From dressing up a white shirt and jeans, to adding an edgy finish to a sparkling cocktail dress, the leather jacket has been a wardrobe staple for decades. While the classic cropped biker, with its statement zips and buckles, is still holding court among the likes of Alexander McQueen, Sacai, Saint Laurent and Khaite, this season’s hottest shape is undoubtedly more streamlined and feminine.
Tom Ford’s elegant, tailored leather blazer ticks every style box, and can be thrown on over pretty much any outfit, from tailored trousers and a silk cami to a full-on sequined body con. We also love Kassl Editions’ longer lined, shearling-trimmed patent leather version, a piece that has come to define the signature look of the label and effortlessly simultaneously channels Nineties Oasis vibes and the season’s freshest feels. And, as always, you can rely on Loewe to keep it classy, combining the cropped silhouette of the Noughties biker with subtle lines and cream turned-back cuffs, for an ever-so-chic evening look.
Here’s our guide to the best leather jackets for women this winter.