Trend Report: Python Print

There’s no doubt about it: Animal print has been having a serious moment in the last year. Leopard reigned supreme for a while, with zebra print recently vying for the top spot.  Now a new contender has slithered in: Bold python prints.  The snake trend is going to be big for 2019, so I’ve scoured the internet to find you all the best snake print pieces in plus.

This wasn’t as simple of a task as I hoped, particularly when it comes to bold colors in python print (the most fashion-forward take on the style). Unfortunately, this is another instance where the plus market as a whole isn’t on top of the latest trends – I actually couldn’t find anything cute and snake print in plus at a brick and mortar store in NYC when I was looking for a piece to shoot for this post, so I ended up wearing these Curvy Beach swim pants!  Don’t get me wrong, things are MUCH better than when I started blogging six years ago (it would often take trends a year or more to trickle down to plus then), but until things are on parity with the straight size market, it means there is still work to do.

In the end, it took some doing, but I was able to find some great snake print pieces in plus to shop online, with options for every budget from fast fashion to luxury.  Two of my favorite finds in the latter category come from the newly launched plus label by Cynthia Vincent, Baacal.  I want both of these silk blouses in my closet immediately – they are beautiful and have a timeless appeal.

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If you are on a budget, UK fast fashion sites like Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing, and Simply Be have the best selection of snake print pieces in plus:

Pretty Little Thing

Boohoo

Simply Be

and the Rest of My Top Plus Picks

Bonus pick: This fun red faux leather skirt from Ashley Stewart (available in sizes up to 32!)

Shop Red Python Print Skirt

Finding stylish wide width shoes in snake print was even more of a challenge.  My favorite pair is from Lane Bryant.  I already had another pair of this style of shoe from them, and it is *by far* my most comfortable high heel, so I am so happy they added a snake print print version!

Shop Wide Width Snake Print Two Strap Heels

If you are looking for extra wide width, these block heels from Evans are a fun option, and they are on sale now.  I’d pair these with a wide leg cropped jean for a modern look.

Shop Extra Wide Width Block Heel Pumps

A Few More Snake Print Shoe Faves:

When it comes to handbags and accessories, Beirn is my go-to for real pieces.   Their quality is excellent, and they have some really fun bold color handbags. Even this little hot pink card case amps up any ensemble.

Shop Beirn

Now for my outfit details: These amazing Curvy Beach pants were unfortunately a limited run and are no longer available, but you can shop a similar pair in plus here.   My criss-cross sleeve sweater was a fave from my first Stitch Fix box – they really listened to my desire for interesting cozy pieces (you can read more about my impressions of the service here).  My purse is the large Pashli Bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim – perfect for busy days when I need to carry my whole life with me.


Manhattanite, body positive fashion blogger, & Associate Fashion Editor at Plus Model Magazine