Saturday, February 12, 2011

How to wear animal print maxi dress

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 disaster with even very tiny mistakes.

Wearing little animal print in your outfit is easier to handle than wearing a huge ensemble such as an animal print maxi dress. But fret not. You don't need to be a celebrity or a model to perfectly pull off a fabulous animal print maxi dress. You just need the perfect techniques.  Take a look at my tips on how to wear animal print maxi dress.

  • 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 supplement 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 meant that you make sure the dress itself is stylish and perfect to flaunt your assets. See how Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen wear animal print.

Hear turner Leopard Halter Evening Gown Sexy Long Maxi Dress

zebra print maxi dress
A black and white zebra print is a good alternative if you're intimidated by zebra or leopard print

Halter straps tied on the back of your neck and fitted bodice destruct the eyes off the print
  • Choose the right accessory
 It's very essential that you choose the right accessories for your animal print dress. 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

animal print maxi dress
 I wore my animal print maxi dress from Chaps with a pearl wrist watch and a dark Bindi

In case you're unsure, it's better to stick with plain dark brown or black for shoes or bags.

  • Choose the perfect length for your personality or for the occasion
If you feel intimidated by the long maxi dress that's an animal print, then go for a mini-maxi dress. Showing off more flesh can tome down the fierceness of the print. Make sure that your footwear gives your dress justice. Pic a shimmering pair of silver or gold strapped shoes 'cause I guarantee, eyes would automatically shift from the dress down there.  

animal print H&M
Model Jessica Stam attends the launch of Robeto Cavalli's new collection at H&M held at the H&M on 5th Avenue on November 8, 2007 in New York City.

For a bonus point, tip on exaggerating the print,  see how models wear leopard print.