Goth Dresses first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Fall 2008 seen on Edinburgh blogger DigitalLove of j-ad0rrre.blogspot.co.uk. She wore her black Love Label zip dress with a black Miss Selfridge lace blouse, black new look boots, and black Peacocks baker boy hat. Since then, Goth Dresses have grown in popularity as bloggers from Jeddah, Los Angeles, and New York have discovered them. Popular brands of Goth Dresses are thrifted, Topshop, Forever 21, vintage, and H&M.
There are currently 1021 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Goth Dresses. Most recently, blogger EvilishQueeny of beautyininsanity.blogspot.com styled her second hand steampunk dress dress with a Zara shirt.