Until recently it was seen as the prodigal cousin of leather, because of its usage in sex shops and as Catwoman’s costume. Finally, the justice has arrived for PVC clothing which is climbing its way to the top, just as its more “decent” cousin. The best of the best fashionistas among stars, including Rihanna, Alexa Chung and Kim Kardashian, have helped the reemergence of this trend, and we are jumping of joy because of it.
If you think that the only way of wearing PVC is black and sexy style for the night out, you’ve never been more wrong!
Think outside of the box
Don’t be quick to dismiss this trend and judgmental towards its past. Everyone and everything deserves a second chance. This is not the end of an era lunacy of the 90s, it’s much more. If you take a leap of faith, you may spot all of the advantages of PVC that fashion designers nowadays are trying to demonstrate. They have set the bar for this kind of clothing pretty high, when you take a look of the cat-walk, you’ll notice that easily.
It’s not just a fancy costume, sex shop item or a hot clubbing outfit. It’s multipurpose in all its glory. If you’re going out with friends. If you’re heading out for the coffee. If you have an appointment in court. If you’re going to work. PVC! You just need to find the right color and combination for the occasion.
Subduing the PVC edginess
There is a way to soothe the spunky effect, and the way is called pastel. As the stars have shown to us, pastel is a great way to wear latex these days. PVC skirts in pastel colors have found their way into the wardrobes of many celebs, and they are popular in their every form: from pencils and mini-skirts to skater skirts.
Though pastels are already soothing the spunkiness, latex skirts are still statement items, so if you’re getting ready to put this trend on a test, try not to wear them with conspicuous tops. Wear them with plain blouses or simple tops.
The color of passion
If you don’t trust us, take it from Rihanna. After all, she’s the one that rocked out a red PVC skirt, even before its big comeback. And she’s done that very stylish and simple, without alluding to one of her biggest hits “S&M”, if that’s what crossed your mind the first second.
Red color does look absolutely stunning on PVC. And let’s be clear, it takes a healthy dose of attitude to pull it off, but why not give it a try? It is more of a party outfit. Nevertheless, wear a simple top with it, let the skirt be your pop of color, style and funk.
Classy till the end
Don’t let the style tips from above confuse you. No one said that black PVC is something bad, au contraire, sweet fashionistas. It is, in a certain way, a classic. And classics are always in. It’s true that you’ll probably wear this style only by night, but let’s not forget: black is the new black, and we all know it!
Every color is bowing down to its bold and sexy ancestor, who’s still got it. From the all PVC black dress, fashion rebel Alexa Chung has introduced to us, to her black mini skirt, and corporate looking pencil skirt Vanessa White has pulled off. By wearing it with the right plain pieces and in simple designs, and thus toning it down, you get the privilege to wear PVC, without looking like a blast from the less fashionable past.
So, the answer to the question we started with: Oh yes! PVC trend is back with a blast, and it will stay here for a while. The only question that follows is… Are you bold enough to pull it off?