8 Summer Goth Dresses to Keep You Cool & Comfy

Discover gorgeous goth dresses to make your summer.

June 23, 2024
4 min read

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Global warming is making it really hard to wear cute summer goth outfits, tbh. 40 degree heat and layers of black clothing is just not the one. Introducing your cure-all – the goth summer dress.

There are lots of ways to make a goth dress summery, or a summer dress gothic, from strappy-straps and high hemlines to thigh high splits and summery prints. Of course, things like tattoos, piercings, hairstyle and accessories do a lot of the hard work when it comes to a summer dress reading alternative, so don’t forget them!

Whether you’re looking for something to show off your leg tatts or a long dress to swish around in, we’ve rounded up these 8 goth summer dresses to keep you cool, comfortable and effortlessly stylish (and goth, ofc!).

Mary Wyatt Dahlia Smock Dress

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A goth summer dress that can be styled all year round, the Dahlia Smock Dress is super flattering for a variety of body shapes and styles. Complete with floral barbed wire on the back, it’s the perfect goth dress to throw on for a summer day!

Killstar Demise Maxi Dress

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Available in both straight and plus sizes, the Demise Maxi Dress is one of the most flattering goth summer dresses for 2024. It’s made with soft cotton in a maxi length and a pentagram back detail, making it casual and comfortable.

Disturbia Hemlock Mini Dress

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Looking for a cute goth summer dress? This green mini fit and flare dress has a witchy print and a button up front. The waist even has ties so you can cinch yourself in to your comfort level.

Leveret Wednesday Dress

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A floaty smock dress available in your choice of 16 different gorgeous fabrics, this goth dress is perfect for summer. You can even choose whether the back is corset laced or has a bow, how cute! Love this slow fashion option from Leveret.

Hellbunny Destroya Dress

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This goth summer dress is perfect for lounging about in the garden in. With big buttons, thick straps and a sweetheart neckline, it’s super cute. Of course, the esoteric symbols on the pockets and at the neckline add an edge to it!

Disturbia Tamsin Dress

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With a shirred bodice, elasticated puff sleeves and a flattering length, this goth summer dress from Disturbia might just be the most comfortable on the list! Ps, it’s also a great option for all those breastfeeding mamas out there too!

Noctex Midnight Moth Dress

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Love this dress from Noctex! It’s made from 100% cotton, making it perfect for the summer months. The chest and waist are drawstrings, which means you can adjust them to a fit that suits you perfectly. Definitely the goth summer dress pick if you have back tatts you want to show off!

Foxblood Marcie Dress

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For a goth summer dress that is a little bit glam without being too OTT, this Foxblood dress has to be the one. It’s soft and stretchy, with a functional tie at the front and a bodysuit bottom to make sure you feel secure. That’s what happens when clothes are designed by women for women!


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