When we think of classic pieces to create our capsule wardrobes, leather jackets and leather trousers always make the cut, but make sure you’re not sleeping on the leather skirt. Equally versatile, it’s a favourite of the most stylish celebrities and royals alike, and right now it’s never been more on our radar.
From minis to midis, pencil skirts to flared pieces and black leather skirts to trending chocolate brown, the leather skirt comes in many forms, but it will always be an essential piece to style your outfits around.
Whether you want to invest in real leather or you’re looking for a faux leather skirt, we’ve found all of the best options available to shop this season.
Celebrities wearing leather skirts
Olivia Palermo is a longtime fan of a leather skirt, mostly wearing flared, midi styles. She usually wears them as part of a timeless all-black outfit but we love this white top with statement sleeves. She completes her ensembles with knee-high boots.
The now iconic green tonal outfit Meghan Markle wore back in 2018 centred around a leather midi skirt by BOSS. The Duchess has worn the fitted piece in both red and green, on this occasion pairing it with a matching blouse from & Other Stories. She completed the look with nude heels by Stuart Weitzman and Missoma jewellery.
Victoria Beckham stepped out in New York wearing this gorgeous winter outfit, which included a button-down leather midi skirt from her own eponymous label and a green roll neck knitted sweater. She proves you can mix and match colours and still look chic.
For a more daring leather look, channel Kendall Jenner in her Fidan Novruzova mini skirt and matching Dior knee-high boots. The supermodel added a sleeveless knitted cardigan and a stunning smokey eye.
How we chose the best leather skirts
- Cut: Whether you’re looking for slim-fit, flared, a midi or a mini leather skirt, we’ve included a range of cuts to suit every style.
- Price: This edit has been curated with a range of budgets in mind, from Marks & Spencer’s faux leather mini skirt at £25 to a £269 midi skirt from Massimo Dutti. We’ve included both real leather and leather-look pieces.
- Colour: All of the leather skirts in the edit come in timeless black, to fit seamlessly into your wardrobe.