Today´s reader´s question addresses that statement fashion piece which many of us are weary of – leopard print maxi dress. It´s huge and it´s basically an animal print all over so it´s understandable why many girls are afraid of wearing it because with only minor mistakes, the dress will wear over you. But we want to wear the dress and not the other way around, we need the right accessories!
I would like to know what accessories to wear with this leopard print maxi dress. Shoes – color, bag, bracelet & etc… ~ Leah
Hi Leah! When it comes to how to wear animal print maxi dress, we actually need only a few of accessories. This is because the dress, in itself, is already a statement. Thus you need little to amp it up. Also, the accessories you´d like to wear with your leopard print maxi dress depend on the look you want to create and how or where you´re wearing this dress. That said, there are three ways you can style this leopard number.
The Style for Summer
A silk leopard print maxi dress is perfect for summer. It´s soft, comfy and stylish. For a feminine and girly appeal, wear a cropped ivory or cream cardigan over your leopard maxi, add a large summer hat in color that matches the print of your dress, and wear a pair of statement flat sandals. If you need a bag, go for an oversized summer bag in muted color. These accessories serve their duty, to softly tone down the dress.
The Sophisticated Look
In going to parties or formal gatherings, wear the sophisticated version of your leopard print maxi dress. Stick only with black and silver details. Layer a sleek black cardigan over your dress, wear a stash of silver bangles, grab a gorgeous black bag and slip into sexy, peep-toe platform pumps.
The Glam Outfit
This is the most daring but fun way of styling a leopard print maxi dress. You can go a´la Jennifer Lopez by wearing lots of blings with your dress, or a´la Serena van der Woodsen by adding bright-colored accessories. Remember, silver is a neutral so it´s safe to wear silver accessories with an animal print dress. On the other hand, an animal print is by itself a neutral, so you can never go wrong if you wear it with bright colors. The key with colors is matching in an effortless way..
So tell me ladies, do you have a leopard print maxi dress? How do you wear it? What´s your fail-safe style tricks when it comes to wearing animal print dresses?