Step-by-Step Guide to Wearing Latex

Step-by-Step Guide to Wearing Latex

Latex clothing is a unique statement piece that draws eyes from all around. However, wearing latex clothing requires some special care and attention to ensure a proper fit and a polished look. But don't let that scare you! A little research goes a long way, so follow these step-by-step instructions to confidently wear latex clothing:

1. Choose the Right Size

Before buying your first latex dress or latex catsuit, make sure you have all the necessary tools to buy correct size. Latex clothing should fit snugly against the skin without being too tight. If the garment is too small, it may tear or restrict movement. If it's too big, it may not provide the desired sleek look.

You will need flexible measuring tape and a good friend (or a tailor!) to take accurate body measurements for you. Do not take them yourself. If you are able to order made-to-measure latex, you will get the best fit. However, a standard size that is close to your measurements will work too. If you are unsure of fit, always reach out to the designer before ordering as they will have a recommendation for you.

If this is your first piece of latex clothing, be aware that turn around times can be very long. Personally speaking, I have waited over 9 months to receive latex back. Although that isn't normal, it happens and it's good to be aware of if you are planning to wear latex for an event.

2. Use Latex Care Products

Latex clothing can be challenging to keep healthy without specialized care products. Make sure to have these on hand before attempting to wear latex. Tearing your latex clothing before the first wear is the highest of tragedies.

There are three critical latex care products to have on hand - a latex shiner, a latex dressing aid and a latex cleaner. There are several terms that people use for the same products - latex shiner can be called polish, and dressing aid is often called silicone lubricant, lube, or glide.  Don't let the terms confuse you because they are all terms for silicone-based liquids that are created specifically to be used on latex.

If you're a complete beginner, a starter pack like this one packages everything you need together and will be cheaper than buying it separately.

3. Dress and Shine with Care

Check out this article I wrote on getting into latex to help you wear latex for the first time, and every time after that. However, if you are wearing a neck entry latex catsuit, there are some extra factors that you should consider, so read about getting into a neck entry latex catsuit before making your first attempt!

Once you're finished dressing, it's time to shine! A polished and shiny latex catsuit or dress will turn heads. Get your shine perfect by using either the "water method" or applying shiner once your latex is on your body - learn the difference and how to do it here!

4. Pay Attention to Surroundings

Once you are in your latex clothing and have shined it, there is nothing standing in your way from going out and collecting those compliments! But take heed - if you need your outfit to last more than one night, you must stay vigilant against things that can damage latex.

  1. Sharp items - Even bumping against something with an edge can cause catastrophic failure on skintight latex. Be careful of long nails, pointy details on your outfit, and mosh pits full of crust punks (too many spikes, not worth it).
  2. Metal - Play it safe and don't lean against anything metallic. Some metals are more safe than others but it'll be hard to know in the moment. That also means being aware of metal details on accessories like jewelry and purses.
  3. Sunlight - Believe it or not, the UV rays from sunlight can stain latex quite easily. Try to limit the amount of time you spend in the sun when wearing latex.

5. Clean and Stash Away

Once your night is over, your latex still needs some love so that it will be ready for next time!

To start, the easiest way to remove your latex outfit is in the shower! Just make sure that when you set your outfit to the side, you don't hang it on a metal shower bar. A quick rinse in the shower may be enough if you didn't wear it for very long and/or plan to wear it again soon.

If it's dirty or needs put away for longer than a week or two, follow these additional steps to properly wash and store your latex.


By following these simple steps, you can confidently wear latex clothing and make a fashion statement that turns heads. Remember to store your latex clothing properly to maintain its quality and longevity. With the right care and attention, your latex wardrobe will be a stylish and versatile addition to your fashion collection.

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