Effortless cool or sleek and sexy. Classic leather jackets for women have got you covered. They recall the early pioneers of flight, or the rock and roll heydays of the 50s and 60s. You can go full-on biker gang, or find something a little less rough and raw, but whatever look you want to create, a leather jacket brings authenticity and timeless allure to any wardrobe.
Featuring stand-up collars and hoods, dotted with rivets and studs, or simply finished with heavy stitching and chunky zips designed to last, women’s leather jackets go big on detail. True punks always wear a few extra buttons on their sleeve, while skin-tight leathers with simple slit pockets offer a more modern look that’s sure to become a classic.
You can tell the difference between the iconic bomber and the rugged biker jacket from a mile away. The bomber jacket usually features a round press stud collar and relaxed fit with loose arms, sometimes you will find examples with fleece collars and linings—true to the original design. Biker jackets are usually more fitted and feature slimmer arms. Large press stud lapels can be worn up or down and other features such as heavy zips and buckles finish the look.
Of course, while women’s leather jackets are now considered a classic silhouette that has stood the test of time, today, there’s plenty of modern versions to choose from. On trend jackets with paired back design features and a reserved cut offer a contemporary look that’s sure to look great in the future. Try it with a pair of relaxed Jeans for a laidback look, or even straight over a colourful dress in spring—however you wear it, a fresh leather jacket will make a statement.
Suede and faux leather are also considerations when choosing a new jacket, and the type of material used will very much depend on the type of look you want to create. Suede works beautifully in a more formal setting with a refined pair of trousers. Faux leather, of course, lets anyone rock the leather look—whether vegan or vegetarian.
Back in the day, leather jackets came in two colours—black and brown. Today however, any aspiring fashionista is spoilt for choice. Women’s leather jackets are now available in all the colours of the rainbow, giving you a wealth of options when it comes to building an edgy outfit. Try a bright red leather with skinny jeans for an 80s new wave look or splash a little extra yellow around this spring and brighten up a dull day.
Among the many benefits of women’s leather jackets is their longevity and caring properly for yours will ensure it lasts for many years—maybe even becoming a true vintage piece itself. Remove any dust or dirt with a soft, damp cloth and then try a little olive oil or linseed oil to nourish the leather. Look after you leather jacket and it’ll grow with you—building a unique patina that tells the story of your life!