This week, I've got leather on my mind: a motorcycle jacket to be exact. I've wanted a lush moto jacket ever since I first saw Kate Moss rock one with just about every outfit she wore. I longed for the bad-ass quality an amazing leather jacket adds to even the most basic outfit. But here's the thing: finding amazing jackets in my size wasn't difficult at all. The challenge was finding one that actually zipped and didn't leave me with limited arm mobility. I tried over 50 jackets on my quest the perfect motorcycle jacket to complete the model-off-duty look.
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Here are the best women's leather jackets you can buy:
Insider Inc. Learn more. The hunt for the perfect leather jacket mirrors a quest from a fantasy adventure movie, complete with tears, laughter, the formation of close friendships and bitter rivalries.
From studded hardware to funnel necks, we've compiled a list of favourites that range from classic styles to statement pieces. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. The washed leather is soft and the fit is generous, making it ideal for everyday layering. Buy now. This one was really flattering and we liked the quilted detail at the sleeves and asymmetric zip.
Three years ago, I wholeheartedly desired a plus size leather jacket. I scoured the Internet for months, but only came up with a few options most of which were either dated or way too grandma chic for me. The plus size market simply hadn't caught up to the leather jacket trend as quickly as the straight size one had. I've worn and loved that jacket for years — but I've also been able to add some others into the mix. These days, the plus size leather jacket market is one that actually has options beyond the faux leather trenches and belted leather blazers of yesteryear. No shade to the women who wear them, of course, but plus size women deserve to have silhouettes that are decidedly more modern, just like their straight size counterparts. After all, the purpose of a leather jacket is usually to make you look like a badass — and that's hard to do if you can only find one that has plastic buttons or a long, boxy cut. This year's plus size leather, faux leather, and suede offerings are looking pretty good, and I can assure you that you're going to look pretty good in them. If you want a refreshing take on a classic leather jacket with big lapels, you might as well go green. This shade is popular for fall and winter, and the ribbed fabric underneath the leather sleeves help the wearer avoid that uncomfortable stiffness that often comes with wearing leather.