Going overboard in head-to-toe leather may win you a callback for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo auditions, but they’ll be undermined by your petite, girlish frame. Instead, stick with one fitted leather garment, preferably paired with a matching top or pant to maintain an elongating monochromatic look. Leather shorts or minis—provided they’re cut high—are another option and will open up the legs, but be sure to pair them with heels rather than boots. Mila Kunis wore a leather skirt to one of the premieres of Black Swan.
Slip on these Lindsay Lohan-designed black leather skinnies. Wearing them with heels and a black top will help visually elongate the body. 6126 Hail pants ($132, 6126bylindsaylohan.com)
Swap your go-to cardigan with this cropped leather blazer. Available in brown or black, it’s great for toughening up a girlish floral blouse or sundress. Victoria’s Secret cropped leather blazer ($199, victoriassecret.com)
A feminine, slightly flared cut gives this halter-neck dress a surprisingly sweet kick. Resist the urge to pair it with dominatrix-esque knee-high leather boots and stick to suede booties or pumps instead. Juicy Couture ruffle-back leather dress ($498, neimanmarcus.com)
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