Trendiest Women’s Leather Jacket Styles to Know and Wear

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Designed with trans-seasonality at the core and various fashion styles in mind, leather jackets for women are appealing all year long.

In several styles – moto, biker, faux leather, trucker, cafe racer, or bomber – leather jackets work equally well with casual and formal outfits.

From the classical moto leather jacket to the festival-ready punk-rock leather piece, leather jackets are an undeniable wardrobe staple, and these leather jackets are the best any woman can wear.

1. Motorcycle Style

Motorcycle Leather Jackets For Women
From left to right: Bella Hadid wearing a dark brown moto leather jacket and Megan Fox in a black motorcycle leather jacket – The VOU.

Popularized by motorcycle gangs and movie stars starting in the 50s fashion, motorcycle leather jackets are unique in their ability to challenge gender norms.

Exuding toughness, motorcycle leather jackets for women look imposing, powerful, and yet, sensual, sexy, and feminine.

I prefer exaggerated silhouettes on the shoulder and sleeve, finding them perfect for achieving edgy and fashion-forward looks.

Adalyn Quilted Black Leather Biker Jacket

Adalyn Quilted Black Leather Biker Jacket

Ice Maiden Silver Quilted Leather Biker Jacket

Ice Maiden Silver Quilted Leather Biker Jacket




2. Bomber Style

Bomber Leather Jackets For Women
From left to right: Rihanna wearing a black bomber leather jacket, leather pants, and leather boots, and Hailey Bieber in an oversized bomber leather jacket with a cropped top, mom’s jeans, and chunky leather loafers – The VOU.

With a cool and relaxed vibe, there are several bomber-style leather jackets to choose from.

This year, I see the trend pushing towards ‘dad-style” bomber leather jackets for women.

Bliss Black Leather Bomber Jacket

Bliss Black Leather Bomber Jacket

Westa A-2 Green Leather Bomber Jacket

Westa A-2 Green Leather Bomber Jacket




3. Biker Style

Biker Leather Jackets For Women
From left to right: Emma Watson in a brown bike leather jacket and ankle boots, and Kristen Stewart wearing a black bike leather jacket with jeans – The VOU.

While stylists call the biker jacket style “the jacket of all leather jackets,” the biker leather jacket look, or the “classic perfecto,” isn’t for everyone.

The rocker-chic look, soft exterior, and stylish pocket placement make the biker leather jacket (women’s style) stand out.

Alison Black Leather Biker Jacket

Alison Black Leather Biker Jacket

Flashback Maroon Leather Biker Jacket

Flashback Maroon Leather Biker Jacket




4. Cyberpunk Style

Long Leather Jackets For Women
From left to right: Kim Kardashian wearing a long leather black jacket over a hoodie with bike shorts, and Zoë Kravitz in a long leather jacket over a shirt dress and chunky ankle boots – The VOU.

Long leather jackets are an absolute 90’s fashion throwback.

The style has a super-chic and feminine vibe and will make you feel like you’re part of the “Matrix” movie.

For a more sensual shape, opt for softer leathers that let the material hug your frame, resulting in a more body-conscious fit.

Alexis Black Single Breasted Leather Coat

Alexis Black Single Breasted Leather Coat

Alice Brown Double Breasted Leather Coat

Alice Brown Double Breasted Leather Coat




Hip-Hop Style

Oversize Leather Jackets For Women
From left to right: Kendall Jenner wearing a brown oversized leather jacket over a white hoodie, and Rihanna in an oversized black leather jacket and matching black outfit – The VOU.

Personal taste and style are huge factors in deciding the best leather jacket for you.

Moreover, large-style leather jackets for women create an instant, carefree, vintage feel.

For a more modern silhouette, look for long lines and unpadded shoulders.

AllSaints Billie Oversized Leather Biker Jacket

AllSaints Billie Oversized Leather Jacket

ASOS Design Leather Grandad Oversized Blazer Jacket

ASOS Leather Grandad Oversized Blazer Jacket




Pop Celebrity Cropped Style

Cropped Leather Jackets For Women
From left to right: Zoë Kravitz wearing a cropped leather jacket over a boho style dress with matching leather ankle boots, and Becky G in an adorable red cropped moto jacket – The VOU.

Cropped leather jackets for women are a relatively recent trend of great appeal.

That’s because the style retains the traditional leather jacket look but in a more refreshing take.

The cropped leather jacket silhouette in an oversized fit paired with a belted waist is an absolute head-turner.

