from red light districts to high fashion, to high street.
this actually doesn't contain any adult content.
but that's mostly what comes to mind when someone mentions latex or any other similar oversexualised materials. a lot of clothing items or accessories that used to be kind of taboo now found its way to high street fashion (high street meaning clothing businesses such as H&M, zara etc: easy access to the main population and not niche products). I went out (in berlin) last weekend and was kind of surprised by all the girls wearing their chokers, leather harnesses and latex pants. I feel like wearing a latex dress or latex boots out a few years back would've been completely unacceptable or labeled as slutty. but somehow that material made its way into high fashion in the recent years. so I mentally went through my closet thinking about what I own right now that the 13 year old me would have described as red light district items. I lost count after the latex pants, skirts and patent leather turtlenecks.
the first thing that comes to mind is obviously dior last year with their latex boots. the dior design inspired hundreds of other brands and the latex boot made its way into our wardrobes.
I personally love wearing fashion that has some kind of fetish background. I think combining those items with more simple pieces, like oversized sweaters or a plain white shirt can really tone it down. there are obviously times and places where wearing latex would be a bit over the top, but I don't think the material itself is very offensive if you style it right. here are some latex inspirations:
if you want to treat yourself with something shiny: