Can you wear a leather party dress?
The answer is yes, and it does not matter if you are not skinny, it is not restricted to size, though larger women may be claustrophobic in too tight leather. But you just have to choose what style and fit suits you best, without trying to squeeze into a design that makes you look awkward.
Leather was initially used to make shoes and belts – and while this is largely the popular choice when opting to buy quality footwear and accessories, leather slowly crept into the fashion circuit and has stayed there ever since. Leather pants were all the rage and those who were tall and slim could pull of this look effortlessly. Leather came to be associated with the “wild child” youth, who were daring and liked to wear provocative clothing. For a while, leather clothing was not looked upon very favourably. The animal rights activists also went up in arms against leather lovers. For a while there was a lull in the trend of leather as fashion. Then, with the advent of faux leather, the trend took off again and in recent times, faux or not, leather is again a chic addition to your wardrobe.
What is more, leather is no longer a look that can only be carried off in winter. Choose specially formulated faux leather that is light and wear them in cool colours accessorized with pastels for a chic and effortless summer look.
However, we are going to talk about dresses, first and foremost. Leather dresses are an interesting choice when you go partying, simply because they look different – imagine yourself in an LBD, a classic item of party wear, only with a twist – and they hug your body perfectly to accentuate and emphasise your curves. According to your body type you can choose your dress design to complement your figure and make you look taller or shorter.
If you do not like the idea of wearing an all leather outfit, you can add leather accents to your dress. For example, a long sheer skirt attached to a leather bustier is an interesting way to dress for an evening. It will accentuate your figure without enveloping you in leather and the sheer skirt will be enough to balance out the solidity of the leather accent. Delicate leather handkerchief tops elongating into a dress will also look lovely, especially if the wearer is tall. If you are not blessed with height and still envision yourself wearing a leather dress fret not, there are options for you too. Those who are not too tall and neither too slim can easily opt for peplum style leather dresses which will make them look slimmer and hug their shapely portions while covering the extra flesh.
Leather mini dresses also make a fashionable statement – you can easily wear a shrug or a boyfriend jacket over it in floral prints to cut down on the edgy look. Leather dresses can be classy too, especially if you wear one that fits you like second skin. You can embellish them with floral accented shrugs or have lace or sequined embroidery on them to make them look ultra feminine.
Whatever you do, wear good quality leather dresses, else they will wrinkle and crack, not to mention fit really badly.