Black leather? In springtime? That's certainly been a celeb habit this year. Granted, several stars, like Jennifer Lopez, have been donning the cold weather-appropriate fabric when in the U.K. where it's cooler. Even so, it's a startling but dominant trend.

Few things are sexier than a leather dress and nothing pulls a casual look together like a leather topper. Climate be damned, but something tells us we may start seeing less black leather as the mercury rises ... or not, since celebs play by their own rules.

La Lopez wore a shiny black dress while in England recently. It appears to be some sort of exotic skin, but from afar, it looks like leather.

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'The Hangover Part III' actress Heather Graham topped her airport outfit with a cropped leather jacket and the result was (biker) chic.

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British singer Ellie Goulding is often seen in black leather short shorts, but they work for her since she has great legs and is smart to pair 'em with strappy heels.

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English rose and former Bond Girl Gemma Arterton, who was on our best dressed list last week, got clingy in charcoal-black leather. This body-con dress hugged every single curve, so just make sure you're in shape before you try it.

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Kim Kardashian has not been shy about wearing leather while pregnant and that's just what she did last month with a loose, billowy leather top.

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