Ooh la la, my title sounds like I might be writing about something saucy but I promise it’s all about fashion and styling and not about what goes on in the bedroom.
Faux leather is a polyurethane imitation leather also known as ‘PU’ or ‘pleather’…call it what you want. Pleather is leather look fabric without wearing a dead animal.
Yup the vegan friendly version of leather is having its time in the spotlight and is super hip amongst fashionistas as an alternative to leather.
Pleather is durable, comfortable, comes in a variety of colours, is less restrictive than leather, cheaper than leather and travels well.
It’s easy to care for, just hand wash and line dry. Don’t throw it in the dryer and never use a hot iron. I use a steamer on my pleather but turn it inside out first.
Pleather is very popular in mainstream sizing and also plus sizing because all women want to let their inner rock star shine. You can pick up full pleather pieces like a skirt, jacket or pants or maybe try a pleather trimmed item for a ‘touch’ of rock star.
Recently I’ve been sporting some Harlow pleather pieces like this skirt and top (below) and when I wear them I get my Suzi Quatro strut on. Yup, a little pleather makes me feel sassy and sexy. I gotta say at first I thought it would highlight all my lumps ‘n bumps ‘n dimples, but surprisingly it doesn’t! The Harlow pleather pants are fairly generous so check the size guide as you might like to size down.
I’ve seen pleather pieces at mainstream stores like Seed, Sussan, Witchery, City Chic and Target (to name a few) and of course you can find it online too on sites such as Harlow, Ezibuy and ASOS.
What about you…would you give it a try?
Til next time,
pictured above are
CITY CHIC ‘Pretty pleather jacket’
EZIBUY SARA PU trim legging (currently on sale)
SUSSAN khaki pant (currently on sale)
HARLOW ‘scuba’ skirt in steel (currently on sale)
HARLOW ‘rev me up’ motorcycle pants
HARLOW ‘love me or leave me’ dress
HARLOW ‘lipstick & leather’ dress (currently on sale)
HARLOW * ‘invincible winner’ hi lo top
*indicates item gifted to me for my editorial consideration.