“Summer leather” isn’t just a great name for a dominatrix anymore. Hides fake and real have made their way into warm-weather wardrobes this season, showing up in everything from pin-tuck shorts to lacy tanks. Laser-cut, perforated, or stitched into seams, the most punk of all fabrics adds some edge to these otherwise dainty dresses.

  1. Silk and laser-cut calfskin dress by Gemma Kahng ($2185), Tootsies, 2601 Westheimer, Upper Kirby
  2. Yigal Azrouël cotton pencil dress with lambskin seaming ($995), Atrium Ready to Wear, 2040 West Gray St, Ste 120, River Oaks
  3. Erin Fetherston perforated vegan-leather bodice dress with silk skirt ($390), Sam and Lilli, 2800 Kirby Dr, Upper Kirby 
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