Sunday, October 21, 2012

Back on the Scene!

We're back from hiatus with a little corporate goth style. This may or may not be inspired by the fact that our editor just got a new job in a slightly more conservative office. *ahem* Anyway, we recently stumbled across an outfit that may work for those of you in a similar situation. It was shared by LeNoir Bazaar at A Little Touch of Magic

This is a stretchy pencil skirt and a classic button-down, fitted top. Sizes are 1X-3X.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Review: Morbid Fashion's Style Guide

This week I had the pleasure of reviewing a unique style guide for those of us who are "darkly inclined". It's written by Zellain Dystopia of the outstanding blog Morbid Fashion. If your style - or just your clothing - is all over the place, Morbid Fashion: A Basic Guide to Identifying & Creating Your Grown-Up Gothic Style could certainly help you pull it all together.

If you've ever dropped by Morbid Fashion, you know that Zellain is known for her take on grown-up goth fashion. So it makes perfect sense that the guide does a great job of laying out practical ways to clear out what you don't need, find more of what you do and what to do with what you have. The key sections are focused gathering inspiration, getting organized, shopping, dressing for all seasons as a gothic person, and working color or patterns into your wardrobe. All of these come with detailed tips and links with more information. (I've personally earmarked the section on organizing as it seems that's the area in which I need the most help.)

The reference section is pure gold in terms of helping you find out where to get what and it's also full of books, websites and magazines tuned in to the everyday goth. Very awesome stuff. Bonus points for a nice section on plus size shopping tips and resources.

Even though I think of the guide as helping "corporate goths" and well-heeled alternative fashionistas, it could be even more valuable to younger goths (so-called "baby bats") who are trying to carve out their own style while finding their bearings. You can get your own copy at Subtle Goth. I absolutely recommend it and I can't help hoping that Zellain will one day turn this very thorough style guide into a full fashion tome. Get this.

I received no compensation whatsoever for this review and the opinions herein are wholly my own.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Plus Size Chloe Eyelet Dress

Now as much as we might want to be edge-y all the time, certain occasions call for something slightly more cheery than our usual fare. For those times, I usually chose something like this eyelet dress.

In black cotton with an A-line skirt.
At Igigi for $145

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Romper Room

Maybe you were hoping the rompers-for-grown-ups trend would fade away after it first surfaced a couple of years ago? But here we are in Spring 2011 taking a look at the updated "one-piece jumper thingees" coming out in time for the warm weather. They look pretty comfy, but we're on the fence in terms of style. What do you think?

Dereon Jumper

Apple Bottoms Romper

Torrid Romper

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tumblin'! Plus Noir on

Wow, it's been a couple of busy months already this year. I'm back and I have so much to share - pics and reviews for my dark ones. *wink* First, let me open the door to our spinoff blog of pure imagery satisfaction - DarqueandLovely. It is not at all a replacement for what we do here on Plus Noir. In fact, I couldn't tell you exactly what our Tumblr is, but I can tell you that it's full of goth-y, vintage-y, punk-y, neo-victorian, gypsy, mystical and steampunk-ish images. A great new way to waste time and fill your brain with mind-bending stuff. Come on, you know you wanna.

Meantime, new style/fashion tidbits plus reviews just for you coming up next week.


[photo by Floria Sigismondi]

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Coveted Adderbite Ring

So I finally decided to actually buy a piece of jewelry I've been stalking for about a year. It's the Adderbite Ring by Alchemy Gothic. Here's blogger ElderGoth wearing hers.

Isn't it awesome??? It's manufactured by sold on several sites such as eBay and GothicPlus, but I found the best price on

It's supposed to be here within the next week. So I'll be sure to take pictures - and do a full review - when it arrives.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Over the Knee Skeleton Socks

From Sock Theory
We're told they're nice and stretchy!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Juicy Dress

For all my happily body-con girls. You know who you are!

Juicy Dress by Stop Staring
Sizes 1X, 2X, & 3X
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