patent leather

pat·​ent leather | \ ˈpa-tᵊn(t)- How to pronounce patent leather (audio) , British usually ˈpā-\

Definition of patent leather

: a leather with a hard smooth glossy surface

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And with that conclusion, Tamron confidently left NBC's headquarters in her black patent leather boots and a black-and-white jacket, never to look back. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Tamron Hall's Comeback Is Finally Here — And It Was Worth the Wait," 4 Sep. 2019 With a structured peplum, patent leather rose gold belt, and tiny black bow at the collar, this is certainly one of the more directional looks to have an OBE pinned to its lapel. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Keira Knightley Wears Chanel Couture to Receive an OBE," 13 Dec. 2018 The 10 styles, which will ship mid-June, include retro chunky-heeled boots in patent leather, platform Mary Janes, and cowboy boot-ish mules in a palette of black, white, brown, and orange. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Introducing Nodaleto: A Made-in-Italy Luxury Shoe Label Designed for the Instagram Age," 5 Apr. 2019 True patent leather is for luxe versions, but pleather, vinyl, nylon and even plastic-coated poplins work too. Sharon Graubard,, "Fashion report: Cool classics for fall," 15 Aug. 2019 Her first post showed the star posing in front of the prehistoric site, sporting a black patent leather Chanel cap, navy sweatshirt and her loose blond curls. Georgia Slater, USA TODAY, "Miley Cyrus tours Stonehenge after performance, has a 'spiritual experience'," 2 July 2019 Kate Young, Gomez's longtime stylist and collaborator, accessorized the outfit with a pair of high-heeled patent leather mules from Giuseppe Zanotti. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Selena Gomez Made a Rare Red Carpet Appearance in a Feathered Celine Dress," 11 June 2019 Accessories, which ran the gamut from sequin palette skinny scarves to frilly socks layered underneath high-top sneakers and patent leather Mary Jane heels, added that extra zing of haute-kitsch. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Prada Serves Up the Secret to Pulling Off Neon Bright Eye Makeup With Ease," 3 May 2019 Meanwhile, George wore a black suit, navy dress shirt, and black patent leather shoes. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney's Boho Chic Airport Style Has Us Ready for Summer," 14 May 2019

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First Known Use of patent leather

1816, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of patent leather

: a type of leather that has a hard and shiny surface

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