While high heels, corsets and leather have become staples in high-fashion, latex retains its ability to turn heads and raise eyebrows even after 50 years of it being spotted in pop culture. After voyaging from war trenches to fetish clubs, latex clothing has now made catwalks and red carpets (and Instagram!) its forever home. Endless headlines about the squeaky rubber wear stand as testament to the combination of latex and celebrity still being deemed newsworthy.
Latex Clothing Trend in India
The hottest fashion trend of the season is not complete without Bollywood divas giving it their stamp of approval, and latex most certainly has won it. Everyone from Kiara Advani to Deepika Padukone has been rocking this style lately and we can’t seem to get enough of this femme fatale look! The figure-hugging material not only accentuates the wearer’s curves but also lends a sensual aesthetic in the form of trousers, jumpsuits and dresses, of course.
B-Town beauties are owning this chic yet edgy piece of fashion to elevate their style game on Instagram, and it’s making us want to cop their looks, stat. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
Kiara Advani in Black Latex Catsuit
Golden girl Kiara Advani’s sultry and glittering black latex catsuit screams oomph factor. The silhouette of the corset bodice and the geometric silver embroidery against the stark black flatter her figure and take the ensemble to the next level. Do like Advani and pair your latex number with black ankle boots, free-flowing wavy tresses and smokey eyes.
Deepika Padukone in Black Latex Dress
Acing the latex trend like a pro, in the picture Deepika Padukone sports a ruched black dress with an asymmetrical shoulder line, a snatched waist, slicked-back “wet” hair, smokey eyes and dangly gold earrings. We’re stealing this dress as inspiration for the next cocktail party for sure.
Another latex dress etched in our memories is the red, glossy, knee-length bodycon dress worn by Padukone during her Gehraiyaan promotions. The plunging neckline, criss-cross straps, slit in the back and the silhouette of the dress is just everything! In the photo, the actress lets the dress take centre stage with minimal accessories and jewellery, pointy red heels, wavy mermaid hair, and dramatic wine-coloured lips. This one’s undoubtedly reserved for the archives.
Ananya Panday in Pink Latex Mini Dress
Ananya Panday’s bubblegum pink latex mini dress is giving us all the Legally Blonde meets Barbie vibes. The shiny bodycon dress is a statement in itself and is paired with minimalist make-up, golden hoop earrings and loose-flowing, long hair. Let’s be honest, the gorgeous scooped neckline and figure hugging material is doing Panday many favours.
Disha Patani in Black Latex Dress
Disha Patani set the internet on fire with her sexy, black latex dress featuring a plunging sweetheart neckline and delicate straps, perfectly highlighting her fit, toned body. The actress amped up her look with stud earrings, smokey make-up and tactfully messy, wavy hair.
Jacqueline Fernandez in Latex Gown
Jacqueline Fernandez’s sensuous, high-slit latex gown demands attention. In the pictures, the glamorous siren-red dress with the low neckline and criss-cross straps steals the show, and is paired with contoured cheekbones, subtle brown eyeshadow and delicate, lace-up black stilettos. She rounded off the look with a long, scrunched up ponytail, perfect for anyone who means business even when they’re putting their sartorial foot forward.