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    Olivia Fortson - ofortson@charlotteobserver.com
    Ann Tarwater models a dress from Lafayette 148 New York during a trunk show at Paul Simon Women. Instead of being all leather, this update on the trend is a mix of knit and leather.
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    - RON DESHAIES
    Hannah Blanton, left, wore an Iris & Ink leather dress in midnight navy from the online site The Outnet when she hosted the Carolina Art Soiree benefit in the spring. She was one of the first women in Charlotte to wear the trendy style.
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    Olivia Fortson - ofortson@charlotteobserver.com
    Danielle Davis wore a faux leather dress from Forever 21 to a recent fashion event at SouthPark mall.
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    - © INFPHOTO.COM
    Celebrity Giuliana Rancic wore a black knit dress with leather inserts — the newest version of the trend — to ring the NASCAQ closing bell on Wall Street in July.
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    - GETTY
    Jennifer Aniston created a sensation in summer 2011 when she wore a Little Black Leather Dress to the premiere of her film “Horibble Bosses.” She was one of the first celebrities to debut the look that has now become popular in Charlotte. Many fashion experts say it’s the must-have item to update your wardrobe for fall.
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    - Yoana Baraschi
    This Yoana Baraschi dress from Paul Simon Women has leather sleeves and a leather insert in front.
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    - Yoana Baraschi
    This Yoana Baraschi dress from Paul Simon Women has leather sleeves and a leather insert in front.
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