There’s no shortage of celebrities wearing patent skirts. The glossy patent skirt is hugely popular right now and is proving to be quite versatile. While patent leather clothing has a bit of a reputation for being on the risqué side of things, this season’s patent skirt trend is all about adding a luxe twist to classically feminine silhouettes. Get some outfit inspiration from these celebrities wearing patent skirts that we’ve spotted recently.
1 Alexa Chung
Always the trendsetter, Alexa Chung kicks off our list of celebrities wearing patent skirts. Here she worked a ladylike look in a neutral patent skirt and cable knit sweater. Pointed heels, a black clutch, and statement earrings completed this elegant and demure outfit.
2 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is a fan of the patent skirt and we’ve spotted her wearing a few lately. Here she wore a black patent skirt with a revealing sheer top, tailored coat, and lace-up ankle booties. A sleek, side-parted hairdo completed this fashion-forward look.
Rihanna knows how to make a fashion statement. We spotted her wearing this bright red patent pencil skirt. It’s quite a daring skirt, but she toned it down quite nicely with a grey t-shirt, long denim coat, and black pumps.
4 Pixie Geldof
Pixie Geldof worked a more casual look by teaming a red patent skirt with powder blue shirt. It’s a fresh combination and the untucked shirt is a relaxed contrast to the sleek patent skirt. It’s a look that you could wear during the day, and Pixie added playful touches in the form of a leopard print cross-body bag and platform mules.
5 Lily Collins
Lily Collins took the daring route when she teamed a pleated patent skirt with a sporty crop top. A pair of printed pumps added a little extra detail to the outfit. If you want to recreate this look but aren’t too keen on showing your midriff, try tucking a fitted tank top into a pleated skirt or wearing a skirt that sits higher on the waist.
6 Ashley Madekwe
Pastel patent skirts, like this one worn by Ashley Madekwe, are a stylish option for spring. She teams it with a white top, leather biker jacket, and strappy heels. Pastel skirts like this pink one are a great alternative to more popular black patent skirts and are much more wearable during the day. They also look great worn with anything from basic tees to denim shirts.
7 Vanessa White
Vanessa White looked super on-trend in her black patent skirt. She teamed it with a black and white polka dot blouse, pointed pumps, and a neutral coat. A bright red lip and smoky eye makeup completed the chic outfit.
8 Atlanta De Cadenet Taylor
Model and DJ Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor stepped out in a blush pink patent skirt. The pencil skirt is an on-trend silhouette and looks just a bit cheeky when teamed with a cropped, tied shirt. Neutral pointed heels and a compact side bag completed this sweet look.
9 Selita Ebanks
Model and actress Selita Ebanks played with texture by teaming her patent skirt with a fluffy knit sweater. The burnt orange pleated skirt has quite a ladylike silhouette and she accessorised with an animal print handbag, black pointed pumps, and understated jewellery.
These are just some celebs that we’ve spotted rocking the patent skirt. Fitted pencil skirts are great for working a streamlined look while full and pleated patent skirts are a playful twist on ladylike silhouettes. Which of these celebrities do you think styled their patent skirt the best?