Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stripper Chic

There's a new trend hotting up on the horizon and it toes the line with looking like the wrong sort of professional.

But you know what, done well (relatively speaking), and clearly with kahunas of steel....it can look rather fabulous.

Today I'm focusing on the love of latex. Like marmite it seems to be a love hate thing...take a look at these pictures and let me know....do you love it?


First up, we have La Moss doing what she does best, making the most unlikely outfit look a little fabulous.


Never one to miss a style beat, Rihanna has been wearing the hell out of her Members Only liquid leggings....


Members Only was a hot menswear brand in the 80s that has relaunched and seen massive success with their latex leggings. Here they are paired with a Members only bomber jacket.
www.revolveclothing.com


Here the culprits are in their full glory. Members Only liquid leggings for $88. I'm so loving the name....liquid leggings.
www.membersonlystyle.com



See what a difference styling can make? The Kova and T cardigan with the Members Only liquid leggings tones down the look.
www.singer22.com


And a more wallet friendly version from American Apparel are $42/£35.
www.americanapparel.net

But wait, nobody toes the lowbrow line as well as American Apparel so if liquid leggings ain't your thing, how about a liquid skirt?


They've called it the Shiny Late Night Mini, just in case you were in any doubt as to when to wear it.
www.americanapparel.net


Only $32. And it comes in purple as well. I think this would look fabulous in winter with black tights and some black patent shoes and something really simple like a black tshirt.
www.americanapparel.net


Or gold if that's more your thing.
www.americanapparel.net


But if you're more comfortable toeing the lowbrow line with a more highbrow name, try this latex skirt from Kova and T. From Singer 22 at $209. Love this look on Nicky.
www.singer22.com


And a closer look at the Kova and T skirt. With a touch of good styling, not so scary is it?
www.singer22.com


And while we're on the topic of stripper chic....


How about these distinctly Carrie-esque mesh heels from asos for £35?
www.asos.com


Or add a touch of gothic glamour with these black lace gloves...which I am so buying right now...love them.
£4 www.asos.com




Kova and T lace leggings for $129 from Singer 22.
www.singer22.com



And I'm loving these zip up leggings from LNA for $108. Don't know if I'll buy them or wear them, but I love the way they look.
www.lisakline.com

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

love it!!! it really is stripper chic- appropriately named- bola has already caught ontp it;)) was it ur influence mtemi...;)xxxxxx

geisha.song. said...

loving this. i swear i rely on you for my fashion fixes!

Dropsofglamour said...

I'm loving the zip-up leggings too (maybe a different colour). I'm still struggling to get myself into any kind of mini skirt to even consider the latex ones - as sexy as they are...i'm a little leg-shy.

I agree with you on the Kova and T cardigan with the Members Only liquid leggings - a really great look. I see people wearing these as trousers but i'm not entirely comfortable with it myself. Long tops all the way for me :-)

SHOPPING Sales more said...

love this post - never been to Lagos just cape town and joburg- thanks for telling us about Lagos maybe next time will visit

Anonymous said...

paris and kim kardashian wear the zipper leggings from Lisa Kline

Anonymous said...

paris and kim kardashian wear the zipper leggings from Lisa Kline

Tiger Tem said...

@anon...yes she has but she caught onto the slippery slope of stripper chic before me!

@geisha song...thanks! I love what I do, glad to be of service.

@dropsofglamour...they're so fierce aren't they? They come in lots of colours but these ones photograph well and still look a little wearable. I love skirts, and while the latex one is a bit risque, I'll at least try one on then decide...I'll let you know if it makes it home with me! And yes, I totally agree, liquid leggings should only be worn with longer tops to stay on the right side of the lowbrow line!

Tiger Tem said...

@shoppingsalesmore....they're both fab places but I think Lagos does its bit for Africa too!

@anon...yes they do, but somehow neither one of them ever seems to offer much inspiration for me when it comes to fashion!

Anonymous said...

I like them leggings but if I leave my apartment wearing them, my boyfriend's gonna expect his cut of my 'earnings' when I get back.

Tiger Tem said...

@anon...too funny! So what would he do if you left in the latex skirt?

Anonymous said...

hypocrites !
if you grown 'respectable' women are wearing latex leggings, no wonder the shops are selling heels for little suzy!

Tiger Tem said...

@anon...those two factors ae completely unrelated in my mind. What grown women chose to wear during the day or at night is entirely their choice. If you want to look like a stripper so be it. You know what you're doing and you know you're toeing the line, and you'll most likely have a lot of fun in the process.

Children, babies who are 0-6 months and the target market for the stupid Heel-arious shoes have no choice in the matter and I feel stripper chic on babies is just a tad inappropriate. If that baby grows up and wants to dress like a stripper, then she can knock herself out.

Women can make babies, babies can't make babies. Not the same thing at all.

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