Polished Animal-Print Dresses Are Trending & We're Here For The Chic Vibes

A chic dress, one of the most versatile clothing pieces on the market, is a must-have in every woman's wardrobe, and, so, many of us have a variety of different colors, prints, and styles in our collection. However, this fall season, one dress print in particular is making waves in the fashion scene. The animal-print dress is making a chic comeback from its past as a skin-tight club dress. Instead, it's now a classy look for daytime lunches or elegant dinners — even Princess Catherine has been seen in animal print on occasion.

Leave it to our favorite fashion icons to make animal print one of the most polished dress patterns of the moment. Quiet luxury it-girls, such as Sophia Richie Grainge, have posted photos of themselves wearing chic versions on Instagram. While the look can easily slip into girls' night-out territory, the following styles and silhouettes will ensure your animal-print look keeps up the polished vibes.

Flowing maxis

A flowing maxi dress is a great way to take on the animal-print trend. The look is easy to dress up or down while remaining put-together. Finish it off with sneakers and a leather shoulder bag for a more casual vibe or with heels and a clutch for a formal look.

Belted waists

When wearing print dresses, your natural shape can easily get lost underneath, so consider belting yours at the waist. Many animal-print dresses even include a belt made of the same fabric. If it doesn't and it has no defined waistline, try belting yours with a leather designer belt.

Slip-style dresses

The slip-style dress is an easy transitional piece that's both sexy and sophisticated. For a dinner-date take on the polished animal-print dress trend, try a slip dress. Since slip dresses can border on being appropriate for a night out at the club, rather than a dinner date, wear a longer version of the classic slip. Problem solved.

Long sleeves for fall

We love long-sleeved minidresses for being both cute on the bottom and classy on top. Combine this traditionally polished dress style with an animal-print pattern for a trendy chic appeal. Round out the look with a top-knot hairstyle, knee-high boots, and hoop earrings, and you're good to go.

Leggy minidresses

A loose minidress is a great way to rock animal print this fall. Animal print is a classic print for minidresses, but to keep it polished as a French girl would, we recommend taking it up a notch with great styling. Try pairing a leather jacket, ankle boots, and a contrasting crossbody bag with the dress for a chic, put-together look.

Cozy sweater dresses

As the days get shorter and chillier, sweater dresses become essential. An animal-print sweater dress will make you look chic, while still feeling just as comfortable as usual. Finish off the look with other cold-weather accessories such as riding boots, a belt, and a chic Parisian beret.

All in the details

Details can make or break a look. To ensure your animal-print look is next-level chic, try a dress with unique details. This can be something as easy as buttons or bows up the front of the dress. These little details are a great way to appear chic without it becoming overwhelming.

Mixed patterns

Animal print can be paired with other classy dress prints for a mismatched, yet polished, appearance. The queen of chic herself, Sophia Richie Grainge, has worn a dress that combines both classic polka dots and cheetah print for a uniquely put-together look. Polished doesn't have to mean monochromatic, after all.