Fashion continues to push its own boundaries by normalising fabrics and fashion items that were once considered ‘unconventional’ or ‘out-there’. This can be seen in the recent fashion trends such as the rise of corsets and balaclavas in everyday fashion wear. But there is one trend that many people do not dare to embark on: latex. Once considered a fetish fabric, the popularity of latex has risen in recent years and it can be seen on many celebrity red carpets and high fashion runways.
However, for the everyday consumer, latex can seem daunting at first, and we totally get it! It’s eye-catching but requires a LOT of upkeep. You can’t do any heavy washing, since it could damage the latex. Not to mention the process you need to go through to wear latex, which requires talcum powder and lube (not the kind you’re thinking of)! But for the daring ladies who want to incorporate these sexy fabrics into their outfits, we have just the right fix for you! Here are some subtle (and not-so-subtle) latex fashion items that you NEED to add a sensual touch to your looks.
Switch up your everyday office-lady look with some stylish latex pencil skirts! The best thing about this look is that you can either style it like how you would normally style a pencil skirt, or just straight up go for a dominatrix-esque look! It’s striking, and it contours your waist, so you’ll get that cinched-waist look.
Back to the ’00s
In case you missed it, latex pants were a hit in the early 2000s. Some celebs have been rocking these bad boys for quite some time, and I think it’s time that we re-embrace these pants. The first thing you gotta know about latex is that there are basically two types you can choose from: shiny and matte. So for these, you can go for a laid-back look, or pair them with a long trench coat for a sophisticated look.
Whenever we think about latex, we’re most likely gonna associate it with the colour black. But more recently, we have been seeing many celebs rocking the pastel latex dress look. Besides being a great statement piece for nights out, it has a youthful element to it due to the colour and fabric. Pair this outfit with a faux fur coat and you’ll be looking like a celebrity who’s strutting down the red carpet!
You don’t always have to look like a cowboy when you wear boots. These latex thigh-high boots will take any outfit of yours to the next level! From jean shorts and a t-shirt to full-on suits, people have been styling these versatile booties in many different ways.
For those who want something elegant but daring, the latex corset might just be the perfect piece to add to your closet. You can either go with the classic corset and layer it over a white button-up or dress, or you can go for a corset top with some cute pants.
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