The leather skirt is a winter wardrobe staple – here are 9 of the best to shop now

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 steps out in a leather midi skirt at New York Fashion Week

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.

Meghan Markle wears BOSS and & Other Stories on a royal engagement in Sussex© Samir Hussein
Meghan Markle wears BOSS and & Other Stories on a royal engagement in Sussex

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 wears a leather midi skirt, green sweater and burgundy boots
Victoria Beckham wears a leather midi skirt, green sweater and burgundy boots

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.

Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner wears a leather mini skirt and knee-high boots out in New York

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.
  • M&S leather skirt

    M&S Leather Look Seam Detail Mini A-Line Skirt

    Sizes available: UK 6-24

    Colours available: Black

    Shipping: £3.99 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £60

    Returns: Free within 35 days

    With its figure-flattering A-line shape, this faux leather skirt from Marks & Spencer is a classic choice – and it’s just £25. We’d style it with an oversized blazer and heeled boots, or dressed down with chunky boots and a cosy knit sweater. 

  • New Look leather skirt

    New Look Leather-Look Midaxi Skirt

    Sizes available: UK 6-22

    Colours available: Black

    Shipping: £2.99 for Standard Delivery or free on orders over £50

    Returns: £1.99 within 28 days

    New Look’s trending leather-look midi skirt is a bargain at just £32. It has a sultry split hem and high-rise waist, with multiple reviews claiming it’s so flattering.

  • Zara leather skirt

    Zara Leather-Effect Midi Skirt

    Sizes available: XS-XL

    Colours available: Black

    Shipping: £3.95 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £50

    Returns: £1.95 within 30 days

    Looking for something less fitted? Zara’s faux leather midi skirt has a beautiful voluminous silhouette falling to a cool asymmetric hem. It features an invisible zip fastening.

  • Reiss leather skirt

    Reiss Raya Leather Skirt

    Sizes available: UK 4-18

    Colours available: Black, Berry

    Shipping: £5.95 Next Day Delivery

    Returns: £1.95 within 28 days

    The perfect leather pencil skirt comes courtesy of Meghan Markle’s go-to Reiss. Crafted from the softest real leather, it has a high-rise fitted cut, a contrasting back panel and a split for easy movement.

  • Whistles leather skirt

    Whistles Leather A-Line Skirt

    Sizes available: UK 4-20, Regular & Petite

    Colours available: Black, Green, Red

    Shipping: £6 Standard Delivery or free on orders over £150

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    Whistles’ versatile real leather mini skirt would look amazing styled with knee-high boots and a sheer shirt or stylish sweater this winter. The bestselling piece has a high-rise, A-line design and is also available in petite.

  • Karen Millen leather skirt

    Karen Millen Leather Button Skirt

    Sizes available: UK 6-16

    Colours available: Black, Green

    Shipping: £4.99 Standard Delivery or free with Karen Millen Premier

    Returns: £2 within 28 days or free with Karen Millen Premier

    We could see Victoria Beckham in this button down wrap leather midi skirt. The timeless Karen Millen piece is perfect to wear from the boardroom to the bar with a quick change of accessories.

  • M&S leather skirt

    ASOS DESIGN Faux Leather Curved Hem Mini Skirt

    Sizes available: UK 4-18

    Colours available: Black

    Shipping: Free Standard Delivery

    Returns: Free within 28 days

    ASOS Design’s popular leather look mini skirt is selling fast thanks to its easy-to-style classic cut and low price point. It’s fitted and features a flattering curved hem.

  • Mango pleated leather skirt

    Mango Leather-Effect Pleated Skirt

    Sizes available: XXS-4XL

    Colours available: Black

    Shipping: £5 Standard Delivery or free for orders over £125 

    Returns: Free within 30 days

    If a pleated leather skirt if what you’re after, Mango has dropped this luxe leather-effect piece as part of the latest autumn/winter collection. Available in sizes XXS-4XL, the midi skirt features an invisible lateral zip fastening.

  • Massimo Dutti leather skirt

    Massimo Dutti Nappa Leather Skirt

    Sizes available: UK 8-14

    Colours available: Black

    Shipping: £3.95 for Standard Delivery or free on orders over £100

    Returns: £3.95 within 30 days

    Looking to invest? Massimo Dutti does luxe wardrobe staples so well. This midi skirt is made from sheepskin leather with a Nappa finish and features a front slit hem. We love it styled with loafers.