how to style the leather dress

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but leather is everywhere right now. Whether your preference is for real or for faux, there is quite literally something for everyone on the market at the minute, and in this blog post I’m going to show you how to style the leather dress – my personal favourite.

Leather has always been a focal point in my AW wardrobe. Usually, it comes in the format of winter boots or a leather jacket, however this year I’ve gone a little more…statement with my choices. I was looking for a dress that I could wear to my work Christmas party that wasn’t going to break the bank. After trawling through shop after shop, I came across this little faux leather number in Zara and couldn’t resist picking it up to try.

how to style the leather dress

UK fashion blogger Lucy Love

My first concern was whether or not it would have that awful fishy odour that some faux leather pieces have. I can happily confirm that it does not. Secondly, I was worried about how the puffed sleeves would look – again, I had nothing to worry about. Lastly, I was kinda worried about how to style the leather dress. Should I wear it with heels? Would it look better with a belt? Could I get away with flats and if so what flats? Could I wear it with trainers?!

The questions felt endless, but I brought it home with me regardless and I am so glad. Firstly, I had so many compliments on it while I was out that it definitely gave me a much-needed ego boost. Secondly, I felt absolutely amazing in it – I feel like it flatters me in all the right places while also skimming my ‘problem areas’ quite nicely. It was a little on the short side but not to the point where I felt uncomfortable or worried about indecent exposure.

After much deliberating, I used my western style waist belt from Topshop to cinch it at the waist and give myself more of a silhouette, and teamed it with my favourite new cowboy boots from ASOS – believe me when I say I’m in love with these boots, I am in love with these boots. I also put a novelty pair of reindeer antlers on my head to get into the festive spirit but I didn’t think it was seasonally appropriate to feature those in January…

How would you style the leather dress? Let me know in the comments!

What I wore (affiliate links):
Dress: Zara | Belt: Topshop (similar) | Boots: ASOS

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UK fashion blogger Lucy Love

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how to style the leather dress



  1. Holly White
    January 15, 2020 / 8:35 am

    Love this dress Lucy! xx

    • lucyjlove
      January 15, 2020 / 2:39 pm

      Thanks so much babe! It’s definitely helped me to step out of my comfort zone a little! xo

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