Gothic Work Outfits – 25 Wearable Goth Outfits for Work

Gothic work outfits: Gothic culture has been around forever; these people belong to a more mysterious side of life and prefer to stay that way. They manifest their love for their beloved culture by adopting a darker aspect in music, their sense of fashion, aesthetics, feelings, and lifestyle.

We see many people sharing their love and interest for the common gothic beliefs, living their lives, and oh harboring the unceasing love for tattoos and the color black! 

Here’s everything we’ll discuss today:

Goths have long been incorporating it in their lives and, most of all, their attire and accessories. What I find fascinating is how their innovative minds come up with all the ideas of dressing up in just one color and not just in a monotonous way. That’s something unique and commendable.

Their culture has evolved with time and has grown popular too! In this day and age, people have begun to welcome their culture with open arms.

The stereotypical approach of not wearing gothic clothes to work has become obsolete; the people have forgotten the cliches. In lieu, many inspired people have commenced sporting gothic looks in full swing, and they are pretty happy about it. 

How to Wear Goth Outfits for Work?

In our last post, we talked about How to Dress Goth, and today, after much research, we have pieced together some of the ways you can sport THE goth look while looking professional and charismatic all the way.

You heard us right; we’ll help you look work-appropriate but in gothic style. The best way of styling or dolling up the old gothic way is don’t hover around other hues and shades but keep it all about black at all times. The cherry on top is you don’t have to worry about looking sophisticated and graceful because black is all about elegance If styled aptly.

Tips on Styling Goth Business Casual Outfits

  • Go easy on heavy or flashy accessories. Instead, opt for dainty and minimal jewelry and other accessories. If your outfit is plain consider accessorizing a little and vice versa. Remember, less is more. Buy yourself a plain black choker and a cross pendant. A pair of sheer black gloves could also make you look fabulous and make the outfit pop.
  • Steer clear of overly revealing clothes when you are at work; since it’ll be frowned upon and generally considered unprofessional by your superiors. 
  • Avoid clothes that feature barbaric pictures or different slangs that can be off-putting, which we are not looking for here.
  • Become a fan of wearing all-black outfits but its not a hard and fast rule. You can always look for incorporating different colours in your wardrobe when need be.
  • Comfort should always come first. Never compromise on that! You‘ll be exhausted enough, don’t make it hard on yourself, eh?
  • Do not hold yourself back! If you wear a goth outfit for the first time, embrace the look with confidence and do not style your outfit half-heartedly out of fear of people. Complete your look with the appropriate makeup, jewelry, and hairstyle even if you think you are not one to experiment a lot.
  • Shoes to wear: All types of black closed shoes should go really well with your goth outfits. These include pointed-toe high heels, a pair of black ankle boots, or even mocassins.
  • Your make-up should be slightly dark and dramatic. Since most offices do not encourage very out-there makeup, you have to keep it edgy but minimalistic at the same time. Do a simple smokey eye and instead of black, put on brown or red lipstick. If you are not up for a smokey eye look, a thick-winged black eyeliner should also work.
  • Colors to wear other than black: When we think of goth fashion the only color that comes to mind is black. However, since corporate goth is a little different and more modernistic, we can add some other colors like white, grey, navy blue, dark purple, or even maroon.

By the end of this article, if we are able to convince you to follow the instructions here, then you may also have to go to a shop or get online to buy yourself a few black-colored clothing components to build up a new outfit.

This style also has people dressing more dramatically and in a rather edgy manner in their workplaces.

In fact, we believe that wearing darker colors will help working women sell their products and ideas faster.

The best way to dress goth in the office place is to combine the dark academic aesthetic with your own personal preferences.

This enables you to customize it in the way most suited for yourself. It will complement your body, and your personality and enable you to feel comfortable at the same time.

If you are still confused and doubtful, we will help you better understand what we mean. Keep an open mind and hear our side of the argument first!

Blazer And Jacket Outfits

1 – Black Overcoat with Black Jeans

We shall be starting off our list of looks with this really sleek one. Under the coat, wear a black mock-neck top and for shoes, we advise you to wear a pair of black ankle boots with thick soles.

To complete the outfit, wear some silver necklaces. This will help add a little bling to the outfit.

