Steampunk clothing style is based on the fashions of the Victorian-era. Generally, Steampunk clothing is reserved for special occasions such as theme parties and conventions, but this style can also be worn as an every-day look.
Those with a preference for the Steampunk aesthetic typically wear clothes in brown, tan, white, and off-white. Grey, black, and olive green are worn for a more militant look. Bright colors are rarely worn.
Some essentials found in any Steampunk closet:
- Leather harness
- White blouses
- Blouses with jabots
- Long brown skirts
- Skirts with bustles
- Pantaloons or bloomers
Though skirts are common for Steampunk women, pants are also worn. Equestrian pants are a popular look, particularly when paired with knee-high boots. Other items may include a brown pleated leather skirt, black blouse, striped tights.
Many Steampunk men wear:
- Trousers (Non-pleated)
- Long, straight jackets
- Nice shirt
There are many Steampunk styles outside of the clothing based on Victorian-era fashions. These looks include:
- Pirate - Elements of the Steampunk Pirate look include: Ragged clothing, bandanas, beads in the hair, dreadlocks.
- Deiselpunk - Elements of the Deiselpunk look include: Engineer clothing, goggles, dirt or oil streaked face or clothes
- Wild West - Elements of the Wild West Steampunk look include: Pointed boots, curled facial hair, skirts with bustles
- Dark - Elements of the Dark Steampunk look include: Subdued colors, black clothing
- Space - Elements of the Space Steampunk look include: Dreadlocks, black and silver color scheme, futuristic look
- Pilot - Elements of the Steampunk Pilot look include: Aviator cap, goggles, brown leather jacket
- Hunter - Elements of the Steampunk Hunter look include: Bow and arrows, leather clothing, furs
- Postapocalyptic - Elements of the Post-Apocalyptic style include: Tribal motifs, gas masks, ragged clothing.