When coats are in this season’s key animal print, you know they’re going to be a hero buy that you’ll wear again, and again, and… you get the picture.
A confession: our love for leopard print burns eternal. Yes, we’re aware this fashion staple comes back almost every autumn/winter in one way or another, but we’re prone to falling for it each time: it adds instant kudos to any outfit.
We aren’t the only ones who think so, as proven by the autumn/winter18 catwalks. While Max Mara went wild with top-to-toe print, some designers, such as Victoria Beckham, kept it simple: she only went and upped her coat game 100% with that leopard belted number we’ve been dreaming about since it set foot on the runway. And it has left us dreaming of a fierce feline coat of our own.
Thankfully, there’s so many options to go for… so many, in fact, that it’s tricky to pick just one. But whether you go for a faux fur fluffy number like French Connection’s bound-to-sell-out version, or The Kooples’ iteration of the aviator jacket in all its leopard glory, one thing is guaranteed – you’ll love your leopard print coat year after year. Style it with a crisp white shirt and mom jeans underneath, or clash it with other animal prints like python if you dare.
Erdem embellished faux fur coat
We can’t decide if we love the retro collar, slightly oversized sleeves or embellished buttons more on this amazing vintage looking coat. But, we’ve come to the conclusion it’s the whole package that makes it an investment worth making.
Embellished faux fur coat, £2,350 Erdem at mytheresa.com
Stradivarius basic leopard coat
If you’re not into faux fur then this is the perfect alternative. The soft fleecy material will look super sleek with light wash jeans, a roll neck and chunky lace-up boots for winter. Come spring, you can still wear it over a white cotton dress.
Basic leopard coat, £59.99, Stradivarius
French Connection leopard print faux fur coat
Alice + Olivia Kylie leopard-print faux fur and cotton-jersey coat
Not only is this luxe leopard number super chic, it also has a detachable hoody so you can layer up in serious style.
Kylie leopard-print faux fur and cotton-jersey coat, £815, Alice + Olivia at Net-a-Porter
Claudie Pierlot leopard print wool coat
Double-breasted outerwear is guaranteed to be super flattering on all shapes and sizes. This sleek car coat is a must-have at 50% off. Go, go, go!
Leopard print wool coat, was £529 now £264.50, claudiepierlot.com
The Kooples oversize white collar leopard print coat
Any coat that looks instantly cosy is a winner in our eyes. We can always head to The Kooples for classic pieces that’ll go the distance year after year, and this is definitely one of them. Get it while there’s sizes still left in stock.
Oversize white collar leopard print coat, £450 now £180, thekooples.co.uk
Kenzo double-breasted leopard print coat
A wool and mohair blend style will inevitably keep you cosier throughout winter. We love how the classic leopard print is updated with a soft shade of blue. Prediction: it’ll sell-out in no time.
Double-breasted leopard print coat, £695, Kenzo at farfetch.com
Miu Miu leopard print coat
If you’re a fan of the trench then you will love this statement update on a classic. The belted waist and vinyl look is one you’ll love for the foreseeable. Tip: wear undone with multiple layers while it’s still cold.
Leopard-printed coat, £2,305, Miu Miu at Mytheresa.com
McQ Alexander McQueen leopard-print faux fur-trimmed coat
If you want to try out the animal trend but also don’t want to go all over print, then this McQ coat is an alternative option. The gorgeous glossy vinyl with leopard print detailing is so fabulous, we guarantee everyone will ask you where you got it from.
Leopard-print faux fur-trimmed coat, £625, McQ Alexander McQueen at Net-a-porter.com
River Island plus leopard print faux fur coat
We’re all for a classic faux fur cropped coat and this beauty in the River Island plus section comes in sizes 18-28. Style note: Wear over a floral midi dress for a cool winter clash.
Plus leopard print faux fur coat, £95, River Island
Now you’ve seen all the leopard coats, it’s time to check out the cosy teddy styles our fashion editors love.
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