Are Goths to be fat or skinny? Truth is that despite the either very skinny or either fat goth models that we see, there's no body shape that is more goth than the other. Goth culture itself teaches that there are no true rules to be a Goth beside listening to Goth music.
Of course, people usually expect Goths to be skinny because we are often associated to the cadaveric, vampiric unhealthy look. But that doesn't absolutely mean you have to be it to be goth. I think that's just another stereotype. Also fat people can look unhealthy, cadaveric, and vampiric too so that doesn't makes much sense to me.
Yes, you might find some cadaveric, anorexic looking goth around. But again, do not make the one size fits all mistake. After all we are human beings and we all look different.
(See all the different body shapes?)
It's true that maybe being skinny is an advantage because you can fit in all those expensive clothes.
Some have being complaining about how hard it is to find goth clothes for the plus sizes because in fact in many gothic shops the max size is XXL and i must say that usually isn't a real XXL..but this happens with normal clothing too. I see that recently goth shops have started putting out an XXL+ section so I hope the more curvy ones can have the chance to wear all gothic clothes too. :)
What's your opinion on this? Are you fat, skinny or average? Do you usually picture goths being skinny or fat?
I must say when I first started following goth culture i didn't even care about the body shape. I was too focused on the wonderful clothes and the make-up and the crazy hairdos to care about the body!
Everyone can looks good in gothic attire!