This outfit is great for plus-size women as well because it includes layering. As a result, it will give a slimming effect.

This look will also manage to keep you warm on a cool winter evening.


2 – Long Blazer With A Sheer Dress

Next up, we have this beautiful look shown below. Under the long blazer, you can wear a net dress or even a net co-ord set.

The visible skin helps make the outfit very sexy but the blazer keeps it office friendly as well.

Under the dress, a pair of black stockings can be worn. As for the shoes, a pair of boots will look really great.

To accessorize, wear a headband that reminds us of the evil queen’s headgear. There is no need for necklaces as the neck is covered up by the dress.


3 – All Black Casual Suit

Above, we saw a similar outfit with a long coat but this time we modified it a little with a short blazer. This gives it a very professional look.

If it is your turn to give a presentation during the meeting today, we recommend this look to you for sure.

For the shoes, a pair of laced-up combat boots can be put on.


4 – Gothic Clothing


Outfits with Pants

5 – Goth Outfits for Work for Plus Sized Ladies!

If you want to wear plain, leather or plaid skirts and you worry they might not be office-appropriate, you’ll be delighted to know they absolutely are. In my opinion, a statement belt over the skirt might adorn it. With a twist of a high ponytail, you’ll be voted the fashionista for the month.


6 – Gothic Alternative!

I personally didn’t have any knowledge of hoodies being worn to work but here we are. An ensemble created by wearing the most casual and practical clothing ever, knitted hoodies with pants. The choice of wearing those beautiful stilettos is remarkable, you have to give the blogger that.

A gorgeous necklace can be added as an accessory to add a bit of color to the look. Tie your hair up in a half updo and wear a pair of split hoop huggie earrings. Can’t wait to try this look myself!

gothic work outfits


7 – Corset Story

Corset tops are back in fashion so if you have a comfortable and stylish one wear them over satin or plain shirts anywhere any day.

Goth Outfits for Work with corsets

8 – Sporting Wide Leg Pants


9 – How to wear Comfortable Goth Outfits for Work?

Comfort should always be your number one priority. What adds beauty to this look is it’s easily available everywhere. A black cropped top with black split-hem culottes are all that’s required. To add a little bling here and there, a double-layered silver or golden necklace and bracelet will do. An anklet is also an alternative.


10 – Blingy to the rescue

As far as the saying goes, Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle, I totally abide by it. Take it metaphorically and literally. This sparkly sequined shirt is fitting for a formal get-together at work. Wide leg black pants with these gorgeous stilettos, which have my heart by the way, are also something that you can get on board with. She has braided her hair to give it a nice out-of-the-ordinary touch.


11 – Gothic Alternative Y’all

To look bougie, you have to choose a statement piece. What’s better than this statement poofy-sleeved mesh shirt. This can be yet another way of styling a tank top, buy a tank top and work out 100+ ways of styling it girls.

This gorgeous shirt’s elegance is further amped up with a cotton satin scarf, which is totally up to you. Wear it or lose it. If you want to go for something flashy, an embellished belt is one idea.

Nude court shoes or snakeskin heels are another for an extra oomph. Top it up with small silver hoops. You’ll have a rocking outfit up ready for a formal office event.

gothic work outfits


12 – Matching Cords

I would love me some cord sets. Considering how plain but stunning they are, I would buy them for sure for those extra shifts at work. A girl could use some comfort and compliments her way. The beauty of this apparel is you can tone it down or amp it up.

For instance, you can wear a pearly necklace and diamond or rhinestone-studded earrings, an exquisite gold bracelet or stilettos. Or for a normal workday, go with a watch and gold stacked rings or your engagement ring. A pendant or a lariat necklace would do as well! Here are some more Matching Sets to Wear & How to Style Them.

Cord Set Goth Outfits for Work


13 – How to wear Goth Outfits for Work with Velvet pants


14 – Turtlenecks


15 – Mock Neck Top With Black Leather Pants

Leather pants can be very multi-purpose. They can be worn to the club and also to the office, which is why we are obsessed with them.

They will help give your goth look an elegant spin and make you feel like the ‘Kim Possible’ you always wanted to be.

