Add a sprinkling of Science fiction with a mixture of Victorian romance, add a generous helping of post-apocalyptic heavy industrial flavour and you get Steampunk !!
Steampunk is modern technology—iPads, computers, robotics, air travel—powered by steam and set in the 1800’s.
Steampunk fashion is a mixture of fashion trends from different historical periods. Steampunk clothing adds the looks of characters from the 19th century, explorers, soldiers, lords, countesses and harlots, to the punk, contemporary street fashion, goth and vampire among others. Related to steampunk fashion is the Lolita fashion, which stands for a youthful expression of girlishness. Though they both take inspiration from the Victorian era, Lolita is more modest and focused on purchasing clothing from commercial vendors, as opposed to steampunk clothing, which is traditionally created from things bought in thrift stores.
Steampunk fashion did originally not include much jewellery, but as its popularity grows few accoutrements have made their way into the style during the 2010s.