42 Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 33

The anti-establishment sartorial statement of punks and bikers, the black leather jacket used to signify rebellion. Today it is a classic fashion staple, almost as common as jeans or trainers.

Yet, although its associations with dissatisfied youth may have been diluted, the black leather jacket is unlikely ever to lose its aura of cool.

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 01

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 01

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 02

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 02

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 03

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 03

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 04

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 04

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 05

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 05

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 06

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 06

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 07

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 07

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 08

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 08

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 09

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 09

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 10

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 10

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 11

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 11

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 12

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 12

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 13

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 13

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 14

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 14

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 15

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 15

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 16

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 16

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 17

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 17

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 18

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 18

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 19

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 19

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 20

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 20

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 21

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 21

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 22

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 22

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 23

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 23

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 24

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 24

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 25

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 25

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 26

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 26

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 27

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 27

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 28

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 28

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 29

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 29

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 30

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 30

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 31

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 31

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 32

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 32

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 33

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 33

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 34

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 34

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 35

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 35

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 36

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 36

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 37

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 37

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 38

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 38

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 39

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 39

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 40

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 40

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 41

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 41

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 42

Stylish Black Leather Jacket Ideas For Women 42

As with many pieces of clothing popularized as street fashion, the origins of the black leather jacket lie with the military. They were issued to German pilots in World War I, while German submarine crews, bomber pilots and members of the SS wore them in World War II. A seductive Marlene Dietrich immortalized the look for women in the film Dishonored (1931), starring as a secret agent – clad in black leather.

After the wars, the black leather jacket became the uniform of American policemen, selected for its resilience. As an emblem of toughness as well as for its protective qualities, it was taken up in the 1950s by bikers – often dissatisfied ex-servicemen – who congregated in gangs or at motorbike rallies and gained a reputation for violence and hard drinking.

Their Perfecto or Bronx jackets, worn with jeans and white scarves, looked tough and proudly working class, in an era where respectable men wore suits. The few girls who dared to join the biker boys went for unisex leathers too. László Benedek’s film The Wild One (1953) chronicled this hedonistic yet intimidating group, casting the brooding Marlon Brando as the black-leather-clad lead.

Though Yves Saint Laurent dared to put a black leather jacket on the catwalk in 1960, it was Britain’s rockers who at that time made the jacket their own. Greasers, punks and heavy-metal fans all wore versions of the jacket, while in the United States it was taken up by members of the Black Power movement, the Black Panthers.

Both Chanel and Versace later put the leather jacket on the catwalk and soon enough it became part of the respectable unisex street uniform of the 1980s, especially when combined with Levi’s jeans and Dr. Martens boots.

And the jacket, post 1960s, was not restricted to the original Perfecto biker style. A leather jacket could be tailored or bomber-style, long and sleek or short and cropped. Designers reinterpreted both classic and new shapes in leather, and did not restrict the colour to black. Textured skins such as suede, or leather with an ostrich or alligator finish, added a new exotic interest to classic styles. Leather was no longer a symbol of rebellion.

 

Author: thenwo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *