6 Prints Everyone Will Wear Instead of Leopard This Year

I have nothing personal against leopard print, but I think the trend has run its course. At one point, it was everywhere I looked, and now the hype seems to have tapered off a bit, which begs the question: Which fashion prints will rush in to take its place? I won't lie; it's hard to top the versatility of a forever print like leopard. (Please, don't go throwing out every leopard piece you own and tell people I told you to.) But that said, I already have an idea of the kinds of patterns that everyone will love as much as they loved leopard.

Bright and bold florals along with remakes on classics like polka dots and gingham are just a few examples of what's to come. And actually, I can happily report that fashion girls are already embracing these six print trends with open arms, as I've spotted a number of them showing off a printed dress or swimsuit on the 'gram. If you're not a print-wearing person, you might become one by the end of this list. Scroll down to discover and shop them all—and don't say I didn't warn you.

Full-Size Florals

Florals? Groundbreaking? Yeah, yeah, we know. Florals are a forever kind of print, but this year, they're getting a much-needed upgrade. Maximalists, we're looking at you. Large-scale overdrawn blooms are the florals du jour, especially those in psychedelic and '70s-inspired palettes that aren't for the faint of heart.


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Polka-Dot Party

Classic polka dots are one of those simple prints you've never really considered to be trendy, but 2020 is giving them a new life. Luckily, their monochromatic palette makes them one of the easiest to wear of everything on this list. 


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Picnic-Ready Plaid

Good-old gingham is making a comeback just in time for summer, and there's something so lovely about the check print in warm weather.


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Back to the Barnyard

All right, so just because leopard print is dying down doesn't mean all animal print is. Meet the next generation of trending animal prints: cow print. Since it's not as prevalent, there's something really fresh about wearing a pop of cow print via shoes or a bag. It's unexpected in the best way possible.


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Parisian Toile

Wallpaper print, illustration print, toile—however you describe it, the delicate hand-drawn pattern is happening. Reformation's linen dresses are a fan favorite, but really, the print feels right on any number of breezy summertime staples.


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Delightful Daises

Teleport back to 1995 with these charming daisies that are found on everything from dresses to bags, shoes, jewelry, and yes, even a pair of $8 daisy-printed bike shorts you'll be hard-pressed to resist.


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Next up, all the types of lingerie that are trending this year.

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.