Ask the Stylist: Leather Dress

October 19, 2011

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Ask the Stylist: Leather Dress

Pictured Left: Olivia Palermo wears her leather dress with a House of Harlow necklace and adds pops of colour with a red clutch and mustard heeled loafers. Right: Penneys pleather dress 25 Euro.

Dear Ask the Stylist

I recently bought a black leather shift style dress from Penneys.
It looks nice on if a little big at the neck, can you tell me what I could wear with it please?  L.

I find when wearing black and leather it is good to add some colour into the mix.

This can be a scarf, tights, belt or a bag. I would keep accessories chunky and choose earrings, a cuff or stacked bracelet and /or a statement ring.

As a shift dress tends to be high around neckline it can be trickier to get a necklace that sits right.

I find that calf length boots or ankle boots can look great with a shift dress.  If you don’t like to show off too much of your legs you could go for knee highs, just make sure the dress sits above your knee in this case,  so that you see some of your tights.

If coloured tights are not your thing, you could choose black with a pattern to add some texture to the look.

Here are my three suggestions for what to wear with your little leather dress…

Option 1


Bracelet –Awear
Ring – Awear
Bag – Topshop

Option 2

Boots – Dunnes Stores
Tights: Black high shine opaques. Cocobelle sell the most gorgeous Wolford pair
Bracelet – Topshop

Option 3

Tights –Oasis
Boots – Office office boots
Scarf – Accessorize

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2 Responses to “Ask the Stylist: Leather Dress”

  1. Paula Goulding Says:

    If your neckline is a little big – wear medium to chunky draped necklaces to detract and flatten the neckline (will also work well with this look)
    Leather is a statement in itself so keep the rest of your accessories minimal.
    A nice pair of coloured heels (keep your bag colour in line with your footwear for this one also) will finish off the look.
    *Beware of boots with this dress – it could look OTT!

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