It’s official, leather is all over the red carpet at the moment! Notoriously a fabric kept for biker jackets and long trench coats, this season seems to favour leather dresses in all colours.
You should check out Blake Lively at Milan Fashion Week in an AMAZING, mustard yellow leather dress to the knee.
The addition of the belt gives the dress more shape whilst defining the waist and keeps the style more fashionable. Leather as we all know, can look very “hard” when worn by a lady so Blake overcomes this beautifully by keeping her hair soft and not overly styled along with a restrained use of accessories. I absolutely LOVE the red lip with this mustard colour, note to self!!
Going over to the dark side … Petra Ecclestone and Brooke Burke Charvet have decided to go with black leather dresses, once again, both to the knee which keeps the look less costume and more fashion forward. I like the choice of a sleeve by Petra and she’s been very clever in that the sleeve stops short of the wrist so it doesn’t look sloppy or again become “catwoman-like.”
Then ……. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley goes one step further and wows in a tight, white PVC dress.
Ok, she’s a amazonian supermodel which means she looks good in everything, but I have to give her credit in this ensemble.
If you put white, tight and PVC all into the one sentence, you would immediately think, trailer park trash or possibly a porn role or even a Miley Cyrus stage costume BUT Rosie seems to be able to make this style uber sexy and classy. She’s kept the overall look very sleek and groomed plus the addition of the pointed shoe is just genius.