Plastic fantastic

Excuse me ma’am, would you like a whip or paddle with those trousers?

This week I’m putting PVC, or rather more specifically, PVC trousers, on the lust list. Now, I know what you’re thinking:

‘Have you lost your freakin’ mind?’

Well, no actually, I haven’t. Nor am I drunk.

Not just fetish party attire or what Catwoman wore today, PVC­ – or vinyl as it’s now known as – is fast-becoming a wardrobe staple among my favourite style mavens. Fearne Cotton sported a pair of PVC trousers years ago but in the last year Alexa Chung, Gigi Hadid and Gisele Bündchen have all been snapped sashaying around in them.

Skin-tight and super squeaky, they’re certainly not for the faint-hearted. But they do make a statement. A big statement. They’re also surprisingly versatile. Wear them with a band t-shirt and trainers in the day or paired with a knitted jumper and heels in the evening. And because they enter the room before you do, you really don’t have to make much of an effort. Just remember to dress them down.

High street hits:

Haridan Black Patent Stretch Vinyl Trousers, House of CB, £59

Moto Black Vinyl Jamie Jeans, Topshop, £55

Rivington High Waisted Denim Jegging in Vinyl Effect, ASOS, £30

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