Hard and soft

Ona Leather-Bustier Gown by Alice + Olivia

I always feel like the most interesting pieces and outfits combine seemingly opposing elements – the hard with the soft, the thick with the sheer, the matte with the shiny, the traditionally “masculine” with the traditionally “feminine.”

Leather + Chiffon Maxi Dress by Shakuhachi

Body-Conscious Dress with Leather Look Panels by Markus Lupfer 'Leilana - Classical' Dress by Theory

In the Mark Lupfer and Theory dresses above, mixing stretch jersey and leather panels preserves the edgy flare of black leather dress but allows for a more flexible, body-conscious fit. I’m obsessed with the way designers are adding leather (or “leather”) patches, sleeves, bustiers and other details to everything right now, like on my favorite Zara tee and FACTORY by Erik Hart leggings.

Golden Girl Leather Dress by Blessed are the Meek

Or else they just convert entire looks to leather, the way Blessed are the Meek recreated this little white skater dress in cream leather. Almost everything is better with a little leather.

Golden Girl Leather Dress by Blessed are the Meek

Colorblock Leather Sheath Dress by Rebecca Taylor

Vegan Leather Fit and Flare Dress by Free People

Sleeveless Leather Panel Dress by Ted Baker

Silk + Leather Combo Dress by Parker Lithium Maxi Dress by stylestalker

Alexander Wang Leather Detail Dress

Faux Leather Shift Dress by Sanctuary

Flirt Open Back Dress by Funktional Flirt Open Back Dress by Funktional

Mixed Materials Dress by Line & Dot

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Artsy-nerdy, fashion and lifestyle blogger. Loving wife, baby sister. Uprooted Texan living in SoCal. Writer, shopper, photographer, reader, listener, drawer - loving the aesthetics and the depth in life.
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2 Responses to Hard and soft

  1. Amanda Rose says:

    These are so interesting and edgy. I especially love the first one!

  2. Elisa says:

    Amazing looks girl!!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    <3 Elisa

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