Leather is beautiful, chic and practical which explains why it is so popular despite all the protests of PETA and other activists. Wearing leather does cause controversy and criticism sometimes, but if you are ready for that and would love to add a few stylish leather outfits into your wardrobe, then keep reading to learn how to sport leather and look cool in it.
Let’s start from the fact that leather, which is undeniably one of the hottest trends of the Fall/ Winter 2012/ 2013 fashion season, abounds in designers’ collections. It comes in many colors but black is definitely dominant. Leather is used to make dresses, trousers, coats, jackets, gloves as well as shoes, bags and even jewelry. There is hardly a piece of clothing that doesn’t come in leather this season.
Edgy Trend of Fall/ Winter 2012/ 2013 – Black Leather
Leather skirts have been a hit this spring and summer but they were colored red, orange, blue, mint and other trendy hues. For fall and winter 2012/ 2013 leather skirts are mostly black. They come in shape of pencil skirts, asymmetrical ones with hemlines of various lengths or skirts adorned with embroidery or embellished with crystals. However, simple skirts without fussy details will be much more in-demand.
Leather dresses have had a huge comeback recently with both stars and ordinary fashionistas wearing them to a variety of events. Mini and straight-line black leather dresses are the two really popular designs which will continue to rein for at least one more season.
Black leather coat is quite a practical item for a colder season when rains are normal phenomena and women have to hide under waterproof garments. Leather coats created by designers for the Fall/ Winter 2012/ 2013 fashion season have A or X silhouettes and finish just right at the knee line or a little higher.
Maybe leather trousers are less popular than skirts and dresses now but we can’t deny they will be trendy during Fall/ Winter 2012/ 2013 season. Leather pants come oversized and often high-waisted, but there are some skinny versions too, for women with perfect slender legs.
Leather jackets have been with us forever. Being worn with everything including evening dresses they will keep filling our wardrobes this fall. Black biker jackets, classic pieces, elongated jackets with asymmetrical cuts as well as oversized jackets (Do you remember that oversize is also a trend of the Fall/ Winter 2012/ 2013 season?) which will be trendy during the upcoming season are all hot and chic. Experiment with shapes to find which suits you the best!
If you are a real leather-lover you might want to try leather suits this fall. They can come both with skirts or trousers but skirted suits are much sexier. Use a belt to create a slim waistline.
Total Leather Look
Yes, we often say that denim + denim is not the best idea, but it works perfectly with black leather. Total leather look is luxurious and edgy, but can be a little too overloaded.
Since leather is a hot trend of the Fall/ Winter 2012/ 2013 season designers have found plenty of ways to use it in their collections. One of those is incorporating leather insets into outfits made of other fabric. Looks interesting, doesn’t it?
Gloves will be very fashionable during the upcoming season. Not only because they are a true necessity for women who live in regions with cold winter, but because designers have made them so much stylish.
How To Wear Trendy Leather During Fall/ Winter 2012/ 2013 Fashion Season
To look good in leather, one has to follow a few simple rules:
- To avoid overloading your look, especially if you want to try a total leather outfit, choose pieces in classic shapes with little or no detailing. A neat belt can be a good option though.
- Leather is a luxurious material and looks good by itself. It is already quite attention-grabbing, so adding funky accessories is not necessary.
- Opt for a goth beauty going for pale skin and crimson lips or make your leather look tough by going natural.
Other articles on Fall/ Winter 2012/ 2013 trends:
- leather skirts fall 2013