Leather apparel has been a constant trend in fashion. From the beginning, man has worn animal hide (leather) in some form as clothing. Romans wore thick leather kilt-like garments in conjunction with their armor. Even primitive peoples across the globe wore leather as clothes. Fast forward to modern times, and leather apparel is still prized as a fashion statement.
There are many different choices of leather clothing pieces to choose from, for instance: shirts, pants, chaps, vests, jackets, lingerie, skirts and even full tailored suites. These styles are designed for men and women and come in a variety of colors, prints, and animal types.
Some popular animal hides used in leather apparel are cow, crocodile, alligator, snake, and lamb. Other animals used, such as kangaroo, ostrich, shark, and stingray that are not as widely used cost higher due to the rarity of the leathers produced. Each of these animal leathers have varying degrees of grade qualities also leading to cost variances.
Leather was once viewed as biker-wear or party clothes. Today Leather is acceptable anywhere, even in the office. There are beautiful women's skirt-suites that come in colors like black, pinks, browns, and more. The skirts range from as short as mini and as long as to the ankle lengths. Some style choices are fitted jackets, A-line and pleated skirts. Suites for men are also available in many styles and colors. There are soft lambskin in browns and blacks; there are tooled leather, and two or three button choices.
Although leather apparel is mainstream and worn by anyone from doctors, lawyers, and even teachers, there is still the party clothes and biker-wear. Popular party wear clothes are short leather mini-skirts and halter or corset-style tops. Sexy skin tight mini dresses, cat suites and hot pants are other widely worn garments, especially by the younger generation into the club scene. They are available in an array of colors as well, but usually worn in black or red.
Leather vests, pants, chaps and jackets are the most worn biker-wear items. These are usually worn in black or other darker colors and made from the heartier leathers as to hold up in the elements. Another common trait of the biker-wear leather is fringe and/or braided accents. There is a branch of more modern biker leather garments that incorporate padding and bright colors like red, yellow and green that is marketed to those that race or ride the sportier motorcycles.
Intimate leather apparel is also very popular. There are leather bras, panties, teddies, and bustiers. Just about any item of lingerie that can be bought in other materials come in leather as well (along with some specialty items, such as bondage-wear).