Latex has been making waves in the fashion industry lately, and for good reason. The days when latex was considered a lascivious material for fetish bed plays are long gone. In my own humble opinion, these times will certainly never return to the original state of the 1920s, when the first fetish magazine with a heavy rubber theme called London Life was created. That was exactly a hundred years ago!
This material is incredibly versatile and can be used to create a wide range of looks, from sleek and sexy to bold and daring and even crazy and shocking.
1. Defines your shape, hides imperfections
One reason why latex is so popular in fashion right now is its ability to conform to the body, creating a second skin effect that is both flattering and comfortable. The latex literally sticks to your skin and smoothes it completely. So you will get rid of all imperfections such as cellulite, scars and birthmarks in no time. The latex adapts to your body temperature in seconds and in ideal weather conditions you feel completely free and naked even when you are fully clothed.
2. Makes you look just gorgeous and feel extraordinary
Another reason is the way it reflects light, giving it an almost futuristic look that is perfect for avant-garde designs. Plus, it's incredibly durable and can last for years with proper care.
But perhaps the biggest reason why latex has become so popular in fashion lately is its ability to make a statement. Whether you're looking to turn heads on the runway or simply want to stand out from the crowd, latex has the power to make a bold statement that is sure to get noticed. So if you're looking to add some edge to your wardrobe, consider incorporating some latex pieces into your fashion arsenal.
3. Its a 100% natural, vegan and sustainable material
Another reason to get latex is its sustainability. Most people mistakenly think that it is a man-made material that is not good for the environment. However, the opposite is true; did you know that the ancient civilizations like Aztec, Mayan and Olmec produced the first latex products 3000 years ago?
How is it possible? Because latex is a natural material obtained from a tree called the rubber tree, which grows mainly in Central America. You can learn more about the history of latex in a separate article. In any case, latex is still a material obtained in the original way, and despite successful attempts to produce synthetic rubber, latex clothing from the house of Kirsten Vaams is made exclusively from 100 percent natural rubber.
Did you know that...if you leave your latex clothes in the forest, you won't find them in six months?
Latex is a biodegradable material that will naturally break down due to sun, temperature, dryness and humidity if it is not sufficiently nourished with oil or powder. You don't have to worry about buying a Kirsten Vaams dress, treating it with oil, and in two years it will turn to dust in your closet. However, in my experience, you can lose a glove under the couch in the living room, only to find it two years later, and it shatters into a thousand pieces when you touch it. It is very important to pay attention to the maintenance of this material, but it is not time-consuming. You can read more about maintenance in the next article.
The last reason why you should buy latex clothing is the so-called slow fashion. The fashion industry is the fourth largest polluter on the planet and is linked to slavery and inhumane living conditions. You can be sure that by purchasing latex clothing from Kirsten Vaams you have a direct impact on my happiness and comfort in life. Each piece is created with an extraordinary emphasis on every detail, it is made with love and in the order of a few days or weeks.
4. Makes you sweat and burn fat easily
Although many people consider this to be more of a negative feature of latex, there are ways to turn it into a positive advantage. The dried latex fluid, which is what the latex sheet undoubtedly is, does not contain any pores through which to drain sweat. The skin does not breathe under the latex. Due to the suction of the latex on the skin, a vacuum is created, which is not a problem. You can wear latex for several hours at a time, but you will still sweat under it.
Sometimes more, sometimes less, it depends on the ambient temperature. This feature is great for losing weight, for example. Slip into latex leggings, go for a workout or run in the woods and you'll see that you lose your weight faster! In the next few upcoming months, we are preparing a special collection dedicated to sports.
5. Its waterproof and very easy to wash
It was sometime in 1823 that Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh (later corrupted to "Mackintosh") invented the rubberized fabric that began to be used to make long raincoats. This is how the first mainstream latex clothing was created, which resulted in the birth of the fetish scene. Kirsten Vaams Haus offers a wide range of outerwear and jackets suitable for rainy weather.
Can you describe other reasons to get latex for your wardrobe? Write in a comment!