If you’ve long had a penchant for leopard-printed coats, whether they’re on the backs of modern muses like Kate Moss and Alexa Chung or draped over the shoulders of throwback style icons (hello Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl), autumn 2018 may be your favourite fashion season to date. Not only is leopard print back in a major way, but there’s a whole new feel to it courtesy of Victoria Beckham and the likes of Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Sacai and Calvin Klein.
Sure, leopard-printed jackets have made an annual appearance this time of year for the past few decades, but this autumn is set to be less retro faux fur (although it’s doubtful we’ll ever see this drop off completely) with more of a focus on sleeker, grown-up finishes. VB made the case for heavier form-fitting fabrics with her standout chenille trench coat on the New York Fashion Week runway, while Tom Ford offered up a puffer-inspired spin and even Julia Restoin-Roitfeld sat front row in London wearing a flattened faux coat from House of Fluff.
Whether you’ll be digging your own vintage leo prints out of storage or shopping for a fresh 2018 spin on fashion’s most enduring trend, one thing’s for sure; for autumn we’ll all be decked in animal prints and we actually couldn’t be happier about it. In fact, we’ve already got our eye on this ASOS dress that’s filling our leopard-print wardrobe gap until next season hits—not to mention this new drop of wear-anywhere leopard-decked shoes.
Getty; PICTURED: Victoria Beckham A/W 18
Keep scrolling to shop the leopard-print coats you need to see this season, from sleek shapes to silky bombers.
This maxi number is seriously cool.
Loving that drawstring waist detail.
If you’re committed to the faux fur.
Cool camel detailing.
Wear as styled with a black roll neck and skinny jeans.
Grab this while you still can.
One you can dress up or down.
Serious Kate Moss vibes.
Add grey skinny jeans and a white shirt.
Animal print and strawberry-shaped buttons? It’s kooky but we’re onboard.
This lighter camel shade will see you through autumn and well into next spring.
This will keep you super cosy.
A more subtle take (kind of).
Hooray for the options on sale!
Double breasted buttons create an instantly more tailored fit.