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FIND THE PERFECT LEATHER JACKET BASED ON YOUR BODY SHAPE

Amrita Karve

So proud to finally announce my purchase of the ALLSAINTS DALBY LEATHER JACKET after months of scouring the internet for the perfect size and fit; we'll have a review specifically on this jacket coming up!. With millions of choices, it can be overwhelming to find the perfectly fitting leather jacket; since what defines "flattering" greatly varies based on body shape. Here is a guide that might help you with your search: 

1. Leather jackets for hourglass shapes:

Find a jacket that fits snugly at the waist and the shoulders. Being a little snug at the shoulders is okay because leather will relax with time. Cropped jackets can be a little trickier for the hourglass shape unless they are perfectly tailored. See how the first image of the gorgeous Scarlett Johansson is so much more flattering than the second. If you are interested in a cropped leather jacket, choose one that ends as the smallest portion of the waist and that is fitted around the waist. 

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2.Leather jackets for banana shapes: 

This is probably the "easiest" shape to shop for as far as leather jackets go. Banana shapes have a little bit more leeway with avoiding the "boxy" look. However, avoid jackets with overly linear designs (see the second jacket on Demi Moore) since these will deemphasize your curves. 

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3. Leather jackets for pear shapes:

Balance out the hips by getting a jacket with a power shoulder; see the first image below. This is particularly flattering on a pear shape; by adding the power shoulder, you can get more of an hourglass appearance. Avoid overly boxy cuts, like the second picture. See the examples on Rihanna, below. 

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4. Leather jackets for apple shapes: 

It's harder to go wrong here, and trendy boxy cuts may actually work well on this figure! See Rebel Wilson in both jackets below: one really hugs the figure, while the other one is boxier. Both look great! 

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