Est. 2012

Steampunk Clothing

Here at RebelsMarket, we bring you some of the most beautiful steampunk clothing from all over the world. From Victorian inspired outfits to costume-enhancing accessories, we have it all.

Shopping Steampunk Clothing at RebelsMarket

Our selection includes the basics of steampunk fashion such as shirts for women and men, jewelry, and men’s steampunk jackets as well as a huge selection of steampunk corsets to finish off that neo-Victorian look. Or, if you want to create a more daring steampunk costume, we’ve got accessories and props to bring your outfit to life, including watches, masks, armbands and more!

On RebelsMarket you’ll find limitless steampunk fashion must-haves from some of the best indie designers, brands, and stores from around the globe – all in one place. From high-end steampunk dresses right through to more affordable steampunk clothing, we curate our collections with every kind of steampunk fan in mind, no matter their budget.

Whether you want to buy the odd steampunk inspired piece to accent your wardrobe, or you’re looking for a full-on steampunk costume, you’re sure to find it all on RebelsMarket.

We carry detailed, authentic style steampunk outfits that are perfect for cosplay, as well as beautiful Victorian clothing for everyday wear. Plus, we cater to all shapes and sizes! Whether you’re regular, petite or plus size, we have outfits to fit and flatter your figure.

Shop online now for gorgeous steampunk skirts, corsets, accessories and more. Break free from regular fashion and find something that really stands out from the crowd!

We try to handpick unique pieces of steampunk apparel that are influenced by the history of this old style. Most of our steampunk clothing is handmade and tends to work very well when accessorized with the right steampunk jewelry. We mostly stock items from steampunk clothing from coveted indie brands from all over the world. At RebelsMarket you will find unparalleled access to some of the unique steampunk clothing for men and women. While there is a thin line between steampunk and Victorian - probably just the era when each of the styles was popular; We think you will find the right pieces either way.

Shop steampunk clothing for men and women from Costumes, Skirts, Pants, Trousers, Coats, Vests, Shirts, Blouses, Dresses. You can buy steampunk clothes from our handpicked collections of the Edwardian and Victorian era. Shop from the best steampunk shops worldwide.

History of Steampunk Fashion

Whether you grew up watching beloved classics like ‘Treasure Planet’ and ‘Steamboy’ or found yourself captivated by the science fiction worlds created by literary masters like Jules Verne and ‘H.G Wells, the genre of steampunk has fascinated people around the world since its introduction through modern day science fiction literature. Part history, part fantasy, all steampunk, this unique genre also puts its own spin on Victorian-era fashion that has carved out its own niche beyond the cosplay attempts of dedicated pop culture fans in recent years. Steampunk fashion and design aesthetics have a unique sharp look that melds the unique fashion essence of the 19th century industrial revolution period.

To quote Jean Campell, the core essence of steampunk fashion can be summarized in the following words-

“The goal is to marry the sensibilities of Emily Bronte to the all-out rebellious attitude of a time-traveling Johnny Rotten.”

Steampunk fashion first came into mainstream attention through the beloved 1995 classic “The City of Lost Children”. Fashion enthusiasts were dazzled by the ingenious costume designs by Jean Paul Gaultier. The trend further continued, giving steampunk fashion a more sleek and edged look than the earlier designs visually depicted in different mediums. These days, steampunk fashion has a distinct militaristic feel to which was best displayed in last year’s blockbuster ‘Mortal Engines”, a film adaptation of the Mortal Engines Quartet. If you are looking for a suitable guide to introduce you to the world of steampunk fashion, where to buy steampunk clothing and how to make your own unique steampunk style, you have come to the right place. In this extensive steampunk fashion guide, we will cover all the basic items of steampunk clothing and provide you with the online sources to buy the best steampunk clothing.

How to style steampunk clothing

To develop your steampunk wardrobe, you need some choice selection of clothing articles blending Victorian era and modern-day fashion aesthetic. There are no hard and fast set of rules of what to buy as steampunk fashion diversifies in style according to the different types of character tropes common at that time like soldiers, merchants, explorers, harlots to tribal’s and more. Steampunk fashion is still a niche fashion category, so don’t expect to find steampunk designed clothing and accessories all over the internet.  Amazon usually has a sizable array of fashionable steampunk clothing for both men and women. But your best bet would be niche sites that specialize in alternative and steampunk clothing, like RebelsMarket.

