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How to wear animal print: our favourite Cheetah styles

Animal print has been a staple in fashion since the early 1930s, but even before that, Kings and Queens used to own animal print as a sign of power and social status. It’s a print that has played a role in our lives for centuries and is loved just as much today.

D&D founder and designer, Verity, has always felt a strong connection with Cheetah print, being the animal print of her South African motherland. You’ll find it used many times throughout our collections, in beautifully different and timeless ways.

Verity was inspired by the femininity and speed of the Cheetah, giving the "average cheetah print" a certain strength and understated fortitude during this uncertain time. We want you to wear this print with pride and remember your inner strength as a woman that you can call upon at any time.

Below we have hand-picked some of our favourite Cheetah styles… 

The Tunic Dress Marzipan Cheetah

How to wear animal print: our favourite Cheetah styles by Dreamers & Drifters

A dreamy, adventure-ready style. This tunic dress is so easy to wear; just throw on and tie a belt around for a slouchy, bohemian look. $139.99 - buy online now.

The Long Overalls Jetstream Cheetah             

How to wear animal print: our favourite Cheetah styles by Dreamers & Drifters

A long version of our beloved overalls. This Jetstream Cheetah print is so elegantly understated, meaning even though you're wearing a lot of print, it doesn't feel too much. This is also a great layering piece. $159.99 - buy online now.

The Sienna Midi Dress Cheetah

How to wear animal print: our favourite Cheetah styles by Dreamers & Drifters

Such a classic, midi shape. With an elastic back panel and adjustable straps, you can find your perfect fit. We love how the coconut shell button detailing complements the Cheetah print. $139.99 - buy online now.

The Linen Paloma Dress Jetstream Cheetah

How to wear animal print: our favourite Cheetah styles by Dreamers & Drifters

Everyone's favourite; the Paloma dress is such an effortless style. Soft, all natural linen elevates this dreamy Jetstream Cheetah print even more. $169 - buy online now.

The Wrap Dress Wild Hearts

How to wear animal print: our favourite Cheetah styles by Dreamers & Drifters

This classic Wild Hearts print looks so gorgeous in our timeless wrap style. Verity has carefully tailored the fit to make sure it flatters in all the right places. $139.99 - buy online now.

The Graceland Skirt Marzipan Cheetah

How to wear animal print: our favourite Cheetah styles by Dreamers & Drifters

The slightly darker neutral of our Marzipan prints makes for a great statement piece, and works wonderfully in our classic Graceland skirt design, featuring a wide ruched waistband and side leg splits. $99.99 - buy online now.

The Ranger Top Wild Hearts

How to wear animal print: our favourite Cheetah styles by Dreamers & Drifters

This best selling, staple style is a great way to add a pop of print. The Ranger top features a flattering scoop hemline and is made with super soft, rayon fabric. Was $45, now $31.50 - buy online now.

The Long Sleeve Kara Top Jetstream Cheetah

How to wear animal print: our favourite Cheetah styles by Dreamers & Drifters

Total romance; the playful long sleeve Kara top is so whimsically beautiful with a front tie tassel, pretty frill hemline and dreamy Jetstream Cheetah print. $99.99 - buy online now.

The Midi Slip Dress Cheetah

How to wear animal print: our favourite Cheetah styles by Dreamers & Drifters

Such a sophisticated style. The Cheetah slip dress is perfect for dressing up or down. For example, wear a tee underneath for a great casual look or add some sandals and a simple pendant necklace for a chic evening out. $129.99 - buy online now.

The Double Frill Skirt Wild Hearts

How to wear animal print: our favourite Cheetah styles by Dreamers & Drifters

The double frill skirt is cut higher at the front and longer at the back, for a fun and flirty bohemian look. With multiple layers of gorgeous Wild Hearts fabric, this skirt would look amazing paired with your favourite band tee or cropped top. Was $139.99, now $97.99 - buy online now.

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