Shop It Right Now: Literal Animal Prints for Spring

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Shop It Right Now: Literal Animal Prints for Spring
Marni Parrot Print Scarf, $245; at Marissa Collections
Cats By Tsumori Chisato Shirt, $106; at Far Fetch
Jungle Animal Bralet, $32; at Topshop
Holy Harlot Snakeskin Inlay Necklace, $195; at Couture Candy
Cat Print Chiffon Shirt, $18; at Forever 21
BC Footwear Pump, $70; at Nordstrom
Nekos Cat Print T-Shirt, $157; at Marc by Marc Jacobs
Gentle Warrior Mini Dress, $350; at Les Nouvelles
Kenneth Jay Lane Crystal and Enamel Zebra Ring, $105; at Max & Chloe
Elephant Collar, $35; at Topshop
Acne Crocodile-Print Dress, $498; at Matches Fashion
F-Troupe Butterfly Effect Shoes, $205; at Solestruck
Marc by Marc Jacobs Katie Bunny iPhone Case, $48; at Marc Jacobs
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It's no secret: animal prints-leopard, zebra, snakeskin, you name it-are nothing new to the fashion world, and will probably never go out of style.

But there's another fierce take on the trend trying to rule the current sartorial jungle: taking entire silhouettes or recreations ofactual animals and pasting them onto dresses, jewelry, tops, and more.

The fun thing about the latest take on the trend is that animals (as opposed to prints of their skin patterns) tend to have special meanings attached to them that vary from culture to culture. In Russian folklore, the symbol of an elephant with its trunk raised in the air symbolizes good luck and long life. Parrots can symbolize a guardian and friend to man, as well as the power of vocalization. Tigers, of course, symbolize fierceness; zebras can mean clarity of thought.

Click through the gallery above to see the literal animal prints that have us roaring for more!

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