Steampunk Clothing and Accessories for men

Despite being no fashion limitations or boundaries, a couple of steampunk fashion items for men have become staple among steampunk enthusiasts. These items are available in a wide variety of styles.  Plus size steampunk clothing for men isn’t much of an issue these days as most stores and e-commerce sites catering to the steampunk niche have them available at the ready unlike a couple of years ago when plus-sized individuals had to individually place orders for certain steampunk fashion clothing.  

Steampunk Brocade vests and Waistcoats

Though brocade vests and waistcoats serve different purposes in mainstream fashion with the former usually being worn inside, in the realm of steampunk both are used as the top layer garments. Steampunk designs of vests and waistcoats feature elaborate and intricate craftsmanship. Leather vests and waistcoats are the trendiest steampunk fashion statement these days. A fitting double-breasted multi-button waistcoat should be a staple in every man’s wardrobe whether he’s a steampunk fashion enthusiast or not.

Steampunk Pantaloons/Trousers

Steampunk trousers tend to have a narrow fit combining colors and materials that stand out. Striped classic pantaloons/trousers with fall fronts are all the rage now. Victorian style trousers are a bit difficult to find, but you shouldn’t have too much of a hard time if you decide to make one instead of buying one readymade. Provided you find a tailor skilled enough to make one in the first place. Knickers are also an excellent option if you’re going for the nerd/engineer look.

Steampunk Leather suspenders

A good pair of tanned or khaki leather suspenders are a must-have for any steampunk fashion aficionado. Most male steampunk cosplay’ s include this vital and trendy fashion accessory which replaces the modern belt while adding a hint of exoticness even in a simple pant and shirt combination.

Steampunk boots

No steampunk outfit is complete without a nifty pair of steampunk boots unless you are going for the professor/engineer look. Steampunk boots are ornate and flashy affairs with multiple spurs and buckle attachments adorned all over the boots, making them seem like every cowboy’s dream come true. Some of them even come with pouches for that extra adventurer vibe.

Steampunk Short Jackets

Short jackets have been a steampunk staple since forever. Short jackets are tight fit affairs and end above the waist, requiring the wearer to have a respectable waistline just to attempt it. Stylish with segmented design aesthetics, short jackets can be paired with regular clothing as well.

Round sunglasses and Goggles

No steampunk menswear wardrobe would be complete without owning a snazzy pair of goggles, or in the absence of goggles, round-dark sunglasses (like the pair Jamie Foxx rocked in Django Unchained)
 

Steampunk pocket watch

The classic steampunk pocket-watch has made a comeback in recent years thanks to some trendy steampunk cosplays and movies in recent years. Since wristwatches don’t exist in the steampunk lexicon, a pocket watch is a go-to timepiece for steampunk cosplayers and fashionistas alike.  

Steampunk Clothing and Accessories for women

In general, the ladies have an easier time with women’s steampunk fashion than men because of the easier availability of clothing and accessories. Women’s fashion in the steampunk realm is gender fluid with ladies often replacing skirts and dresses with jackets, leggings, and overcoats (ever seen Evie Frye from Assassins Creed Syndicate?). Most of the details are on the tops with corsets replacing vests. Most steampunk clothing and accessories for women are available in plus sizes.

Steampunk Dresses

Fancy a new dress ladies? Steampunk dresses for women are highly stylish with narrow waistlines and a lot of frills. Steampunk dresses can be of various length, but the Victorian era knee-length is considered standard in steampunk fashion circles, even for the lusty harlot cosplays! Neo-victorian designs also have intricate ornamentations.  

Steampunk Skirts

Conservative and provocative at the same time, steampunk skirts are gorgeous to look at. The most popular skirt variations are the bustle, lace and ruffle skirts. Despite layering a skirt over leggings is a modern fashion aesthetic, it goes surprisingly well with the Victorian era-esque fashion sense, making for some interesting women’s steampunk fashion.   

Steampunk Leggings

One of the modern-day aesthetics that has blended in surprisingly well in more than one steampunk universe, leggings have been a steampunk fashion staple for more than 3 decades. Steampunk leggings usually incorporate colorful and zany designs that look abstract.

