Trust me, this divisive print will be everywhere this summer

I want it all

Ellie Delphine wearing an animal print dress
(Image credit: Getty Images, Nina Ricci, and Jacquemus)

Love it or hate it, it's been a great year for animal print. Firmly cementing itself as one of Spring/Summer 2024's hottest trends, we can't get enough. From leopard to zebra and even giraffe, it seems like the prints synonymous with the mob-wife aesthetic won't be going anywhere this year.

Still, we understand, animal print can be daunting, especially for minimalists who shy away from prints and stick to a more paired back aesthetic. However, we have plenty of runway looks to share and street-style outfits for top styling tips. From Fendi's Spring/Summer 2024 runway show featuring sleek python print detailing on clothing and accessories to Jacquemus' leopard motifs across skirts and fluid jackets - theres no shortage of inspiration.

Equally as incredible are Celine and Nina Ricci's sheer leopard dresses that are equally as adored by street style stars like Alexa Chung and Kim Kardashian. Most recently, Chung took some style cues from Bella Hadid and opted for a leopard print pair of capri pants with a soft silk over shirt and a sleek pair of Miu Miu ballerina flats. Chic.

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French-girl-approved brand Rouje has some of my favourite leopard print pieces, so whether you're ditching the quiet luxury aesthetic or just want to incorporate some Indy Sleaze into their wardrobe - you'll be spoilt for choice.

Ellie Delphine wearing a leopard-print dress

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On the other hand, for those looking to upgrade their occasionwear and avoid classic floral prints, Rixo has released some of their most popular dresses in sleek tiger and leopard prints - just in time of summer.

So whether you're animal-print curious and looking at starting small or ready to go all in, here are some of the best animal-print pieces to invest in right now.

Shop our top animal print picks

Sofia Piza
Fashion Writer

Sofia Piza is the Fashion Writer at Marie Claire UK. 

Sofia Piza is a Fashion Writer with experience working across runway trends, shopping picks, creative production, and celebrity fashion news. Born in Mexico and raised in five countries, Sofia decided to settle in London after spending four years at the London College of Fashion, studying Fashion Journalism. When she's not sourcing inspiration from social media, you will most certainly find Sofia anywhere from a local vintage market to busy central London streets people watching - the possibilities are endless.