Stephanie Hallett
August 23, 2016 12:59 pm
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If you were as goth as I was in high school, there was at least one patent leather item hanging up in your closet. My go-to was always pleather pants, which I learned to wear from the two greatest vampire slayers that ever lived: Buffy Summers and Faith Lehane (yes, I loved Faith, too).

I haven’t seen a pair of patent leather pants since, oh, about 2002, but according to Marie Claire the fabric is making a comeback — get excited! (And get ready to sweat!)

Patent leather, also known as PVC, was recently spotted at Copenhagen Fashion Week on fashion maven and former Harper’s Bazaar style editor Veronika Heilbrunner, which likely means that the rest of the world is soon to follow in the trendsetter’s footsteps.

Of course, we also saw PVC on Kim Kardashian in 2014 and patent leather didn’t exactly blow up back then, but perhaps the world is ready now!

If you’re considering adding a PVC clothing item to your wardrobe, be sure to wear it with different textures and fabrics to balance out the intensity of the patent leather — think denim jackets, tailored blazers, and fuzzy sweaters or sweatshirts.

Ready to rock this bondage-inspired look? Check out a few shoppable options below!

American Apparel

PVC Circle Skirt, American Apparel, $28


The Fatale Dress, BlackMilk, $83


Patent Leather Over-The-Knee Boots, Daisy Street, $72.54

Dolls Kill

Vinyl Mini Skirt, The Trash Rack, $65

Dolls Kill

Vinyl Skinny Pants, Tripp NYC, $68


Patent Leather Skirt With Faux-Fur Pockets, ASOS, $76.50

Rebels Market

PVC Crop Top, Lip Service, $49.99

Rebels Market

PVC Skirt, Rebels Market, $55.44