Due to the sheer variety of designers and creative techniques they employ, we are enriched with possibilities for wearing different kinds of latex in public, and to attract attention only as much as our comfort level tolerates.
Little did I know that even the smallest stretch of latex requires substantial know-how.
Sure, I work in an office where pretty much anything goes—hell, even latex—but my wardrobe tends to revolve around sweet printed dresses and tailored jackets.
But while the trend is rampant on runways and red carpets alike, things get, um, slippery when it comes to wearing the look in real life.
The famous high-shine is achieved by the application of additional products to the surface, such as silicone oil.
This makes real latex sustainable and vegan friendly, though as a natural product it requires your due care to avoid discolouring from metals or too much direct sunlight.
When it came time for the date, I was unwilling to brave the sweltering city subways in my newly lubed latex, for fear of showing up like a hot mess.
Designs and patterns Increasingly, latex designers are making multicolour garments with all manner of creative patterns.