Just because the Met’s Costume Institute had a punk revival this year doesn’t mean everyone has to be a bad boy to rock the subculture’s attributes. In fact, leather is more ladylike than ever, even taking on a lingerie vibe through intricate cut-outs that dazzle the eye more than perforated patterns. Softer, thinner skins not only result in more shapes for more occasions, but open up the fun to wearers in warm weather climates, while those in chillier locales can layer it now. Try leather for leggings, dresses and bomber jackets that make Top Gun retro versions seem downright clunky.

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