Latex rubber is a natural material that looks stunning with a variety of fashions, for a variety of different occasions. Whether you wear latex as streetwear or debut it at a special event, like a fetish ball or club night, our latex styling tips will keep you looking fabulous while extending the life of your garments.
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Rule of thumb: Put it on like stockings, take it off like a condom.
Never tug or pull latex with your fingers. To make an adjustment, pull very gently along the seams or zippers, as they are stronger, and use your flat palm along the panels of the latex to shift it into place.
Wearing latex makes you sweat. A lot. Consider risks to other garments, accessories, and equipment.
When dressing. use talcum powder or silicone lubricant. (We recommend Pjur, which is also great for shining latex.)
Powder is easier to use when you're getting dressed alone, but makes a bit of a mess.
For a high shine we recommend silicone lube like Pjur or spray like Black Beauty, apply liberally and then rub in circles with hands or buff with a soft cloth, like an old t-shirt. DO NOT USE Armor-All because it contains petroleum.
Wash in lukewarm water with a small amount of unscented/uncolored soap or baby shampoo. Rinse well, inside and out and hang to dry. Do not iron, dry-clean, or put latex garments into a washing machine or dryer.
Wash in lukewarm water with a small amount of unscented, color-free soap or baby shampoo. Rinse well and hang to dry. Do not iron, dry-clean, or put latex garments into a washing machine or dryer.
After washing and once completely dry, lightly powder with talcum powder, and keep it in a cool dark place.
It is best not to fold latex because it will crease, unless you wear the item often. Store in a vented plastic bag, or an old cotton pillowcase or on clear plastic, padded or wooden hangers.
It is best not to store your latex saturated in silicone, as it can cause the latex to stick too much to itself.
Do not mix latex garments of different colors. Sort garments by color and store them separately, such as hanging them on a rack.
Use the clear plastic hanger bags supplied by KLAWTEX when hanging items in between outfit changes.