Steampunk is often very dark and dirty, full of browns and blacks and metal. This dress and hat are a wonderful example of how to make steampunk colorful. Don’t get me wrong, I love the dark colors of steampunk. But this is a change that I personally find quite beautiful. Many people typically have trouble adding that steampunk edge that differentiates an outfit from simply Victorian style. With the short skirt, less traditional hat, and a unique corset style top, this outfit certainly makes the jump from Victorian to steampunk while keeping the bright femininity of the Victorian era.