Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Walsh, Kim Kardashian, Kristen Stewart, Selita Ebanks

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The LBD just got a super sexy update.

We've seen fall's hot leather trend pop up in the form of oh-so-versatile moto jackets and body-hugging leggings, and now it's having us rethink one of our fave fashion staples.

There's no denying leather adds an instant edge to classic Little Black Dress shapes. Ladylike dresses like the cap sleeve Hugo Boss one Gwyneth Paltrow wore to a perfume launch in Madrid, or the flouncy frock Selita Ebanks donned for a cocktail reception in New York, remain sweet while gaining a little bit of spice, thanks to the addition of leather. Likewise, Kim Kardashian could have risked looking a bit matronly in Miami in her sheath dress with its below-the-knee hemline had she not opted for a sleek skin version.

Of course, for extra va-va-voom, leather can take an already sexy shape like Kate Walsh's The Row long-sleeved mini to sultry new heights. Kristen Stewart, who has adopted a more provocative style lately, also flaunted her curves in a similar dress by A.L.C. at an On the Road screening in New York.

Tell us what you think of this trend! Would you invest in a leather LBD?

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