Rebirth of a GothicMom:
When you become a Mom, you begin to put yourself last, and your combat boots begin to collect dust. Going to your child's PTA meetings in full Gothic, especially industrial, regalia is pretty much frowned upon. Especially by your own children, and your teens would die of a heart attack. But, one should not have to completely stop being themselves, uniqueness is greatness.
The pieces I have in my shop I wear myself as well. My inner Gothic Goddess was screaming to come back out and play, as I'm sure many others are as well. They are still quite dark without being overwhelmingly so. Tame enough for the children can tolerate you wearing them around others, and may even want a piece of their own, while still allowing you to be you.