Beginners Tips for Putting on Latex Clothing

So you’ve got your shiny new outfit, great! Now it’s time think about putting on your latex clothing without damaging it. Latex is fabulous but remember, latex can be delicate if handles incorrectly. As we always say with latex aftercare, if looked after correctly, latex will last a very long time. For tips on what to avoid during latex aftercare, please see our previous blog.

Putting on Latex Clothing Tip 1 – Cover your floors!

Dressing aids are slippy! You do not want to get them on your floors, especially hard floors. Lubricated floors are extremely dangerous and asking for an accident. Whether you are using talcum powder or a latex dressing aid, put a towel or an old bed sheet down. This simple step could prevent a trip to A&E!

Tip 2 – Figure out what is going where

Before slipping into your shiny new outfit, it’s a good idea to take a good look at it. Getting a grasp of where the closures and seams go will make it much easier. Adjusting to get seams in the correct place AFTER the fact is time consuming and difficult. We highly recommend having a good look and familiarising yourself with the outfit before attempting to put it on. For example, with a catsuit, figuring out if the zip is at the back or front and seeing where the seams and style lines are meant to sit.

Tip 3 – Time to get slippy

The fun begins! Lubricate the inside as your latex garment as well as your skin if need be (personal preference). Make sure you’re only using latex friendly products for your lubrication. Absolutely do not use baby oil! Only silicone or water based lubricants. Talcum powder is also totally fine – unscented.  Vivishine and Pjur have a good range of dressing aids.

Tip 4 – Slide in to your Latex Clothing

Alas, the best part of the journey is here. Actually sliding into your latex garment. How exciting! In your excitement do not forget the golden rules about “things to avoid“. So absolutely no sharps! This includes long nails and jewellery. A snag could damage your outfit. If you have sharp nails we recommend to try wearing non-latex gloves when getting into your outfit.

Remember to slide your outfit on as opposed to yanking it up. This is why its helpful to have the seams etc in the right place before getting into your latex garment.

Tip 5 – The first time is going to be difficult!

As with anything, practice makes perfect. Latex can be tricky. Stay calm! It gets easier! The nature of latex is it is skin tight. Give yourself time and do not get flustered. The more times your practice, the easier it will get.

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Latex Aftercare Tips

Latex is a wonderful material which makes beautiful clothing, it hugs and sculpts the body so well, there is no other material like it. If looked after properly your latex clothing can last for a very long time, the key to prolonging your latex clothing is the aftercare. Latex aftercare begins before you even put your latex garment on.

We have compiled a list of our top three things to avoid during the latex aftercare process. In no particular order;

  • Sharps and Latex Aftercare

Sharp objects are a definite no no around latex clothing. This includes long nails. A beginners tip for getting into your latex garment with long nails; put gloves on first. This will help not to puncture your shiny outfit. It may feel a little awkward but is so worth it. A small puncture in latex clothing can very easily spread into a big rip. In the event of a small hole in your latex garment, do not stretch this area. Try to remove the garment carefully. You can repair with a patch or better option to contact the manufacturer for repair advice.

  • Metal and Latex Aftercare

Metal stains latex. Latex reacts with certain metals which results in an unsightly stain making the outfit look washed out and dated. To avoid this, ensure you are storing your outfits away from metal, this includes any metal that may be on the garment such as zippers, eyelets etc. Hang/fold the latex garment in such a way that the metal accessories are not touching the latex. you can use tissue paper to help with this.

  • Oil and Latex Aftercare

Oil degrades latex and latex seams. We strongly recommend you do not apple moisturiser or body oils before wearing your latex garment. When finished with your latex garment it is good practice to wash the garment to remove any natural body oils. Our preferred method is;
– To fill a plastic bucket with lukewarm water
– Add a few drops of fairy liquid
– Swish the latex garment in the soapy water
– Rinse with cold water.
– Don’t forget to either silicone or talc your latex garment – this is so it doesn’t stick together.
– Hang out to dry and store in a dark place away from metal.

Another tip to note is prolonged exposure to sunlight. Sunlight can cause discolouration to latex. Flames are also not a good idea as latex is flammable, this includes cigarettes, be careful! A burn can cause a small hole and as we mentioned earlier, with latex little holes have a tendency to spread.

With those tips in mind it is actually pretty easy to prolong the life of your latex garments. We endevour to ensure that Dea Couture Latex clothing has a long life and truly believe latex garments can last a lifetime. For this reason we are more than happy to assist with any aftercare queries. Please email for any queries relating to the aftercare of your Latex garment.

