The Perfect Plus Size Leather Find. Be it in the form of a jacket, pants, skirt or bustier, it has a sensuality to it that few other fabrics possess. More retailers are starting to wake up to the fact that plus size women want genuine and faux leather goods, and we have waded through the murky waters to show you the pearls!
Yes, there are plus size leather garments to be found! And for you vegans out there, we have sprinkled in a multitude of faux versions, as well. We’ve got you, Boo!
The Leather Moto Jacket:
Moto jackets have been in fashion consistently since 1955 after James Dean sported the famed topper in the original and iconic teenage angst movie “Rebel Without A Cause”. However, it has only been in the past few seasons that a plus size version has hit the street in genuine suede and leather. Here are our picks!
All 67 has been creating a lot of buzz in the last few months, as they are a one-stop shop for a premium moto jacket in buttery leather. At coming in just under $500.00, the All 67 piece is a chunk of change, yet the details are of a jacket with a much heftier price tag.
And get this! This jacket is available up through a size 26 and is not just a one season wonder. This jacket will be with you for years. Pair with a floral maxi for a mix of granny chic meets edge. Or slip on a turtleneck and dove grey wool pants for a work appropriate look.
This Jester red plus size leather moto is a must this fall. Available up through a size 26/28, this leather jacket is sure to turn heads, make a statement and keep you stylishly warm for the fall. Mix up your outerwear jam with bold hue, like this piece. It’s perfect for fall dressing, from your go to jeans to the fanciest of fall maxi dresses.
When I lived in Finland, really the only kick in the can at shopping plus at a Brick and Mortar store was Zizzi. The best part of my local Zizzi was that they strategically placed their store next to a very popular donut stand. (In Finnish, we call donuts Munkkis.) One stop shopping as far as I was concerned.
This season, Zizzi jumped on the patent (faux) leather bandwagon with this offering. Patent leather has been slowly building in these last few seasons, and it’s time to give it a try. Pair with a chunky scarf in cooler weather and with a flirty romper, come the heat.
The Leather Skirt
There is something so boss lady about a leather skirt. Sure, a jacket is fun, but a skirt is undeniably feminine and making it in leather creates such a fantastic juxtaposition.
This skirt is not for the faint of heart. With a front zip and plenty of studs, this piece is heavy on the details and edge. Pair it with a mohair sweater to sweeten the look or with a tucked in denim shirt to add a masculine feel.
I love this pleated faux leather skirt from Eloquii. It marries the demure nature of a knee-length pleated skirt but turns it on its head by making it leather. Wear it with booties and a fuzzy cardigan for warmth or do it Scandi style with white leather sneakers and a plain white cotton t-shirt.
Looking for a fun silhouette for your plus size leather skirt needs? Well, calling all sexy vegans, this faux leather wrap skirt from the Loft is polyamide! This luxe faux plus size leather skirt with a sharp wrap effect is the picture of modern cool.
The Leather Pant
There is no denying it…leather pants are both stylish and very warm. When I lived in the North, and it was -30, I was all over leather leggings, but worn in a layered pants sandwich of sorts to walk my Schnauzer.
The one rule I have about leather pants is to get them lined, preferably in a fabric that breathes, or you are going to have a bad time.
These Simply Be plus size leather pants tick all the boxes listed above, as they are lined in cotton and are cropped; perfect for a showing off a cute pair of shoes. Pair them with a optic white blouse, heels and pearl earrings for a badass/corporate look. Or with a graphic t-shirt and a denim jacket to make the look more accessible.
Attention: Do not wear around Cats. They might perforate the leather with their precious little nails.
If authentic leather pants seem like too much of a production for you, look to these beauties with glorious stretch. Coming in with 5 deep earth toned neutral colours, these Spanx faux leather leggings will elevate your stretchy pants game. Pair with a knit cape for drama or an oversized ribbed sweater for coziness, these pants are not only versatile but from a woman owned business!
The Sportsluxe trend is going nowhere, as sneakers are becoming as ubiquitous as heels! Why not join in on the fun with these faux leather track pants? To avoid looking like a you’ve stepped out of the 80s, do not pair with a coordinating track jacket and a bluetooth earpiece. Use your imagination to come up with endless possibilities! I’m thinking a dark pussy bow floral blouse and heels might be a go.
The Honorable Mention- The Leather Dress
You have to have at least one leather or faux leather option for the fall. Rather than the classic leather sheath, why not add a little modern polish and edge to your life with this plus size leather dress score from Eloquii?
There you have it, my beauties!
Plus size leather and faux leather options for this fall/winter season. If you have any other fantastic finds you would like to pass on, leave a peep in the comments below!
I'm a Canadian Gal who has spent the last few years in Europe living it up with cave aged gruyere and dark rye bread. I worked as a Fashion Editor in Finland, studied Fashion Styling in London, ate in Italy and got the subsequently necessary stretchy pants in Germany. I'm back in Vancouver, Canada, enjoying Dim Sum and Salmon Oshi Aburi with my two Black Cats, rescue Toy Poodle, and fantastically sexy and supportive Husband.