It was Marc Jacobs who pioneered the trend, but designers such as Giles and Louis Vuitton also followed suit. The look was daring and bold with latex, PVC and leather playing a starring role in the trend.
However, if that seems a little extreme for you, you can opt for a subtler take on the look with sheer panels, lace and leather panels. For inspiration look to the collection by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen who sent models down the runway wearing gothic inspired gowns and showcased a slightly less S&M version of the trend.
A new dress could be a great way to subtly reference the fetish trend without going too far. For the look to work, the dress has to be black as this is not a look that will work with colour of any kind the key is dark and gothic here, so it’s got to be black.
Once you have got the colour right, it is a case of adding some fetish twists to the look, so sexy and suggestive panelling, lace detailing (in fact lots of black lace for this look!), and peekaboo necklines. You can also opt for some corsetry with this look but don’t go too bondage as that might just look a little scary. Finally, team it all with sheer or lacy stockings and killer heels and smoky eye makeup for a sexy evening look. And, if you are going to go for leather or PVC, keep it super shiny and black.
This look just screams night time glam, so it’s perfect as the party season approaches. It is a look that is all about grown up chic and not girly pretty, think vamp and goth, not sugary and pink, for the look to work as it needs to be darker and sexy. Instead it is very sexy and very glam, so really embrace it with a chic evening dress and vamp up your parties this spring.
Find some great ladies coats to go with this look online at Matalan. They have free delivery over £50 and you can get things delivered next day if you order before 5pm.