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Valentino Black Leather Jumpsuit

We have long praised the power of a one-piece to pull off an effortlessly cosmopolitan getup, but this season we are viewing the trend with new eyes on account of Valentino’s long leather jumpsuit. Though Halloween is now a full week behind us, this designer number proves that we can appoint Catwoman as our muse throughout the entire season.

Darkly sophisticated indeed, Valentino’s tough take on the jumper style features a flattering, cinched-in silhouette complete with embroidered stitching. One of many leather looks from the Italian label’s fall collection, we are taking cues from the luxe fashion house to incorporate the sturdy textile into our wardrobe at every turn. But back to the one-piece at hand! Not unlike a dress, we envision Valentino’s jumpsuit teamed with t-strap pumps, a studded clutch and dark lip gloss to accomplish an undeniably sleek result—how would you style it?

Availability: Valentino Black Leather Jumpsuit ($5980, available at Valentino boutiques). For additional information, visit

P.S. We can spot a shoe lover from a mile away (it takes one to know one), so we have a hunch you will far hard for Gucci’s iconic Betty Heel!

Black Jumpsuit

T-Strap Pumps

Studded Clutch

Dark Lip Gloss

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