Complete your dark academia wardrobe at Tragic Beautiful! Dress like you carry an air of mystery everywhere you go, pursuing hidden knowledge and the forbidden arts, all with a gothic twist. Check out accessories, clothing and footwear to complete your aesthetic from popular alternative brands including Killstar, Punk Rave, Alchemy Gothic, Demonia, Funtasma, Restyle and more!
Most of the styles we stock are available in plus size options.
DARK ACADEMIA FAQ
WHAT IS DARK ACADEMIA?
Dark academia is an aesthetic that takes inspiration from classic literature and fashion trends of the 19th century. Dark academia romanticises education and the pursuit of knowledge, particularly about dangerous subjects surrounded by a sense of mystery.
HOW DO I DRESS FOR THE DARK ACADEMIA AESTHETIC?
Dark academia is a mash-up of different eras of styles, including the sweater vests and sweaters tied over the shoulders seen in American prep, vintage blazers modelled on school uniforms from the 1940s, and tweed fabric. Footwear is often Victorian-inspired, including oxfords, Mary Janes and brown leather-look lace-up boots.
An example of dark academia outfits include:
Ruffled and pressed blouses paired with an A-line maxi skirt
Dress pants and tweed blazer
Pinafores paired with turtlenecks
Flowing Victorian skirts with corsets and high necked shirts
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