It’s not a man’s world anymore when it comes to leather jackets and many of the most popular names in the world of clothing including Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Marc New York and others now create beautiful leather coats for women in many different styles.
For a warm coat that provides plenty of cover, try the walker style—literally meant to throw on and wear outside—in a model with a button closure, notched collar and hidden front pockets that looks great wherever you go. Offered by Avanti and Jones New York, a walker coat will keep you warm and protect your clothing while you’re outside.
Looking for a shorter leather jacket to wear with a favorite pair of jeans? Try a fitted jacket with zipper details and a stand up collar for a chic look that never goes out of style. For a jacket that goes nicely with either a dress or jeans, try one with a knit collar, full front zipper closure and welt pockets. And don’t forget about motorcycle jackets, a short style that was created for outdoor activities.
Since leather is a natural product, most leather coats for women will require professional dry cleaning but they make up for it by looking even better the more they’re worn; in fact there are leather jackets that come pre-aged for that well worn—and well loved—look. For a women's coat that will hold up to years of wear, look for features like metal zippers and over-stitching that often indicates fine craftsmanship.
For a leather-look coat or jacket that’s easy to clean, consider a faux leather jacket made by many brands including Bar III and Kut from the Kloth. Depending on the style, faux—or imitation—leather coats come in many styles and with exciting details like zippered cuffs, epaulets and belted hems.
For a great selection of leather coats for women, check out the variety offered at Macy’s.