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How to Wear a Leopard Print Dress

a short leopard print dress

If there’s one print that’s been dominating fashion recently, it’s leopard. The popular 90’s look has been seen on everything from tops to swimwear to, yes, evening dresses. To say we’re seeing spots is an understatement. And while it’s basically a neutral at this point, there is an art to pulling off this fun print. Are you ready to answer the call of the wild? Check out our top tips for nailing the leopard trend below.

a selection of short and long leopard print dresses

Treat it as a neutral

Honestly! Your animal instincts may hint that this print is the stand-alone feature of any outfit, but that’s not true! After all, it’s typically a mix of black, brown, and white; all neutral shades that go with everything. Sure, a leopard print dress pairs effortlessly with black heels, but amp up the look even further with red pumps and even a red lip.

Add a leather jacket

While this wild print has found its place in formalwear, it’s easily dressed down for a casual night out. Pair a leopard print dress with a moto jacket and ankle booties when the weather gets chilly. Rawr.

a selection of short leopard print dresses

Keep fabric in mind

How to know when leopard print is dressy enough? When shopping, remember to look at the fabric. A satin dress offers a hint of shine making it dressier than say, a scuba or Jersey dress, which fall on the more casual side. Therefore, satin works for a wedding or even a formal homecoming celebration, while a Jersey mini is more suitable for a girls’ night out.

It’s safe to say we’re wild for this animal print trend! Looking for a different type of style? Shop all evening dresses now.