1 Whistles, pounds 125 Fake-fur shift dress. The print lies somewhere between snow leopard and dalmatian, but promises to be a hot contender among the influx of animal prints currently in store. The dress is fully lined with back zip. Available from branches of Whistles nationwide. Enquiries 0171-730 9819

2Office, pounds 44.99 Bristle fur slip-on mule. The black wedge heel means these are more practical than your average strappy shoe; there is no danger of getting caught down a drain or snapped off on the dance floor. From branches of Office London. Enquiries and mail-order 0181-838 4447

3Whistles, pounds 250 Trust me, this jacket can turn the blandest of girls into a movie star. Those daring enough will team it with the shift dress above, otherwise with black, which will show off the spots to maximum effect. A very flattering cut that is neat at the shoulder and gently flares out. From branches of Whistles. Enquiries 0171-730 9819

4Hobbs, pounds 49.99 Fake fur skirt, which turns out to be a great match for the Whistles coat. Quite short, so probably best for those with fantastic legs, or those who aspire to the Bett Lynch look. Wear bare legged for evening or with opaque tights for day. From Hobbs nationwide. Enquiries 0171-586 5550

5Kookai, pounds 54.99 This 100 per cent wool knit cardigan is part of a range of dalmatian knits from Kookai, the chain store that always seems to have its finger on the pulse. Can be worn as part of a twin-set or on its own. From branches of Kookai nationwide. Enquiries 0171-937 4411

6Russell & Bromley bag, pounds 89.50 and Jigsaw scarf pounds 65 A dainty little bag for latter-day Cruella DeVilles or anyone with a passion for accessories. Not one for the supermarket, but great with heels and a little black dress. The scarf is for those cautious folk who see the fake-fur fetish as a passing fad