Friday, 15 January 2016

Gothic Style - Spiders and Cobwebs

There's no doubt that spiders are intrinsically associated with the gothic scene. The reason for this is clear - they lurk in dark places, appear out of nowhere and scare the hell out of a lot of people! Apparently, if you fear spiders, it's due to a primeval survival instinct going back to such times when all spiders were poisonous. If you ran away from them, you would survive, whereas if you stopped and played with one, it would bite you and you'd die! Although we've evolved hugely since then, that survival instinct leading to fear is still deeply embedded in our DNA, no matter how irrational it may seem today.

Gothic fashion celebrates the spider and the beautifully intricate webs they weave by using cobweb lace. Here are just a few examples.

Gothic Cobweb Lace Top
Gothic Cobweb Lace Dress
Gothic Cobweb Zip Bag
Gothic Cobweb Spider Purse
Gothic Spider Necklace
Gothic Cobweb Stockings

So whether you love spiders or hate them, hopefully you can see how beautiful and mysterious they can be when used in gothic clothing and jewellery. Feel the fear and wear it anyway!

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