When people hear the word black leather dress, they often think that it can never be chic. I have always admired leather because of its structure and toughness. Sadly though, making it chic can be quite a challenge.

Emergence Of Leather Dresses

There is a preconceived notion that leather dresses can never be chic since when we hear those words, we immediately think of the dominatrix kind that comes together with a whip and other bad ass accessories. This type of leather black dress in my opinion can never be chic. It will always look tacky and bad ass no matter what. But with the recent explosion of leather outfits, that preconceived notion is starting to be debunked. There have been many instances of black faux leather dress appearing on the runway and on the red carpet. Therefore, nowadays, a black leather mini dress can be considered chic as well. From Olivia Palermo to Nicole Richie – many celebrities and A-list stars are donning the new sexy black dress made of leather materials.

Texture Of The Leather Dress

When choosing a sexy leather dress, it is important to always consider the quality. There are many cheap leather dresses out there made of faux leather while there are also some that are made of high grade faux leather. But how do you distinguish them apart? Aside from the price difference, feel how soft and smooth the leather material is. In my opinion, leather clothing items should feel buttery soft – similar to lamb skin. It should feel super soft and smooth as if you have a second skin on. Stiff leather doesn’t fit well on anyone’s body and looks too boxy. These dresses may be more expensive but they are worth the investment. Or, if you really do not want to spend too much money, there is always vintage option. Not only are they less expensive, worn out leather also tends to be softer. As a theory, just like wine, leather becomes finer with age.

Leather Dresses For Day And Night

I believe that leather dresses should not be restricted to evening clothing alone. With the right styling of this sexy little dress, it can look great no matter the time of the day. Layer it under blazers, cardigans, or top it with a chunky sweater – it can look great during daytime as well. These small additions to your outfit allow you to create various looks and make the most out of your dress. You can also add some black leather dress boots or high heels to complete your chic attire.


6042-katie-holmes-posed-on-the-red-carpet-at-592x0-1The thing that I like best with leather dresses is the fact that it comes with a variety of shade. There are white and pink and red aside from the normal black. Additionally, some also come embellished. There are leather dresses you will find that are sparkly and embellished with some sequin.

A leather dress has veered away from the conventional dominatrix and stiff kind. Nowadays, we have a lot of options with leather dresses that can make you look chic and classy at the same time. Remember to style it well because leather dresses have a tendency to look tacky.