Inspired by Kate Middleton, the best animal print dresses to shop now

Animal print is a tried and tested fashion classic – so much so that many people refer to it as a neutral alongside, black, beige and white.

Kate Middleton was spotted in an animal print midi dress just the other day, proving just how versatile and chic the print can be.

Kate Middleton animal print dress
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The Duchess of Cambridge’s shirt dress was by designer Derek Lam and featured a khaki leopard print in crepe de chine, with a tiered midi length skirt, long cuffed sleeves and pussy-bow detailing at the collar. The fashion-forward royal accessorised her look with black knee-high suede boots, a matching black suede belt and gold twisted hoops.

The small chink in recreating Kate’s look is that the dress costs £355 and has already sold out everywhere since she wore it.

Never mind though, as animal print dresses are everywhere this season. We’ve found nine of the best on the high street to shop now and get in on the trend, with prices starting from just £22. There are plenty of midi dresses (Kate’s preferred dress length) to shop and many in a similar khaki hue to Kate’s Derek Lam dress, plus a whole rainbow of other colours and styles of animal print, from cheetah and leopard to tiger and zebra, so you can curate your animal print look exactly how you want it.

9 animal print dresses to shop now

khaki animal print dress

Khaki Animal Print Midi Dress, £22, Tu at Sainsbury’s

shirred animal print dress

Cheetah print shirred dress, £139, Whistles

brown animal print dress

Mia Midi Brown Animal Dress, £45, Finery

pale green animal print dress

Animal Print Tie Neck Midi Waisted Dress, £39.50, M&S

black long animal print dress
short animal print dress

Animal Print High Neck Jumper Dress, £29.50, M&S

blue animal print dress
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Abstract Animal Print Blue Tiered Midi Dress, £75, Oliver Bonas

plisse puff sleeve animal print dress

Printed Plisse Belted Midi Dress, £52 (was £65), Warehouse

pink animal print dress