Steampunk Corset top

Steampunk Corset tops are the pride and joy for many women in their extensive wardrobe collection, whether they are steampunk fashion followers or not. Corset tops have always come with a wide array of fancy and varying designs, making the task choosing a one for your steampunk fashion set not that much of a difficulty.

Steampunk Mini top hat

In the steampunk fashion scene, ladies are often seen rocking a mini top hat reminiscent of Victorian-era fashion style. Mini top hats are one of the most versatile women’s fashion accessories in steampunk fashion, equally suitable for corset and skirt setup or a pants and jacket setup without skipping a beat.

Steampunk Lace-up  boots

Steampunk Lace-up boots for women come in half and full-size lengths, but lace-up half-boots above ankle length are more popular among ladies going for a steampunk fashion aesthetic. These boots can be both heeled or flat, providing the flexibility of choice.

These are just some of the basic staples in steampunk fashion for both cosplayers and regular fashionistas. Most steampunk clothing for men and women are modern variances of Victorian-era fashion staples. If you want to go for a more unique look, you can try the neo-Victorian fashion aesthetic that has a futuristic feel to it. (similar to the fashion aesthetic in Arcane Studio’s popular video game Dishonored).

For cheap steampunk fashion accessories and clothing or for a more extensive selection of exclusive steampunk fashion products at a reasonable price; Starting from individual pieces of clothing, exclusive steampunk perfumes and jewelry to full costume sets, RebelsMarket will take care of all your steampunk fashion needs.  

 

 

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How to Wear Steampunk Fashion

Steampunk clothing borrows heavily not just from Victorian-era technology, but also from culture, customs, politics and science to create an anachronistic retro-future world. The genre has been a popular theme in literature, film and even music for more than twenty years!

In recent years steampunk fashion has risen in popularity, and many fans of steampunk are incorporating it into their everyday lives – most notably through the clothes they wear.

So how do you rock the steampunk look? It’s more than just costumes, after all. Steampunk clothing for women normally consists of dresses (layered with petticoats, of course), steampunk corsets, Victorian blouses, leggings, jackets and outerwear such as tailcoats and, of course, accessories.

For men, steampunk fashion draws a lot of inspiration from Victorian clothing fit for a gentleman. Think of steampunk vests, waistcoats, Victorian shirts, hats, and tailcoats. Add in some carefully selected men’s accessories like goggles, holsters, and pocket-watches, and you’ll start to get the picture!

Steampunk fashion is all about combining the old with the new. The antiquated with the futuristic. This what makes clothing so unique! What another style of clothing combines Victorian inspired outfits with futuristic flying goggles and ornamental ray guns?

The answer: none! Steampunk fashion is fresh, new and unique (despite its antiquated aesthetic). And it's rising popularity means that there are a growing number of affordable clothing and accessories available to buy online. So if you want to create eye-catching steampunk costumes, or rock a more toned-down Victorian inspired outfit, you can find all the clothing items you need to get the look by simply shopping online.

You can buy unique steampunk clothes quickly and easily, or simply browse Victorian clothing collections to gain inspiration. And whether you're simply dipping your toe into the world of steampunk fashion, or you’re shopping for a big and bold cosplay costume – you can count on RebelsMarket to bring you the best selection of steampunk clothing on the web!

Steampunk is Victorian science fiction. Here “Victorian” is not meant to indicate a specific culture, but rather references a time period and an aesthetic: the industrialized 19th century. Steampunk is Victorian science fiction. Here “Victorian” is not meant to indicate a specific culture, but rather references a time period and an aesthetic: the industrialized 19th century.

Our steampunk clothing is intricately designed and full of creativity. Our designs from mens tops, to women corsets takes imagining a future that looks dramatically un-modern to modern eyes. Submarines, space travel, aircraft and mechanized life were all imagined by the Victorians, but while some of these came very close to the mark they still differed from where the future actually went.

Most of our steampunk clothing choices are mostly influenced by the Victorian era, but in a futuristic way. Today, various corsets, bustle skirts, top hats and other items have been used in the fashion of this time. Shop here and find all the elements you need to complete your steampunk outfit