I was inspired to post this video by Adora BatBrat to prompt discussion of style.
Working in a retro boutique our style's mostly focus on 40s, 50s and 60s clothing, but I don't just lump everyone together into a 1950s look. Hell, I'm a goth and I love retro cuts and styling because it is classic in the sense of the way the clothing is designed!
The pin up and retro rockabilly look has become more popular with "former goths" and I don't agree with Adora just generalizing that we have "lost goths to this look". We have had many discussion's (at work) as to why a lot of people make a transition to a more retro style and I personally believe it makes sense. If you want to (or have to) wear more color, still want a dramatic look and wear clothing that still makes you feel unique, retro clothing styles make sense to me. But, no one said that you can't infuse multiple styles into your own personal style! Keyword : personal!
I do have to express that anyone is allowed to change and evolve their look/tastes/style/etc, but it disappoints me when people look their noses down at styles (*cough goth cough*) that they think are immature or childish. Your style is not a costume, it's an extension of you and how you like to express yourself.
In closing, I'm not condemning Adora BatBrat for her opinion, but I thank her for inspiring me to write this blog.