What do you wear?
I sat down to write a post about playing in blue jeans, but I’m actually more curious about how other people related to fashion in the scene.
Certainly there are things that are iconic – black leather, PVC, corsets, collars – but how do they actually affect your play? Do they change your scene experience? Does putting on fetish-wear change your headspace? Does seeing your partner in leather pants trigger a different set of responses than the little black dress?
Personally I own four custom made corsets, but I’ve been known to wear them with jeans and no make-up just as often as part of a full out fetish outfit. I like dressing up, I like playing on collective memory and triggering all those lovely subconscious associations we harbor. But more than that, I love breaking the rules, and for better or worse I have gotten the impression that “thou shalt not play in daywear” is one of the rules.
So tell me, just between us girls, when you play what do you wear? How does it make you feel?