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 A/W 19, and you may not be ready to invest in a winter coat (this week's heatwave might put you off a bit), there are plenty of jackets too that are just as chic, from the likes of Ganni to Roberto Cavalli, as well as belted lightweight version from & Other Stories. 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.
Getty; PICTURED: Victoria Beckham A/W 18
Victoria Beckham's ladylike take on the leopard print coat.
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 through to lightweight trench coats.