Simone Ashley Just Wore the Sassy '90s Dress Trend I Know Will Dominate London This Summer

Now that summer is almost here and our calendars are brimming with social activities, it's high time we let our wardrobes have a little more fun. Sporting a playful, '90s-inspired leopard-print minidress, Simone Ashley did just that during a recent trip to the South of France.

With a distinctly '90s silhouette, Ashley's figure-hugging, strappy minidress was expertly accessorised with a sleek shoulder bag, open-toe mules and black cat-eye sunglasses for a glamorous, summer-ready look seeped in retro charm. Looking past the white, soft yellow and pale blue dresses that are everywhere right now, Ashley chose to back the leopard-print trend that's been growing in popularity for months.

Of course, the print has been in circulation for decades, but the animal-print pieces we're seeing right now feel simultaneously fresh and familiar, making the pattern a natural choice if you're hoping to add something statement to your wardrobe that you already know will stand the test of time.

Simone Ashley leopard print mini dress.

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Having seen the leopard-print trend across London's streets in the form of jackets, jeans and shoes all spring, it's now dresses that are getting a big-cat makeover. After months of reacquainting themselves with the style, I know London fashion people will pounce on the style.

To shop the emerging dress trend that's soon to take off, read on to discover our edit of the best leopard-print dresses.


Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

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