Vamp it up! Halloween inspired fashion from River Island, Asos and more
With Halloween just around the corner there is no better time to inject this season’s gothic trend into your wardrobe.
A popular Autumn / Winter source of inspiration, this style relies heavily on fabrics such as lace, velvet and leather to really bring the vampish vibe to life.
Based in a colour palette of black and red, it draws it’s silhouettes from Victoriana looks, so keep an eye out for high collars, ruffled blouses and military gold button detailing.
A gothic look is rich in texture and deep in colour, keep lines clean and simple and opt for a key statement piece in each look. Add flashes of sparkle with statement costume jewellery such as oversized rings and bejewelled drop earrings.
Embrace the darker side of fashion and add a bewitching look to your party wardrobe this season, with a red, lace, body con dress.
A perfect alternative to the little black dress, lace sleeves ensure that you tread the line between showing some skin and getting a little arm coverage in one fail swoop.
Team this gorgeous red dress with a classic red lip, such as, Ruby Woo from MAC and a black patent heel.
Dress, £185, Body Frock. Boots, £45, Schuh. Earrings, £8, River Island. Choker, £16, Claire’s
Military detailing is evocative of the Victoriana trend as it pulls in the traditional design style of the late 1800’s, reflecting the tastes of the period. Bring this vintage style up to date with this great black coat dress, that features this season’s masculine tailoring and statement gold buttons.
Give a more daytime vibe by layering this dress over a t-shirt, baring a little less flesh, before making it party perfect with a sexy off the shoulder silhouette.
Mesh top, £24.99, Lindex. Dress, £199, Forever Unique. Shoes, £45, Asos. Choker, £16, River Island. Faux-pearl necklace, £6, Claire’s
This classic, red, military blazer may seem like a bold choice, but this beautifully tailored piece is the lynch pin to a perfect gothic outfit.
Paired with a slim leg black trouser and a ruffled, white shirt with black neck tie detailing, this is an incredibly chic day to night look.
Jacket, £499, Holland Cooper. Shirt, £38; boots, £42, both River Island. Trousers, £399, Hallhuber. Earrings, £6, Asos
There is no better outerwear for this trend than an on trend, wool cape. We love this beautiful Monsoon piece with stunning gold embroidery detail.
As the party season goes into full swing, this is a great layering piece to ensure that your perfect party dress is ruined by a bulk puffa.
Keep it chic with this shoulder draping, statement item.
Cape, £149, Monsoon. Blouse, £45, Studio by Preen at Debenhams. Skirt, £174.95, Scotch & Soda. Boots, £45, Schuh. Rings, £14 for a pack of nine, Claire’s
Add the gothic trend to your evening wear look this season, with this incredibly intricate gown from Needle and Thread.
This black chiffon and beaded, floor length dress is incredible elegant and perfect for Christmas or New Year’s Eve events.
Tailored at the waist, with a sweet, short sleeve, this simple silhouette lets the fabric and texture do the talking.
Add a pop of colour with a red clutch and red jewelled accessories.
Dress, £495, Needle & Thread. Earrings, £10, River Island. Bag, £44, Miss KG at Kurt Geiger
Bring your inner vamp into your day time wardrobe and opt for a simple lace maxi dress.
This lace piece from ASOS can be easily layered over skinny jeans, carrying on one of last season’s hottest trends. Accentuate you step into the dark side with a pair of red boots and red nails.
Just make sure to vamp it up.
Dress, £85, Asos. Earrings, £6, Asos. Choker, £14 for a pack of four, River Island. Rings, £14 for a pack of 10, Claire’s
Stylist: Rivkie Baum
Photographer: Simon Wisbey
Hair and make-up: Danni Hooker using Urban Decay and Kevin Murphy
Fashion assistant: Abby McHale
Model: Chelsea Rose at Wilhelmina