Personally speaking I prefer the Parisian take of elegantly structured lace over body skimming corset dresses but I have been known to dabble in the 'fell off a back of a coffin' look. I wont embarrass myself by sharing the photos here though, they belong in a locked box!
Here are some of the dresses that rock my Gothika this season
Mary Portas (via House of Fraser)
and here are some that definitely don't
(image courtesy of Wikipedia)
(image courtesy of Hot Gothic Stuff.com)