Leopard print dresses are taking over the streets of the UK this summer — update your wardrobe with our top styles to keep you cool this season.
Even the most normcore dressers among us were completely enamoured with the leopard print trend last year. However, if you thought our obsession with the print was just a flash in the pan, think again.
Whilst it’s true leopard’s lesser know cousins (think zebra, snake and cow) are certainly pushing the fashion boundaries forward, our resounding love for leopard is still strong. In fact, two of our fashion editors have already worn a leopard print dress to work this week. Data from shopping app LIKEtoKNOW.it (a consumer shopping app) have also reported searches for ‘leopard print dresses’ are up by a staggering 4400%.
With summer occasions on the horizon — weddings, garden parties and BBQs in the sun it’s time to re-imagine how we are wearing leopard print for now. As such, we have rounded up nine of the best dresses to take you from day to night (or rather desk to beer garden) this season.
Reformation cosa leopard-print crepe dress
The V-neck is like a wrap dress, it that it suits everyone who wears it. Add puffy sleeves and coloured leopard print, and you get a perfect dress.
Take it anywhere from after work drinks to christenings and holiday strolls.
Nicholas the front leopard-print silk-crepe maxi dress
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to avoid long sleeves. In fact, sometimes you can feel cooler when you’re covered from the rays.
Team this dreamy dress with trainers for day and switch to mules and layered jewellery for evening.
Mango leopard print dress
A spaghetti strap cami dress is the 90s dress that forever makes a comeback, year after year.
Update in a ditsy leopard and style with chunky platform sandals.
Les Rêveries leopard-print silk maxi dress
Leopard print has had a summery overhaul in fresh hues. Go for a pop of pink and you’ll end up wearing this for every single event in your summer calendar, be it a wedding or a summer date night.
£580, Les Rêveries
& Other Stories leopard print wrap dress
The universally flattering (and very of the moment) wrap dress, but in leopard print. This is a wardrobe staple if we ever saw one.
£79, & Other Stories
New Look brown leopard print shirt dress
The shirt dress is one of those styles that’ll work all year round, much like the wrap dress.
Roll up the sleeves, open the top buttons and wear with sandals for a fresh summer look.
£29.99, New Look
Ganni Blakely leopard-print silk-blend slip dress
A slip dress is probably the most useful dress you can add to your sartorial repertoire this summer. Try this with a neat black t-shirt and trainers for the day and with strappy heels for the evening.
Rixo Elsa leopard-print crepe de chine midi dress
Summer wedding? Tick. Festival? Tick. Last minute Friday drinks? Tick, tick, tick. All you need is a slick of red lipstick and you’re good to go.
H&M leopard print dress
The square neckline on this season’s milkmaid style dresses makes them even more appealing.
Wear this mini dress with ankle boots and a baguette bag for extra style points.