Fall Must-Have: Leather Trimmed Dress

September 5, 2012


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In the continuing theme for me this fall of “ALL LEATHER ALL THE TIME”, I am really smitten with the gorgeous leather and leather-trimmed dresses that are out. Who doesn’t want to feel like a Bond girl? (The good ones that end up in bed with Daniel Craig. Not the ones that get thrown from a moving train.)

What I like best about them is their flexibility of moving from day to night. A quick change of bag and presto! Cocktails.

And while we’re at it, I’d like to personally thank the designers at Theory for making a short-sleeved version of this dress in jersey with leather trim that can be worn in Houston, TX when “fall” is still 80 degrees in October. The entire south toasts you, Theory.

There are lots of shapes and lots of embellishment options in the leather dresses coming out, but I’d recommend opting for a classic shape with clean lines that will serve you for years to come. Leather dresses can be a bit pricier (though not outrageous if you shop smartly) so maximizing the investment is key.

Best accessory pairings:

  • Works with heeled boots, booties or pumps easily
  • Sleek embellished bag ups the ante for night
  • A bold cuff (or a pair) and sleek, gorgeous hair

DKNY Leather-sleeved jersey twill dress | Theory “Leilana” Leather and Jersey Dress | Bottega Veneta Leather Paneled Wool Jersey Dress | Tinley Road Vegan Leather Shift Dress (great price!)

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