Little Black Leather Dress: The Must-Have Trend of the Season, As Seen on Celebrities

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We know that leather is officially back for fall 2012, but wow, it’s returned. The black leather dress turns out to be one of, if not THE hottest dress trend of the season. Thanks mostly in part to these Hollywood celebrities who were spotted in the LBLD (Little Black Leather Dress) one after the other!

The statuesque Iman might’ve started it all when she got everyone’s attention in this bondage-inspired black leather dress she wore to the launch party of her Destination IMAN website. Iman not only proved that she’s still got it but also that age is nothing but a number:

Iman captivates in a bondage-inspired black leather dress, redefining elegance at the Destination IMAN launch in NYC, September 7, 2012Iman captivates in a bondage-inspired black leather dress, redefining elegance at the Destination IMAN launch in NYC, September 7, 2012 (Credit: WENN / D. Salters / Ivan Nikolov / FayesVision)

Up next, Kardashian sisters Kim and Khloe were seen lounging in leather. Both Kim and Khloe prefer their LBLDs with leather bodices and flowing skirts:

Kim and Khloe Kardashian showcase their style in LBLDs, Kim in Beverly Hills and Khloe in Miami, flaunting leather bodices and flowing skirtsKim and Khloe Kardashian showcase their style in LBLDs, Kim in Beverly Hills and Khloe in Miami, flaunting leather bodices and flowing skirts (Credit: WENN / D. Salters / Ivan Nikolov / FayesVision)

Kristin Cavallari, who just gave birth, and Malin Akerman, who recently announced she’s pregnant, chose black leather dresses for their most recent red carpet appearances. Kristin wore a leather-paneled body-con dress, while Malin went for full leather:

Kristin Cavallari and Malin Akerman stun in black leather, Kristin at a New York City event and Malin in Hollywood, both on October 2, 2012Kristin Cavallari and Malin Akerman stun in black leather, Kristin at a New York City event and Malin in Hollywood, both on October 2, 2012 (Credit: WENN / D. Salters / Ivan Nikolov / FayesVision)

And fall has just begun! At this rate, we will see all versions of the black leather dress before Halloween!

A dazzling showcase of celebrities embracing the black leather dress trend, each bringing their unique flair to this fashion statementA dazzling showcase of celebrities embracing the black leather dress trend, each bringing their unique flair to this fashion statement (Credit: WENN / D. Salters / Ivan Nikolov / FayesVision)

Please create your look with the black leather dress while it’s still early, and grab a style most suited to you. Below, we’ve gathered three each of save, spend, and splurge black leather dress options to fit a wide range of budgets:

Chic and affordable, these black leather dresses from Free People, Tbags Los Angeles, and Bailey 44 offer stylish options for every budgetChic and affordable, these black leather dresses from Free People, Tbags Los Angeles, and Bailey 44 offer stylish options for every budget

Elevate your style with these mid-range black leather dresses from Parker, Shakuhachi, and Aidan Mattox, blending elegance with contemporary designElevate your style with these mid-range black leather dresses from Parker, Shakuhachi, and Aidan Mattox, blending elegance with contemporary design

Indulge in luxury with these exquisite black leather dresses from Narciso Rodriguez, Yigal Azrouel, and Alice + Olivia, epitomizing high-end fashionIndulge in luxury with these exquisite black leather dresses from Narciso Rodriguez, Yigal Azrouel, and Alice + Olivia, epitomizing high-end fashion

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