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Old 04-19-2013, 10:53 PM
 
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So,I really like the style of clothing,but am not sure is I would look silly wearing them as everyday wear.
Well,not everyday as I wear nursing uniforms 70% of the time,but things like running to the store etc..
The corset skirts and some of the shirts look like they won't get too hot in the summer,but the thing is they look like they are form fitting without completely showing too much skin.
Of course,I won't get the more outrageous clothing like the bustle skirts,but the clothing looks feminine.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:51 AM
 
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I personally prefer Dieselpunk and Electricpunk, but it's just me. Windpunk and Nuclearpunk are up and coming trends though. Coalpunk is passe.

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Of course,I won't get the more outrageous clothing like the bustle skirts,but the clothing looks feminine.
Perhaps we have different concepts of feminine. I think it would look feminine to someone like this:

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Old 04-20-2013, 07:54 AM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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So,I really like the style of clothing,but am not sure is I would look silly wearing them as everyday wear.
Well,not everyday as I wear nursing uniforms 70% of the time,but things like running to the store etc..
The corset skirts and some of the shirts look like they won't get too hot in the summer,but the thing is they look like they are form fitting without completely showing too much skin.
Of course,I won't get the more outrageous clothing like the bustle skirts,but the clothing looks feminine.

I like steampunk style but the best way to wear it (and not look as if you are wearing a costume) is to just mix steampunk elements into your outfits instead of doing head to toe.

I wear steampunk jewelry as my 'standout' item that I wear with a lot of different outfits (jeans and a tank or maxi dress with a steampunk necklace)


Or I might wear a steampunkesque skirt with a more simple shirt like this...



Or for summer, a dress like this one (I have a similar dress in white) that I wear with sandals

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I concur with Calipoppy , I think you can tone Steampunk down quite a lot and still look distinctive. Take it down a notch to make it work in daytime situations. Add a few flourishes and accessorize or go a more subtle version of it. Steampunk can be as simple or as OTT as you make it in my opinion.

If I was the perfect shape I think I would wear a lot of Steampunk stuff, the less outre stuff. I love the fact it can be so feminine and the historical aspect of it.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions.
I will tone it down a bit,but I love love the feminity.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:38 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Thanks for the suggestions.
I will tone it down a bit,but I love love the feminity.
There is a great brand called AllSaints (it is a British company that retails in the US) that usually has items with steampunk elements.


I have this one below (which has a very heavy yet beautiful removable petticoat underneath)



I also have this one (from one or two years ago)




Here are few more of their steampunk style dresses











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Old 04-20-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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There is a great brand called AllSaints (it is a British company that retails in the US) that usually has items with steampunk elements.


I have this one below (which has a very heavy yet beautiful removable petticoat underneath)



I also have this one (from one or two years ago)




Here are few more of their steampunk style dresses
those dresses are the best! love!

edited to add: i clicked the link above though and saw nothing even slightly similar Everything was very simple and modern.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:07 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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those dresses are the best! love!

edited to add: i clicked the link above though and saw nothing even slightly similar Everything was very simple and modern.
I know...very slim pickin's online, they only have a (unimpressive) fraction of the collection on their website. But their stores are AMAZING


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Old 04-20-2013, 10:11 PM
 
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I love where steampunk is going fashion wise and I think it can toned down to look fashion forward. I love the how romantic the Victorian era was. Its beautiful but for some reason kind of creepy when you see it in an antique shop.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:36 AM
 
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Im talking more like these pieces:

Would you wear steampunk/victorian clothing as everyday wear?-steampunk-4.jpg

Would you wear steampunk/victorian clothing as everyday wear?-steampunk3.jpg

Would you wear steampunk/victorian clothing as everyday wear?-steampunk.jpg

Would you wear steampunk/victorian clothing as everyday wear?-steampunk1.jpg

Would you wear steampunk/victorian clothing as everyday wear?-steampunk4.jpg

Would you wear steampunk/victorian clothing as everyday wear?-steampunk5.jpg
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