Fashion Trends: Animal print faux fur coats and jackets


Animal print is one of those things you have to be really careful with. Too much, or the wrong type of garment, and you can end up looking like the legendary Bet Lynch, of Coronation Street fame:


Which is to say: it can be tacky.

Done right, though, we think a little bit of leopard can add a glamorous touch to an outfit, and we have to admit, we’re quite partial to it, in small doses. It’s definitely not a look for everyone, though, which is why today we want to solicit your opinions on one of this winter’s biggest trends: the faux fur, animal print coat. Now, faux fur and animal print are both fairly big this year independently of each other, but it’s when they come together, in the form of outerwear, that we’ve really been noticing them. And we’ve been noticing a LOT of them. We’ve pictured just five animal print jackets above, but if you like them, you won’t have to look too hard to find more. If you hate them, though, well, sorry to hear that, because you’re going to have a hard time avoiding them.

Which is it, though? Love, hate, or something in between? Tell us!

L-R Faux fur coat, £50, New Look; Alice & Olivia faux fur shawl collar jacket, $385; leopard fau fur coat, £90, Topshop; leopard print long swing coat, £90, Miss Selfridge; Belted faux fur jacket, $34.80, Forever 21


  • November 5, 2009


    I absolutely hate animal print. Except on two-year-olds. That’s acceptable. Otherwise, it’s hideous… and definitely wont impress guys.

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  • November 11, 2009


    it really depends on the person. i mean, if you look anything like the lady in the second picture, it’s definately a no-no. but if you’re totally glam, and you’re wearing your Little Black Dress underneath, then i think that it would be acceptable.

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