Skip to main contentSkip to footer

When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission. Read our full commerce guidelines here.

10 animal print dresses to go wild for this summer

The animal print trend is ever-evolving...

street style leopard print dress
Sophie Bates
Sophie BatesCommerce Writer
Share this:

Animal print is a fashion trend we see year after year, but it's one that we love because it's ever-evolving. Leopard print has been at the forefront for 2023, but we're still seeing plenty of gorgeous zebra and snake prints around too. Whether you're looking for an understated daywear look or a loud colourful piece, there are so many stylish takes on animal print right now.

How to style an animal print dress

Due to its bold design, animal print is most often teamed with neutral colours including black, white and beige. That isn't to say though that an animal print dress wouldn't look great paired with a bold colour for a statement finish.

Royals wearing animal print dresses

Animal print may not be the first style that springs to mind when you think of the royals, but Princess Kate, Meghan Markle, Zara Tindall and Queen Letizia have all been spotted in the versatile print over the years.

meghan markle in animal print dress in cape town © Getty
Meghan Markle wore her Mayamiko animal print dress during her South Africa tour in 2019

kate middleton in green animal print dress in nuneaton© Getty
The Princess of Wales looked so elegant in the Cefinn midi dress in March 2023

The Princess of Wales most recently wore animal print in March, and the royal looked so stylish in the Cefinn green leopard print midi dress teamed with a pair of white heels. 

How we chose the best animal print dresses

  • Variety: From mini dresses to slinky maxi dresses, I've selected a variety of styles to suit plenty of preferences and occasions. 
  • Price: I've chosen animal print dresses with a range of price points, from affordable high-street styles to luxury pieces. 
  • Trusted brands: All the brands I've chosen are trusted brands I, or members of the HELLO! team, swear by. We've not tried on all of the products but the brands are some of our favourites, so the quality should be high.

Shop the best animal print dresses

  • new look animal print dress

    New Look Animal Print Halterneck Dress

    Looking for an animal print dress that's perfect for day-to-night? New Look's midaxi dress is it. Featuring a halterneck, a pretty tie back, and a tiered skirt, the flattering frock would look just as stylish teamed with a pair of sandals as it would with heels and a clutch bag – and it's available to shop in sizes 6-22.

  • marks and spencer green animal print dress

    M&S Animal Print Midi Dress

    Marks & Spencer's animal print dress features a midi cut and a V-neck with a relaxed fit, tying in at the waist with an elasticated design for added shaping. The feminine puffed sleeves are finished with elasticated cuffs and tie detailing that perfectly rounds off the vintage-style appearance. We love the green leopard print for daytime wear, and the midi would look so lovely teamed with a pair of white or gold heels for an elegant summer ensemble.

  • mango animal print shirt dress

    Mango Animal Print Shirt Dress

    Mango's animal print dress is giving pure elegance with its collared design and neutral snake print. It's available in sizes 4-26, with a tummy-flattering wrap finish and long cuffed sleeves. We recommend styling the shirt dress with a pair of black heels for a sophisticated work look.

  • new look blue animal print midi dress

    New Look Animal Print Ruched Dress

    New Look's animal print dress would suit just about any occasion with its tiered hem and statement sleeves. The ruched V-neck is so flattering on the bust area, transitioning into the short sleeves that are finished with tie detailing. Style the look with espadrille sandals in the summer, transitioning into trainers or heeled boots as the weather gets cooler.

  • nobodys child animal print midi dress

    Nobody's Child Animal Print Midi Dress

    For a daytime dress that you'll want to reach for every summer, we love Nobody's Child's cheetah print midi. The smock style is comfortable for all-day wear, which contrasts with the shirred bodice that enhances the silhouette. The exaggerated balloon sleeves give a statement finish, complete with cut-out detailing at the back. Style with a pair of Birkenstock sandals and black sunglasses for an effortless daywear look.

  • H&M Animal Print Halterneck Dress

    h and m animal print mini dress

    H&M Animal Print Halterneck Dress

    On the hunt for a shorter style? Try H&M's zebra print mini dress. The halterneck twists at the front to tie at the back, creating a stunning ripple effect across the dress. The loose A-line fit is perfectly complemented by the open back, and we'd team the mini dress with a pair of brightly coloured shoes for a glam evening style. 


  • reformation animal print scoop back dress

    Reformation Animal Print Scoop Dress

    Reformation has so many slinky dresses that are on our wishlist, and we could see this animal print number worn for date night or holiday evenings out. It features a fitted design, a scoop back and thin adjustable straps, and we'd wear it with flat sandals or a pair of strappy white heels. 

  • asos pink bodycon animal print dress

    ASOS Animal Print Sleeveless Dress

    The Amy Lynn animal print dress from ASOS comes in the most velvet fabric, with a figure-hugging shape and a high neck. The sleeveless design falls to the ankle, and the pink zebra print design gives it a statement finish. Wear it with a pair of platform heels or silver ballet flats to complete the look. 

  • karen millen yellow animal print dress

    Karen Millen Animal Print Column Dress

    Karen Millen is filled with glam evening dresses, and this yellow column dress is guaranteed to turn heads. The halterneck and open back are brought together with the elegant tie back, with flirty cut-outs at the waist to complete the look. The sunshine yellow midi is finished with the subtle animal print and a leg-slit at the back.

  • animal print pink river island dress

    River Island Animal Print Plisse Dress

    Everything about River Island's animal print dress is flattering. The plisse detailing, elegant one-shoulder and waist-cinching belt make up the look, finished with the striking pink and orange leopard print. Accessorise with gold jewellery and matching shoes for an elevated ensemble.