Leave it to an A-list celebrity to convince everyone that black leather is actually meant to be worn in the summer. That’s exactly what Jennifer Aniston’s leather mini dress is doing, anyway. With the addition of otherwise simple accessories, the winter essential proves to be a year-round classic.
Aniston showed up at the Los Angeles premiere of her new comedy Murder Mystery alongside co-star Adam Sandler in a belted wrap mini dress from Celine by Hedi Slimane. She styled the piece with a pair of studded Saint Laurent sandals, and not much else. Two simple gold bangles with a touch of turquoise and an oversized silver ring completed her look. Aniston kept her makeup and hair classically simple (as usual). Hydrated, radiant skin and a voluminous straight blowout rounded out the entire look.
The 50-year-old actor never fails to look incredible on the red carpet, but this outfit takes it to another level. While the weather in Los Angeles has been less than sunny recently — hello, June gloom — Aniston brought the heat. The high, gathered neck gave the edgy mini dress a classic feel, while the micro hemline made it more appropriate for the warmer weather.
Don't be afraid to copy Aniston's look and try a leather dress for yourself this summer. So many of your favorite brands have options at a variety of price points, so you're in luck. Plus, if shopping for real leather is out of your comfort zone, brands like Nanushka have become known for their vegan leather options. Faux leather is one of the most sustainable fabrics on the market, so you can shop with a good conscience.
While Aniston went for a mini dress style for a night out, longer versions can work for the office. The trick is to tone down the rest of your outfit. Simple sandals and minimal accessories let your dress be the star. Keeping your hair and makeup light can also make the nighttime classic more wearable during the day.
Luxury brands like Altuzarra make incredible pieces that are elegant enough to last in your wardrobe for decades. Plus, you can wear your leather dress now and then again once the weather cools down. (In the fall, try it layered over turtlenecks and tights.) To help you get started on this versatile look, ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the best leather and faux-leather options to shop right now.