STYLE
10/23/2012 05:25 pm ET

Leather Pants Can Replace Your Leggings This Fall (PHOTOS)

If you had told me a few years ago that I'd wear leather pants as often as I wear leggings, I would have scoffed at you. How could anything be as comfortable as my cotton spandex leggings? (Yes, I'm guilty of wearing leggings. Aren't we all?)

After seeing celebrities from Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and even Martha Stewart (!) in leather pants, I had to see what the fuss was all about. I purchased a pair from Zara and my once steadfast opinion was turned on its head. The pants are pliable and stretchy (they're not spandex, but c'mon, some sacrifices are necessary) and they go with everything. Considering wearing jeans today? Put them right back in your closet and try leather leggings instead -- people will look twice and wonder if you're headed to a Rolling Stones concert. Our favorites are the faux leather versions which are just as stylish, and a fraction of the price. And lest you worry that leather pants have to be skin-tight, never fear because this fall designers made slouchy, pleated versions of the popular bottoms.

Here, 25 stars wearing leather pants, plus a few shoppable options that will have you sticking your jeans right back in your drawer.

Leather Pants

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