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The leather skirt is a winter wardrobe staple - here are 10 of the best to shop now

Leather skirts are loved by the likes of Meghan Markle and Olivia Palermo

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Hollie Brotherton
Hollie BrothertonLifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
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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.

The leather skirt comes in many forms, but it will always be an essential piece to style your outfits around. Whether you're looking for a playful leather mini or a sophisticated leather midi skirt, we've found all of the best options available to shop this season.

The best leather skirts at a glance

Celebrities wearing leather skirts

Olivia Palermo leather skirt
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 (above) 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 autumnal outfit, which included a button-down leather midi skirt from her own eponymous label and 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, midi or mini, we've included a range of cuts to suit every style.
  • Price: Equally, this edit has been curated with a range of budgets in mind, from New Look's faux leather midaxi skirt at £32 to a £299 midi skirt from Massimo Dutti.
  • Colour: All of the leather skirts in the edit come in chic black, to fit seamlessly into your wardrobe.

The best leather & faux leather skirts to shop now

  • M&S leather skirt

    M&S Leather-Look Midi Skirt

    With its figure-flattering pencil shape and split at the back for easy movement, this leather-look Marks & Spencer midi skirt is a classic choice - and it's just £35. We love it styled with boots and a sheer top or dressed down with a cosy knit sweater. 

  • Reiss leather skirt

    Reiss Raya Leather Skirt

    For a classic black pencil skirt in soft leather, look no further than Meghan Markle favourite, Reiss. The high-rise fitted piece has a contrasting back panel and split.

  • River Island leather skirt

    River Island Leather Mini Skirt

    River Island's versatile real leather mini skirt would look amazing styled with knee-high boots and a lightweight knit this autumn. It has a high-waisted design with back pockets and a zip fastening.

  • Mango leather skirt

    Mango Leather Midi Skirt

    If you're looking for a more relaxed style, Mango has dropped this luxe leather midi skirt in an évasé cut as part of its premium autumn/winter collection. It features a flattering slit detail at the back, decorative seams and a soft inner lining. 

  • Phase Eight Leather Wrap skirt

    Phase Eight Noha Faux Leather Wrap Skirt

    For a slightly different look, Phase Eight's faux leather skirt has wrap detailing and ties at the waist. Made from polyester, it's machine washable and cut to a regular fit.

  • New Look leather skirt

    New Look Leather-Look Midaxi Skirt

    For an affordable capsule wardrobe piece, New Look's £32 faux leather skirt has a sultry split hem, high-rise waist and midaxi length. Multiple rviews say it has a very flattering fit.

  • Karen Millen leather skirt

    Karen Millen Leather Button Skirt

    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.

  • Topshop leather mini skirt

    Topshop Leather-Look Mini Skirt

    Topshop's popular leather look mini skirt is selling fast thanks to its easy-to-style classic fit. It has a straight cut and subtle side split.

  • Massimo Dutti leather skirt

    Massimo Dutti Nappa Leather Skirt

    If you're looking to invest, we love Massimo Dutti for luxe wardrobe staples. This Nappa leather midi skirt features a buckle belt and slight flare that contrasts perfectly with a slim-fit top.

  • Arket leather skirt

    Arket Leather Biker Skirt

    Arket's biker-style leather skirt features silver hardware in the form of a two-way zip at the side for versatile styling. It has a fitted cut and is fully-lined for comfort.

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