Sunday, 19 August 2018

THE LEOPARD PRINT DRESS

It's a trend that is just not leaving us and this late Summer/early Autumn, it's completely full on! I was out shopping this week with one of my nieces and within an hour I purchased two! Yes two! 

And it's not just in the usual browns and blacks, oh no... not anymore the leopard print has evolved, keep reading to find out more!



Lizzi Richardson
@Lovedbylizzi


This dress from NEXT is the perfect day dress, in fact I'm pretty sure I could get away with wearing it to the office too, however I'll be saving it first for a few events - I've styled it here for a lunch date with girlfriends (who by the way... Martine wore a blue leopard print dress!) - As it was raining I had to go with boots, and because that's quite a hard look I added the black leather belt to balance this rather than use the matching material belt that came with the dress.

This shirt dress has sold out online, but I have seen it in quite a few NEXT stores over the last week, but if you love it... you'll need to head out fast to grab one, as it's a bargain at £36!


NEXT
Animal Print Shirt Dress
£36






They also offer this wrap t-shirt dress, a great alternative day dress! Perhaps not one for the office though. Again most sizes sold out online (I told you this is a popular trend!) But I have seen this in store too.


NEXT
Animal Wrap T-Shirt Dress
£26







Now M&S are really into this animal trend, with numerous styles selling fast, but don't panic they seem to have a new dress every few weeks, so if you don't see any now... I'm confident there will be more coming soon.

This one is a little cheeky - it's a two piece that together will trick people into thinking it's a dress but you have the added benefits of getting great cost per wear, as you can style the items with other pieces you have in your wardrobe!


M&S - LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION

Animal Print Jumper & Pencil Skirt Suit Set
£64.50










Now this one I have seen a lot on Instagram... and I think this dress is gorgeous, BUT I must caveat this point with "if you have the right bodyshape!" I'm not kidding!! Ideally best for a straight body line with a small chest or this may not be very flattering, if you are pear or hourglass please consider a belt to give you some shape.


M&S LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION
Animal Print Half Sleeve Shift Midi Dress
£45






Now for the biggest collection of leopard print dresses, head to ASOS! Here are my top three... and it was hard to pick!


ASOS DESIGN 
Leopard print pep hem pencil dress with buckle
£38







ASOS
Liquorish leopard print wrap midi dress
Was £50, Now £32






ASOS DESIGN 
Wrap midi dress in leopard print
£45






My leopard print dress from &Other Stories has to be one of my best purchases this year! I've posted this dress a lot on my blog, and for a spend of £59, I've definitely had my cost per wear and with so many compliments I now get a little embarrassed to say how cheap it was because it looks so expensive plus I've started to apologies to people that it's no longer available!

Lizzi Richardson
@Lovedbylizzi


So for this post, I had to head to their site to see what they have, and this one is going to be perfect for Autumn.


&Other Stories - Designed in Paris
Leopard Pleated Midi Dress
£79







Now I promised you an alternative to the brown.... and that's the red and black animal print! It's a harsh print that is not going to suit everyone's colourings, you see the usual leopard print is pretty much a neutral and works for most people, however this one... I think the print is quite dramatic and would probably work best with ladies who have cool skin tones and can take the deep shades otherwise known as Winters. 

But try it, and be honest with yourself, if you feel the print is overpowering, then it's not for you and stick with tradition leopard print. I can confirm I would not be able to wear any of these, as I am a deep-Autumn and therefore I have a warm skin tone.



Mint Velvet
Salma Print Shirt Dress
£109






SOSANDAR
Red Leopard Print V Neck Dress
£69









Okay this next one from Topshop unsurprisingly is sold out apart from size 8 - so check in store if you are loving this!


TOPSHOP
Leopard Print Ruffle Slip Dress
£39







WAREHOUSE
Cheetah Print Channel Dress
£36







And if you are not digging brown... or the red.... then I have found this beauty at ZARA - what a gorgeous leopard print!


ZARA
Leopard Print Halter Neck
£39.99








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