Animal print is a severe and very challenging print to wear. It’s something that can make you look highly fashionable and stylish if done right but can also make you look a disaster even with very tiny mistake.
Wearing little animal print in your outfit is easier to handle than wearing huge ensemble such as animal print maxi dresses. But fret not. You don’t need to be a celebrity or a model to perfectly pull off a fabulous animal print maxi dress. All you need are techniques on how to make it right. Before you put on any of your animal print maxi dresses, check these tips:
Choose the right dress
It’s important that you pick the right animal print maxi dress for you. You’ll have to consider the shade that supplements your skin color, the patterns that would go along your figure, the style and cut of the dress itself and the fitting.
You must be comfortable with the cut. By that, I mean that you make sure the dress itself is stylish and perfect to flaunt your assets. You wouldn’t want the print to subdue you just like what it did to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s animal print.
I chose the maxi dress that flatters my slim figure
Choose the right accessory
It’s important that you choose the right accessories for your animal print maxi dresses. After all, it’s with the accessories that girls easily commit mistakes. The colors must jibe with the print. If you choose to match, make sure the accessories have finer prints.
Animal print comes in different variations. The tiger print, for example, usually comes in bigger patterns with light brown as background shade, the leopard print is much more fierce and darker, the zebra print usually comes in diagonal/stripe patterns of dark brown or black and white, and there are even more creative colored animal prints such as dark pink, purple, etc.
The thing is, you must know how to play with colors.
Jennifer Lopez’s animal print cut out maxi dress behind screams fashion with matching accessories
Serena’s daring animal print combination
When in doubt, better stick with plain dark brown or black for shoes and bags.
Choose the length that perfectly goes with your personality or the occasion
If you feel intimidated by a long animal print maxi dress, then go for a mini-maxi dresses. Showing off more flesh can tone down the fierceness of this print. Make sure that your footwear gives your dress justice.
Pick a shimmering pair of silver or gold strapped shoes because it has the ability to demand attention, automatically shifting the eyes from the dress down to your shoes.
Model Jessica Stam bared more skin to tone down this animal print maxi dress
Have Your Say
So tell me Creative fashionistas, how do you pull off an animal print maxi dresses? Do you prefer a short animal-print maxi dress or a long one?