I'm a big period buff, so I can help if you don't want to go batty doing lots of research.
The stuff that the goth kids wear & call it Victorian... really isn't. It's modeled after the period right AFTER the Victorian age,called the Edwardian age. "Ha ha oops, wrong monarch."
Frilly is part of it, but teeny waist was key. Any big poofy butts or sleeves made the waist look smaller in proportion, as well as corsets making the waist actually smaller.
Any skin showing [for women] was a complete scandal unless it was on your face or hands unless you were a child. There were even actual fashion police
to enforce against indecency! It was a really supressed society overall, & kids were modeled after the adults completely, but they were starting to have some room to be kids before they had to be mini-adults.
Most e-z reference movie? Mary Poppins.seriously! it's not exact,but it gives a good idea.
It's called Victorian Corpse, because it's what I envision the outfits of people buried during Victorian times would look like today if we dug up their corpses.. creepy...
But basically I'm taking vintage slips. Altering them to be a base... then I'm taking victorian clothing, cutting them to pieces and arranging them...
They're supposed to look deconstructed, raw... unfinished to a degree, yet delicate and feminine... Crazy stitchery... with unfinished edges
a "there's beauty in the breakdown" sort of thing...