Leather Leggings

One of our all-time icons is the leather legging. So many women dismiss them as unflattering and uncomfortable, without even trying a pair on. Once you have found the right pair for your shape we are willing to guarantee that, come winter, they will become a wardrobe staple. Smarter and warmer than denim, they can be dressed up or down in the same way and are surprisingly durable. You will live in them.

By Petro

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Pear Shape

A lot of pear-shaped women don’t consider wearing leather leggings. But they are surprisingly forgiving and, provided you keep your top half detailed with a blouse or knit, they will even help balance out your figure. This Iris and Ink pair is made from the softest of leather and will hug you in all the right places. Our top tip is to go tighter rather than looser, as leather will stretch the more you wear it. 

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Petite

The problem petite women often find with leggings is that they are too long for their legs. This J Crew version is specifically designed for short frames in mind. The leggings will do wonders in lengthening your legs already, so don’t be tempted to wear them with heels. Embrace your stature instead and go for something much chicer and casual like a pointed sling-back. 

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Plus Size

Plus-size women should embrace the leather legging too. There isn’t heaps of choice out there at the moment, but this Next pair does tick a lot of boxes. They are fairly stretchy so shouldn’t be uncomfortable, come up high and go up to a size 24. We would recommend teaming with a shirt and jacket or coat, as we find structure is always more flattering when you’re going for a lean look on the bottom half. This could be a great look on a night out.

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Tall

Luckily for tall ladies there isn’t much of a problem when it comes to finding a pair of leather leggings. The only issue could be length, but our most recommend pair, the Joseph leather leggings, are perfect for you. We are yet to find a inner leg too long for them! They are also super-soft and comfortable enough to travel in. Make sure you go for the smallest size possible as they will stretch quite a bit over time. 

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