Trends in Animal Print Dresses & Tops for Winter 2012
This review focuses on the new styles of animal print dresses
and women's tops for Autumn Winter 2011/12 (AW11/12). Faux fur animal
print materials are used on every item of clothing imaginable.
One trend that I have noticed is that the prints on dresses have subtly changed and become distorted
into animal digi-prints or abstracted animal patterns.
Left - Mary & House of Fraser - Limited Edition Green Silk Print
Animal Motif Dress
Fraser Stockist Number: 020 7003 4000.
Internacionale - Red Animal Print Bodycon Dress £18.99.
Stockist Number: 0141 552 2020.
Dresses in standard animal colours abound, but coloured animal
prints add more scope for wardrobe planning. Animal prints veer
away from just leopard spots and move into zebra, snakeskin and
tiger prints in every colour range imaginable. Abstracted
patterns are especially dynamic and modern looking.
Left - Blugirl Animal Print Spot Dress AW11/12.
Centre & Right - Animal Snakeskin Print Dress - Very.co.uk.
Left - NEXT - Hoxton Girls Python Print Dress
Right - Lina Leopard Print Dress £150 Whistles - Mary & House of
Left & Right - Petite Jane Seymour Wearing
Animal Print Knit Dress From CC - £99.
CC AW11 www.ccfashion.co.uk.
Animal is now such a classic print that designers are using
rainbow colours with these traditional motifs. Green, red, blue
and purple are all colours available in animal print dresses. This fashion trends article focuses on the Autumn Winter
2011/12 main styles and trends in women's fur animal print
dress and top garments. There is an animal print for every woman bold or
Left - F&F Wrap Dress £16.
Centre - Star by Julien MacDonald at Debenhams. Animal Print
Right - Preen Edition at Debenhams. - Animal Print Jersey Dress
Debenhams Stockist : 08445616161.
Team short dresses like the ones below with
thicker winter coloured tights. Add your own belts to
accessorize and define the shape.
Brown Based Animal Leopard Spot & Tiger Stripe
Left - Dorothea Leopard Print Long Sleeved Bodycon Dress £14.99
Left - Dorothea Tiger Print Long Sleeved Bodycon Dress £14.99
Grey Animal Snake Print Dresses
Left - Mary & House of Fraser - Snake Print Dress £160 Karen by
House of Fraser - Mary Portas - Stockist Number: 020 7003 4000.
Right - Mint Velvet - Aubery Print Jersey Shift Dress, £79/ €99.
Mint Velvet AW11 Stockist Number: 0845 456 2200.
Left - One Shoulder/Cut Out Shoulder Leopard Print Dress in Grey - £22
Right - One Shoulder Sleeved Zebra and Diagonal Stripe Dress in Black
Stockist Number: +44 24 7671 8834.
Leopard print is now a classic pattern for
designers to incorporate in their catwalk shows.
Leopard, zebra, snakeskin and prints of other
wild beasts translate well in all materials from fur, velvet,
spandex to silk chiffon and lingerie fabrics. Animal print is
timeless, and acts as a bridging or updating print when used in
novel ways. An unexpected hat band, garment facing, wrist cuff
belt or bag adds saucy fillip to an otherwise subtle outfit.
Just a hint of animal print piping can bring an outfit bang up
Peplum Animal Print Dresses
Left - Women's Dress £35 - Sainsbury's TU Clothing
Right - Hobbs London Gigi Animal Print Dress, £149/€170. Hobbs
Stockist - hobbs.co.uk.
Left - Leopard Maxi Print Dress Marisota £65. Marisota AW11 -
Stockist Number: 08719847612.
Centre Left - Pilot AW11 Animal Print Maxi Halter Neck Dress.
Centre Right - NEXT AW11 - One Shoulder Maxi Dress £60/€79.
NEXT Stockist Number: 0844 844 8000.
Far Right - Star by Julien MacDonald at Debenhams. Animal Print
Animal Print Tops, Blouse & Tunics
If tops and trousers are more your style then seek out some
animal print pants or a pretty top. These two tops could not be
more diverse and will suit quite different figure types.
Left - M&S AW11 Animal Print Top - Per Una
Speziale Animal Kaftan.
Right - EBay Fashion Outlet Cowl Neck Animal Print Top
Left - Animal Print Utility Shirt Blouse £105
- Mary Portas at House of Fraser AW11.
Centre - Marisota AW11 Snake Print Blouse- £25 Palazzo Trousers
Stockist Number: 08719847612.
Right - Animal Print Tunic/Dress £30 - Yoursclothing.co.uk.
Left - Mary & House of Fraser - Pussy Bow
Snake Print Blouse £150 Mary Portas.
Centre - Preen Edition Grey Animal Print Blouse - Debenhams
Right - Pilot AW11 Leopard Print Pussy Bow Chiffon Brown Blouse.
Women's Print Tops
Left - £12.99 -
Centre - Pilot Halter Style Animal Top.
Right - Underwear as Outerwear.
Leopard Print Moulded Cup Bustier Corset Top £13 - Penneys (Ireland).
Penneys Autumn 2011 Lingerie.
Animal Print Knitwear
These animal pattern cardigans could be used to
lift any plain black pants or worn over a simple plain dress. If
you prefer an animal print coat see my
Animal Print Cardigans All From Bonmarche
Animal Print Trousers
Narrow but easy pants and wide palazzo pants
show animal print fabrics well. All of these trousers look ideal
for chilling and slouching around the home.
Left - NEXT - Geri By NEXT - Animal Print
Centre - Snakeskin Fabric Pants - Very.co.uk AW11.
Right - Fifty Plus Abstract Animal Print Palazzo Trousers
This year wider palazzo pants have regained
favour and the trend is growing as so many women find them
comfortable. But if you prefer leggings or jeggings you are sure
to find some with animal panels or trims.
- Wide Leg Animal Print Trousers
£32.99/€44.99 Limited Edition.
Stockist Number: www.newlook.com or 0500 454 094.
Right - Chloe Snake Print Midi Skirt AW11.
The Chloe AW11 skirt in green snakeskin print
set a catwalk look for animal print longer length skirts. It
could be another option in animal print for your bottom half.
Key Fashion Trends Autumn 2011
The key elements of fashion trends for autumn 2011, winter
2012 depend on longer lengths and bold rich vibrant colours in
contrast textures and luxury fabrics. The silhouette pays homage
to forties, sixties and seventies decades of style fashions.
ever animal prints are used in almost every one of the different
trends on offer. If you don't wish to invest too heavily in
animal prints then consider buying a small accessory such as a
pair of gloves in animal print or focus on some animal print
These low cost £7 gloves from Bonmarché would
brighten up any drab outfit. The 70s remix shoes with sturdy and
steady block heel could take you shopping all day.
River Island Womenswear AW11 Accessories Hero Shoes.
Stockist Number: 0208 991 4904.
Finally the cheapest animal trend product I could locate was
this F&F at Tesco belt in animal print at just £4. Use it to
lift a plain dress, blouse, sweater or tunic top.
Read more about animal accessories, scarves and footwear on the
animal accessories page.
Conclusion of Key Animal Fashion Trends Autumn 2011 Winter 2012
The fabrics used for dresses, tops and skirts include silk,
polyester chiffons, jersey knit viscose and Lycra mixes.
Material colours have also moved on from camel and grey mixes to
bright colours of black on red, purple, blue, ginger and green.
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