell Bunny looks.