AllSaints Ayra Cropped Leather Biker Jacket

AllSaints Ayra Cropped Leather Jacket

Lamarque Ciara Cropped Leather Jacket

Lamarque Ciara Cropped Leather Jacket




Hooded Style

Hooded Leather Jackets For Women
Left – Taylor Swift wearing a light brown hooded leather jacket – Right, in a black hooded leather jacket with torn jeans and ankle boots – The VOU.

While worn chiefly by men up to the 2020s, hooded leather jackets for women are a trend catching ground fast.

Of high versatility, the style remarkably matches streetwear apparel and punk outfits.

You can get a jacket with its own detachable (or non) hoodie or wear an oversized hoodie underneath for a similar effect.

Gerard Darel Miranda Hooded Leather Coat

Gerard Darel Miranda Hooded Leather Coat

Levi's Women's Leather Hooded Puffer Coat

Levi’s Women’s Leather Hooded Puffer Coat




Fringe Style

Fringe Leather Jackets For Women
From left to right: Hailey Bieber in a fringe leather jacket over a black turtle neck, leather pants, and combat boots, and Rita Ora wearing a brown fringe leather jacket, a fringe mini skirt, and cute cowboy boots – The VOU.

Inspired by the leather ponchos worn by Native Americans, fringe leather jackets for women are all the rage.

In those times, leather jackets had fringes to the hems and sleeves, preventing raindrops from soaking through the material.

Mauritius Zoe Fringe Leather Jacket

Mauritius Zoe Fringe Leather Jacket

Understated Leather Mustang Fringe Leather Jacket

Understated Leather Mustang Fringe Leather Jacket




Fur and Leather Style

Fur Leather Jackets For Women
From left to right: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a short biker leather jacket with fur, and Kendall Jenner wearing a long leather trench with fur – The VOU.

Fur leather jackets (and coats) remain the most associated apparel with high social status and luxury.

The bomber and hooded fur leather styles are two of the most popular fur leather jackets for women now.

Perfect in fall, winter, and spring and suitable for daily wear, dating, traveling, working holidays, and business casual, these are wardrobe staples for any modern fashionista.

Celestine Lambskin Leather Jacket with Fur

Celestine Lambskin Leather Jacket with Fur

Maximilian Maximilian Dyed Leather Fur Collar Jacket

Maximilian Maximilian Dyed Leather Fur Collar Jacket




Puffer Style

Puffer Leather Jackets For Women
From left to right: Irina Shayk is wearing a short black leather puffer jacket with white knee boots, and Kim Kardashian is wearing a long puffer leather jacket over a hoodie – The VOU.

Puffer leather jackets for women are the best way to keep warm and stylish on cold winter days.

Waist-length or hip-length puffer leather jackets with soft material match casual apparel and comfortable shoes very well.

AllSaints Petra Leather Puffer Jacket

AllSaints Petra Leather Puffer Jacket

Moose Knuckles Chauvreulx Puffer Leather Jacket

Moose Knuckles Chauvreulx Puffer Leather Jacket




FAQs

Are Leather Jackets in Style?

Leather jackets are still in style as the main garment for a wide range of fashion styles, like Grunge, Rock, Punk, Goth, and more.

From oversized leather jackets ready for streetwear style to polished fur leather jackets suitable for special events, leather jackets are still popular.

Which Brand is Best for Leather Jackets?

These are the 5 best leather jacket brands for women right now.

  1. Saint Laurent
  2. All Saints
  3. Veda
  4. Acne Studio
  5. The Jacket Maker

How Much Should You Pay For a Good Leather Jacket?

You should not pay over $500 for a good-quality designer-brand leather jacket.

Yet, with the advent of online second-hand clothing stores like Vinted, you can find excellent leather jackets for under $150.




Conclusion

If there’s one all-weather piece of garment that every fashion lover must have, it’s a leather jacket.

Alongside the innate ability to empower women, leather jackets are an excellent four-season investment.

Leather is an inherently durable fabric that works and looks better over time.

Highly versatile, you can style your leather jacket with anything, from jeans and white tees for clubbing or the next concert or sleek dresses for dinner dates and nights out on the town.

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A University of Oxford graduate in Design History, Katherine Saxon is researching arising TikTok cultures from a consumer psychology perspective while covering emerging aesthetics in fashion and beauty for TheVOU, Forbes, Business Insider, and more.

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  1. I bought my partner a leather jacket from here, number 6, the red one, and they absolutely love it! Red panties night!

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