When it comes to leather, don't ask "whether"!!
The trend du jour of the season, leather party dresses defy time, in every way. Not only has it always been a darling of the fashion runways, but even for regular parties, festivities and other revelries, leather is often the numero uno choice for fashion forward ladies. And contrary to popular notion, leather is not just meant for bikers and “bad” girls, but can really add that edge to tops, dresses and skirts for everyone who is enterprising enough when it comes to fashion! It will give you just the look you want: rock chic, romantic or dark goth!
While many have trodden the regular path of plain old little black dress, leather ups your fashion quotient by quite a few notches. If you thought leather is a strict no-no when it comes to office parties and semi-formal occasions, well, think again. Fashion experts opine that a neat leather pencil skirt in shades of grey paired with a printed silk blouse will blend elegance with glamour in just the right proportions for a professional get-together. The key to selecting the right leather dress is to go for a draped style that complements your body type. Black need not be the only colour when it comes to leather; you can also settle for something more unconventional such as brown, maroon and so on.
Recently, Jessica Biel chose a super-stylish and flattering leather dress to present an award at the Fashion Media Awards, and she looked no less than stunning. Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey, Katie Holmes and many other celebrities have also sported this trend, making it even more of an eye-catcher! You can also add the leather touch to a cocktail outfit in lace with a leather jacket, if you’re not too sure about wearing an all-leather dress. Also, to make it even more toned down for the inhibited dressers, just with a simple graphic or geometric print dress, a super-slim leather belt will just get you done! Be careful enough not to mess up your look by overdoing the leather style; that is, if you’re wearing a leather dress, do not choose your shoes, or any other accessories in leather. A pair of basic pumps or peep-toes works great with a leather dress; if the colour matches your skin tone, well, then nothing like it! Conversely, since leather is no longer exclusively associated with cold and winter, you can think beyond boots and booties. Strappy sandals and flats teamed with leather dresses look as good, without compromising on the style or comfort factor.
Create a leather look that is all yours by following certain basic guidelines and you’ll be all set to add the unapologetic edge coupled with the fearlessly feminine dimension to your party look.