As with any print, the rule here is to keep everything in proportion. Instead of huge, in-your-face tiger stripes that will overpower your small figure look for smaller prints that are more appropriate. Additionally, prints that run vertically can help elongate the body. Rachel Zoe’s coat makes her appear taller. Another trick to look longer—go for a solid animal-print dress or long tunic that will draw the eye up and down, as opposed to a skirt or cami that will break up the body.
Feminine ruffles and a gorgeous berry hue give this animal-print wrap dress a sophisticated twist. Add tights, heels, and a black cardigan. Ann Taylor Loft mini animal print wrap dress ($49.99, anntaylorloft.com).
Faux leather zips at the shoulders and hips give this sassy dress an edgy accent. Throw on killer heels and you’re ready to hit the town. Nine West petite animal print ponte dress ($62.29, macys.com).
The long vertical lines of the white zebra stripes help to visually lengthen a short frame. Wear it with skinny jeans and sexy heels. St.John Yellow Label embellished animal print tunic ($295, nordstrom.com).