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CELEBRITIES embracing the leather look include Nicole Scherzinger, who wore a skintight leather dress after filming an X Factor special of Celebrity Juice. The 35-year-old talent show judge was reportedly heading off for a secret meet-up with her former boyfriend, the F1 driver Lewis Hamilton.

Grammy-nominated American rapper-songwriter Charli Baltimore – her stage name is taken from Geena Davis's character in the film The Long Kiss Goodnight – is also a fan of leather.

The 39-year-old wore a Catherine Malandrino black leather sheer dress to the recent BET Awards

Last month, actress Sarah Shahi (33) looked fiercely stylish in a sleeveless brown leather dress with a plunging neckline at the Person of Interest panel during the PaleyFest TV Festival in New York

Actress Olivia Palermo (27) also nailed the leather dress look, adding intrigue to her black Whistles shift with a printed Fendi clutch.

Pop star Jennifer Lopez (44) stepped out in a black leather coat that could easily take any style lover from car to bar and then home again.

True Blood star Anna Paquin (31) wore a black leather Alexander McQueen pencil dress and a steely look when she recently stepped out on the red carpet.


But Blake Lively stole the show in a clinging mustard leather dress at a Gucci event at Milan Fashion Week. The 26-year-old actress looked stunning in the mustard-yellow leather dress teamed with bronze strappy heels.

Polish model Anja Rubik (30) chose an Anthony Vaccarello Fall/Winter 2013-2014 red leather dress for the Met Ball at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.

And supermodel Naomi Campbell (43) showed she still rules the catwalk when she modelled leather for Atelier Versace.

Vogue magazine boss Anna Wintour (63) recently hung out with shoe designer Manolo Blahnik at a private dinner hosted by British Vogue to celebrate London Fashion Week.

She wore a cerulean blue leather coat with a fur trim and matched it up with knee-high leather boots.

TV personality Amanda Byram (40) wore a black leather skirt and a yellow blouse combination at the premiere of Rankin's Collabor8te connected by NOKIA at Regent Street Cinema in London.

A good quality leather dress is an investment piece, so be careful when choosing one for your winter wardrobe – it's got to be a dress you'll wear again and again.

Leather is versatile – it comes in many colours and silhouettes and it looks great paired with nearly every other fabric.