The dominant fabric of choice for F/W ‘18 was decidedly leather. Whether it came by way of trench coats, skirt suits or trousers, a myriad of leather looks appeared all over the runways but there was one that we were particularly drawn to: The dresses.
Interpreted with a buttery soft and sophisticated, ladylike touch, this season’s leather dresses prove that an all-leather-look doesn’t have to remind you of the teenage rebel phase you went through (and probably never want to revisit). Served up in autumnal browns at Tod’s, butterscotch yellow a la Loewe and dusty blue over at Stella McCartney, these dresses are what we want to commit to this fall, faux better or faux worse.
To get you started, we’ve scoped out some of the most stylish designer pieces you’re able to land your hands on right now. Just for the record, we’re racing you to the checkout page.
fall winter leather dresses
Calvin Klein leather button-through shirtdress, $2,685 from Matches Fashion
Lean into the all-western trend with this burgundy leather shirtdress that features two front patch pockets and a slim silhouette.
Made entirely from lambskin, this number will look great next to a crossbody saddle bag and cinched at the waist with a wide belt.
Staud Noel patent faux leather mini dress, US$207.04 (S$285.34) from Net-a-Porter
Nanushka Nahar faux leather wrap dress, $789 from Mytheresa
There’s no better way to make an entrance than to do so with a bright red dress that screams – tastefully – “look at me!”. This wrap-style faux leather dress was made in Hungary with asymmetrical button-down detail along the skirt and a firetruck red colour.
Dress this with a pair of contemporary slingback mules and statement drop earrings.
Alexander McQueen panelled leather dress, $8,045 from Matches Fashion
Victoria, Victoria Beckham bow-detailed leather mini dress, US$1,130.18 (S$1,557.61) from Net-a-Porter
With a plunging V-neckline and feminine bow-style belt that blends almost seamlessly to the dress accentuating the waist, this mini dress by Victoria Beckham‘s sister brand features yet another key trend for Fall ‘18: Utilitarian pockets.
Romeo Gigli vintage mini leather dress, $959 from Farfetch
Featuring a retro square neck and a mini silhouette, this adorable vintage number was made circa 2000 and it still holds a classic appeal.
You can choose to either dress this down with say, a bucket bag and a pair of mules for a casual occasion, or glam up with a minaudiere and strappy black heels.
Low Classic wrap faux leather mini dress, $435 from Farfetch
Dodo Bar Or belted leather dress, $2,035 from Matches Fashion
Fancy a classic? We feel ya’ and that’s why we’ve included the timeless archetype: an all-black leather dress.
Featuring a decorative belt with faux jewels encrusted on the buckle, western-inspired gun flap pockets, and a voluminous pencil skirt, this 100% leather dress is a staple that makes for a great everyday look.
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