Pretty prints please

Dorothy Perkins Dress (1)We’re all well versed by now that animal print is fashion’s new neutral, and the interminable pattern remains at the forefront of our wardrobes for Autumn Winter 2019; according to the fashion bible that is the Sunday Times Style Magazine, zebra is the new alpha animal print.

I’m not much of a wild personality (the foundation of my wardrobe is most definitely black, white and denim – thank you Jo Davies!), but I do love wearing a touch of animal print. Luckily a hint of print is all you need to create a sultry feline look.

Follow our top tips and embrace leopard print for any occasion:

  • A leopard print coat will elevate an all-black outfit;
  • A blouse is a very feminine way to wear the trend… note that a busier pattern needs clean lines;
  • Unless you’re a print-clashing master, wear only one piece of animal printat a time;
  • Let bold tops pop with sleek white or black skinnies and neutral accessories;
  • Pair with blue denim for a classic look;
  • Flowing silk skirts and dresses that fall just below the knee are easy to wear. Pair anything mid-calf or longer with black ankle boots, and anything shorter with knee high;
  • Unless you want to channel Kat Slater steer clear of skin-tight numbers and stick to loose-fitting pieces with feminine details and relaxed lines;
  • What lies beneath; let out your wild side with nightwear or lingerie;
  • If you’re a little nervous about wearing these types of printstry a print in an accessory first e. scarf, belt or pumps.



Images (from top left):

Animal Print Faux Fur Coat, £79 – Wallis. Prima Donna Twist ‘Fame’ cami set, £83.90. Set Fashion Maxi Dress in Zebra, £245 – Paige Denim Jeans in Pink Leopard, £250 – DKNY ‘To Me, From Me’ PJ set, from £67. Maison Lejaby ‘Jungle Fever’ body. Marie Jo L’Aventure ‘John’ bra from £73.90, brief from £32.90.

Main image:

Green Zebra Print Midi Dress, £28 – Dorothy Perkins


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