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Top to go with leather skirt

(28 Posts)
DragonRojo Sun 15-Jan-17 20:09:32

I'm going out next Friday, which is quite a rare event. I'm looking for a top to go with a black leather skirt. I'm size 10-12, hourglass, good boobs. So I'd love something a bit sexy but understated. Does that make sense? The skirt is short but I'm wearing thick tights and brogues. Any suggestions? Budget up to £60

ClockKeeper Sun 15-Jan-17 20:20:57

Following this!

I have a black leather pencil skirt and am also looking for the perfect top to wear with it.

Saw Holly Willoughby wearing a gorgeous leopard blouse on this morning last week.

The website said it was from Oasis by I can't see it sad

ClockKeeper Sun 15-Jan-17 20:23:33

This is the top!

Fuzzypeggy Sun 15-Jan-17 20:25:53

Leopard print and leather together is a brave look imo. Holly looks nice in that pic but I think that it could look OTT for a lot of us mere mortals.

hussherbye Sun 15-Jan-17 20:29:51

What about this?

DragonRojo Sun 15-Jan-17 20:40:19

I love that colour husherbye but I think the neck line is too high for me. I'm a 32F so those neck lines tend to make me look even bigger, which is not good.

DragonRojo Sun 15-Jan-17 20:42:11

Thanks clock, that's a nice top but I need something a bit more understated. I'm not brave enough to wear that with confidence

DragonRojo Sun 15-Jan-17 20:52:57

Sugarandsalt Sun 15-Jan-17 20:53:24

I have a black leather pencil skirt which I often wear with a whistles sparkle knit. I also have a velvet bodysuit from Zara which is good with it.

DragonRojo Sun 15-Jan-17 20:53:24

Would this work?

DragonRojo Sun 15-Jan-17 20:54:00

Off to check Whistles. Thanks!

CaitAgusMadra Sun 15-Jan-17 21:19:26

I wear my black leather pencil skirt with a simple black kimono t-shirt from Cos half tucked in and a long pendant necklace.

It's quite understated but I'm not very brave blush

Judydreamsofhorses Sun 15-Jan-17 21:46:48

I love my leather skirt, but tend to keep the top really simple - crew neck jumpers, black polo neck, striped top or similar - and wear opaques and flat ankle boots with it.

imjessie Sun 15-Jan-17 21:50:36

Same as Judy .. simple thin black knit for me .

Hohumming Sun 15-Jan-17 21:59:51

I wear my leather skirt with knitwear and thick tights. Not great for night time I suppose but my nightlife isn't very exciting.

DrScholl Sun 15-Jan-17 22:13:00

you need the Baukjen spenser top

DragonRojo Sun 15-Jan-17 22:25:43

Thanks all. I'm checking all your suggestions

DragonRojo Sun 15-Jan-17 22:28:16

I love that Baukjen top. Is their sizing generous or just right?

DrScholl Sun 15-Jan-17 22:35:14

just right
SO worth the money. Heavy, flattering, washes well
I have both colours

CountFosco Sun 15-Jan-17 23:30:27

Just bought this Jigsaw batwing silk top today in HoF and am in love with it, it looks a million times better in real life than on the website and seems to go with everything in my wardrobe so I reckon it would go with a leather skirt. Sizing is generous in Jigsaw so I'd go to a HoF to try on if I was you.

BlueEyedWonder Mon 16-Jan-17 06:51:13

IMO Leather skirts need dressing down (even for a night out) to keep the look modern.
The tights and brogues will work well.
I have a grey crew neck cashmere top with elbow length sleeves I wear with mine. Or a fine knit black jumper or striped top.

chemicalCat Mon 16-Jan-17 08:53:27

I tend wear mine with opaques and a fitted sparkly top, with a bit a V or scooped neck for evening. Something like this.

Or with a crew neck fitted top for the day.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 16-Jan-17 09:16:37

I think you need either a nice lightweight knit in black or camel or a silk shirt in cream or white.

I would go for the silk shirt.

sarahnova69 Mon 16-Jan-17 09:36:57

Ooh Count I'm 'avin' that Jigsaw silk top. I have a fabulous black leather pencil skirt too from M&S Autograph. I agree that you need to dress down a leather pencil to look modern - flat boots and nothing too feminine or prim on top, or else you're just going to look like Joan from Mad Men crossed with Pat Butcher.

DragonRojo Mon 16-Jan-17 11:13:04

Thanks everyone. I have a good idea of what understated top I will go for. Off into town tonight to find it. First date in years so I am putting a lot of thought about this smile

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