At last night's People's Choice Awards, Jennifer Aniston stuck to her signature color, black, but opted to give her streamlined silhouette a bit of a shake-up by sporting a black leather fit-and-flare Christian Dior dress — see what other stars wore here. The actress kept her accessories to a bare minimum with just a pair of black ankle-strap Tom Ford sandals and her whopping engagement ring. While Jennifer's exact dress isn't available to shop online, you can re-create the edgy-slash-retro style for your next party by shopping our favorite leather fit-and-flare dresses below. Finish off with these Tibi ankle-strap sandals ($395) to really nail her look.
Blake Lively showed off her gorgeous gams in a red leather Isabel Marant mini and caged Christian Louboutin booties at the 12/12/12 benefit concert in NYC. A slew of celebrities have been spotted rocking leather pants, dresses, and jackets, but what we really love about Blake's fierce mini is the intricate stud detailing. Inject a little edge into your holiday style with a red leather dress, studded collar necklace, and nude caged ankle boots or test-drive this studded black leather French Connection sheath ($548) with black patent pumps for a goth-meets-glam take on Blake's red-hot look.
Kristen Stewart has been on an impressive fashion roll lately with a series of enviable looks. First she shocked us in Balenciaga, then she got wildly colorful in Peter Pilotto, and now the actress worked an edgy glam vibe in this A.L.C. wool and leather dress ($1,296) at the On the Road movie screening in NYC. She continued the black theme via a black quilted Balenciaga jacket and Barbara Bui cutout sandals, then accessorized with a couple of gold bangles and this exact Iwona Ludyga tribe beaded flag bracelet ($68). Shop Kristen's exact dress and bracelet now to nail her latest all-black look.
Lauren Conrad has been on a nationwide book tour promoting her latest book, Lauren Conrad Beauty, and for her LA stop last night, she chose a Johanna Johnson black leather dress. With a statement dress like that one, all you need are a Kate Spade New York bow belt ($78) and these killer Christian Louboutin spike platform pumps ($1,595). We love that Lauren's little black dress is rough in fabric but ladylike in silhouette. Get in on the look via this similar Shoshanna black leather dress ($770) or this less-expensive Free People vegan leather dress ($198). Don't forget the bow belt for extra charm and the studded pumps for mega edge.
Malin Akerman struck a pose in a chic leather dress and colorblock Christian Louboutin sandals ($995) at the Hollywood premiere of Nobody Walks. The self-declared leather lover accessorized her full-skirt leather sheath and lust-worthy sandals with a black patent clutch, embellished cuff bracelet, and retro updo. Score Malin's exact eye-catching sandals to pair with a black leather sheath for date night, show a little skin in this faux leather Free People mini ($139) for a night out with the girls, or test the waters in a leather skirt and black tank if you aren't on board with an entire leather look.
Can't seem to find the gusto to don a leather dress? Look to Kate Moss and Carine Roitfeld for inspiration. No doubt, the two are working it in their identical long-sleeve leather dresses. Kate Moss added some rockability to the high-neck cut by accessorizing with sexy bare legs, a studded belt, and pointy-toe pumps. In comparison, the French Vogue editor covered her stems with sexy, sheer black tights and tough, suede ankle boots. Notice how Moss tossed her hair up, while Carine kept hers down. Tell me, which leather lovin' lady do you prefer?
A leather dress is one way to shake up the red carpet. Lindsay Price shook it real good at the USC Music Video Program gala in LA. She showed up wearing a fitted leather dress topped with a brown belt, finished with stacked bangles and leopard pumps. Short, not so sweet, but to the point. The actress reminds us that adding a belt to a frock can completely change its appearance for the better.
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Reasons we love leather: We have been on a leather jacket binge for months (seven total), Barneys's Simon Doonan and Julie Gilhart cheekily taught us how to wear it, we know how to prevent it from wrinkling — we're just leather McLovin'. And we know everyone else is feeling the love when good girls like Emmy Rossum bust out in a black leather bustier dress by Ina Soltani. Damn, girl. We asked you how you liked a Marc by Marc leather dress this Summer; how do you feel about the leather dress now?
Ignore the strangely ghoulish look on the model's face and take a look at this Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Dress ($828). The shift-shaped cut and slight cowl neck lend a classy '70s vibe and I'm loving the zipper detailing on the back. Rarely do I see a leather dress done right so props to Marc. Do you agree?