ok, ok i finally caved. the pressure of all those chattering fashionistas and the various blogs i felt it was my duty to get a pair of these 'latex' or 'rubber' leggings that are still in style and still getting press.
WOW - was i disappointed. i mean not slightly disappointed but gutted and "they're going onto ebay pretty soon" - disappointed.
now i do have the metallic silver leggings from AA and for what they are they're pretty good - given that they start to fall appart after almost double digit washings... if they were called just leggings then fine - but to call them latex or rubber is to attempt to cash in on a sex or fetishitic appeal these do not even come close to having it if..
and the 'if' is really necesary here as its the 'if.. you've ever worn real latex'. even cheap molded latex is superior in some ways to the counterfeit latex - and that stuffs night and day compared to a fine pair of hand made tights or leggings from a competent latex designer.
so the point i'm trying to make is that all these women getting these leggings at a price sometimes higher than the real mccoy still have no clue what good latex is. and i feel sorry for them by being led so astray and being overcharged too boot. does WendyB know the feeling of real latex? or just this pleather version?
in fact its so distant to what real latex is i bet you could do all these brands under the trades description act. 'this product isn't latex or rubber and counting the elastic at the waist doesn't count.
if i was a latex designer reading this blog, and i know there's a few, i would advise them that this is the time to break into the larger fashion audience with latex leggings. maybe black to start off with but several other colors and different sizes. start small with prestigious boutiques of course and to make a great impact send free samples to all the good high fashion bloggers as they need to know what they're missing.