Move over unicorns! Trend experts say it’s time for snakes and dragons to slay

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THEY are the swooshy-tailed mythical ponies that have dominated our homes, wardrobes and even our frapuccinos for the past two years.

But according to trend experts we’ve reached peak unicorn and it’s time for the legendary beasts to gallop back to Rainbowland as snakes, dragons and the cosmos takes over.

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Dewi Pinatih, Senior Editor for style forecasting agency Stylus, exclusively tells Fabulous readers that “spirituality” will be the big buzz word going into 2019.

And if you want to get ahead of your friends, it’s time to start stocking up on dragon and snake clothing, homewares and accessories.

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Dewi  said: “The snakes and dragons trend is influenced by Gucci’s recent fashion shows and the Chinese zodiac system, which we just saw just featured in Missoni’s presentation at Milan Design Week.

“These themes were also spotted in other trendsetting brands such as Italian designers Cappellini and superhip Dutch jewellers Anna + Nina.

“This reflects a growing trend for consumers creating their own hybrid sense of spirituality, borrowing elements and references from different times and cultures.”

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According to Google Trends, the UK hit peak unicorn obsession in November last year as shoppers charged to find unusual unicorn-themed gifts and funny memes in the run up to Christmas. The Scots were most obsessed with the mythical beasts, followed by Wales, England and Northern Ireland.

But lately, UK Google searches for unicorns have started to tail off.

On Instagram, the #unicorn hashtag amassed more than 8 million posts over the past seven years, ranging from unicorn-themed parties to unicorn makeovers using rainbow colours and glitter.

Meanwhile the UK is still feline very warm towards its original domestic beast, with #cats reigning supreme on social with almost 143 million Instagram posts and 31 million posts about kittens alone.

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