Are you planning for what accessories to wear with leopard print maxi dress? In this blog post we´ll take a look at a few simple but reliable ways to accessorize a leopard print maxi dress.
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!
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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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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..
4. Accessorize with Gold and Nude
You will never go wrong with adding gold jewelry to your leopard print maxi dress and that´s because gold is considered a neutral color. To keep things elegant, I encourage you to pay attention to the tiny details of your accessories such as the buckle or chain of your bag. Make sure that they´re gold too to match your gold accessory.
Then for your footwear, opt for a pair of nude high heels.
5. Mix your Leopard Print Maxi Dress with Beige, Black and Brown
This is what we call, “Tone it down”. Beige, brown and black colors will tone down the edginess of your leopard print maxi dress. This styling approach to animal print is even more appropriate for fall and winter outfits.
If you have a long sleeve, leopard print maxi dress, team it up with some black ankle boots, and beige top coat, a brown bag, and some cute gold earrings.
6. With Just a Pair of Tiny Gold Earrings and Black Strap Heels
Some leopard print maxi dresses are fierce. You would know if what you have is a fierce one the moment you first see it. Quietly you´ll get a “wow!” reaction.
Sometimes the best approach to this kind of dress is to let it be. Don´t tone it down. Allow it to be itself by adding just very minimal jewelry and accessory.
7. Pair a Leopard Print Maxi Dress with Nothing but Bold Printed Platform Heels
For this look, let go of jewelry. Your main aim here is to contrast a pair of sandals with beautiful summer-y print and a totally fierce leopard print maxi dress. If you do need a bag, go for somethings really tiny in brown or black.
8. Leopard print maxi dress with black leather
This is perfect for winter! Pair your long sleeved leopard print maxi dress with some black knee-high leather boots and a black leather handbag. You can also add a gold necklace and a gold ring.
9. With a Bright Colored Handbag
Thanfully, leopard print is bright color friendly. So feel free to add any bright color handbag to your leopard print maxi dress.
For more tips, check out What Colors Can You Wear with Leopard Print.
10. Leopard Print Maxi Dress with Leopard Print Shoes
But if everything fails, know that you can always pair a leopard print dress with a some leopard print shoes. This works especially well if they have the same or very similar leopard print. Afterall, going head to toe leopard is all about the guts.
11. Leopard Print Maxi Dress with Gold Bracelets
Wearing a leopard print maxi dress with a pair of black heels and a black handbag will result to a very elegant look. Yet in order to add interest to the look, you can accessorize your leopard print maxi dress with some gold bracelets or cuffs.
Remember the goold old rule, less is more. So if you have already attractive gold bracelets, that´s enough.
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?