Little Leather Jackets

It seems that plaid flannels aren't the only trend that fall's ode-to-grunge runways are heralding. Snug-fit leather jackets are making their comeback as the perfect counterpoint to floaty, feminine dresses and tunics. Kirsten Dunst has taken to this trend; in the above image she zipped one up over her diaphanous dress and black opaque tights for a tough/tender look. The sleek-shaped jacket can also be worn with more body-conscious garb, invoking Teddy Boys rather than Temple of the Dog. Rick Owens' petite shapes are Hollywood's leather of choice-just ask Ms. Lohan, we know she has a few. There's even a short-sleeved version, designed by Jenni Kayne, for those oh-so cold LA winters. It's an ideal cover-up for a winter al fresco brunch at the Chateau. Simply put, the return of the little leather is music to our ears.

1)Kirsten Dunst wearing her black leather jacket over her feminine dress and black tights. 2) Jaquetta Wheeler at Bryant Park tents during Spring 2007 New York Fashion Week. 3) Model Gemma Ward backstage during the Fall 2006 New York Fashion Week. 4) Model from Jenni Kayne Fall 2006 collection. 5) Model from the Proenza Schouler Fall 06 collection. 6) Model Marija Vujovic backstage at the New York Fashion Week Fall 2006 shows. 7) Jessica Simpson out and about in Beverly Hills -