Nothing about this weird pleather dress should work, but it does and it is sensational. More
OK, sure, they were everywhere last fall, too. And the fall before that. Leather skirts for fall are just a thing we do now. More
Q: Can floral, denim, leather and THE BEST LIPGLOSS EVER go together perfectly?
A: Yes, duh. More
Whether or not you dig the idea of leather, this may be an extra odd thing to you: taxidermy shoes. More
LEATHER. SWEAT. PANTS. More
The popular fashion victim wore two different pairs of drop crotch leather pants, which begs the question: how many pairs of leather pants does one pop star really need? More
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I tried on a leather dress once; I looked like a blow-up doll being slowly swallowed by an anaconda. More
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My legs are sweating just thinking about it! More
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.
Standing up with the 99%! More
You may look at this image and think to yourself, “Well, that’s a leather skirt Kanye West is wearing.” And you might even consider how it’s interesting that Kanye’s skirt is a little subversive in his super machismo’ed out field of hip-hip. You might also think to yourself, “That looks more like an apron, Ashley. Why are you so dumb?” More