The first person to describe goth was Georges Boccaccio in 1798, who said that it was a form of art and was associated with the “oldest and the most ancient of the styles.”
The style was named after a Roman emperor, and is characterized by the use of the full body of a male figure, often with a long skirt or high-waisted skirt, to achieve an effect that mimics a more traditionally goth aesthetic.
Gothic women often wore long dresses with tight-fitting tops, long skirts, and tight-corseted or padded stockings, and often wore a veil over their faces.
The styles varied widely in color, from blue and gold to red and black.
The term goth has come to describe an entire range of styles, from classicism to glamour, from Gothic, Gothic-inspired, Gothic Revival, and so on.