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 also a whole new feel to it courtesy of Victoria Beckham and the likes of Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Sacai and Calvin Klein.
Sure, leopard-print jackets have made an annual appearance this time of year for the past few decades, but this autumn is set to be less about retro faux fur (although it’s doubtful we’ll ever see this drop off completely) and more about sleek, 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 whilst Tom Ford offered up a puffer-inspired spin. 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: this autumn, we’ll all be covered in animal prints, and we 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-print shoes.
Getty; PICTURED: Victoria Beckham A/W 18
Keep scrolling to shop the leopard-print coats you need to see this season, from faux fur through to lightweight trench coats.
One of our team’s favourites.
This is so fab.
A great length for wearing with skinny jeans.
Shoulder pads and leopard. Why not?
Our editorial director owns this and loves it.
This has a slight ’60s silhouette to it.
If you’re a bit scared, this is a subtler first step.
I’d recommend getting a size up so you can wear chunky knitwear underneath.
One word: plush.
Looks good with white knitwear, doesn’t it?
Chic for warmer days…
Very fun for colder days.
This maxi number is seriously cool.
One you can dress up or down.
Animal print and strawberry-shaped buttons? It’s kooky, but we’re onboard.
A subtler take (kind of).
If you’re committed to the faux fur.
Cool camel detailing.
Grab this while you still can.
Hooray for the options on sale!
This will keep you super cosy.