With this look, we recommend bold makeup including dark lipstick and the use of contour or bronzer in such a way that helps your cheekbones really pop out.


16 – Plaid Pants

These gorgeous black and white plaids are the new trendsetters of the day. They go with all your shirts and shoes and hence are a wise investment to make. I guarantee you won’t regret buying these beauties. Sport them with a black turtleneck or oversized knit sweater, and a pair of ankle boots.


17 – Pant Suit

Three-piece have always been and always will be the standardized professional look everywhere.

gothic work outfits


Outfits with Skirts

18 – Work Wear Skirt

Cropped jackets and tux can make everything pretty. When combined with this asymmetric boho top and that adorable unicorn clutch, the pair can be astounding.

gothic work outfits


19 – Black Sweater With A Mini Skirt

After pants, let’s talk about skirts becoming a part of our office looks. With the skirt, the black sweater with the white lining is extremely compatible.

Plus, the white turtle neck underneath balances the darker tone of the outfit and gives it a more professional look so that you can wear skirts during boardroom meetings as well.

With the skirt and sweater, wear a pair of black Chelsea boots (which by the way are really in these days).

Goth Business Casual Outfits for Girls


20 – Flowy

All I can see written over these clothes are Ideal for Summer. The soft fabric and loose design is all the more reason you should definitely try this outfit out. Try on this outfit with a strappy pair of sandals like the one this stunning blogger is wearing and tie a statement belt over your waist. You’ll already have the best look under your belt, pun intended.

gothic work outfits


21 – With Leather Skirt

We have chunky platform heels yet again; we can guess they are super trendy. Who knew you can wear tank top to work, an astute fashion mogul knows how to. Always remember If you style a dress well you can wear it whenever and however.

This mesh statement is one way of styling it. This is a somewhat different look than the one we’ve been reviewing before, it’s still modish and apt for work-related emergencies.

Leather is always a savior, girls. This outfit is quite fancy on its own; you don’t have to worry about accessorizing a lot with this one. Albeit I would love the idea of having your hair in loose curls. Here are some more of our favorite Leather Skirt Outfit Ideas.


Goth Dresses

22 – How to wear Comfortable Goth Outfits for Work?

Comfort should always be your number one priority. What adds beauty to this look is it’s easily available everywhere. A black cropped top with black split-hem culottes are all that’s required. To add a little bling here and there, a double-layered silver or golden necklace and bracelet will do. An anklet is also an alternative.


23 – Blingy to the rescue

As far as the saying goes, Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle, I totally abide by it. Take it metaphorically and literally. This sparkly sequined shirt is fitting for a formal get-together at work. Wide leg black pants with these gorgeous stilettos, which have my heart by the way, are also something that you can get on board with. She has braided her hair to give it a nice out-of-the-ordinary touch.


24 – The ghoul in your house

Dresses are one of my favorite. You can pull the look off in a casual and businesslike simultaneously with a change of accessories here and there. The dresses can be short or long depending on your mood for the day. A pair of pumps or sandals would perfect the Combination. I admire the uniqueness that the oversized flannel shirt offers here.


25 – Red and Black

Hold up because I think we have a winner. This attire is no less than others, full of grace and style. I admire how beautifully put this entire look is a balance of accessories and clothes. The abstract design of the blouse with its poofy sleeves has my heart.

gothic work outfits


26 – Corporate Goth Fashion

This gothic chic look is a casual and stunning way of exhibiting your newly bought collared short dress.

gothic work outfits


27 – Velveteens

Go get some chunky black heels because these are the new thing, get creative and become a promoter of avant-garde. These would look great with some fishnet stockings or leather pants. The sheer fabric of the sleeves gives the short dress a unique touch.

If you want to accessorize add a pearly white necklace, this ensemble can too work perfectly well for an office party. To complete the look, do check out these Gothic Hairstyles.

gothic work outfits


28 – The Gothic Shop

To stray away from the conventional and average leather jacket with denim look, you can wear a gorgeous silk short dress or long oversized shirt with it. Tie a belt or let it flow. However you like it. This can be termed as a Casual but Formal Gothic look. Wear a silver chained necklace with it and wing it with cat eyeliner.


