Animal Print Fashions in Women's Clothes for Autumn 2011 Winter 2012
focuses on the main styles of
animal print garments and accessories for Autumn Winter 2011/12
(AW11/12). Faux fur animal print
materials are used on every item of clothing imaginable. This year we have seen a lot
of coloured fabric prints bearing animal patterns especially
zebra and snakeskin in
dresses and jackets all giving a fresh fashion twist.
Coats were the first choice for an animal print in AW11/12,
followed by bags, shoes, hats scarves and knitwear. As you read
through this original article by Pauline Weston-Thomas, observe
the variety of animal prints, and see that there is bold or
subtle style for every woman.
Leopard print is now a classic pattern for
designers to incorporate in their catwalk shows.
Fur Jacket by Brioni AW11.
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 hatband,
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 to date.
Catwalk Coats Fashion AW11/12
Jackets & Capes
Left - Caroline Charles - Animal Stencilled Calfskin Jacket.
Right - Latest Cape Trend - Malandrino Leopard Print Distressed Leather Jacket
With Kidassia Goat Collar Trim.
Retailers have adapted animal catwalk looks to produce some
useful jackets and many come in affordable prices.
This short faux fur jacket incorporates golden orange tones
giving fashion kudos for the rise of orange/tangerine/ginger
Left - Contoured Animal Print Fur Jacket From Missguided.
Right - Leather Leopard Print Pony Effect Biker Zipper Jacket -
£160 - ASOS WW AW11 Collection.
Left - Animal Print Fur Jacket From M&Co.
Right - M&S Limited Collection Fur Jacket.
When selecting an animal print fur coat
that the proportions are correct for
your own body silhouette. Careful selection and trying on of
many styles and fabric weights will ensure you buy your
ideal animal print coat.
Left - Moschino Leopard Stencilled Rabbit Coat
With Dyed Black Fox Trim.
Right - Ferragamo AW11 Stencilled Mink Coat.
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.
This animal print dress above utilises tiger/zebra markings in
an abstract design to create a novel modern looking print shift
dress. Stockist - Very.co.uk.
Left & Right - Petite Jane Seymour Wearing
Animal Print Knit Dress From CC - £99.
CC AW11 ccfashion.co.uk.
Left & Centre - Retro Glamour - M&S Autograph Snakeskin Print
Right - Blue Animal Spot Pussy Bow Bloused Sleeve Dress -
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.
Left - Dorothea Leopard Print Long Sleeved Bodycon Dress £14.99
Right - Women's Dress £35. Sainsbury's TU Clothing Womenswear -
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.
Left & Right - Animal Print Dresses - Mary Portas At House Of
Left - One Shoulder Zebra and Diagonal Stripe Dress in Black
Stockist Number: +44 24 7671 8834.
Right - Holly Willoughby Animal Print Strappy Brocade Bustier
Dress £69. Stockist - very.co.uk.
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.
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.
New Look Wide Leg Animal Print Trousers
£32.99/€44.99 Limited Edition.
Stockist Number: 0500 454 094.
Catwalk AW11/12 - Leopard Print Fur Gilets
Team plain trousers, jeans, jeggings or leggings with animal
print gilets. Gilets in leopard prints featured in several
catwalk shows for Autumn 2011.
Left - Leopard Print Fur Gilet from Anna Sui Aw11.
Left - Dior Leopard Printed Mink Gilet.
High Street Leopard Print Jackets
three quarter jackets are ideal winter coats for use casually
with trousers or as a luxury touch for evening. Last year I
bought faux fur Biba Leopard coat. It proved to be a very
successful buy for the arctic snowy winter we had and best of
all is such a classic item that it will be just as fashionable
this year and in winter 2012 as it was in 2010.
Left - Oasis AW11 - Fake Fur Leopard Print
Right - Leopard Print Coat at very.co.uk.
Right - Miss Selfridge Faux Fur Leopard Print Coat £89.
Left - Leopard Faux Fur Coat £69.
Right - Dorothy Perkins Brown Animal Leopard Coat, Contrast
Footwear changes mean that low kitten heels, flat block heels
and brogues are showing up in shops and in our closets. These
are some of my favourite animal print shoes this season and
which are not outrageously high. All of them are on my must-have
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. As
ever animal prints are used in almost every one of the different
trends on offer.
Conclusion of Key Animal Fashion Trends Autumn 2011 Winter 2012
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