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A petroleum-based synthetic fabric designed to resemble leather.

[Blend of plastic and leather.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a synthetic leather
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In the piece, she joked: "This red pleather bodysuit that will probably give me a labial wedgie.
He wears a pleather jacket, has very specific facial hair and enjoys a half pint of room temperature Midori at the weekend.
I SNAPPED myself up a new pair of pleather (that's fake leather, also known as PU) track pants this week.
hot pleather warning I SNAPPED myself up a new pair of pleather (that's fake leather, also known as PU) track pants this week.
Thankfully, the fashion designers I admire must contrast joggers from Thing, PS28 be getting old with me as their clothes are getting easier to wear; less restrictive dresses, not as many vertiginous heels, the aesthetic is much more relaxed, and even my pleather trousers have an elasticated waist, so they can stay - for now.
We went from owning a custom pair of leather shoes to owning a closet full of pleather ones.
Blue cashmere roll neck jumper PS99, navy tie waist coatigan PS139, blue pleated midi skirt PS59, burgundy knee high slouch boots PS175, chestnut small saddle crossbody PS90, all John Lewis & Partners Green glossy blouse PS39.99, asymmetric pleat trousers PS39.99, both Zara Purple knit jumper PS18, burgundy trousers PS20, red ankle boots PS25, all F&F at Tesco Pom pom earrings PS6, cable knit jumper PS16, satin hanky skirt PS14, croc heel sandals PS15, all George Rust blazer PS55, blouse PS35, trousers PS35, all Principles at Debenhams Baggy pink jumper PS15.99, pleather pencil skirt PS37.99, patent court shoes PS24.99, all Bon Prix
The Captain America costume is made from a mix of denim, pleather, knit, and spandex to deliver both the best appearance and flexibility and comfort.
It can give rise to low-value synthetic alternatives such as plastic based PVC or 'pleather', which harbours its own environmental and ethical issues.
Plastic leather or 'pleather,' in particular, is a wise choice for homeowners who have kids or pets at home.
"Last Christmas I was wearing a baggy top and leggings, but this Christmas I posted a picture of me in a nice pleather skirt and a fitted top.