The leather jacket is a cult classic that never goes out of style. Whether you’re going for the rock chick look, pairing it with jeans, or you want an edgier jacket to make a pretty dress stand out, our collection of effortlessly stylish leather jackets has something for you.
The classic leather jacket is, of course, the biker jacket, and we have several styles for you to choose from – each designed to fit you beautifully and flatter your figure. With details such as asymmetrical zips, furry collars and in-built shoulder pads, you’re spoilt for choice and sure to stand out from the crowd.
There’s more to the leather jacket than biker styles though, and we also have longer leather coats and even coloured leather for a brighter look. On a more untraditional note, you’ll even find metallic goatskin designs and leather mixed up with chiffon among our trendy leather jacket collection.
So why are leather jackets cool? Perhaps it’s because the edgy biker look makes you imagine those 1980s Hollywood icons on their motorbikes. Leather biker jackets have a tough-girl look about them, and even more so when they’re studded. A leather jacket says ‘this girl’s got attitude!’
Let’s clear a few practical things up: are leather jackets warm? Are leather jackets cool? Are they a summer or winter jacket? The great thing about leather jackets is that you can comfortably wear them all year round. A chunky leather jacket will keep you warm and snug in winter, and will look great paired with a soft woollen scarf. Opt for a lighter, open style the rest of the year to keep the chills at bay.
Another thing we’re often asked is ‘are leather jackets waterproof?’ Although leather isn’t naturally waterproof, some designers give their leather jackets a waterproof treatment and others don’t. If not, there are special treatments you can easily apply to your leather jacket so that it will withstand the rain.
So how should a leather jacket fit? To some degree it’s up to you, as long as it flatters your figure and you can comfortably move your arms around. A tailored style that’s cinched in at the waist will highlight your curves, while looser styles are more forgiving. Some leather jackets have quilted padding, so bear that in mind when you’re choosing the right shape for your figure.
Leather jackets come in all different shapes, sizes and colours, so there are loads of ways to embrace this undying trend. Elegant longer styles look smart and sophisticated, while the traditional leather jacket style, cropped at the waist, looks fabulous with jeans.
Go for the traditional black leather jacket for the iconic biker look, or try a more subtle cream leather jacket for a more feminine take on this traditionally masculine jacket. Turn heads in a two-toned leather jacket, and choose embellishments like studs or fringes to add texture. Dare to be different with an asymmetrical zip, or opt for sophisticated suede for a more formal look. Browse our collection and find your must-have plus size leather jacket.