Having spent an entire summer wearing polka dots and florals, it's usually around about now we start thinking about switching it up and slipping back into our all-time favourite animal print, something of the leopard variety. And according to the new-season trends and the likes of Victoria Beckham and Tom Ford, leopard is looking bigger and better than ever.
Naturally, we'll be digging out our leopard-print coats and jackets to nod to the trend, but until the weather cools, we're wearing it the only way we know how and stepping into that all-important leopard-print dress.
Lisa Aiken wearing a red leopard dress from Ganni—we're hoping it comes back in stock!
And bang on cue, Topshop, ASOS and more have lined their virtual rails with so many statement separates that we're almost spoilt for choice. Midis, maxis, silky slips to layer with tees right down to office-appropriate wrap-dresses, scroll below to see and shop our rundown of this season's key styles.
For work or the weekend.
Extend the trend to your holiday wardrobe with this linen iteration from Zimmermann.
Mango has your shirtdress sorted.
Or why not try something belted?
Swap your LBD for this silky midi.
Just add espadrilles and cat-eye sunnies.
We're styling this mini with trainers and a denim jacket.
Another season, another great dress to wish list from Ganni.
We love the tie-neck detail on this pretty Temperley midi.
Wear now with flat strappy sandals and sunnies, and later, add knee-high boots and a slouchy knit.
A classic tea dress with a twist, this Sonia Rykiel frock is ideal for day-to-night dressing.
Pair this silky mini with mules and statement earrings.
You'll get so much wear out of this.
Saint Laurent's subtle printed option is a great alternative to delicate florals.
We're so into red this season.
This'll look every bit as chic with sky-high heels or slip-on flats.
Combining our two loves: tea dresses and leo prints.