This season, the regular time-honoured ‘LBD’ has been replaced by the ‘BLD’ or as we know it – the ‘Black Leather Dress’. This massive trend has been building momentum since the Fall/Winter 2014 fashion weeks in February, seen on catwalks from New York to Milan. Easy to style and effortless to wear, the little black leather dress serves as an edgier (and warmer) alternative to your classic LBD, dispensing a glossier, goth chic appeal.
he misconception that leather dresses have to be skintight and curve-hugging has been dispelled thanks to designers like Valentino, Gianfranco Ferre and Jean Paul Gaultier, who have created more capacious versions. However, if you do prefer the second-skin silhouette, Reem Acra, Pucci and Sportmax have got you covered, whilst Calvin Klein and Givenchy have opted for a flattering fit-and-flare style.