The Leather Skirts Guaranteed To Become A Regular In Your Wardrobe Rotation

From minis to maxis.

A far-cry from the bubbly Barbie-core trend that’s had the cultural zeitgeist in a chokehold for the past year, grungy leather-clad models were spotted all over the Spring/Summer ’23 and ’24 runways.

From statement jackets to head-to-toe looks, the Fashion Week shows felt more like scenes from the Matrix than Malibu Barbie’s beach house.

At Saint Laurent it was about ‘80s power moves with exaggerated shoulders in cropped biker jackets while Versace championed edgy moto looks with matching mini-skirts.

The ‘80s were also being channelled at Australian Fashion Week with HENNE’s American Psycho-esque bomber and midi skirt combo, we’d kill for.

There was no limit to layering leather pieces at Burberry and David Koma with both designers opting for oversized jackets, strappy bralettes and low-slung pants.

From left: Versace, Gucci, Chloé (Source: Getty)

On the 2024 runways, leather played a pivotal role at Louis Vuitton in the form of bomber jackets and corsets as well as Chloé in stunning textured tops, trenches, dresses and more.

Then, of course, came the highly anticipated debut show for Sabato De Sarno with Gucci, where patent oxblood leather in an array of silhouettes captured our hearts.

Naturally, we’re looking to emulate each and every one of the biker trend looks, whether it be with a light touch or head-to-toe approach, starting with one of the most versatile wardrobe pieces: the leather skirt.

Whether you’re after a mini skirt or a maxi style, leather proves a timeless addition to any sartorial rotation.

Our Pick Of The Best Leather Skirts in 2024


Bottega Veneta Croc-Effect Leather Skirt

$3,900 at Net-A-Porter

This glossy croc-effect skirt is as glamorous as leather skirts come. From the sleek pencil cut and deep merlot hue to the sultry front split and modest length, we’re head over heels.

Sizes: 6 – 12 size range | Colours: Burgundy/Brown | Materials: 100% leather

Key features:

  • Knee length
  • Pencil silhouette
  • Croc-effect finish

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Infinite Limits Mini Skirt

$249 at Manning Cartell

After a classic cut for a timeless addition to your wardrobe you’ll wear again and again? Let us introduce you to Manning Cartell’s leather mini. Cut in a length that won’t leave you feeling over exposed and a stunning cream colour that instantly elevates any ensemble, once you spot the matching trench you’ll be sold.

Sizes: 4 – 16 size range | Colours: Stone or Black | Materials: 100% Polyurethane (Vegan Leather)

Key features:

  • Designed to be worn on the high hip
  • Mini length
  • Silver hardware buttons


Lover Silas Low Waist Leather Maxi Skirt

$480 at The Iconic

Cut from soft lamb leather in a more relaxed fit, this leather midi skirt will prove as comfortable as it is chic. We love the elevated, on-trend appeal of the low to mid-rise waist and slim belt waistline, too.

Sizes: 6 – 16 size range | Colours: Black | Materials: 100% Lamb Leather; Lining: 95% Polyester & 5% Elastane

Key features:

  • Paneled look
  • Ankle length
  • Mid-rise cut


Snake Effect Mini Skirt

$79.95 at MNG

Edgy and sexy, cut in a micro length and neutral snakeprint, this mini skirt will make a statement year-round.

Sizes: 6-14 size range | Colours: Snake print | Materials: 100% polyester, Lining: 100% polyester

Key features:

  • Concealed button closure
  • Straight cut
  • Mid-rise fit


Leather Tailored Skirt

$599.95 at Witchery

The sleek and slimline silhouette of this leather pencil skirt, looks sharp enough for the office and edgy enough for casual days off, making it an ideal all-round addition to your wardrobe. Add the matching trench and your winter wardrobe will hit instant perfection.

Sizes: 4 – 16 size range | Colours: Black or Burgundy | Materials: 100% Leather

Key features:

  • Designed to be worn on waist
  • Midi length
  • Fixed waistline with belt loops

How To Style A Leather Skirt In 2024

If you’re looking to incorporate a leather midi or maxi into your wardrobe, take cues from the skirt’s denim counterpart styling with anything from knee-high boots to strappy mules and basic white tees to chunky knits.

When it comes to the leather mini skirt, the style set is favouring low and mid-rise cuts in straight, fitted and A-line silhouettes, worn with oversized matching jackets and sneakers or boots.

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