Pastel Goth

Pastel Goth

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Pastel Goth, also known as "nu goth" or "soft grunge," is a fashion trend marked by pastel-colored apparel and hair accompanied by alternative-style clothing often associated with the "goth" subculture.


On January 27th, 2012, the Fuck Yeah Pastel Goth Tumblr[2] blog was launched, which highlights notable examples of pastel goth fashion (shown below).

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On June 13th, 2012, Urban Dictionary[1] user catsarecoolokay submitted an entry for "Pastel Goth," defining it as a fashion trend popular with girls on Tumblr (shown below).

Pastel Goth Pastel goth, sometimes referred to as soft grunge or nu goth, is a new trend where girls (usually on Tumblr) will dye their hair pastel colours, wear clothes promoting satanic sub culture (666, inverted crosses, etc) they also wear creepers and jc litas. Often looked down upon by Nirvana fans because of using the term grunge to describe themselves Girl on tumblr: efollow my blog for pastel goth and grunge e bitchy Nirvana fan: uhggg thats not grunge omfg youre a dumbass blahhhhh by catsarecoolokay June 13, 2012

On July 8th, a Facebook[4] page titled "Pastel Goth" was launched, which gathered upwards of 43,000 likes in the next three years. On March 30th, 2014, YouTuber Alexa Poletti uploaded a pastel goth makeup tutorial video, which gained over 1.5 million views and 3,000 comments in the first year (shown below). On April 13th, BuzzFeed[3] published an article about the fashion trend. On October 28th, MTV[5] published an article titled "22 Items For Your Pastel Goth Starter Kit." On November 22nd, YouTuber TiffyQuake posted another pastel goth makeup tutorial (shown below, right).

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