6 Ways to Rock Wet Look Lingerie (Whatever Your Size)
For many, the idea of wearing wet look clothing seems ridiculous. Whenever many people hear the words, 'PVC' or, 'Latex', their minds are instantly filled with images of pornstars posing awkwardly in squeaky rubber, intimidating mistresses slapping riding crops against their boots, or even the black bags outside their house on a Tuesday morning.
However, we here at Lovehoney think that wet look has got a bit of a bad rep. You just have to look in your local high-street clothes shops to see that wet-look clothing is no longer something that you find in a dodgy backstreet shop with blacked-out windows.
From leggings, to coats, to PVC-trimmed dresses, it's out there. It's - dare we say it - mainstream. Heck, you've probably got a faux leather jacket or some knee-high boots stashed away in your wardrobe already, and haven't even given it a second thought.
So, how do you work it into your boudoir threads without feeling a little, well, silly? Well, grab your latex polish, and check out our top tips for bringing wet-look lingerie into your life. After all, isn't it your time to shine?
1. Focus on Your Favourite Bits
The first thing you want to do when selecting your first piece of wet look lingerie is decide which of your assets you want to highlight most, and which you'd rather keep under wraps. If you focus on your favourite body parts (and this goes for selecting any lingerie), then you'll automatically feel happier and more confident in yourself, which in turn makes you sexier to your partner. It's a win-win!
For instance, if you're proud of your boobs, but not quite as happy with your tummy, you might like to try this PVC Open Cup Corset. The open-cups put your breasts centre-stage, whilst the supportive boning trims and sculpts your middle.
Or, if you're keen to show off your athletic figure, then slip on the 7heaven Andrea Wet Look Crop Top and Hot Pants set to flash some of that touchably toned skin. After all, if you've got it, flaunt it.
2. Get the Right Fit
By nature, wet-look lingerie is designed to be fitted, otherwise it can look like those bin bags that we mentioned. So when you’re choosing your lingerie, it’s important to be sure that the size is just right. Too tight, and you’ll get shiny rolls; too loose, and it will hang off you like a tarp in the breeze.
The good news is that we have a wide range of sizing options for you. Depending on the item, our sizes can start at a size 6 and go up to a size 24 in some of our plus ranges, so you’re almost certain to find something that’s just right.
If you are in any doubt about the best fit for you, it’s always a good idea to check the item reviews from our other customers. You can find lots of useful information there, and if you’re between sizes, it can really help you choose which size is best for you. We also have a super-easy free returns policy that lets you swap the size for up to a year after you bought the item, should you find that the fit or style just isn’t right.
3. Start with Something Small
If just the thought of a head-to-toe PVC catsuit is enough to bring you out in a sweat (and you certainly wouldn't be alone there), then it's probably a good idea to opt for something a little less intimidating to begin with.
The Coquette Darque Chain Stimulating Knickers feature just a touch of wet-look along the waistband, with the body of the knicker being made from beautiful sheer lace. However, understated doesn't have to mean less erotic, as each pair conceals a tiny chain across the crotch that stimulates several delicious erogenous zones when you wear them. Can you say, kinky?
4. Mix It Up
Not every inch of your lingerie has to be shiny to get that fetish fatale look. Many of our wet-look pieces feature a cocktail of different fabrics, such as mesh and lace, which are also very common in day-to-day underwear and allow you to explore the world of PVC, latex, and Datex without going over-the-top. They also make for some very flattering panelling, which, through fancy eye-trickery, can help to slim your body.
Slinky, slimming, and sleek, the Cottelli Wet Look and Mesh Mini Dress with Ruched Backseam is ideal for combining PVC detailing with everyday style. Central and rear wet look panels cover your modesty, whilst the stretch mesh panels provide a trick-of-the-eye contrast that gives you true bombshell curves. It's so versatile, it could even be worn for a night out (if you're brave enough!)
5. Choose Your Level of Shine
Wet look doesn't have to mean shinier-than-the-bonnet-of-a-Ferrari. There are different materials that give you different levels of gloss, depending on what effect you're going for and what you're comfortable with.
Faux leather items (like the iCollection Wet Look and Lace Zip Up Corset) are best for those of you who prefer a slightly more subdued gleam. They're perfect for understated fetish appeal, and they don't emphasise your curves quite as much as some other fabrics, which is handy if you're a little self-conscious.
PVC, latex, and Datex (which is a cross-over of the two) have a much higher gloss factor, although latex will need polishing with a latex shiner or polish to keep it gleaming wear after wear. PVC is generally cheaper, and better for occasional wear, but latex, although more expensive, is more durable and really sculpts your body for a phenomenal shape.
6. Be Confident
Hopefully, if you've followed all the other steps, you'll have found a piece of lingerie that suits your shape and needs, and makes you feel fantastic.
As we're told time and time again, the most important part of feeling sexy is feeling confident - and if you look great, you'll feel great too! Plus, confidence allows you to relax and enjoy yourself, and after all, isn't that the aim of the game?
Need more help?
You can Contact Customer Care, who will be able to help you find the right lingerie for you. You can email, telephone or live chat to an experienced advisor from 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The other great place to look for people's advice is on the Lovehoney Forum, where our community is on hand 24/7 to give their opinions and tips.
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