Trend How-To: The Leather Dress

The luxe leather dress trend is consistently reinventing itself to stay current, with each season seeing a new and fresh take on the classic look.

Leather dresses are so much a staple of the sartorial arsenal now that they are pretty much everywhere, in every label’s latest collection and on every e-commerce site. So really its just about finding the right fit, cut and colour for you.

If you are a little more daring like Alexa Chung, try different textures paired together mixed with some pretty accessories. If you are Kim Kardashian, its daring enough to emerge from your house pregnant in a tan leather shift dress. There are flirty A-line dresses for the girly girl, or striped mod styles for those who want to reference a sixties aesthetic.

A common mistake with leather is that it is instantly associated with being “sexy'”. A leather dress doesn’t have to be tight (nor do leather pants!). A bold silhouette is sometimes more demure, and makes more of a statement with the right look.

The beauty of a leather dress is that no matter how simple, it always looks luxe and is easy to accessorize. It may be one of those “splurge” pieces, because lets face it, a good leather dress ‘aint cheap, but it will be one of those items in your closet that you will wear over and over.

Check out some of our online picks to shop this trend and some street style snaps to get you inspired.

Top row, left to right: Lover Catherine Leather Dress $749.00 at, Cynthia Rowley Leather Dress $237.60 at, Moschino Vintage Dripping Paint Dress $135.46 at,

Bottom row, left to right: Alexander Wang Leather Tank Dress $372.00 at, River Island Striped Shift Dress $175.00 at, French Connection Leather Wrap Dress $428.00 at



  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Wednesday 18th June, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Omg the last two looool no way. The others all look hot though especially Ms Alba.

  • Reply dj23249 Sunday 16th March, 2014 at 6:28 am

    No way

  • Reply stels Monday 22nd April, 2013 at 12:27 am

    last two are a bit off…

  • tiffany001
    Reply tiffany001 Sunday 21st April, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Loving Leather dresses….Stunning!

  • katiesaprincess
    Reply katiesaprincess Friday 19th April, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    loving the leather look this season

  • Reply erinjayne Tuesday 9th April, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Love the long sleeved black dress!

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Friday 5th April, 2013 at 9:37 am

    LOVE the loose fitting one!

  • ChloeArizona
    Reply ChloeArizona Thursday 4th April, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    better go get myself a leather dress! hothothot!

  • Reply amanda6393 Wednesday 3rd April, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Love the leather dress! Kind of need a pretty good figure for one though….

  • Reply dj23249 Wednesday 3rd April, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Some look awful, some are hot, live the white and black striped one

  • Reply yslyenom Tuesday 2nd April, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Nah not for me lol

  • Reply coyleshana Tuesday 2nd April, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    hmm not sure if i could pull this off!!

  • Reply foxoduck Tuesday 2nd April, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Rose Byrne’s dress is amazing!

  • Reply BellaB Tuesday 2nd April, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    It’s hard to wear leather dresses well.

  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 2nd April, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    these dresses are amazing and modern. Just not really for my town though.

  • Reply Ian Tuesday 2nd April, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    not a huge fan of the leather dress,

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Tuesday 2nd April, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I love the striped leather-<)

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