The Classic Coat Trend That Makes Every Outfit Look Fabulous

Do leopard-print coats ever go out of fashion? We'd argue that they never do. Thanks to the likes of modern muses Kate Moss and Alexa Chung or even draped over the shoulders of throwback style icons (hello, Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl), this particular coat or jacket is always a great way to make an outfit suddenly fabulous. So what do you need to know about 2019's version of leopard-printed outerwear? Last year, Victoria Beckham gave it a whole new feel with her wide lapel and belted version. It was less about the oversized faux-fur look and more about making it super elegant. 

These sleek, grown-up finishes to leopard-print coats have continued into 2019, from the likes of Miu Miu and Saint Laurent. The former is a glossy belted trench, and the latter is a tailored knee-length coat that feels very French rock 'n' roll. While we're not yet into full-blown winter mode mode, and you may not be ready to invest in a thick coat, there are still plenty of jackets and lighter coats that are just as chic, from the likes of Saint Laurent to Roberto Cavalli, as well as a nearly sold-out version from Ganni (snap that one up quick). And if you've always wanted one of the faux-fur versions? We've got those too. 

This coat will always elevate basic jeans and black boots.

Whether you'll be digging your own vintage leo prints out of storage or shopping for a fresh 2019 spin on fashion's most enduring trend, one thing's for sure: This year we've been covered in animal prints, and that's set to continue. Keep scrolling to shop the leopard-print coats you need to see this season, from faux fur to lightweight trench coats.

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Wear a faux fur leopard-print coat over a logo jumper à la Kate Moss. 

If a full-length style feels a bit overwhelming, try a cropped iteration à la Marianne Theodorsen.

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Victoria Beckham's elegant take on the leopard-print coat.

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Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2019 trends you need to know. 

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This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.