Fashion Week happened, as you know, and now we begin the pick-up part of the season, where we root through the collections and decipher trends in color, texture, print, silhouette, etc. One Fall-appropriate hit: leather, especially dresses. They were tight and sexy at Cushnie et Ochs, cool and voluminous at Cynthia Rowley and surprisingly ladylike at Rachel Comey. They cropped up at Peter Som, Thakoon, even Marc Jacobs did a few.

A leather dress will go great with the rest of your urban warrior costume but… aren’t they still really sweaty? And they bunch in such unflattering ways! And it’s hard to pull off a heavy texture like that. Here’s a few of the different styles we saw at NYFW, let us know if you’ll be headed that direction next Fall.


(Photo of Jolie via Zimbio, runway photos via