Why every woman needs some PVC in her wardrobe

I first wore PVC in 2013. It was a black vinyl pencil skirt, and one of my close friends told me it prompted her boyfriend to tell her he wanted to slap my bum. We didn’t hold it against him, about three of my girlfriends had already made contact with my cheeks that night, because there is just something about that shiny fabric and the water-smacking noise it delivers as you make contact… But before I go off on a tangent that we’ll all regret, let’s show some appreciation to this season’s love for PVC and vinyl…

Inspired by the 60s

Before I started wearing vinyl I’d long admired the Pierre Cardin and André Courrèges creations of the 1960s. These women always looked powerful and in control, and there’s something about the rebellious and albeit slightly kinky nature of PVC clothing that makes me feel like that too.

1970 Pierre Cardin


This season’s fashion week catwalks were filled with PVC, the high streets are filled with PVC, ergo these shiny treats are definitely having a moment. I particularly love the high gloss sugar tones in this baby pink raincoat from La Redoute. And I’ve gone shinyl vinyl crazy by pairing it with a PVC skirt – an elevated twist on the classic A/W leather skirt. Pair it with a slightly more subtle staple such as a Breton tee to bring it back to elegant territory…

MADEMOISELLE R Shiny Raincoat £59 | La Redoute Collections Shiny Mini Skirt £20 | La Redoute Collections Chunky Cable Knit Jumper £59

For slightly cooler days I’ve teamed the skirt with some textured knitwear to give it a sumptuous luxe feel, the sheer black tights will also take it through to winter.

This post was created in collaboration with La Redoute. All pieces were chosen by me and all opinions are, of course, my own.













  1. 23 October 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I think PVC looks great but it’s not really for me as I don’t think it suits me x

    • 23 October 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Ahh it’s definitely not for everyone, but a super shiny patent bag or pair of shoes is another fab way of bringing the texture to your wardrobe!

  2. Fatima
    23 October 2017 / 8:04 pm

    I do not own a PVC till date but it’s looking lovely on you. Maybe I should also look for something for myself.

    • 24 October 2017 / 12:52 pm

      Yes you should! I think everyone should try it at least once. Even if it’s just a little bit, like a handbag or a panelled skirt. Hope you do! And thank youuuuu! x

  3. Lizzie Fishman
    23 October 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Wow! Love this. I’ve just ordered the jacket! πŸ™‚ x

    • 24 October 2017 / 12:47 pm

      Ahh I’m so pleased you liked it so much! Hope you like the jacket as much as I do! It’s a fab colour ?

  4. 25 October 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I love the knitted jumper. I am gonna order it. Styling PVC needs a bit of courage and you pulled it off very well.

    • 26 October 2017 / 11:43 am

      Ahh thanks Madeeha, that’s so kind! The jumper is my favourite, such a good chunky knit for winter πŸ™‚

  5. 25 October 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Yesss Laura!! You look so good! And the jumper is just perfect! x

    • 26 October 2017 / 11:43 am

      Haha, thanks lady!! My wardrobe is going to be heaving by the end of this season for all the knitwear I cannot resist ?? xxx

    • 26 October 2017 / 11:46 am

      Ah thanks girly, I know it’s not for everyone, a patent shoe is a good way of bringing some of that shiny texture into your wardrobe though… or a handbag… or both! haha x

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