How to Wear Latex

Learn how to make the ultimate fetish look work for you.

If you like the look of shiny clothing, you may have already tried PVC or patent leather. The next step for many people is trying latex or rubber. You don't have to be a hardened fetishist or fashionista to try latex, and this guide will help you choose the right size latex wear and explain how to put it on.

Before you start, check that you do not have a latex allergy:

Cut cheap latex gloves into strips and place them in various places against your skin (under a bra strap, inside a sock, inside a waistband) and, after an hour or two, check for any signs of irritation.

You may be thinking; “But I've used condoms, I know I'm not allergic.” You should still patch test various parts of your body before encasing yourself in the stuff, just to be sure.

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How to put on Latex Clothing

Because latex rubber is a stretch-to-fit fabric, it can be quite tricky to get in and out of. It’s also easy to damage if you’re not careful.

1. Safety first

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Before you start dressing in rubber, take a few safety precautions.

Firstly, don’t try dressing in rubber for the first time when you’re on your own. Have a friend or partner help you.

Customer tip:

“Also, if you're new to this kind of clothing, try it on quietly in private first so you can learn how to put it on, how to best make it sit on you et cetera. It's really not a very sexy sight watching someone struggling their way into it!” - tokimekiCat

Because the fabric has a tendency to bunch up, it can create a thick band which can restrict your breathing or be awkward to get back out of. Secondly, because rubber is not breathable, you need to make sure you’re really careful pulling it over your head. You really don’t want to get it stuck covering your face.

2. Have a strategy

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Before you dress, take a look at the garment and think logically about how best to put it on.

A t-shirt or top will need to go up over your head but most other things are best tackled feet-first. If you’re bottom heavy, you may prefer to dress over the head, and if you’re top heavy, feet first is easier.

A little time spent thinking about how the garment will slip on makes dressing quicker, easier and safer.

3. Prepare your latex garment

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Next, you need to prepare the garment so you can slip into it easily. You can use a renewer powder or cornflour to help you get dressed, or a specialist latex dressing aid like the Pjur Cult Easy Latex Dressing Aid 100ml or silicone lubricant. These will help to keep things slick.

Customer tip:

“Not only does it help you to get into your kinky outfit without pulling muscles and contorting your body into weird shapes as you become trapped in some kind of folded-rubber nightmare, but it also conditions the latex at the same time.” - SR36

Powder is better for tops or anything that goes over your head, because you don’t want to ruin your hairstyle or make-up with lube.

The downside is that it makes your rubber more dull and difficult to shine. Because of this, dressing aids and silicone lube are much more popular with latex devotees.

4. Add a latex dressing aid

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Once you’ve chosen your lube, turn your garment inside out and lube it up.

Customer tip:

“Simply apply a little of the dressing aid to the inside of your latex clothing, squidge it around to distribute it, and slip into your outfit with ease. It's especially useful for those skin tight sleeves, stockings, and legs of catsuits” - Nyx Debauch

You only need a very thin coating of lube on the inside to help you dress, so apply it sparingly all over and then flip it back around the right way.

If you’re using renewer powder or cornflour, you need to apply a little to your body as well. You might want to do the same with dressing aid or silicone lube, but normally you’ve got enough on the clothing to do the job.

5. Get into your latex clothing

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Once you, your garment, or both are good and lubed, you’re ready to get dressed.

It’s best to be completely naked when you get started as you won’t wear underwear underneath rubber. The fit is so tight that even the smallest G-string will give you VPL.

Dress slowly and carefully, ensuring that the latex doesn’t bunch up as you go. You can either slowly ease the rubber up bit-by-bit, ensuring it doesn’t bunch up. Or, by sliding your hands inside the garment, pushing the rubber away from your body with the back of your hand and lifting it up and onto your body.

Customer tip:

“The best way I've found to put it on - turn it inside out, cover the inside all over with a generous amount of Pjur dressing aid, turn it back the right way round, step into it and carefully pull it up your body. It will feel like a tight fit - it should!” - tokimekiCat

If you’re finding it difficult, stop for a bit and let the latex warm up. What you don’t want to do is pinch the latex to pull it upward as this can cause it to split. The main causes of damage to rubber are stretching the rubber too much too soon, or accidentally puncturing it with your nails.

Once your garment is in place, you can then adjust the fit by placing your hands inside the garment and use the backs of your hands to push or pull the clothing into place. A final gentle tug at the hem should finish the job.

6. How to make latex clothing shine

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Latex needs shining to give it a glossy finish. To get that high-shine, you need to massage a specially formulated latex shiner or a silicone lubricant into the surface, such as Pjur Cult Latex Shiner Ultra Shine Spray 250ml.

Most latex shiners suggest using a polishing cloth but you may prefer a more hands-on approach. Not only does it mean you waste less, but it also feels much nicer to get hands on. The act of shining the latex can be incredibly erotic - especially if you’re lucky enough to have someone else doing it for you!

Customer tip:

“Really easy to use and requires very little effort. A helping hand would be good for the back et cetera, but no major polishing et cetera required to get it to look good.”- supergr

A word of warning though: shining up your latex can feel pretty cold, so you might want to pop your shiner in a bowl of hot water to warm it up first.

Before you start, make sure you don’t have any powder on the outside of the latex. If there is any powder, wipe over with a wet cloth to remove it.

If you’re using a squeeze bottle, get a good amount in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and then rub the shiner into the rubber. With spray bottles you can apply the shiner straight to the latex and then use massaging motions to rub it across the latex.

If you’re wearing your latex out, take a bottle of shiner with you so you can top up throughout the evening if it goes dull.

Remember: the shiner won’t absorb into the latex or your skin but it will soak into other fabrics and transfer onto other people. So, be careful who you touch and where you sit to avoid leaving stains on the furniture.

And, voila! You’re ready to go!

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