This year, leather is one of the hottest materials to be seen wearing and it’s no longer restricted just to outerwear or footwear.

Inspired by Gothic trends, mainstream fashion has given the tough Gothic look a new and glamourous edge. From leather trousers to leather dresses, this material – and imitations of it – leather is the new stylish way to bring some sex appeal and texture to your wardrobe.

DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger featured the leather trend on their A/W 2012 catwalks and here, I am going to give you high-street options of one of this year’s most chic looks. Click on the price or image to take you to the website to buy.

Leather and Mesh Dress by Izabel London – £24

This leather and mesh dress with a tulip skirt embodies three trends in one: mesh material, leather material, and texture clashing. The fit of the dress means it’s not too sexy looking and can be worn to formally to dinners and parties.

Keep accessories and make up minimal to avoid looking overdone with this dress. Click on the price or image to be taken to the website.

Sheer And Leather Panel Bodycon Dress by Izabel London – £26

The bodycon fit and the sheer details of this dress make it a little more daring. This dress is most suitable for nights out and dancing the night away; best worn with statement heels. Click on the price or image to be taken to the website.

Leather and Feather Dress by Warehouse – £160

This dress is so fashion forward and unique; the feathers on the skirt along with the leather bodice makes this a statement piece to add to the wardrobe. Click on the price or image to be taken to the website.

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