Ladies Love Leather (Apparently)

[![M&S Leather Dress](https://i1.wp.com/adam.tinworth.org.s42723.gridserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/6a00d8341da3af53ef0120a95e7800970b-320wi.jpg?w=525 "M&S Leather Dress")](http://kingdomcome.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341da3af53ef0120a95e7800970b-800wi) Now, I love a woman in a leather dress as much as the next straight man. So, the news that the above Marks & Spencer dress is flying off the shelves ([it's out of stock only a week after it was launched](http://www.marksandspencer.com/gp/product/B000VQ9I6U/ref=sc_ca_c_2/202-3437559-7923035?ie=UTF8&no=63622031&mnSBrand=core&me=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM "M&S Limited Collection Black Leather Dress")) should be enough to put a smile on my face for weeks, or at least, for the rest of the autumn season.

Msleatherdm2809b-298x800The Daily Mail is busy singing its praises, and it was noticed by some bloggers weeks ago (and some commenters).

 And yet…
Well, for one thing, I really do fail to understand the "hit dress" idea. Every woman I know has a quiet horror of turning up at a "do" in the same dress as another woman. Surely the very notion of "hit dress" should be a big, flashing neon sign warning women away?

And, is it me, or does that dress looks a bit, well, cheap? Somehow, both the M&S image on the left, and the Daily Mail one on the right make a genuine leather dress look like pleather. And that can't be good.

Adam Tinworth

Living somewhere in the blogging/journalism intersection, and not particularly bothered about making a choice.

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