Finding the right style for you can seem hard, especially when you’re dealing with a material you don’t use often. Choose the right cut and fit is very important! In today’s blog, we’re going to be going over some of the most classic looks and helping you decide what style of latex dress is for you!

  • Skater Dress

This is a great option for anyone new to latex. It hugs you in great ways while still leaving some room for airflow. It is cute, sexy and can be worn almost anywhere.

If you’re going out to the club, try pairing this piece with some killer stilettos to truly make a statement. If this is something you’re looking to wear during the day or want to dress it down a bit, try pairing it with some tights and a jean jacket.

  • Pencil Dress

The pencil dress is an iconic piece. The tight, sexy sophisticated look is great for late-night dinners, cocktails with the girls or when you’re just wanting to feel a little more empowered – no matter where you are.

This look is flattering on every body type and can hold your curves in like nothing else. It’s a great option for some office roleplay too if you’re into it.

  • Cage Dress

If you’re looking for something a bit ‘next level’ the cage dress is the way to go. This showstopper will give you a boost in confidence while bringing all eyes in the room on you.

The extra bits of latex help accentuate all of the right areas. The more strips you have, the more revealing it feels. This dress is revealing, but not too revealing. You can rock it to any party; accent with some red lipstick and you’re good to go.

  • Long-Sleeved Dress

Long sleeves can be added to any style dress, whether you’re looking for something skin-tight, a little longer or a bit kinky.

Long sleeves are great for any latex lover, especially when added to a dress. They help you get that full-body feel without keeping you stuck in a suit. There are so many different styles to choose from.

  • Cosplay Latex Dresses

Cosplay latex dresses open up a whole new world of fun and games. Whether you’re trying to win big at the next convention or want to keep this look exclusive, there are so many different options to try on.

Become your favourite character with a sexy twist. Latex has a way of making its wearers feel powerful, so using it for cosplay is a no brainer.

There is a latex dress for everybody, and you can choose whichever dress speaks to you. Have fun trying on different cuts, styles and designs. You can go back into time or fast forward to the future, it really is up to you. If you know you love latex already, then definitely get daring with some of your choices, it will open you up to a whole new world.

Here at Dea Couture, we create gorgeous handmade dresses that are bespoke and made to fit. If dresses aren’t your thing, then check out some of our catsuits and leggings too!

The word latex is also used to refer to natural latex rubber, particularly non-vulcanized rubber. You can find this material used in a lot of different items including gloves, condoms and of course clothes. Latex is an extremely unique and powerful!

Is Latex Natural or Synthetic?

There are two different types of latex – natural and synthetic. The synthetic type is created from two materials, styrene and butadiene which you get from petroleum.

The natural form of latex is used in a lot of different medical items including surgical items. They harvest this latex from a rubber tree (actually called a Hevea Brasilienesis). They then gather this liquid by reaching behind the bark and extracting the liquid that flows there. The liquid is there as a natural protector for the tree.

Once that liquid has been taken out it will cool into a solid. This is done simply by letting it touch air. It’s then rolled out into sheets and cut accordingly.

What Does it Feel Like to Wear Latex? 

Latex clothing feels like you’re getting a hug from your outfit. These outfits are a great way to boost your confidence as they hold everybody in a way that other materials can’t.

‘Tight’, ‘Sexy’, ‘Sweaty’, ‘Empowering’ – these are all words you’ll hear people use when they’re defining their latex wearing experience. Latex is extra smooth and very sexy.

Everyone will have a different experience with their latex outfit depending on the shape and cut and the temperature of the place they’re going. If it’s a cold night, you can expect your latex outfit to keep you cool too. You can combat this by layering up with jackets and stockings. However, if it’s a hot day you can expect to get a little sweaty.

Why Do People Wear Latex? 

Everyone has a different reason. Some people love the confidence boost it gives them and others just love the material. Latex can be used to add a bit of spice in your bedroom or a show-stopping outfit at your next event. The only way to find out if it is for you is to give it a go.

Putting On Latex Clothes 

Depending on whether or not your latex has been chlorinated (or ‘treated’) you’ll have a different experience. Most places will do this for an extra fee or recommend you send this off to a professional.  Untreated latex can be sticky to touch and will require talc or a lubricant.

If you have treated your latex you can just slide on in.

Is Latex For Me? 

If you’re interested in trying out latex – go for it! Once you have a piece you can feel it out and see if it’s right for you. It’s important to note that latex is not breathable, (it won’t feel like anything else you’ve worn before) and has to be treated with care, so if you’re not going to put in the care for your piece it might not be right for you.

If it’s your first time wearing latex, perhaps start with a top or sine shorts to get used to the feel. Once you get used to it that’s when the addiction begins. You’ll be in a cat suit before you know it!

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