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Women's Steampunk Costumes

Steampunk style is a visually appealing combination of vintage Victorian and today's fantasy and technology genres. The result is often a mixture of looks that draw inspiration from everything from television and movies to books. Women can get in on the fun of steampunk styles with women's steampunk costumes. Costumes range from simple to elaborate, and with the aid of accessories, it's fun and satisfying to build a steampunk look you love.


Steampunk costumes for women are feminine, and women's steampunk dress costumes are a popular option. These easy to style looks feature a dress, which ranges from mini-length to floor-length. Dresses typically offer Victorian accents, such as puffed sleeves, ruffles, and lace, along with more modern touches, including metal hardware. Crafted from luxurious fabrics, including velvet and silk, steampunk dresses are a great base for a woman's steampunk costume, and provide many ways to customise a look, depending on what you add to it.


Mix and match your own look by starting with women's steampunk top and shirt costumes. Generally, steampunk tops are structured, and some even include boning for a nod to days gone by. These create a figure-flattering shape and pair well with any type of bottoms. Some popular steampunk top options include corset tops, ruffled designs, and billowy pirate-style tops. Add an underbust bustier over the top to cinch in the waist and add that steampunk touch to your look, or layer a cape or cloak over a top to complete the look.


Now that you've got a top, find the right bottom to add to it for a steampunk outfit. Some steampunk skirts are simply pencil skirts, while others are more elaborate and detailed, with layers of ruffles and lace. Hoop skirts make your style stand out, and skirts with an asymmetrical hemline add an updated touch to your steampunk style. Skirts range in fabric and colour, but they're generally bold and eye-catching, with plenty of tulle, ruffles, and accents such as petticoats and wide waistbands.


Women's costumes aren't truly complete until you add in accessories, and when it comes to steampunk style, there are endless options. Some common steampunk accessories including veiled or top hats, goggles, parasols, canes or swords. Add some Victorian-inspired jewellery to your look, as well as a sleek pair of boots, gloves and a cape. Headpieces and fans are fun props, and feathers make great accents, too. Select everything from tights to spats to perfect your costume and create the most authentic look.

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