Wearing leather doesn’t just mean pulling on a bikers jacket occasionally; if you put on a leather dress you are instantly making an impact statement, as a leather dress is an edgy look and can completely transform an outfit from the mundane to the catwalks of Milan and Paris. A few rules however, when wearing a leather dress, simplify your accessories, you want the dress to do all the talking, and always go for a good quality leather, one that is soft to the touch.
A coloured leather dress will look great with black boots and bags, but with a black leather dress you can go to town a little more but I would recommend sticking to bold colour block hues, and not going overboard with patterns or prints on your accessories. Leather is the statement remember, and it is a modern and classic look, so no pretty florals or ditzy prints required! We’ve checked out the best leather dresses for the fall, see and swoon:
The first of our Christopher Kane dresses but he is so good! This Leather-trimmed silk-blend moire dress retails at £1,240. Here, Christopher Kane offers up a darkly decadent collection for fall, and this stunning silk-blend leather dress is one of our favorite runway pieces. Highlight the butter-soft leather trims with matching black accessories for a high-impact finish.
This is what we are talking about! A gorgeous Derek Lam Leather dress for £1,885. Derek Lam’s beautifully cut leather dress is an exceptionally chic take on the trend. Cast in the the season’s hottest hue, this oxblood runway style is guaranteed to make a statement at cocktails. Play up its edgy appeal with bold geometric jewelry and soaring ankle boots.
So flattering, this dress from A.L.C. The Mika two-tone stretch-leather dress costs £1,095, and founded by New York native Andrea Lieberman, A.L.C.’s modern mix of chic silhouettes and downtown edge has something of a cult following. This black stretch leather dress is an unmissable highlight from the latest collection – cut for curve-skimming allure and lifted by mahogany panels, it will wow in your evening arsenal. Backed in cotton for optimum comfort, simply add slight sandals and stacked bracelets for contemporary cocktailwear.
Richard Nicoll shows us that it doesn’t have to be all leather, to be eyecatching. This Leather-trimmed wool-felt dress for £1,000 shows off his modern approach to tailoring which has made his London-based label a hit with those in the know, and this leather-trimmed navy dress is a striking example of the aesthetic. Fitted at the waist with a flared skirt, this wool-felt piece is sure to shape a flattering silhouette. Keep your look contemporary with tonal ankle boots and a compact carryall.
Christopher Kane is another designer that has just used a trim of leather in this gorgeous dress, but it really sets it apart from others. The Leather-trimmed flocked tulle dress costs £2,280 and this achingly cool floral-flocked leather dress is trimmed with padded leather, with an eye-catching bright-purple design combining a nostalgic ladylike aesthetic with fashion-forward accents. Layer this sheer tulle piece over a nude slip, taking your cue from the runway styling by finishing the look with sleek black shoes.
To finish our selection, a true classic from Michael Kors in this gorgeous edgy Ribbed-knit and leather dress for £2,820. Empower your fall wardrobe with Michael Kors’ urban take on the essential LBD. Cut from butter-soft leather and finished with contrasting ribbed-knit sleeves, this super slick style will bring a new attitude to cold-weather dressing.