Cheap & Chic: Leather Jacket Required

Make a style statement in sleek new designs that work for every shape and size

SIZES 8–10

You can go retro in this forties-inspired aviator jacket. Brass buttons and exaggerated lapels add plenty of flair, while the vertical stitching elongates the torso.

Nine West Outerwear leather jacket, $299, select Nordstrom stores. Liz Claiborne dress, $99, select Macy's stores. Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun necklace, $205, DKNY hosiery, $26, Miss Sixty wedges, $170,


To add curves to a slim torso, look for jackets that cinch at the waist. There are plenty to choose from, like this one with ruffled neckline and peplum corseted waist.

To The Max leather jacket, $298, Posh, Nashville, 615-383-9840. H&M cotton blouse, $25, Banana Republic wool skirt, $78, Colin Stuart for Victoria's Secret Catalogue pumps, $68, 800-888-8200.

SIZES 12–14

Rock on in a biker jacket with color. And choose one with a side zip that'll whittle your middle.

Adler leather jacket, $160, Carilyn Vaile jumpsuit, $134, R.J. Graziano hoops, $26; call 212-685-1248 for store information.


Here's a remix on a classic for those size 16 and up. A sleek, tailored jacket adds plenty of pop to any look.

Blair leather blazer, $90, Avenue blouse, $45, select Avenue stores. Nine West sweater tank, $49, select Macy's stores. Monif C. Plus Sizes Bermuda shorts, $120, Agatha hoops, $48, 800-AGATHA-7. Apostrophe pumps, $40,

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