29 – Vintage Vibes

Wear this cute look and experience a day where all eyes are on you. Long boots are a tricky accessory but when you know how to style them, it won’t be hard on flaunting those beauties at work. This short dress can be replaced by a turtleneck dress or a frock for that matter, tied with a belt for a presentable and professional look. I would like to think a watch over your sleeves can beautify your look.

gothic work outfits


Celebrities Going Goth

30 – Kourtney Kardashian’s All-Black Attire

Kourtney really looks perfect in this semi-formal ensemble, right? Wear an oversized black blazer with a sexy camisole underneath. Finally, add a little pizzazz with fancy pencil heels.

Also, have a party to attend right after office hours? Don’t worry boo, we got you covered!

Goth Business Casual Outfits for Girls

31 – Jennifer Anniston’s Classic Combination (Pants and A Dress Shirt)

This look might be one of our favorites (and not only because of Anniston).

In order to stand out even more, add a black necktie to the button-down shirt. And friendly advice – get the pants custom tailored.

32 – Wear An Over-Sized Leather Jacket Like Bella Hadid

Because could you ever go wrong with a leather jacket? Uh, we really don’t think so!

33 – Black Blazer Over A Black Dress Inspired By Winona Ryder

We believe dresses look great in the office and work really well in creating corporate goth looks, which is why this red carpet garb really had to be considered for this article.

To top it all off, carry a black clutch and wear black ankle boots.

We really love the fact that Ryder wore a short jacket, and we have mentioned a link down below if you would like to buy a similar one.


Q. What are the best places to buy high-end gothic outfits?

We have shared many buying links above of outfits from Amazon as they’re budget-friendly and good quality. The only problem is you would have to be creative and buy various pieces of clothing and put together goth outfits on your own.

Other online brands from where you can get goth outfits to wear at the office include Gothic Plus, Void Clothing, and Dare Fashion. With only minimal shipping charges, these places will deliver the clothes you want right to your doorstep!

Some of the high-end brands that deal with gothic clothes are listed below. They do not compromise on their quality and their articles definitely are worth buying. If you are interested in buying gothic clothes, you can totally check them out.

Other than these, we also have different options on our favorite brands for instance ZARA, Boohoo, H&M, etc. You can easily get black clothes on these brands, and you can always mix and match.

Q. If I wear goth outfits at work, would people not judge me?

People in the workplace judge women no matter what they do. You could do everything right and it still would not be enough. So, we believe that as long as your outfits seem semi-professional at least, you should embrace all kinds of styles fearlessly.

In order to not shock people by changing your look suddenly, you should try to slowly dive into it. Begin with wearing basic black outfits and black eye shadow on the first day, maybe. Later, you could even add black or brown lipstick and clothes that are edgier.

Q. Can I adopt corporate goth fashion in my 30s or is it too late?

We agree with the saying “age is just a number”. Life is too short and if you want to embrace gothic fashion a little later in life, we definitely support you. Just make sure you are not breaking any rules of your office or workplace. Other than that, feel confident and bold and experiment with fashion as much as you want.

Who knows? Maybe, if you take the first step you might inspire other women around you to step up and change things for themselves a bit as well.

Q. What should I wear to look like a Goth?

Goths love to wear black in every sort of way, in their clothes, accessories and make-up. If you want to dress up like a Goth, get used to dressing up in black statement clothes and jewelry. For shoes, you can opt for chunky platform heels, long boots, platform shoes and so much more. They also fancy punk fashion the most Victorian fashion touches as well. Dab on a dark lipstick and nail paint and there you have it.

Q. How should a Goth dress professionally?

A goth can always wear their favored clothing to work or others can wear gothic clothes and still look professional.

  • Three-piece or two-piece are always a treasured feat; wear and flaunt them.
  • Dresses, short or long, are also widely appreciated in the work circle.
  • Skirts are also substitutes for workdays; they can be leather or plain. 
  • Black sweaters, tops and blouses, can be amped up with embellished belts, elegant and delicate jewelry, or shoes.
  • Introduce pretty chunky heels and ankle boots as your new trendy accessory. 
  • Balance your makeup with clothes, and you’ll be a vision to behold.

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